Fri, 19 December 2014
Direct download: episode-23_web-animation-and-interaction-design.mp3
Category:web-animation -- posted at: 7:09am EDT
Thu, 18 December 2014
A discussion on Open Source technologies with open source contributors & interested developers. We tackle topics such as how to get started contributing, resources that developers might need, starting a project of your own, understanding licenses, monetization strategies, and the darker sides of open source.
Gitter - https://gitter.im/
Direct download: episode-22_an-open-source-development-panel.mp3
Category:open-source -- posted at: 9:39am EDT
Fri, 12 December 2014
Daniel Buchner (@csuwildcat), Product Manager at Target & former Mozillian, talks with The Web Platform Podcast on x-tag, the Custom Elements library competitor to Polymer that he created alongside former Mozillian & Kraken Developer, Arron Schaar (@pennyfx). X-tag is a interesting way to work with web components that takes a totally imperative approach to creating Web Components as opposed to the declarative way of building with Polymer. Some features include legacy browser support, optional mixins to share across components, & functional pseudos to assist in delegation.
Daniel has worked on the W3C specs for Web Components and is now updating x-tag to meet the demands of developers to have more flexibility with Shadow DOM, Templates, and HTML Imports. Daniel is very active on github and would love to have more contributors help build the future of the x-tag projects as well as all projects that help make the web better.
Sun, 30 November 2014
Matt Claypotch (@potch), Mozilla Apps Engineer & Lead on Mozilla Brick Project and Soledad Penades(@supersole), GIF Hacktivist & Mozilla Apps Engineer, join us for Episode 20, “Mozilla Brick, ‘UIKit’ for The Web”, where we talk about building UI focused Web Components for the Mobile First Web Development.
Mozilla Brick is a set of ‘Mobile First’ focused Web Components built as close to the specs as possible. It is not a library built on top of web components but a collection of elements with as little abstraction as possible. Brick's goal has been to make building the interface of web applications easier. UI is not as easy for many developers to build from scratch and it can be difficult to get performant, usable, and attractive widgets.
“Just as native platforms have UI toolkits, Brick aims to provide a 'UIKit for the Web' using the latest standards to make authoring webapp UI easier than ever before.”
The Mozilla Brick Team
Firefox OS Marketplace example app - https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/firesea-irc?src=search
Direct download: episode-20-mozilla-brick-uikit-for-the-web.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 9:40am EDT
Tue, 25 November 2014
Direct download: episode-19_nodejs-application-security.mp3
Category:nodejs -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT
Mon, 17 November 2014
We covered the basics of WebRTC (Web Real Time Communication) & Real Time Application Development in episode 7 of the podcast with Agility Feat and now, with the recent news that Microsoft has decided to start implementing ORTC (Object Real Time Communication), we felt it was time to get a closer look at this ‘peer-to-peer’ technology and how we can start using it today. ORTC is an ‘evolution’ of WebRTC (AKA Web RTC 1.1) and it changes a few things to the underlying way Web RTC works. Despite this, ORTC seems to retain all of its previous API’s and functionality.
Our guest Tsahi Levent-Levi (@tsahil) goes through the API's associated with ORTC, sharing his experiences with each piece of the technology. He takes us through possible client strategies ,deployment 'gotchas', what is relevant and working today, the misconceptions, and the power of peer-to-peer communication & media interactivity.
Direct download: episode-18_ortc-and-webrtc_deep-dive-with-tsahil-levent-levi.mp3
Category:realtime -- posted at: 8:19am EDT
Thu, 6 November 2014
Defender of Magic, wizardry and the web, and CEO of Famo.us, Steve Newcomb (@stevenewcomb), walks us through the current state of Famo.us. Steve talks about how they are innovating the web and what we can expect in the future of “mobile first” web development from Famo.us.
Famo.us utilizes the power of a Virtual DOM combined with several engines that optimize the power of “cpu bound” performance. Famo.us claims to have mobile performance improvements that eliminate ‘janky’ animations and blur the lines between native device apps and mobile web apps.
Steve goes on to talk about how in April Famo.us will be releasing several features that will enable designers to easily pair with developers and also a new way of building with the framework that will “marry” native and web technology. “Mixed Mode” is a breakthrough for the team and apps built with this new feature will likely have native or even better than native UX & performance.
Direct download: episode-17_the-famous-vision-of-mobile-first.mp3
Sat, 1 November 2014
Pair Programming is an agile software development technique in which two programmers work together on the same development work at the same time. Many variants exist for this practice, each having there own merits and drawbacks.
From a business perspective, many companies are skeptical and critical of this practice because it incurs cost. Whether that cost is measured by time or by labor hours, determining a measure of success for pair programming is not an easy thing to do. In a world where metrics and numbers define ‘the bottom line’ it is no surprise that pair programming is not used everywhere.
What does it provide for the business of product & software development? The benefits definitely outweigh the drawbacks from a developer perspective. Our Evan Light talks about the aspects of testing practices in pairing, tools, and many other secrets to unlocking the power pairing.
Evan Light (@elight) is a software developer with nearly 20 years of professional experience. Having a passion for community service, Evan has spent several years as a volunteer EMT. In 2008 Evan founded the Ruby DCamp “unconference” which he continues to organize and run each year. He is a respected member of the Ruby programming community and has spoken at several Ruby-related conferences over the years.
