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Mobile Interactions Now is a virtual fireside discussion where industry pros share first-hand learnings from using technologies to create modern user experiences. Delving into the frontend and backend topics across the value-creation ecosystem, it’s geared towards biz and tech leaders who are championing new ideas, partnerships and tools to make modern experiences work. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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 ...
 
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks. The first season of the podcast is titled ‘Scaling a Design Team’, in which they speak with design leaders from top notch companies like Facebook, Apple, Invision, and Intercom, to discuss various team structures, responsibilities, and workflows. After quitting their day jobs to work full time on ...
 
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Sam and Ryan talk about how module side effects can expose order-dependent code, and why its worth ensuring your modules work regardless of import order. They also talk about different UI patterns for forms in modals, and some tips for working with Mirage in Cypress. Topics include: 0:00 – Intro 4:04 – Keeping imports order-independent when modules…
 
In this episode, we're joined by Frank Spillers. Frank is the founder of Experience Dynamics, a leading UX consulting firm with fortune 500 clients around the world. Frank and Jean discuss why top brands are hiring experience design directors and what other brands can learn from their moves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information…
 
In this episode, Amy and James discuss all the benefits that come from blogging, including the positive effect it can have on your career. Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best work. It is the best place to deploy any fron…
 
In this episode, we talk about the cloud with Erica Windisch, principal engineer at New Relic, and founder of IOpipe. Erica talks about some of the history of the cloud, some of the major cloud providers, and what things as a newbie you might want to consider when deciding to use the cloud. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroac…
 
Amy and James continue their creator series for designers and developers, explaining some of the things that they learned while starting their own podcast. Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best work. It is the best place t…
 
In this episode, we talk about how to transition into development after over a decade in your field, with Christine Fletcher, UI/UX developer/designer at capSpire. Christine talks about experiencing burnout working as a nurse and deciding to take the leap to learn to code, what her experience was going the bootcamp route to learn, and how she lande…
 
Amy and James talk about starting their own YouTube Channels: the gear and workflows they use, how it has helped their careers, and how growth looks different for everyone. Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best work. It is…
 
In this episode, we talk about Amazon Web Services, or AWS, with Hiroko Nishimura, AWS Hero, instructor on LinkedIn Learning and egghead.io, and creator of AWS Newbies. Hiroko talks going from IT to cloud computing, creating AWS Newbies, and some of the major cloud concepts newbies should know about that would make their journey easier when diving …
 
In this episode, Amy submits a freelance proposal to James for review. They discuss the terms, value-added, and review a mood board for James's rebrand. Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best work. It is the best place to d…
 
In this episode, we talk about management and mentorship with Tanaka Mutakwa, VP of engineering at Names & Faces. Tanaka talks about the skills he looks for while hiring early career developers, what makes a good manager and mentor, and how one even goes about finding a mentor. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (spons…
 
In this episode, Amy and James talk about all the components that make up a good designer. If you're hiring, how to interview a designer and what to look for. Or, if you're trying to land your first design job, what to expect in the interview process Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user p…
 
In this episode, we talk about remote work with Kara Luton, software engineer at CrowdStrike. Kara talks about her biggest challenges transitioning into remote work, how she managed those challenges, and her experiences working remotely before and after the pandemic. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool …
 
In this episode, we chat with Jason Rohrer, game designer and creator of Project December, whose GPT-3-powered chatbot has been used by people to talk to historical figures and personalities, and was even used by one person to talk to his late fiancé for closure. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (spo…
 
In this episode, we continue our conversation on data with Bas van Leeuwen on data. Building on what we learned about the role of data, we now delve into how to apply data to improving the entire customer journey. Check out his insights on the limitations of making predictions based on historical data, and why human intuition is really important --…
 
In this episode, Amy and James talk about the interview process and how to land your first job in development, covering topics like what to expect, whiteboard interviews, questions to ask, are portfolios important, and tips and tricks. Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. The…
 
In this episode, we talk about linux with Courtney Wilburn, engineering manager at Elastic.Courtney talks about Linux distributions, the pros and cons of using Linux, and whether Linux is something people should add to their list of things to learn. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand…
 
Sam and Ryan chat about the pros and cons of using third-party services, focusing on how they affect your application’s testing strategy. Topics include: 0:00 - Intro 0:43 – If services don’t provide testing utils, you have to write library code just to test your app. What was the mocking story like for popular Rails services? 11:59 – Adding seams …
 
In this episode, Amy and James talk about learning and building in public: the best ways to get started, some of the benefits, fears, and considerations. Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best work. It is the best place to …
 
On today's episode, we check in with Bas van Leeuwen, Marketing Director at Gen 25. Combining his firsthand experiences in the data science academia and technology industry, Bas brings a unique perspective and valuable insights into how companies can create customer loyalty from the data they already have. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-…
 
In this episode, Amy talks about Figma and how it's perfect for project collaboration -- whether you're a designer, developer, project manager, or stakeholder; everyone can benefit. Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best wo…
 
In this episode, Amy and James have a discovery call to discuss James's current website and branding. They talk about his current branding, the long-term direction James wants to take his website. Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to d…
 
Sam and Ryan talk about whether stores in module scope are a better alternative to Context for sharing global state in React apps. Topics include: 0:00 – Intro 3:21 – Using Zustand to refactor a useAuth hook 34:08 – Module scope vs. context for shared state 58:52 – 7 GUI tasks Links: Zustand Sebastian’s tweet on default context values Sam’s Auth Pr…
 
Sam and Ryan talk about how Next.js places an upfront cost on app teams for the sake of scalability and server-side rendering, and how to avoid this cost when building apps with user-specific data where SSR is not a priority. They also talk about avoiding Context for global state in React apps. Topics include: 0:00 – Intro 1:51 – Avoiding Context f…
 
