Paul Lewis (@aerotwist) talks with us about how we can better optimize web page speeds as well as how to avoid glaring light on videos caused by bald headed smoothness...or something to that degree. With the rise of web traffic on mobile devices, developers have had to rethink web performance over the past decade. Bandwidth & Latency have become much larger challenges than ever thought possible. The old ways to optimize performance on web pages just don’t work. The high level RAIL (Responsive, Animated, Idle, Load) & the lower level PRPL (Push, Render, Precache, Lazy Load) patterns are but many strategies Google is using to enable developers to deliver better User Experiences in an ever evolving internet,     

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Direct download: episode-104_rail-and-web-performance.mp3
Category:performance -- posted at: 9:09am EDT
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This week on the Web Platform Podcast Danny Blue and Amal Hussein chat with Tom Greever (@tomgreever), Author of ”Articulating Design Decisions”. Tom helps our hosts learn how to help communicate more effectively and we learn that maybe Danny is a jerk. Learn how design and dev can work together, how to avoid the “CEO button” and more!

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Direct download: episode-103_articulating-design-decisions.mp3
Category:UX -- posted at: 10:55am EDT
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Mark Nadal (@marknadal) joins Danny Blue, Justin RIbeiro and Leon Revil to chat about GunDB and all the challenges of developing a database, concurrency, and distributed systems. Our hosts and guest dive into these topics and even journey to space in the newest episode of the Web Platform Podcast.

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Direct download: episode-102_offline-with-gundb.mp3
Category:offline -- posted at: 8:16am EDT
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Brian Kardell (@briankardell) chats with us on Web Development and how it has evolved over the years.  We discuss the beginnings of HTML, Web standards bodies, the inception of The Extensible Web Manifesto, Chapters.io, and more.

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Direct download: episode-101_browser-wars-and-standards-battles.mp3
Category:community -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT
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Jacob Rossi (@jacobrossi) & Travis Leithead (@TravisLeithead) join us to discuss the current state and roadmap of the Microsoft Edge Platform.

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Direct download: episode-100_microsoft_edge.mp3
Category:Microsoft-Web-Tech -- posted at: 8:46am EDT
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Denis Radin (@PixelsCommander), Web Component advocate, has started work on a project called Polymer Native to enable developers to create part-hybrid, part-native applications using Web Components.

This project aims to make it easier to get device specific look and feel in your applications by leveraging native elements on devices. Currently, the project supports iOS and it is hoped that more people will come onboard to help the open source project grow to other platforms such as Android and even TV platforms.

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Direct download: episode-99_polymer-native.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT
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Software developer at Softwire, Tim Perry (@pimterry), has created a set of “Server Components”. These are simple, lightweight tools for “composable HTML rendering in Node.js, broadly following the Web Components browser specification, but on the server side”. Rob Dodson (@rob_dodson), Google Developer Advocate & Polymer Legend & Trey Shugart (@treshugart), Atlassian superstar & SkateJS creator, round out the the guests for this episode discussing the reality & the possibilities of using Web Components on the server. Additionally, we look at other projects like the ‘Express Web Components’ by Jordan Last that take a different approach to this by running Chromium on the server side.

Resources

Express Web Components - https://github.com/scramjs/express-web-components

Direct download: episode-98_server-side-web-components.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 8:43am EDT
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The views expressed by Eric Knudtson on The Web Platform Podcast episode 97 do not necessarily represent the views of GE

Eric Knudtson (@vikingux) from GE Digital walks us through their Predix User Interface (Predix UI) Web Components library built on top of Google’s Polymer Project. Predix is a cloud platform built to assist developers build for the ‘Industrial Internet’. Under the Predix family or resources is Predix UI, a set of UI components that “enable designers and developers to quickly and easily create Industrial Internet web applications that run on top of Predix services and data.” Eric also discusses challenges and best practices for managing a component based UI architecture, as well as GE’s new open source initiatives.

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Direct download: episode-97_predix-ui-and-polymer.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 8:32am EDT
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Nathen Harvey (@nathenharvey), VP of Community Development at Chef Software, joins us to discuss modern devops culture, tools, and practices as well as how Chef Software can help teams automate, scale, and reproduce tasks, and environments. Nathen defined devops as how to build high velocity organizations by reducing build and deployment cycles. Topics includes how to manage your infrastructure like code, devops community, Chef cookbooks and recipes, and improving your devops knowledge and processes as web developer.

 

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Chef & Habitat

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Conferences

Puppet - https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet

Direct download: episode-96_devops-and-chef.mp3
Category:devops -- posted at: 6:50am EDT
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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.

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