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Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats

Wes Bos & Scott Tolinski - Full Stack JavaScript Web Developers

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Full Stack Developers Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski dive deep into web development topics, explaining how they work and talking about their own experiences. They cover from JavaScript frameworks like React, to the latest advancements in CSS to simplifying web tooling.
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Introduction to principles of software engineering for mobile devices and best practices, including code reviews, source control, and unit tests. Topics include Ajax, encapsulation, event handling, HTTP, memory management, MVC, object-oriented design, and user experience. Languages include HTML5, JavaScript, Objective-C, and PHP. Projects include mobile web apps and native iOS apps. This is OpenCourseWare, licensed by David J. Malan of Harvard University under a Creative Commons Attribution- ...
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Want to learn about all of the latest security tools and techniques? This is the show for you! We show you how to install, configure and use a wide variety of security tools for both offense and defense. Whether you are a penetration tester or defending enterprise networks, this show will help you!
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Gamechamber

Darryl Vannatter

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I have a real passion for science fiction and video games and whenever possible I particularly enjoy the combination of these. I have a particular liking for strategy games and RPG and I'm always a fan for an engaging story in a game. If you have found yourself with spare time to fill but are unsure how to utilize this time, why not check out one of the different types of free online games available on the internet. I'm always looking for writing opportunities, either guest blog posts or pie ...
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In this potluck episode of Syntax, Scott and CJ serve up a variety of community questions, from the nuances of beginner vs. advanced TypeScript to the pros and cons of SvelteKit. They also discuss falling out of love with React, shipping private packages via NPM, and the eternal struggle of always starting but never finishing projects. Show Notes 0…
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Today, Scott and Wes dive into cloud storage solutions—why you might need them, how they use them, and what you need to know about the big players, fees, and more. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:14 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:05 Why you might need a cloud storage provider. 03:07 How we use cloud storage. Dropshare. 08:16 Why you may nee…
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Scott and CJ dive into the world of SQLite Cloud with special guests Brian Holt and Marco Bambini. They explore why SQLite is gaining traction, its unique features, and the misconceptions surrounding its use—let’s get into it! Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:20 Who is Brian Holt? 02:26 Who is Marco Bambini? 05:12 Why are people starting to t…
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Today, Scott and Wes dive into the 11 habits of effective web developers, from understanding stakeholder goals to maintaining a work-life balance. We’ll explore the importance of continuous learning, having a problem-solver mentality, and being empathetic towards coworkers and users—let’s get into it! Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! Previous Ep…
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Today, Scott and Wes are diving into Pocketbase, a fantastic tool for web developers to quickly set up a CMS without breaking a sweat. We’ll cover everything from its Go-based architecture to its slick admin interface and how you can get started hosting it for free on Fly.io. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:34 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02…
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Today we’re serving up an episode on 1Password with Senior Rust Developer Andrew Burkhart, delving into how 1Password works, tackling conflict resolution and security challenges, and exploring the benefits of using Rust. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax 00:57 Who is Andrew Burkhart? 01:36 How does 1Password work? 03:24 What’s the data flow on cre…
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In today’s episode, Scott and Wes dive into the essential components they need on every web project, discussing whether to build them from scratch or leverage existing libraries—everything from navigation bars and modals to toast messages and icons. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:48 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:53 Nav / Mobile Nav. 08:43…
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In today’s episode, Scott and Wes dive into the final part of our JavaScript Promises series, covering deferred promises, fetch, flow control, concurrency with libraries like p-map and p-limit, and integrating TypeScript. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:31 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 01:11 Deferred promises. Promise.withResolvers(). Wes’ Ti…
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Scott and Wes dish out a feast with Robin Heinze from Infinite Red, diving into the world of React Native. They discuss how React Native differs from other webview platforms, highlight popular apps built with it, and serve up essential tools and libraries to spice up every React Native project. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:13 Brought to y…
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In this Potluck episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes tackle community questions on handling overwork, teaching programming to family, and React’s Server Components. They also discuss quantifying accessibility improvements, choosing course platforms, and navigating professional growth in challenging workplaces. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! Thanks…
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We’re diving into part 2 of our 3-part series on Promises, focusing on error handling, aborts, and essential helper methods. We’ll explore how to manage errors effectively and improve performance with abort signals. Let’s get into it! Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:41 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:00 Cancelling promises. 05:16 Why would y…
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In this revisited supper club episode, Wes and Scott talk with Brad Frost about how to implement design systems in small and large scale projects, best practices around naming things, keeping everything in sync across different codebases, and how design systems help projects. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:49 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 01…
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Welcome to a special live edition of Syntax, recorded at React Miami! Join Scott and Wes as they dish out games galore, from Spot the Syntax Error to JS or NAYS, all while engaging with the audience in this lively session of coding camaraderie. Plus, who’s the better programmer? Stay tuned to find out! Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:54 Meet…
