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In this episode, Marcell Cutts and Shane Wilson explain ReasonML and repkgs to Charles: What are they? What are they for? How do you use them? Marcel Cutts | @marcelcutts: Founder of Asgard Tech Shane Wilson | @wilsonashane: Founder of Peyk Inc. Charles Lowell | @cowboyd: CTO & Gentleman Developer at Frontside 00:38 - Reason Twitter: @reasonml Disc…
 
In this episode, Pete Gonzalez joins the show to talk about everything Rush.js: What is it? What is it for? How do you use it? Find out here on The Frontside Podcast! Special guest: Pete Gonzalez | @octogonz During the day, Pete works at HBO in Seattle on their streaming media apps. Prior to that, he was at Microsoft for 9 years, and before that, h…
 
In this episode, Charles and Taras discuss "big ideas" and all the things they hope to accomplish at The Frontside over the next decade. Please join us in these conversations! If you or someone you know would be a perfect guest, please get in touch with us at contact@frontside.io. Our goal is to get people thinking on the platform level which inclu…
 
In this episode, Charles and Taras discuss "transparent development" and why it's not only beneficial to development teams, but to their clients as well. Please join us in these conversations! If you or someone you know would be a perfect guest, please get in touch with us at contact@frontside.io. Our goal is to get people thinking on the platform …
 
Rich Harris talks about Svelte and Reactivity. Rich Harris: Graphics Editor on The New York Times investigations team. Resources: Svelte Please join us in these conversations! If you or someone you know would be a perfect guest, please get in touch with us at contact@frontside.io. Our goal is to get people thinking on the platform level which inclu…
 
Philippe De Ryck joins the show to talk all things security: the importance and why you should be taking active steps, how to do it in your codebase effectively, and what can happen during a breach. Philippe De Ryck: Pragmatic Web Security Resources: OWASP Top 10 OWASP Top 10 Proactive Controls Please join us in these conversations! If you or someo…
 
In this internal Frontside Podcast episode, Charles, Taras, and Jeffrey analyze the NativeScript Mobile Platform. Please join us in these conversations! If you or someone you know would be a perfect guest, please get in touch with us at contact@frontside.io. Our goal is to get people thinking on the platform level which includes tooling, internaliz…
 
Luke Melia, Aaron Chambers, and Mattia Gheda john Taras and Charles to discuss all things deployment! Luke Melia: Luke has been working with Ember since it was under early development as Sproutcore 2.0. Ember.js powers a SaaS company he co-founded, Yapp, and they funded their business for a couple of years doing Ember consulting under the Yapp Labs…
 
Joe joins the panelists to talk about pull request etiquette. Joe Leblanc: Joe first learned to code on a Zenith computer his dad brought home from work. It had this built in blue LCD monitor and ran on 5 1/4" floppy disks. He used spreadsheets for work and Joe was interested. They spent about an hour going over macros together and he took off from…
 
Sam joins the panelists to talk about frontend and backend team collaboration. Resources: Worse is better The Tao of Microservices by Richard Rodger Sam Joseph is a CoFounder of AgileVentures, a charity that helps groups of volunteers gather online to develop open source solutions for other charities all around the world. Sam’s been mucking about w…
 
Jacob joins the panelists to talk about team collaboration based on his RubyConf 2017 talk, Code Reviews: Honesty, Kindness, Inspiration: Pick Three. Jacob Stoebel is a software developer living in Berea, KY. He spends his days writing web applications in Ruby, JavaScript, and Python, working with data, and leveling up as a software engineer. He wo…
 
Here it is, folks! The first episode of our newly rebranded "Frontside Platform Podcast". In this episode, we talk about why platform? What is going to come out of these conversations over time? Our goal is to get people thinking on the platform level which includes tooling, internalization, state management, routing, upgrade, and the data layer. W…
 
We're rebooting The Frontside podcast with a focus on JavaScript platforms. We'll zero-in on what it takes to build, maintain and grow web applications using popular JavaScript frameworks and tools. Join us for deep architectural conversations, interviews with fascinating speakers and stories from the the trenches of building large platforms.…
 
Special Guest: Kris Van Houten: @krivaten | krivaten.com In this episode, we are joined by Kris Van Houten to chat about Functional CSS and Styled Components: pros and cons, the problems that they are trying to solve, and how to choose between one or the other. This show was produced by Mandy Moore, aka @therubyrep of DevReps, LLC. Transcript: DAVI…
 
