There is more than one set of custom elements out there. In this episode, we speak with Jan Miksovsky about basic web components, a comprehensive set of high-quality web components for common user interface patterns.

Resources and Links

On This Episode

Jan Miksovsky (@janmiksovsky)

Raphaël Rougeron (@goldoraf)

Leon Revill (@revillweb)

Justin Ribeiro (@justinribeiro)

Direct download: episode-79_basic-web-components-and-best-practices.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

Sometimes you need the low level primitive building blocks that JavaScript can't handle. For that, the upcoming specification for WebAssembly or wasm is a new, portable, size- and load-time-efficient format suitable for compilation to the web.

In this episode, we discuss what WebAssembly is, where the specification is headed, and the current goings on of the growing WebAssembly community.

Resources and Links

On This Episode

JF Bastien @jfbastien, compiler engineer on Chrome
Luke Wagner, research engineer at Mozilla
Brian Terlson, Program Manager - Chakra Team, ECMAScript Editor, Microsoft
Gaurav Seth, Principle PM Manager, Microsoft
Louis Lafreniere, Principle Software Engineer, Microsoft
Abhijith Chatra, Software Engineer, Microsoft

Danny Blue (@dee_bloo)

Justin Ribeiro (@justinribeiro)

Sharon (DiOrio) Shalno (@sharondio)

Direct download: episode-78_the-state-of-web-assembly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

Workflows for source control and project management can seem daunting. In this episode, Danny Blue and Justin Ribeiro sit down with Tim Pettersen, Senior Developer & Git Evangelist at Atlassian and Ralph Whitbeck, developer evangelist for Atlassian ecosystem to discuss just how to handle git and workflows.

Resources and Links

On This Episode

Tim Pettersen - Senior Developer & Git Evangelist at Atlassian

Ralph Whitbeck - Developer Evangelist for the Atlassian Ecosystem

Danny Blue (@dee_bloo)

Justin Ribeiro (@justinribeiro)

Direct download: episode-77_project_management_git_workflows.mp3
Category:git -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

The beauty of the web is being able to write in a language you love that'll compile down into JavaScript. In this episode, Justin Ribeiro sits down with web developer and Elm pro Richard Feldman (@rtfeldman) to talk about Elm, a functional programming language that compiles to JavaScript and offers many feature you just may love.

Resources and Links

http://elm-lang.org/

http://elm-lang.org/try

On This Episode

Richard Feldman (@rtfeldman)

Justin Ribeiro (@justinribeiro)

Direct download: episode-76_elm_programming_language.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm 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
https://github.com/rollup/rollup
http://www.2ality.com/2015/12/webpack-tree-shaking.html
Mixins via ES6 classes:
https://github.com/angus-c/es6-react-mixins
https://github.com/justinfagnani/mixwith.js

Suggestions (Nico):
State of front-end tooling/libraries / where it might be going
https://medium.com/@ericclemmons/javascript-fatigue-48d4011b6fc4

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

The web platform continues to expand into new regions, not only controlling the Internet of Things but also powering a new set of devices. In this episode, Justin Ribeiro talks with Jan Jongboom about Jan OS, an alternative operating system for mobile phones designed to run on devices without their screen attached and FirefoxOS.

Resources and Links

http://janos.io

GPIO blog post
http://blog.telenor.io/gonzo/hardware/2015/02/10/gpio.html

Firefox OS as an IoT platform blog post: http://blog.telenor.io/gonzo/hardware/2014/12/16/firefox-os-iot.html

Presentation I gave about sub-GHz networks and IoT connectivity: http://presenter.qbrick.com/?pguid=cb3beeba-fe2f-43a9-9e4d-690ec3572476

http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=4297

On This Episode

Jan Jongboom (@janjongboom)

Justin Ribeiro (@justinribeiro)

Direct download: episode-74_firefoxos-janos.mp3
Category:IoT -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

73: Ionic Applications

Summary

Google Developer Expert (GDE) & Ionic Developer Relations Code Crafter MIke Hartington (@mhartington) joins the panel to discuss Ionic and the future of the project with AngularJS & Cordova. Ionic is “The beautiful open source front-end SDK for developing hybrid mobile apps using web technologies.”

Once upon a time embedding web views in native apps was considered a bad practice in development by many. Now that the hybrid technologies have advanced much further than imagined, is there still a ‘war’ between the hybrid & native approaches? Have we reached a point where it doesn’t really matter which you choose?

Simple enough to wrap your head around...right? Mike talks about the different types of applications you would create for mobile experiences and why you would choose these approaches in your applications. He further goes on to talk more in detail about the framework and how it is being used today.

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Direct download: episode-73_ionic-applications.mp3
Category:angular -- posted at: 8:28am EDT

72: Teaching and Learning Angular

Summary

Kent C. Dodds (@kentcdodds) & Shai Reznik (@shai_reznik) join us for episode 72 about teaching and learning the popular Angular JavaScript Framework. These two veteran technologists provide great insights into how they teach code, what you need to know to start coding, and insider pro techniques on how they have had success in training. How do they keep up to date on web technology? What is important to know?

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Up until now, there hasn't been much information on how to combine quantitative big data with qualitative thick data. That's where this report can help. If you're involved in any aspect of product design, this is indispensable reading. It's useful, and we're pleased to offer it to you, for free! Get the free ebook now.

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Panelists

Christoph Burgdorf (@cburgdorf) - Thought leader, blogger, and thoughtram mastermind

Direct download: episode-72_teaching-and-learning-angular.mp3
Category:angular -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

71: Vaadin Elements

Summary

 

Danny Blue and Justin Ribeiro chat with Manolo Carrasco (@dodotis) and Moñino Jouni Koivuviita (@jouni) from Vaadin about their work with Web Components in the enterprise world. Vaadin has begun to create enterprise ready web components ‘ready for production’ usage. Built on top of Polymer, Vaadin Elements are helping to push new web technologies to larger companies.

 

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Direct download: episode-71_vaadin-elements.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

70: Web Components at Microsoft

Summary

Daniel Buchner (@csuwildcat), former Mozillian & Program Manager at Microsoft takes us through the plans for Web Components at Microsoft. Daniel is the creator of the Web Components free open source library, X-Tag which Microsoft is now officially supporting and using as of release 1.5. How are the teams at Microsoft using Web Components now and what is the plan for the future?

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Resources

Panelists

Direct download: episode-70_web-components-at-microsoft.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 7:57am EDT