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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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Code Rush

Jay George, Rob de Kort

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A regular podcast about the challenges of front-end design & development in a fast-moving industry, with Jay George and Rob de Kort. We chat about industry news, workflow, favourite software, and everything else related to designing and developing websites.
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WPwatercooler - Weekly WordPress Talk Show

Jason Tucker, Sé Reed, Jason Cosper

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WordPress from Install to Publish. WPwatercooler is a live video and audio roundtable discussion from WordPress professionals from around the industry who offer tips, best practices, and lively debate on how to put the content management system to use. WPwatercooler is part of the WPwatercooler Network Hosted by WordPress developer Jason Tucker, the weekly panel includes the following WP experts as well as over 500 guests since 2012. ∙ Jason Tucker - podcast host, web developer, and IT Direc ...
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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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La Vie en Code

Nicole Archambault

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La Vie en Code is a podcast for self-taught web developers, hosted by fellow self-taught web developer and EdTech entrepreneur Nicole Archambault. The podcast focuses on front-end, entrepreneurship, and the experiences of underrepresented groups in tech.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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On this episode of WPwatercooler, the panel dives into the evolving landscape of web hosting, specifically focusing on the shifts and trends in WordPress hosting. The discussion kicks off with anecdotes about showing up to parties on the wrong day, cleverly seguing into the main topic of different types of web hosting environments. They explore the…
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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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Jack McDade joins us to talk about his brand new Radical Design Course. The three of us are all going to Flat Camp EU and it is just around the corner. Statamic will get a major version update soon and it contains some pretty exciting new features and enhancements. Lastly, there’s a very generous discount code for Radical Design in this episode as …
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In this episode of WPwatercooler, titled “To Bot or Not to Bot,” hosts Jason Tucker, Sé Reed, and Jason Cosper dive into the implications and ethical considerations of utilizing bots, specifically ChatGPT, in the realm of WordPress development. The discussion kicks off with an anecdote from Sé, who experimented with using ChatGPT to solve a coding …
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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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On this episode of WPwatercooler, the panel, including Jason Tucker, Sé Reed, Jason Cosper, and guest Courtney Robertson, delve into the much-anticipated WordPress 6.5 release. Courtney, serving as the episode’s expert, outlines the significant changes and features coming with the update, emphasizing the introduction of the font library for block t…
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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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After a two month recording pause including an in person meetup, we have a lot to go over. Like clients sliding into your DMS, the new Cap unit, Dune 2, and the use and misuse of uppercase text. We also cover Herd Pro, the switch property, overflow:clip, form-sizing, CSS Generators, typescale.com, a warning about evergreen browsers, kanban boards i…
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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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On this episode of WPwatercooler titled “WordPress: What’s The Alternative?”, the hosts Jason Tucker, Sé Reed, and Jason Cosper delve into the diverse landscape of website creation platforms, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of WordPress compared to alternatives like Webflow, Ghost, and traditional site builders like Squarespace and Wix. The…
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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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On this episode of WPwatercooler Jason Tucker, Sé Reed, Jason Cosper, and guest Mika Epstein delve into the complex world of software piracy within the WordPress ecosystem. The discussion begins with an introduction of the hosts and quickly moves into the nuances of what constitutes software piracy, how it impacts the WordPress community, and the m…
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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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Scott and Wes are joined by security expert, Alex Sexton of Stripe to cover all things: client security, XSS, attack vectors, and CSP (content security policy). Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:31 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 00:57 Who is Alex Sexton? 04:44 Stripe dashboard is a work of art. 05:08 Tell us about the design system. React Aria 0…
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Scott and Wes talk about the benefits of owning your own PaaS (platform as a service), the main alternatives in the space, and ways to make passion projects more financially viable. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:12 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 01:56 What is a PaaS? NGINX 04:21 Challenges with payment structures. Render 07:02 What is Kubern…