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Scott and Wes serve up all the deets on the latest React 19 update, exploring new features like actions, web components, use()API, and document metadata. Stay tuned as they discuss the ins and outs of upgrading to React 19 and what it means for your projects. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:30 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:03 What’s in the…
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In this episode, Scott and Wes dive into the world of local-first apps with Johannes Schickling, the mastermind behind Prisma. From databases, WASM for non-JS, to authentication challenges, they explore the ins and outs of crafting apps that prioritize local functionality. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:10 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 01:28…
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Scott and Wes are here to guide you through the world of React Server Components, shedding light on the intricacies of Form Actions and Server Actions. Get ready to level up your React skills as they discuss the ins and outs of these powerful features and share their expert advice on optimizing your applications. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax!…
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In this 3-course series, Scott and Wes serve up some JavaScript Promises treats. In part 1, they unravel the concept of promises and delve into common examples of their usage, from creating and waiting on promises, to database queries and user permissions. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:27 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:32 What is a promis…
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Join Scott and Wes as they delve into the fascinating realm of Biome.JS alongside Emanuele Stoppa, the mastermind behind it all. Why is it written in Rust? Why are other tools so slow? Could Biome be the ultimate successor to ESLint or Prettier? Grab a seat at the table and find out! Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:10 Brought to you by Sentr…
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Web scraping 101! Dive into the world of web scraping with Scott and Wes as they explore everything from tooling setup and navigating protected routes to effective data management. In this Tasty Treat episode, you’ll gain invaluable insights and techniques to scrape (almost) any website with ease. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 03:13 Brought t…
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Scott and Wes discuss the delicate balance of what’s acceptable to borrow or be inspired by in web development and what crosses into territory that’s off-limits. Tune in as they share personal experiences, discuss where to find ethical inspiration, and offer tips on how to effectively capture and utilize it. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:5…
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Scott and Wes dive into Cloudflare’s Analytics Engine and Workers with special guest Ben Vinegar, Syntax’s General Manager. Tune in as they explore Clickhouse, data tracking, infrastructure costs, and transitioning from software products to managing a podcast. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:17 Who is Ben Vinegar? Episode 434 with Ben. 02:21…
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Join Scott and Wes as they dish out the juiciest VSCode secrets for coding like a boss (or a Tolinski)! From speedy navigation to must-have extensions and the sickest themes, get ready to level up your coding game. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:47 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 01:44 A recording bug. 03:18 VSCode versions. 05:59 Tabs or no t…
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Scott and Wes serve up top tools and tricks for rapid idea execution, from JavaScript services like Valtown and Observable to database solutions including LowDB and Google Sheets integration. Get ready to streamline your development ideation process with these tasty insights! Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 02:16 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 03…
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Font Awesome is back with Web Awesome, an open source library of web components that will work with any framework because it’s based on standards. Today on Syntax we have Konnor Rogers and Cory LaViska here to talk all things Web Awesome. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:47 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:49 What is Shoelace? 07:21 What is Fo…
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Scott and Wes serve up answers to community questions, from navigating Light DOM vs. Shadow DOM to diving into tools for data extraction. Plus, they dish out insights on Gatsby in 2024, utilizing JavaScript ‘wheel events’, and explore the possibilities of hosting a website at home. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:51 Brought to you by Sentry.…
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Scott and Wes chomp through CSS Mixins and Functions, discussing the latest features making their way into CSS. From Tailwind-like classes to fluid typography, join us as we explore the possibilities and practical applications of these new tools. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:24 Brought to you by Sentry.io 03:00 CSS Is getting Functions an…
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We were wrong, Manifest V3 is a big deal. Scott and Wes sit down with Oliver Dunk from Google to dive into the intricate world of Chrome Extensions development. From dissecting Manifest V3 to exploring the evolving landscape of browser security and extension reviews, this conversation covers the present and future of browser customization. Show Not…
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Ready to level up your career in web development? Join Wes and Scott as they discuss techniques and best practices for advancing in the field. From mastering technical skills to navigating workplace dynamics, this episode offers actionable advice to help you thrive in your career. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:17 How can a front-end develo…
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Scott and Wes dive into the cache problem, tackling user-specific data and caching security. From marketing A/B testing to content negotiation, they explore various challenges and solutions, including different URL/query parameters, edge logic, and client-side caching. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:22 Syntax is on YouTube. 02:16 Let’s talk…
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Which framework is best? Join Scott and Wes as they chat with Corbin Crutchley, author of the “Framework Field Guide”, diving into the world of frameworks, metaframeworks, and tips to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in web development. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:48 Who is Corbin Crutchley? 02:08 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:32 H…
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Scott and Wes explore UI Components, discussing functionality, styling, accessibility, and theming. From headless components to styled starters, they share valuable insights to elevate your UI game. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 02:39 We’re on YouTube. 03:14 The four categories of UI libraries or frameworks. 03:46 What does a UI component nee…
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Get stoked, jQuery 1.2 is here! Join Scott and Wes as they discuss jQuery Mobile, slicing PSD files, CSS rounded corners, CoffeeScript features, WordPress 2.3, and the rise of Skeuomorphism, shaping the landscape of web development this year. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:16 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:17 jQuery 1.2 released! 07:38 jQu…
