Episodes

April 7, 2022

Prioritizing Performance and the Future of the Terminal with Zach Llo…

The terminal is a constant in the dev world. Every developer will interact with the terminal in one way or another. So what if they worked better? Tools within the Google Suite inspired Warp Founder Zach Lloyd to bring that …

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March 31, 2022

Setting Standards, Community Lifelines, and the Beauty of Open Source…

As developers, advancing in our careers can feel like the wild west. No guardrails, no handbook, and no standard path to success, everyone has a unique story when it comes to their coding career. Far from a developer since ch...

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March 29, 2022

Introducing: Whiskey, Web, and Whatnot!

Whiskey, Web, and Whatnot is a weekly podcast from Robbie Wagner and Chuck Carpenter, the founders of Ship Shape ( https://shipshape.io ). Listen each week for wide-ranging conversations with developers from across the web. E...

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March 24, 2022

Transitioning to Tech and Writing What You Know with Kara Luton

When it seems like everyone around you has worked in the same field for a really long time, making a career pivot with confidence can be tricky. But not everyone’s been coding since their early college days like Robbie and …

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March 17, 2022

Alternatives to Relay, the GraphQL Stack, and Adulthood with Charles …

Just because something is widely used doesn’t always mean it’s your best solution. Frontside Founder Charles Lowell and CEO Taras Mankovski, stumbled into an alt GraphQL stack simply because the nature of a product didn’t mes...

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March 10, 2022

Machine Learning in JavaScript, Remix Plus Netlify, and Why DX Engine…

Charlie Gerard loves to experiment. Her love for experimentation and JS has propelled Charlie into the world of machine learning and in turn inspired her recent book, Practical Machine Learning in JavaScript. Forever iteratin...

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March 3, 2022

Creating CodePen, Tackling Tailwind, and Keeping It Simple with Chris…

Ten years after launching CodePen, Co-Founder Chris Coyier still thinks of his company as a scrappy startup. That’s because CodePen, an app and social community for testing and creating web projects, still feels like a compan...

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Feb. 24, 2022

Runspired vs. Chris Manson on Solving the Number One Open Source Main…

As Chris Thoburn (otherwise known as runspired) began prepping for his own Whiskey Web and Whatnot, he found himself driving along to Chris Manson’s episode from a few weeks prior. Nodding along as Chris explained his point o...

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Feb. 17, 2022

Work-Life Balance, React, and Why Accessibility Is Everything with Me…

In this episode, Robbie and Chuck talk with Melanie Sumner, web developer and member of the Ember Core Team. As a graduation gift from her Uncle, Melanie was handed a computer and told, “learn to write code,” because the futu...

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Feb. 10, 2022

Astro, Dashboards, NFT Memberships, and a TV Roundup

From Astro, Vite, and Snowpack, to VR, and some favorite TV shows, today’s episode is the perfect opportunity to catch up on technical whatnots and a few exciting life updates from Chuck and Robbie. Plus, if you’ve ever wonde...

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Feb. 3, 2022

The Right Way to NFT, Blockchain, and Making Your Mark in the Digital…

In a world of invaluable yet intangible artwork and every developer fighting for a space on the blockchain, it’s hard to sort out what’s adding value to our brave new world and what’s taking up space. Juan Palomino, founder o...

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Jan. 27, 2022

Discovering Ember, Adopting Orbit, and Unlocking Optimization with Ch…

Runspired’s journey with Ember began just like Chuck’s, Robbie’s, and many who’ve come before them — with confusion, hesitancy, and gradual infatuation. The year was 2008 and runspired was launching an app. Somewhere along th...

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Jan. 13, 2022

Decentralized Gaming, IntelliJ, Twitch, and the Shortcomings of Moder…

What do web development, Twitch, VR, and blockchain all have in common? More than you might think. After years as a game developer, Ship Shape’s longest-tenured employee Rob Cary was bound to put those unlikely virtual dots t...

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Jan. 6, 2022

Chuck’s Origin Story: Career Pivots, and Learning to Love Ember

After diving into Robbie’s backstory in episode 017, today we’re panning the camera to Chuck. If you’ve ever wondered how he ended up at Ship Shape and where Chuck first discovered the world of the web, today’s episode explor...

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Dec. 30, 2021

Robbie’s Origin Story: Learning to Code, Learning to Hire, and Taking…

If you’ve ever wondered where Ship Shape got its shape and how Robbie became Ember’s number one fan, this episode is for you. Robbie and Chuck revisit the early chapters of Robbie’s career, including the gigs he loved and the...

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Dec. 23, 2021

The Beauty of Remix, Falling for Tailwind, and Why NFTs Are a Scam wi…

Kent Dodds spends much of his professional life helping emerging developers learn. Earlier this year, as he began refreshing a stack of educational resources, Kent realized that simply switching to Remix eliminated most of th...

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Dec. 16, 2021

Next.js 12, React vs. Svelte, and the Future of Frameworks with Wes B…

Between constantly changing frameworks, updates, and languages, web dev life is anything but stagnant. Shiny object syndrome is a real thing, and it’s easy to feel like there’s too much to keep up with. Wes Bos has his own po...

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Dec. 9, 2021

Ember vs. React, Jamstack, and Holes in the Hiring Process with Chris…

They say if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. But if it is broken...keep iterating? While not everyone may agree on how to solve the technical headaches that come with one language or another, developer and Empress Creator Chris...

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Dec. 2, 2021

RedwoodJS, Developer Experience, and Developing for Scale with Tom Pr…

Every developer straddles the fine line between creating a unique space and reinventing the wheel. Tom Preston-Werner has lived between those two lines for much of his career, most recently while developing an app framework f...

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Oct. 14, 2021

Boss Hog: Magellan's Atlantic, Recaptcha, GraphQL, NFTs, Crypto

Chuck is in Middleburg, in person, for this episode, where we celebrate his Ship Shape anniversary with the WhistlePig Boss Hog: Magellan's Atlantic. We discuss preventing bots from submitting forms with recaptcha, caching with GraphQL and Redis, NFTs, cr

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Sept. 9, 2021

Four Roses, Elixir, Flutter, and Whatnot w/ Sundi Myint

In this episode, we try some Four Roses, and chat with Sundi about Elixir, Flutter, cooking and various whatnot.

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May 26, 2021

Hughes Belle of Bedford, Ember and Whatnot w/ Robert Jackson (rwjblue)

In this episode of our Whiskey Web and Whatnot podcast, we are joined by our special guest, Robert Jackson, from the Ember Core Team. We sampled the Hughes Belle of Bedford Rye whiskey, discussed how Robert got into Ember, the …

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May 20, 2021

Uncle Nearest 1856, JSON:API vs GraphQL, Traveling, Mexico, and Middl…

In this episode we try the Uncle Nearest 1856 100 proof premium whiskey, discuss the pros and cons of JSON:API vs GraphQL, and give updates on our lives post-vaccination, the new office space in Middleburg, and the latest news in …

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April 19, 2021

Old Elk, NFTs, Crypto, Tech Tangents

This time we accidentally try two different Old Elk whiskeys, talk about NFTs, crypto, and go on various tech tangents.

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