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Welcome to The Critical Shift. We’re on a mission to find the points in people’s lives where things shifted to launch them toward success. We are interviewing people to find the influences or moments that affected them the most. We want to find the similarities so we can propel our own lives higher toward success.
 
Gosh - keeping up with web development technologies is hard! We interview the best devs in the industry who share their strategies on how they do it. We get insight into their passion for programming, the methods and tools they can’t live without, and how they keep up with the industry's rapid pace. Every episode ends with a "Quickfire Question Round": answers to 5 rapid-fire questions provide some invaluable tips on how to become a first class dev. Keep pushing the limits, and keep pushing ...
 
Hello and welcome to making UX work; I’m Joe Natoli. Our focus here is on folks like you doing the tough, often unglamorous UX work in the real world. My guests will share their struggles, their successes, and their journey to and through the trenches of product design, development, and of course, user experience. Before we get into it, I’d like to give a shout out to our sponsor, Stache Studio — a streetwear clothing brand focusing on quality products with a positive message, inspired by th ...
 
Web development discussions and interviews from Peter Fisher. Covering JavaScript, Linux, Docker, PHP, Python, MYSQL, HTML and more Peter Fisher is a freelance web and mobile developer in Gloucestershire UK and the Host of the How To Code Well YouTube channel. If you have any feedback or wish to do a collaboration then please get in touch.
 
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It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about frameworks vs libraries, improving your debugging skills, building a component library, CSS modules vs styled components, writing a good resume, stress management, and more! Sanity - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio…
 
Can you imagine a world where you can fast-track your idea, turn it into a feature-filled app, and perfect its development with speed and technical finesse? For Stephen Meriwether, that future is now. As today’s guest, Stephen talks to us about single-page apps, prototyping, and how he uses his skills and experience to help small businesses and ent…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about client- and server-side validation, and what each is used for! Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers need right out of the box: Global CDN, Continuous Deployment, one click HTTPS and more. Hit up netlify.com/syntax for more info. Sh…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Kye Russell goes over running aformative school assessment tool for 800+ schools in Australia. It’s built withDjango and it’s been running in production since 2017 on AWS. Kye is the solo developer on the project. It’s a monolith split across 10+Django apps. They’ve gone all-in with a bunch of AWS services …
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Benjamin Dunphy about running conferences — what to do, what not to do, and what makes a good online conference in a post-Covid world! Sanity - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up and running in minutes …
 
It’s the middle of the night and you are lying in bed when you get a lightning-strike idea. You reach for your phone and type your idea into Google only to discover that someone has beat you to it. Today we speak about this common scenario and answer the question — should you start something new when all the good ideas have been taken? As we discus…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about CSS Grid Level 3 — why it’s such a cool thing and why they’ve been waiting for it for so long. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Anand Kulkarni goes over his appbuilder and deployer platform using Django. Over 15,000 customers have builtand deployed their apps through it. It’s running on 1,000+ Heroku Dynos and hasbeen up and running since early 2017. Anand covers having a mono repo for the 100k+ lines of back-end code,switching to a…
 
It’s the 300th episode of Syntax! To celebrate, Scott and Wes do a special live call-in episode with Syntax listeners. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resolution from…
 
BaaS, FaaS, and ASS. The tech world is inundated with acronyms that often make communication more frustrating. There’s even an acronym for ‘Things Without an Interesting Name,’ or TWAIN. Today we talk about the convenience and cost of acronyms, an important topic considering that software developers spend a lot of energy naming things. We open our …
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the state of bundlers in 2020 — Rome, Snowpack, Parcel, Webpack, Rollup, Vite, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days free …
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Daniele Procida walks us throughtheir cloud platform to manage web apps using Django. 10s of millions of webrequests flow through their client’s applications. It’s running on multiplecloud providers and has been up and running since 2015. Daniele covers the importance of a stable platform when you’re dealin…
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Josh Comeau about coding with your voice, accessibility, bootcamps, animation, and more! Sanity - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up and running in minutes at sanity.io/create. Get an awesome supercharg…
 
There’s a perception that web development using Ruby on Rails has already peaked, with more damning critics shouting that “Rails is a dying language.” Conversely, Python, and Django by extension, seem to be ever-increasing in popularity. Today we’ve set up a grudge match — it’s Django versus Rails, with the winner declared the better language. We o…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about web dev certifications — are they worth it, or a waste of time? Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resolution from five hou…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Barton Ip talks us throughbuilding a custom CRM to help care for the elderly using Django. They are runningon AWS with ECS and the site has been up and running since early 2019. Barton talks about hiring contractors when needed, splitting logic across 40+Django apps, heavily using Celery, incrementally impr…
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes are back for another episode of spooky web dev stories — listener-submitted stories about web dev gone wrong. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. G…
 