In this internal episode, Charles and Wil talk about testing issues and BigTest solutions. Pieces of the testing story are discussed, such as the start and launchapplication, component setup and teardown, interacting with the application and component, convergent assertions, and network. Then they talk about testing issues: the fact that cross brow…
 
Guest: Dillon Kearns: @dillontkearns | GitHub | Incremental Elm In this episode, Dillon Kearns joins the show to talk about techniques for experimentation with Elm, making those experiments safe, the concept of mob programming, why you would want to experiment with Elm in the first place, and how you too can begin to experiment with Elm. Resources:…
 
Guest: Philip Poots: GitHub | ClubCollect Previous Episode: 056: Ember vs. Elm: The Showdown with Philip Poots In this episode, Philip Poots joins the show again to talk about the beauty of simplicity, the simplicity and similarities between Elm and Ruby programming languages, whether Elixir is a distant cousin of the two, the complexity of Ember a…
 
Guests: Amanda Hickman: @amandabee | GitHub Amberley Romo: @amberleyjohanna | GitHub | Blog In this episode, Amanda Hickman and Amberley Romo talk about how they paired up to get the safety pin, spool of thread, and the knitting yarn and needles emojis approved by the Unicode Committee so that now they are available for use worldwide. They also tal…
 
In this episode, Robert, Charles, and Wil talk about the whys and hows of accessibility, as well as what makes single page applications special, why they are they harder for accessibility, and frameworks that can do this for you. Resources: #SkyQ app on #iOS from a #VoiceOver user's Perspective Rob's Routing Doc Wil's PR Single Page Apps routers ar…
 
Guest: Saron Yitbarek: @saronyitbarek | bloggytoons | CodeNewbie | @CodeNewbies In this episode, Charles and Sam talk to Saron Yitbarek about her idea of mentorship, ideas for distributed learning for businesses to promote individual and company growth, and why it's important to take "digital sabbaths" on the regular. This show was produced by Mand…
 
Guests: Brandon Hays: @tehviking | Blog Chris Freeman: @15lettermax In this episode, former Fronsiders, Brandon Hays and Chris Freeman join Charles and Taras to talk about the difference between a framework and a library, whether or not React + Redux a framework in itself, red flags to signal that you’re actually building a framework, attributes of…
 
In this episode, Kristian Freeman tells us about ByteConf React: why he decided to start the conference, unique challenges of putting an online conference together, what he expects in terms of viewership and his hope for sponsors, and supporting speakers who haven’t recorded videos or maybe haven't ever even given a talk before. ByteConf will take …
 
In the last episode, we spoke a lot about the "why?" behind microstates. This time we wanted to cover how ideas in Microstates map to different patterns used to build JavaScript applications using frameworks like React, Ember, Vue and Angular. We discussed what you need to know about Microstates if you prefer component state architecture or global …
 
In part I of The Frontside's microstates series, Charles Lowell, Taras Mankovski, and David Keathley talk about state management that’s easy and fun and transactionality. This show was produced by Mandy Moore, aka @therubyrep of DevReps, LLC. Upcoming Conference Talks: Toronto.js - July 30th (Taras) Manhattan.js - August 8th (Taras) ReactJS Austin …
 
Special Guests: Brian Douglas and Bex Warner of GitHub. In this episode, the panelists talk about automating GitHub with Probot. The origins of Probot are discussed, as well as making GitHub apps with the GitHub API, automating workflows with Probot, must-have Probots for every repo, and GitHub’s V4 GraphQL API. References: Microstates README Probo…
 
In this episode, Chris Martin of Type Classes and Joe LaSala of The Frontside talk about blockchain development. Do you have opinions on this show? Want to hear about a specific topic in the future? Reach out to us at contact@frontside.io or on Twitter at @thefrontside. This show was produced by Mandy Moore, aka @therubyrep of DevReps, LLC. TRANSCR…
 
In this episode, Michael Jackson of React Training and Rob DeLuca and Taras Mankovski of The Frontside talk about what is a component, and what a component is specifically in the context of React. They also discuss when it stops being a component and becomes something larger, how it has changed the way we develop UI, and thoughts on container and p…
 
