49: An Interview with Eric Elliott

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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.

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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
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48: Web Accessibility in Polymer

In episode 48 we chat with Chrome team member & Accessibility champion Alice Boxhall (@sundress) and Polymer team #a11y heroes, Chris Joel (@RoboDynamo) & Daniel Freedman (@danfreedman) about the Polymer 1.0 and what is new in web accessibility of the library as well as what we should expect looking forward. Chris & Joel work a lot on the testing and managing of elements and their compliance with web accessibility features.

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Direct download: episode-48_web-accessibility-in-polymer.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 11:37am EDT
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47: X-Tag - The X Generation

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Danny Blue (@dee_bloo), Erik Isaksen (@eisaksen), and Tyler McGinnis (@tylermcginnis33) talk to Daniel Buchner (@csuwildcat) about the X-Tag project and some if its interesting features, such as mixins. We discuss the Web Component spec as well as the features that have been agreed upon and which ones may still need some work. Big companies like Google have thrown their full support behind the Web Components technology umbrella. Will others such as Microsoft follow suit? and what will it take for browser vendors to implement web components natively.

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Direct download: episode-47_x-tag-the-x-generation.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 12:45pm EDT
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46: Polymer 1.0

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Polymer 1.0 is here! Lean mean and production ready. On episode 46 we talk to a Proverbial Packed Panel of Professional Polymer People. Polymer has grown a ton since its developer preview and has been streamlined for performance. A big show where we talk to a panel of both GDE’s and members of the Polymer team to get a better idea of just how this project has grown and why Polymer and web components as a whole are important for the modern and future web platform.

 

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Direct download: episode-46_polymer-1.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 8:24am EDT
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45: SSO, Open ID, & Anvil Connect

Identity is the missing link that connects all your users, apps, services, and devices to each other and the rest of the world. Christian Smith (@anvilhacks) is founder of Anvil Research (@AnvilResearch) and the creator of Anvil Connect, an open source authorization server built with Node.js to authenticate your users and protect your APIs.

 

Anvil Connect simplifies security when you have many apps and services to integrate. It acts as a broker between your apps, APIs, and a long list of OAuth providers like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and GitHub. The server works with apps written in any programming language that speaks HTTP. The code is MIT licensed and implements open standards like OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, and JSON Web Tokens.

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Direct download: episode-45_sso-openid-and-anvil-connect.mp3
Category:security -- posted at: 10:30am EDT
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44: Organizing & Speaking at Developer Events

It can be overwhelming and, in some cases, downright scary to speak at events for many developers. Aaron Frost, co-organizer of ng-conf & Google Developer Expert, (@js_dev) talks with us about his experiences, mistakes, and triumphs while speaking at developer events as well as organizing them.

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Direct download: episode-44_organizing-and-speaking-developer-events.mp3
Category:community -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT
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43: Modern JavaScript with ES6 & ES7

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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.

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Direct download: episode-43_modern-javascript-with-es6-and-es7.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT
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42: Human Hacking & Social Engineering

What is Social Engineering (SE) and why should developers care? It is the ability to manipulate. It is the power to influence, elicit, and misdirect. It is a means hackers can use, for better or worse, to breach or protect companies, start or stop cyber wars, commit or prevent cyber crimes, and steal or secure your data.

 

Social Engineer, hacker, & author Chris Hadnagy (@humanhacker) discusses the dangers technology companies & developers are exposed to everyday. Social Engineering has become an art form. It can be used to help or hinder others. Those that help prevent SE attacks like Chris are known as White Hats. Those that seek to harm and take from others with malicious intent are known as Black Hats.

 

To Black Hats, we are just obstacles standing in the way of their goals. These individuals will do whatever they must to get us to reveal our secrets. Most times we even do this willingly, without ever realizing we have been hacked until it’s too late. Seemingly trivial information to us may just be the last crucial piece of information a Black Hat needs.

 

All the firewalls & countermeasures in the world can’t protect us from ourselves. We can’t afford to have our applications, our money, our lives hacked to bits because of our human nature. Chris talks with us on how we can prevent this from happening to us and our teams.

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Direct download: episode-42_human-hacking-and-social-engineering.mp3
Category:security -- posted at: 11:56am EDT
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41: Shaping the future of the Web

Jen Simmons (@JenSimmons), full stack designer & host of The Web Ahead Podcast (@TheWebAhead), takes us through what is means to contribute to and shape the ever changing landscape of the web. Jen produces an immense amount of free content from speaking engagements & training to podcasting that have reached all over the globe.

 

The Web Ahead guests have included some of the most influential people in web technology & design to date. Jen has had a major impact in the way we build and design for the web. Her uncanny abilities are almost akin to a unicorn in that she is extremely knowledgeable in both development & design. Good thing for us that Jen knows how to share her knowledge and help everyone have a chance to shape the future of the web.

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Direct download: episode-41_shaping-the-future-of-the-web.mp3
Category:community -- posted at: 7:38am EDT
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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.

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