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On this episode of WPwatercooler, titled “The Great Escape: WordPress Data Liberation Project,” Jason Tucker and Jason Cosper discuss the significance of data portability in WordPress. They delve into the recent push towards data liberation, enabling content to move freely between different Content Management Systems (CMS), including the import and…
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On this episode of WPwatercooler, the panel, consisting of Jason Tucker, Sé Reed, Jason Cosper, and Nyasha Green, delves into the necessity of building custom WordPress blocks, a task propelled not just by choice but by the evolving needs of WordPress itself. They share personal anecdotes, challenges, and successes in navigating the block-based lan…
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In this very hasty treat, Wes and Scott cover CSS Native @scope, the implementation of this tool, and some of its limitations. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:00 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 01:33 Why scope your CSS? 03:21 Scott’s hot take. 05:43 How does @scope CSS work? 07:31 Similar to a component-based workflow. 08:00 Not having to speci…
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In this supper club, Scott and Wes welcome Kevin Hou, Head of Product Engineering at Codeium, a blazing fast AI-powered code completion and chat tool for developers. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 05:31 An introduction to Codeium. 07:56 What information are you sending the AI to get such good completions? Codeium compliance 09:15 Codeium runs …
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Join Wes and Scott for a 30,000 foot, ‘soup-to-nuts’ view of web development. From choosing design tools, website styling, and programming languages, to backend infrastructure, data management, and hosting. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome! 00:21 30,000 foot view of web development 02:37 Brought to you by Sentry.io 02:55 Starting with design tools. 06:10 C…
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Scott and Wes unravel the mysteries of HTMX, exploring the essentials for getting started, its powerful capabilities, limitations, and possible stacks for building primarily server rendered applications. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome 02:07 Brought to you by Sentry.io 02:53 What exactly is HTMX? 04:30 What you need to know before working in HTMX. 04:35 Y…
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Wes and Scott talk with Jen Simmons about the latest updates to Safari, reporting bugs to Apple, understanding color in CSS, new CSS switch controls, and testing your websites in Vision Pro hardware. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:03 Brought to you by Sentry.io 01:05 Meet Jen Simmons. 03:15 Safari has been killing it lately Safari Release N…
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Is the Virtual DOM Bad? Are keyboard shortcuts important? What is S3 storage? In this potluck episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott answer your questions. Show Notes 00:08 Welcome 01:27 Syntax Brought to you by Sentry.io 02:45 Welcome Randy, our new Producer! Randy’s YouTube 04:14 A ‘Canadian Podcast’ 04:43 Is Alpine JS or HTMX a replacement for pug or …
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Unveiling Svelte 5! delving into its latest features. From the impressive speed and simplicity to its compact size, discover what makes this new release so exciting. Show Notes 00:00 Welcome 00:39 Syntax Is A Video Podcast! @syntaxfm on YouTube 01:52 Brought To You By Sentry.io 02:42 Svelte 5 Introduction Svelte 5 Intro 05:45 What Are Runes? 06:21 …
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Thomas Steiner talks with us about Project Fugu, an effort from Google to enable new classes of applications to run on the web. What is Project Fugu? What are some of Thomas’ favorite APIs to use? What is an IWA vs a PWA? And more! Show Notes 00:32 Welcome 01:52 Who is Thomas Steiner? 02:57 What is the overall goal of Project Fugu? 08:17 When might…
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We’re doing a Tasty overview of Drizzle in this episode. What is Drizzle? What are different types of databases? How do you host databases? What have we built with Drizzle? And how does Drizzle handle relational data, TypeScript, querying, selects, transactions, and more! Show Notes 00:10 Welcome 00:52 Syntax Brought to you by Sentry 01:50 What is …
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On this episode of WPwatercooler the panel, consisting of Jason Tucker, Sé Reed, and Jason Cosper, delves into the evolving nature of blogging and blogging in the WordPress ecosystem. They discuss the shift from traditional blogging to various modern formats, like microblogging on social media platforms. A significant portion of the conversation re…
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It is time. Wes and Scott attempt to blow your minds by talking about time, who’s tracking time, where does time come from, what time is it in your browser vs someone else’s server, and standards around time. Show Notes 00:25 Welcome 00:55 Thanks to Chris Enns LemonProductions.ca Chris Enns on Twitter Podcast tutorials by Chris Enns on YouTube 03:1…
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On this episode we delve into the concept of digital permanence and the lifespan of websites. They discuss the recent decision by Google to discontinue certain website services, impacting businesses and users who relied on them. This leads to a broader conversation about the impermanence of digital platforms and the risks of relying on third-party …
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