Evan has an extensive background in remote pair programming and recently spoke at RubyNation in Silver Springs, Maryland on the subject. Evan’s talk was titled “Remote Pairing From the Comfort of Your Own Shell” where he spoke about his challenges & experiences in pair programming over the years and what has tools he uses today.
eXtreme Programming Explained - http://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Programming-Explained-Embrace-Change/dp/0201616416
Pomodoro technique -
Agile Definition of Pair Programming - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pair_programming
#PairWithMe - http://www.pairprogramwith.me/
Vagrant - https://www.vagrantup.com/
Tmux - http://tmux.sourceforge.net/
Tmate - http://tmate.io/
My .emacs.d - https://github.com/elight/.emacs.d
Pomodoro Technique - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique
RubyMine - https://www.jetbrains.com/ruby/
Readme Driven Development - https://oncletom.io/talks/2014/okfestival/#/
J.B. Rainsberger “Integration Tests are a Scam” - http://vimeo.com/80533536
nitrous.io - https://www.nitrous.io/
Screen Hero - https://screenhero.com/
RubyNaition - http://www.rubynation.org/schedule/index
Pairing Staircase - http://itnaut.com/pairing_staircase
Evan on Twitter - https://twitter.com/elight: @elight
Direct download: episode-16_measures-of-success-in-pair-programing.mp3
Category:pair-programming -- posted at: 12:35am EDT
Fri, 24 October 2014
Functional programming and FRP (Functional Reactive Programming) provides improvements in performance and purposely avoids changing-state and mutable data. This can be an extremely effective technique in web application development because of the stateful nature of DOM (Document Object Model) implementations in the browser. Adam evangelizes and works with several languages and tools to provide incredible functional style applications including, but not limited to, Elm, ClojureScript, OM, & React.js.
ClojureScript & OM
Direct download: episode-15_functional-programming-with-elm-clojurescript-om-and-react.mp3
Category:functional-programming -- posted at: 9:07am EDT
Fri, 17 October 2014
Today, Web Components have emerged from cutting edge technologies to technologies we can implement in our small scale production. It won’t be long before we are building large scale applications with Custom Elements, HTML Imports, Template Tags, and the infamous Shadow DOM. In embracing this type of developer environment, with it’s flexibility and compositional nature, consider interoperabilty as a core concept.
If you need a custom element for a card layout, as an example, you should be able to use any Web Component out there in the ecosystem regardless of which library or toolchain it comes from. If the component provides the desired functionality and styling you would require it should work seamlessly in your application. Furthermore, toolsets should not limit the the extending and composition of these custom elements. In practice, this may or may not always be the case and library & toolchain creators will need to be aware of these concerns.
Rob Dodson (@rob_dodson), Developer Advocate on the Google Chrome team, talks about his thoughts on the subject. Rob is helping to educate developers, not just about Google’s Polymer Library built on top of Web Components, but across the entire Web Components community.
Rob goes through many of the changes made to Polymer 0.4.2, including accessibility and performance that help in making applications more integrated and how Google is working to share what the Blink Team has learned from implementing Web Components in Chrome with other browser vendors and developers.
Rob’s Blog - http://robdodson.me/
Accessible Web Components Part 1 -https://www.polymer-project.org/articles/accessible-web-components.html
SFHTML Mashup Video -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75EuHl6CSTo
The Web Platform Status for IE - https://status.modern.ie/
IE Beta Channel - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43360
Polytechnic Events - http://itshackademic.com/
Polycast Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsII5c3Mgw6fNYCzaWrsM3sMN
Custom Elements on GitHub - https://twitter.com/polymer/status/464103568392200193
IE Platform Voting -https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-internet-explorer-platform
customelements.io - http://customelements.io/
Bosonic Shadow DOM Issue (#4) - https://github.com/bosonic/bosonic/issues/4
The Bower Package Manager - http://bower.io/
Divshot - http://divshot.io
Divshot Blog - https://divshot.com/blog/
BuiltWithPolymer - http://builtwithpolymer.org/
Divshot’s Web Component Playground - https://ele.io/
Angular 2 Web Components Data Binding Document - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kpuR512G1b0D8egl9245OHaG0cFh0ST0ekhD_g8sxtI/edit?hl=en&forcehl=1&pli=1#heading=h.xgjl2srtytjt
ReadTheSource - http://hangouts.readthesource.io/hangouts/divshot-superstatic/
Alex Russel -https://twitter.com/slightlylate
Alice Boxhall -https://twitter.com/sundress
Raphael Rugeron - https://twitter.com/goldoraf
Jonathon Sampson -https://twitter.com/jonathansampson
Arron Schaar - https://github.com/pennyfx
Michael Bleigh - https://twitter.com/mbleigh
Scott Corgan - https://twitter.com/scottcorgan
Reactive Elements -https://github.com/PixelsCommander/ReactiveElements
X-Tags Imports - https://github.com/x-tag/x-tag-imports
Chromium Blink -http://www.chromium.org/blink
Polymer 0.4.2 -https://github.com/Polymer/polymer/releases/tag/0.4.2
Brick 2.0 -http://brick.mozilla.io/
Vulcanize - https://github.com/polymer/vulcanize
Firefox OS - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/os/
Jquery UI -http://jqueryui.com/
Brick Components -http://brick.mozilla.io/v2.0/docs
WinJS Polymer Samples -https://github.com/banguero/winjs-polymer-samples
core-ajax - https://github.com/polymer/core-ajax
google-map - https://github.com/GoogleWebComponents/google-map
core-shared-lib - https://github.com/Polymer/core-shared-lib
google-apis - https://github.com/GoogleWebComponents/google-apis
core-selector - https://github.com/polymer/core-selector
paper-menu-button - https://github.com/Polymer/paper-menu-button
paper-tabs - https://github.com/Polymer/paper-tabs
paper-elements - https://www.polymer-project.org/docs/elements/paper-elements.html
Direct download: episode-14_web-components-interop-and-polymer.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 11:44am EDT