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Scott and Wes are joined by special guests Trudy MacNabb and Anne Thomas from Design Packs, diving into the nitty-gritty of Shopify design. Tune in as they dissect the pros and cons, challenges, and unveil their daily toolkit for crafting stunning Shopify websites. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:59 Who is Anne Thomas? 02:30 Who is Trudy Mac…
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Level up your coding game -and your gains! Today, Scott and Wes weigh in on the importance of physical fitness for developers, covering motivation, diet, lifting basics, routines, and swole-inducing supplements. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:14 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 03:10 A very quick disclaimer. 03:32 A brief view of our fitness hi…
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Join Wes and Scott for a hasty episode of Syntax as they unpack the power of middleware for developers, covering caching, authentication, A/B testing, error handling, and user redirection in a quick, punchy rundown to supercharge your backend skills! Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:41 Syntax on YouTube. 01:28 What is middleware? 05:04 Some r…
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Deploy your own tech stack: Wes and Scott are joined by Kubernetes expert David Flanagan to be schooled on how Kubernetes, Docker and even WASM containers work. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:55 Should developers know how to run their own servers? 04:57 What is “bare metal”? 11:49 What the hell is Kubernetes? 12:25 Why would somebody need K…
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Wes and Scott dive deep into the world of JavaScript toolchains, exploring everything from linters and compilers to transpilers and formatters. Tune in as they shed light on cutting-edge technologies like Biome, UnJS, and Ezno that are shaping the future for developers. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:37 Syntax is on YouTube. 02:09 Do we rea…
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Join Scott and CJ on a rapid-fire journey through Docker. From unraveling containerization to practical advice on incorporating Docker into your workflow, this quick-paced episode has everything you need to navigate the world of container technology. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:19 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:20 Easily reproducible en…
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Wes and Scott welcome Cameron McEfee, a seasoned creative director whose journey spans GitHub, Sentry.io, and the innovative realm of JavaScript plugins with his creation, GuideGuide. Cameron explores plugin building, iterating on the iconic Octocat for GitHub, and shedding light on the multifaceted roles of a creative director. Show Notes 00:00 We…
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Scott and CJ dive into a potluck of developer queries, from their favorite tech reads to essential web dev fundamentals. Tune in as they dish out expert advice on migrating React projects to TypeScript, crafting precise timers for countdown apps, and navigating the world of free-tier plans. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:20 Brought to you b…
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Wes and Scott tackle TypeScript trivia, from combining string literal types to unraveling the mystery of d.ts files. Join them as they challenge each other on conditional types, interfaces, triple-slash directives, and TypeScript records. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! TypeScript 01:05 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 03:20 How do you combine stri…
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Scott and Wes are joined by special guest Xenova to explore local AI models in JavaScript. From Hugging Face to Transformers.js and practical applications like real-time speech recognition and object detection, this episode dives deep into the world of machine learning. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:41 Brought to you by Sentry.io 01:05 Who…
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Join Wes and Scott as they explore LoFi (local first) web development, delving into CRDT, Websockets, IndexedDB, SQLite, and more. Discover when Local-First shines and when it’s better to steer clear in this episode packed with practical insights. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 03:18 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 04:08 What is LoFi? localfirst.…
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Process is important. This show is dedicated to examples of non-developer tasks that can be improved by coding scripts. Join Scott and Wes for a deep dive into automation magic. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 02:11 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 03:02 FFmpeg, a tool for video producers. FFmpeg FFprobe 06:35 Markdown validation. Syntax Markdown V…
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Get ready to learn all about the JSR package registry with Wes, Scott, and special guest Luca Casonato of Deno, as they discuss its benefits, share insights on when to use it, and teasing some secret features that promise to enhance your coding journey. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:37 Brought to you by sentry.io. 00:51 Who is Luca Casonat…
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Scott and Wes introduce Syntax’s new Senior Content Producer, CJ Reynolds, who will be creating video deep-dives and companion content for topics covered on the podcast. CJ, also known as the host of Coding Garden, shares his passions for web development, teaching and experimenting with new technologies. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:06 Br…
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Wes shares the story of how the Taliban stole his .af domain. Scott and Wes discuss top-level domain (TLD) best practices, how to find unique custom domain names for your website, and how to avoid having yours stolen. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:16 Brought to you by Sentry.io 01:11 The story of how the Taliban stole my domain. 05:10 When…
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Scott and Wes welcome HTMX creator Carson Gross to discuss the versatile applications and optimal scenarios for using HTMX, alongside insights into its creation and evolution. Join us as we explore the future prospects and improvements as we look towards HTMX 2.0. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:52 Brought to you by Sentry.io 02:22 Who is Ca…
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In this potluck episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott discuss egress, scraping, Safari EU changes, and answer questions on updating dependencies and SetInterval. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:35 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:49 I have over 100,000 user images on Cloudinary. How do I migrate to another service? Cloudflare-Cloudinary Proxy 07:2…
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Wes and Scott explore the web standards and email authentication methods that keep your email from going to spam; DMARC, SPF and DKIM. If you send email via a custom domain name, you need to listen to this! Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:06 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:08 What exactly are SPF, DKIM, and DMARC? 02:53 Different ways that y…
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