Is code formatting a blessing or is it killing the art of writing beautiful code? Today we weigh in on the arguments for and against formatting and how this might affect your coding process. An early point against formatters, we talk about how they limit nuance and some of your ability to communicate through your code. Following this, we chat about…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Temporal Date Objects in JavaScript — a WICKED AWESOME API for working with times and dates. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on e…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Dan Purcell goes over buildingan e-commerce store with Django that processes up to 3,000 orders per second.It’s running on 12+ web servers on DigitalOcean and the site has been up andrunning since 2014. Dan covers building an API backed app with Vue on the front-end, handlingthousands of concurrent websocke…
 
Welcome to the first live podcast show! In todays episode I talk about the things I learnt when upgrading the HTCW CMS and API to Symfony 5. I discuss why I needed to do the upgrade earlier than I expected and how I planned to roll out the new system. The upgrade didn't go smoothly and lots of bugs were discovered after the rollout. As the system w…
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about spooky web dev stories — listener-submitted stories about web dev gone wrong. Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers need right out of the box: Global CDN, Continuous Deployment, one click HTTPS and more. Hit up netlify.com/syn…
 
As remote work gains more traction, we have to find the best ways to communicate from a distance, so today on the show we discuss our favorite screen sharing and remote collaboration apps. From pair programming and code sharing software to video chat applications boasting drawing functionality and cool screen widgets, you’ll hear our take on the la…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about stretching for developers — techniques, misconceptions, and how to feel better. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days free at logroc…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Galen Rice walks us throughbuilding an internal inventory management system with Django and Python. It’srunning on a single bare metal server and has been up and running since 2013. Galen talks about replacing an Excel sheet with a custom app, using 20 Djangoapps, taking advantage of the Django admin and de…
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about how to make freelancing easier — how to avoid burnout, and tips and tricks to make it successful. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut you…
 
Kubernetes versus serverless – the battle of the decade! Both deserve their status as exciting and powerful platforms that offer organizations tremendous boosts in agility, scalability, and computing performance, but it is easy to forget that Kubernetes offers advantages that serverless alternatives don’t — and vice versa. In this episode, Michael …
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about updating web apps that have running for a long time — the problems to look out for and how to avoid them. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. …
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Umar Hansa talks about buildinga video course platform with Express and Node. It’s hosted on a single $10 /month DigitalOcean server. It took about 3 months of part time development andhas been up and running since late 2017. Umar talks about keeping it simple, building a server rendered monolith, usingSQLi…
 
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about getting your first web dev job, what makes a software engineer senior, handing off projects to clients, Angular vs React, the best social platforms for devs, and more! Sanity - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about enums in JS — what they are, what they do, and how they work in JavaScript. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days free at logrocket.…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Dalton Polhill goes over buildinga text based course platform with Django and Python. It’s running on a singleEC2 instance and was up and running after 2.5 months of development time. Dalton talks about doing contract work for a client, how the Django admin wasa big help, happily using SQLite, the value in …
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes are back with part 2 of Tales from Web Dev Past — this time looking at iFrames, layout trends, icon fonts, web rings, and more! Sanity - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up and running in minutes at sanity.io/crea…
 
After discovering that we made it on to a list of awesome podcasts about tech, we decided to use this episode to look at that list and share some of our favorite podcast content and what we are currently listening to! To start off we share different ways and times to consume podcast content, from the shower to the car! We run through the best tech …
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about records and tuples in javascript — what they are, why you might want to use them, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days fr…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Paul Cappaert talks about buildinga leader board for a flight simulator that he developed at University.It’s built with Django and Python and runs on the Heroku free tier. It was indevelopment for most of the 2019 school year. Paul goes over using QR codes as a login mechanism and what it was likebuilding a…
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about Git fundamentals — what it is, why you need it, best practices, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resoluti…
 
“Agile is a devastated wasteland. The life has been sucked out of it.” Those are the words of Kent Beck, creator of Extreme Programming, and co-signer of the Agile Manifesto. According to Kent, many development teams have adopted Agile methodologies without understanding their purpose. In today’s episode, we’ve recruited Aaron Foster Braylin and St…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about their first steps in the word of entrepreneurship and web dev specifically. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resolution f…
 
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