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This week Paul Kinlan the lead for Chrome developer relations talks to us about Modern Web APIs including Web Share and Shape Detection! Paul talks us through the origin trials process which allows new APIs such as these to get into developers hands early, allowing platform developers to get all important feedback. We then get stuck into what Web Share is and how it works and chat about the possibilities of the Shape Detection API.

 

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Direct download: WPP_134_Modern_Web_APIs.mp3
Category:browsers -- posted at: 8:49am EDT
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Justin Willis from Ionic joins us this week to talk about hybrid app development with Ionic and some amazing work they have been doing with Web Components. Justin gives us an overview of the Ionic project, its background and how it makes building hybrid apps super easy. We then move on to talk about why Ionic have chosen to rebuild their components as Web Components and the benefits they are seeing from making this move.

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Direct download: WPP_133_Ionic__Web_Components.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 8:46am EDT
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This week we talk about the exciting JavaScript framework Vue.js! Chad Campbell the author of the training course "Vue.js: Getting Started" educates us on the benefits of Vue.js which includes simplicity and performance. We talk about the tooling story for Vue, comparing it to other frameworks such as Angular and learn about Vue’s powerful plugin system which allows developers to add core functionality as it’s needed.

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Direct download: wpp_132_vue_js.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 6:57am EDT
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Danny, Justin & Amal get together with Kenneth Christiansen to talk about this year’s Google I/O. With everyone having attended I/O the show is packed full of great content with discussions on AI, Shape detection, PWAs, Polymer, Kotlin and so much more!

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Direct download: WPP_131_IO_Recap.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:29am EDT
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This week on The Web Platform Podcast your hosts ask the question “Why aren’t Web Workers more widely adopted”? Your hosts talk about what problems can be solved by Web Workers providing some interesting use cases and talk about their own experiences in past projects.

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Direct download: WPP_130_Web_Worker_Adoption_Fixed.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 3:08am EDT
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In this episode, Leon and Justin sit down with Jan Miksovsky and Rob Bearman of of the recently released Elix Project. Elix is a community-driven collection of high-quality web components for common user interface patterns such as lists, menus, dialogs, carousels, and so on. The modular nature of web components let you easily incorporate them into your web apps, and their standard definition ensures good results across all mainstream browsers.

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Direct download: 129-fixed-cleaned.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT
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Developer bias is something all developers deal with either knowingly or not. Trey Shugart the creator of SkateJS joins us this week to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of developer bias. Following up on his talk at Web Componente Remote Conference we look at what problems developer bias causes us in our day to day lives and Trey provides some tips on how to step back and look at problems more objectively.

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Direct download: ep128.mp3
Category:bias -- posted at: 5:00am EDT
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Nolan Lawson a PM at Microsoft Edge joins us today to talk about PouchDB a popular open source project he’s a maintainer of. PouchDB is an open-source JavaScript database inspired by Apache CouchDB that is designed to run well within the browser. In this episode we get into what PouchDB is good at and what type of projects would benefit from using PouchDB for their persistence layer (turns out, many!). PouchDB is framework agnostic but plays very well with many popular frameworks and libraries. Nolan gets into the performance of PouchDB and also what storage mechanisms it supports which include IndexedDB, WebSQL, LevelDB and many more. The episode takes a very unexpected turn leaving Justin, Danny and Leon wrapping up with some of their own PouchDB experiences.

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Direct download: 2017-03-29-t11-17-19am-final-mix.mp3
Category:offline -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT
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This week we are joined with special guests Jan Miksovsky and Rob Bearman from Component Kitchen to talk about their work on the Web Component Gold Standard. The Gold Standard is an open source project which outlines best practices for creating Web Components. The Gold Standard presents developers with a checklist they can use to ensure their Web Components are of exceptional high quality matching that of native elements. The episode goes into where the requirement for the Gold Standard came from and why it is such an invaluable resource for Web Component developers. This includes discussion on why code reuse on the web is so difficult and how Web Components and the Gold Standard can help. We also talk about the future of the Gold Standard and how the community can help make it even better.

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Direct download: WPP-126_-_3-14-17_6.10_PM.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 12:05am EDT
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Tooling is an ever important topic in the world of web development. In this episode, Danny explains to Justin and Leon the upcoming features in Angular CLI, a tool that makes it easy to create an application that already works, right out of the box.

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Direct download: WPP-125.mp3
Category:angular -- posted at: 12:01am EDT
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