In this episode, Harry Kaplanian of EBSCO joins the show to talk about the FOLIO project: a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform (LSP) designed for innovation. He discusses the why behind the the decision made to embark on this project, the benefits it brings to the market, and what makes it different from cur…
 
In this episode of The Frontside Podcast, panelists Charles Lowell, Rob DeLuca, and Sam Keathley, discuss how much the distinction between frontend, backend, and fullstack developers matter in both personal and professional senses. The differences in mindset between these categories are also discussed, for example, how does a fullstack developer so…
 
Frontside alum and original podcast host, Brandon Hays, makes a special guest appearance to talk with Charles about the evolution of The Frontside as a company: where it's been, where it's going, and more hopes, dreams, and goals for the future! Transcript CHARLES: Hello everybody. Welcome to The Frontside Podcast Episode 100. Here we are. Episode …
 
Taras Mankovski: tarasm In this episode, Taras and Charles talk about a project that they work on together: Funcadelic - a Functional Programming and Category Theory for Everyday JavaScript Development. Funcadelic takes the simple idea that a single function can operate on many different data structures (typeclass oriented programming) and brings i…
 
This Frontsider panel episode explores what virtues go into making quality software, such as having tests, making sure software is performant and accessible, and why you should try to avoid technical debt. Transcript: CHARLES: Hello everybody and welcome to The Frontside Podcast Episode 98. My name is Charles Lowell, developer here at The Frontside…
 
Erich Gamma: @ErichGamme Dirk Baeumer: @dbktw Show Notes 01:11 - The Design Patterns Book 02:45 - The Eclipse Project 09:24 - Language Server Protocol: Overview 15:16 - What can you do with a server that implements the LSP? Incremental usage? 20:12 - Keeping the Tools in Sync and Refactoring Support 24:33 - Keeping it Performant 29:41 - What kind o…
 
Show Notes: 01:02 - Why outside-in development? 05:50 - Best Practices and Implementation 09:35 - API Iteration and Design 18:31 - Is outside-in development a timeless approach to software development? 24:10 - Outside-in Creation 28:37 - Summarizing Outside-in Development and What it means to the Frontside Resources: Sketch InVision Balsamiq preten…
 
Kevin Nater, CEO & Co-Founder |Chas Studor, Founder & CTO Show Notes: 02:43 - The Evolution of Briggo 04:23 - “The Briggo Experience” 08:22 - Quality Control 12:44 - Source Origin 15:13 - Growth Plan 16:40 - Ramp Up Time 17:37 - Operation, Supply, and Usage Patterns 21:51 - Customer Feedback 25:02 - Consumer Perception and Design 27:41 - The Name “…
 
Katharine Beaumont: @katharinecodes Show Notes: In this episode, we hit the topic of machine learning from a 101 perspective: what it is, why it is important for us to know about it, and what it can be used for. Transcript: CHARLES: Hello everybody and welcome to The Frontside Podcast, Episode 94. My name is Charles Lowell, a developer here at The …
 
Julie Moronuki: @argumatronic | argumatronic.com Show Notes: This episode is a follow-up episode to the one we did with Julie in September: Learn Haskell, Think Less. We talk a whole lot about monoids, and learning programming languages untraditionally. Transcript: CHARLES: Hello everybody and welcome to The Frontside Podcast, Episode 93. My name i…
 
Sam Cates: @SamCates | GE Ventures Show Notes: 02:01 - What Corporate Investing Looks Like 03:48 - Presenting Ideas For Funding 09:01 - Democratizing Venture Capital 10:17 - ICOs and Cryptocurrency 13:53 - Evaluating Companies to Fund 21:09 - Investing in Potential Competitors 24:42 - Looking For Funding as a Company 28:04 - “Mentoring” Ideas/Compa…
 
Tracy Lee: @ladyleet | ladyleet.com Ben Lesh: @benlesh | medium.com/@benlesh Show Notes: 00:50 - What is This Dot? 03:26 - The RxJS 5.5.4 Release and Characterizing RxJS 05:14 - Observable 07:06 - Operators 09:52 - Learning RxJS 11:10 - Making RxJS Functional Programming Friendly 12:52 - Lettable Operators 15:14 - Pipeline Operators 21:33 - The Con…
 
How do we ensure a high level of quality and maximize the refactorability of our code? Frontsiders, Wil and Charles, talk about their battle tested techniques for testing web applications, not only in React JS, but in any JavaScript framework. Links Acceptance Testing Integration Testing jest Cypress.io Assertion) Ember CLI Mirage mirage-server rea…
 