In this episode, James and Amy talk about all the things they've automated. James in particular has several workflows within AirTable for generating stream graphics, sending out tweets, and generating his email newsletter. Spnosors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform e…
 
Sam and Ryan continue to put some more pieces of the Suspense puzzle together as they talk about how throwing promises enables devs to write synchronous code while still building asynchronous (non-blocking) UI. They also talk about sharing state across pages in Next.js. Topics include: 0:00 – Intro 1:08 – Sharing state across pages in Next.js 9:03 …
 
In this episode, Amy and James discuss Live Streaming: why do it? how do build a following? planning? editing? engagement techniques? best time to stream? and tooling? Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best work. It is the …
 
On today's episode, Jean is joined by Mike Burrows, the Author of Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation; and also a Co-founder of Agendashift Academy, Mike talked with Jean about how businesses can use Agile and related methodologies to achieve meaningful outcomes from their digital initiatives. See acast.com/privacy fo…
 
In this episode, James explains the basics of getting started with SvelteKit and how it compares to other frameworks, like Next.js. Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best work. It is the best place to deploy any frontend ap…
 
In this episode, we take a deep dive into frontend development with Laurie Barth, senior software engineer at Netflix. Laurie talks about the difference between frontend and backend development, the difference between a frontend language and a framework, and what those new to coding should consider when learning frontend development. Show Links Dev…
 
In this episode, Amy and James talk about their desk setups and all the gear they use to write code and create audio and video content. Sponsors Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best work. It is the best place to deploy any fronten…
 
In this episode, we talk about how to build communities and diversify tech with Veni Kunche, founder of Diversify Tech. Veni talks about her struggles landing her first coding job, often being the only woman of color at tech meetups in the past, and how she set out to diversify tech. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs …
 
José Horta is Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at SimpleTECH. This is the second part of Jean's conversation with José on the topic of process automation and what he learned from solving problems on the front- and backend. Get the full transcript and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Amy and James talk about various No Code options, how they use it in their work, and how it might affect the future of development. SPONSORS Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best work. It is the best place to deploy any frontend ap…
 
Prompted by the new React 18 alpha release, Sam and Ryan chat about Suspense and what data-fetching issues they’re excited about it solving. They also talk about some Twitter conversation around premature optimization. Topics include: 2:05 – Suspense and data-fetching 31:05 – Tweets of the week: Preoptimzation Links: Sam on Twitter Ryan on Twitter …
 
In this episode, we talk all about technical interviews, with Farhana Mustafa, software engineer at Intuit. Farhana gets into the importance of having a support system of other learners when getting her computer science degree, her process for applying for jobs, and what she learned from failing technical interviews. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor)…
 
Amy and James talk everything productivity, from their favorite applications, workflows, and automation. SPONSORS Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best work. It is the best place to deploy any frontend app. Start by deploying with …
 
Sam and Ryan talk about their experience building the headlessui.dev website with the folks from Tailwind Labs. They chat about the team’s deadline-driven development process, some new Figma workflow tips when implementing a design that was built with Tailwind CSS in mind, and some tech takeaways from building a docs site with Next.js. They also ch…
 
In This episode we talk about the quirks that come with being a developer with Tyler Hawkins, senior software engineer at Workfront, and the author of the very fun and cheeky post, “I Wish I Never Learned to Code.” Tyler talks about how statistics led him to coding, the pros and cons of working in a silo versus working in a team, and some of the in…
 
In this episode, Amy and James talk about 5 more design principles: alignment, emphasis, proportion, white space, and movement, and how they can be applied to real-life projects. SPONSORS Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their best work.…
 
In this episode, we talk about good back-end options for front-end developers, with Lee Robinson, head of developer relations at Vercel. Lee talks about the major differences between frontend and backend development, how the backend has developed over time, and the array of backend options that can be easier and work well for those who mostly work …
 
On today's episode, Jean is joined by José Horta, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at an automation solutions company, SimpleTECH. José talked with Jean about how industries like insurance are using technologies to improve user experiences with machine learning and process automation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information…
 
Sam and Ryan talk about how visual design typically drives frontend app development, and whether or not this implies that frontend development should drive backend development in a similar way. They also discuss a tricky UI issue involving keeping a React app consistent with both the URL and server-side auth state. Topics include: 2:02 - How the UR…
 
In this episode, Amy and James talk about 5 design principles: unity, contrast, balance, rhythm, and visual hierarchy and how they can be applied to an actual project, including their own. SPONSORS Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables frontend teams to do their …
 
In this episode, we talk about content creation and building communities with Cassidy Williams, principal developer and experience engineer at Netlify. Cassidy talks about her strategy for doing internships, the intersection of content and community, and where she draws inspiration from. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach L…
 
Amy talks about tech stack (Next.js, Sanity, and Tailwind) and some of the decisions she made while building selfteach.me. James and Amy also discuss form management for static sites and some marketing tactics. SPONSORS Vercel Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Their platform enables front…
 
In this episode, we talk about creative coding and generative art with Varun Vachhar, developer experience engineer at Chromatic. Varun talks about what his role as a developer experience engineer looks like, how he got his start in coding with generative art, what it is and some of his favorite tools and resources to do it. Show Links DevDiscuss (…
 
In this episode, James and Amy discuss the tech behind jamesqquick.com. This site was built on top of Gatsby and Sanity. They discuss the decisions James made along the way and the things he might do differently. SPONSORS Pathwire / Mailgun / Mailjet Pathwire is a powerful email API and intuitive email marketing solution that delivers over 250 bill…
 
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