This week Andrea Giammarchi joins us to talk about his latest project hyperHTML! A lightweight Virtual DOM alternative. Andrea talks us through what the project is all about and what he discovered about template literals to make it happen. We talk about how hyperHTML compares to Virtual DOM implementations and the similarities between hyperHTML and the newly announced lit-html.


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Direct download: WPP_135_hyperHTML.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 7:27am EDT

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.






Direct download: wpp_132_vue_js.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 6:57am EDT

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.


Around the Web in Two Minutes


Direct download: WPP_130_Web_Worker_Adoption_Fixed.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 3:08am EDT

Sean Fioritto (@sfioritto) talks with the panel on building large web applications in JavaScript. Sounds easy enough? This episode goes into building with large teams, large codebases, legacy migration, team building, frameworks & libraries, code smells and much more.


Direct download: episode-95_exploring-javascript-at-scale.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

A chat with Amal Hussein (@nomadtechie) andLeon Revill (@RevillWeb) on JSPM & System.js. Amal has been using these technologies in her workplace for a long time. Now she shares her insights, experience, and knowledge with us. Leon has used JSPM for his vanilla Web Components he has built and he discusses to his experiences with JSPM & System.js.

Show Links

The Beta Guide to JSPM -

Direct download: episode-87_systemjs-and-jspm-.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

There are many paradigms and approaches when it comes to writing JavaScript but how to choose?. In this episode, Danny Blue talks with JavaScript Jedi Masters Dr. Axel Rauschmayer (@rauschma) & Nicolas Bevacqua (@nzgb) about best practices and JavaScript

Resources and Links

Suggestions (Axel):
Tree-shaking and small modules
Mixins via ES6 classes:

Suggestions (Nico):
State of front-end tooling/libraries / where it might be going

On This Episode

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer (@rauschma)

Nicolas Bevacqua (@nzgb)

Danny Blue (@dee_bloo)

Direct download: episode-75_best-practices-javascript.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 2:29pm EDT

49: An Interview with Eric Elliott


In episode 49 Danny Blue (@dee_bloo) has a one-on-one talk with Web Application Master & JavaScript Guru Eric Elliott (@_ericelliott).  Danny & Eric cover several exciting development topics including event based development, functional programming, Web Assembly, teaching JavaScript, helping to stop homelessness with code, & more.



Danny Blue (@dee_bloo) - Sr. Front End Engineer at Deloitte Digital

Direct download: episode-49_an-interview-with-eric-elliott.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 8:04am EDT

43: Modern JavaScript with ES6 & ES7


The world of JavaScript is a large one. AJ O’Neal (@coolAJ86), Podcaster & JavaScript Developer along with Netflix UI Architect & TC-39 Member, Jafar Husain (@jhusain) take us through opinions & facts about the state of the ubiquitous JavaScript language. Modern application development can daunting for developers just coming into web technology & JavaScript. Utilizing the latest & greatest in the language is not as easy as one might think and in some case it may be possible.


Then there are the transpilers & package managers. So many tools to polyfill or shim and features seems like more work than we’d want for a fast production project. Is it worth utilizing the benefits of ES6 & ES7? AJ & Jafar share with us what they think.




Direct download: episode-43_modern-javascript-with-es6-and-es7.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

40: The io.js Roadmap

Dan Shaw, Co-founder and President of NodeSource, and Mikeal Rogers, Creator & Curator of NodeConf & JSFest, join us to talk about io.js and node.js. It’s been awhile since the the forking of the Node project last Thanksgiving. Now, version 2.0 of io.js is about to release and many of us have more questions about the project.


Will the two projects reconcile or will they become separate entities? What future do we look to? Find out what we need to know and what we need to do to get ready.



Direct download: episode-40_the-iojs-roadmap.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 11:44am EDT

39: Mobile Performance & Mixed Mode

Steve Newcomb, CEO at, joins us for a second time with software engineer Michael O’Brien to talk about the changes in the framework. Moving toward what calls “MIxed Mode”, which will debut in the upcoming framework 0.4 release, will allow developers to utilize the power of WebGL combined with the DOM. Essentially this means using the right tool for the right render target. “Mixed Mode” is not the only news has to share.


As we know from episode 17 of our podcast, is always pushing the boundaries of imagination and what is possible. The 0.4 release will also have front end containers very similar to Flash but with editing capabilities. Hub, a new service being released, JQuery Wdgets,  and so much more is almost at our developer fingertips.  


Release 0.4 will be 25kb minified and provide an extremely versatile set of tools for us to use as developers. The biggest announcement though is quite simpler but very relevant… is now MIT licensed!



Rachel Nabors - Master Web Animation Wizard, speaker & her own boss at Tin Magpie

Direct download: episode-39_famous-mobile-performance-and-mixed-mode.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 7:25am EDT