Toran Billups: @toranb | GitHub | Blog Toran Billips joined us for an insightful conversation regarding glimmer-redux: Predictable state management for Glimmer apps. Resources: Glimmer Redux Demystified Talk from Tom Dale on glimmer internals (contrast with Preact made in this talk) ember-redux Glimmer progress report that mentions the migration to…
 
Kaylie Kwon: kaylieEB | kayliekwon@gmail.com Show Notes: 02:14 - Kaylie’s Journey Into Software Development 09:25 - Implementing a Design System and Attacking Higher-level Workflows 15:43 - EDS Collaboration and Public Availability 19:07 - Getting Involved with The Yarn Project 20:57 - Selective Resolution 23:37 - The Warmth of the Yarn Community 2…
 
Dan Gebhardt: @dgeb | Cerebris Show Notes: 01:33 - The JSON API Spec and Pain Points it Solves 08:40 - Tradeoffs Between GraphQL and JSON API 19:33 - Orbit.js 26:30 - Orbit and Redux 32:22 - Using Orbit 37:24 - What’s coming in Orbit? Resources: orbitjs.com (Guide Site) ember-orbit Transcript: CHARLES: Hello everybody and welcome to The Frontside P…
 
Alex Matchneer: @machty | FutureProof Retail Show Notes: Charles and Alex Matchneer have a great discussion that centers around routing in Ember.js: what they want to see in a router, what problems it solves, what’s wrong with the routing solutions we currently have, and what the ideal future looks like in respect to routing. Resources: Episode 067…
 
Jay Phelps: @_jayphelps | jayphelps.com Show Notes: 01:11 - Why is WebAssembly exciting? 02:17 - What is WebAssembly? 05:03 - Efficient Parsing 06:41 - Why didn’t they just use JVM, CLR, LLVM IR, etc.? 11:35 - Using WebAssembly: The Development Process 20:30 - WASM, WAT, WAST File Formats 25:22 - wabt and binaryen 31:16 - emscripten 31:58 - Consumi…
 
Jay Phelps: @_jayphelps | jayphelps.com Show Notes: 01:25 - RxJS 10:09 - Observers 17:49 - Back Pressure 22:11 - Async Iterators and Generators 31:30 - Mapping Resources: The Observer Pattern Hot vs Cold Observables IxJS redux-observable Transcript: CHARLES: Hello everybody and welcome to The Frontside Podcast, Episode #84. My name is Charles Lowel…
 
Julie Moronuki: @argumatronic | argumatronic.com Show Notes: 00:57 - Julie’s Unique Origin Story Into Programming 03:47 - Good Resources vs Bad Resources for Learning Haskell 11:18 - Areas to Look at Before Taking on Haskell and Functional Programming 15:56 - Terminology 17:50 - The Haskell Pyramid 25:51 - Learning Haskell Vocabulary 28:20 - Monoid…
 
Chris Chuter: @Chris_Chuter Show Notes: 00:47 - Peeple: What is it? Why? 02:59 - Iterations and User Testing 13:32 - Complexity of Installation 17:26 - Device Integration 22:15 - Setup and Installation 25:35 - Laws and Building Codes 26:39 - Getting Started in this Space 31:29 - Ensuring Quality, Integration Testing, and Deployment Pipelines 33:18 …
 
John Boyd: LinkedIn Show Notes: 01:27 - Knocki 03:20 - The Device 06:19 - Complexity 08:44 - Software Distribution 14:01 - Allocating Memory 18:27 - Finding Hardware Hacking Libraries 22:01 - Updating and Diffing 24:06 - Migrations 26:51 - Decentralization of IoT 35:39 - Managing the Knocki Ecosystem 40:17 - Communication Standardization Resources:…
 
Alison Davis: LinkedIn Ronald McCollam: @ronaldmccollam | ronaldmccollam.com Show Notes: 01:19 - The Future of IoT 04:57 - Where does Resin.io fit in? 07:04 - Founding Resin and The Unicorn 11:26 - How Resin Works 15:16 - Diffing 17:58 - Tooling and Workflow 23:02 - Resin is Open Sourced! 24:05 - Case Studies 30:04 - Security 34:47 - Scaling Up and…
 
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