The React Way & Opinionated Practices with Ian Schwartz - JSJ 488
Never underestimate the power of teaching. Ian reached out to AJ in regards to previous comments about React on the show and demonstrated that he knows a whole lot more than most of us, so we had him on to talk about his learning journey, the philosophy of react, and top tips for new developers entering the field. Huzzah!
Node in the Browser and Much more: Web Containers with Eric Simons - JSJ 487
Eric Simons from Stackblitz joins the JSJ panel to discuss the game changing technology announced at Google.io this year. What they demonstrated was their ability to run NodeJS in the browser using new technology called Web Containers. However, the implications go well beyond the realities of running Node in the browser. Eric and the panel dive into the implications of what this new way of working could mean for the web and application development.
The 3 Essentials for Successful Job Outcomes - BONUS
Chuck dives into the 3 essentials for getting the next successful outcome you want in your career. Whether that's something simple like a raise or something more complex like going freelance, you can achieve it by working on 3 main areas.
First, building skills. The most obvious type of skills you'll need is technical skills. However, don't neglect your people skills and your organizational skills as well since you're often paid for how you work with people and enhance their work and how you put your work together in the most efficient ways.
Second, building relationships. Often other people will be able to help you find the opportunities or will be the ones to make the decisions that impact your ability to get the outcome you want. Having good relationships is key to having good outcomes.
Third, building recognition. Being known for being valuable in important ways allows you to leverage the skills you have to build better relationships and create opportunities to get what you need to get the outcomes you want by giving people what they want. A podcast is a great way to do all three. Chuck explains exactly how that works in this podcast and goes deeper as part of the Dev Influencers Accelerator.
CrUX and Core Web Vitals - What to Measure on the Web with Rick Viscomi - JSJ 486
Rick Viscomi joins us from Google to talk to us about the Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX) and the HTTP Archive. He explains what it tells us about how the web is built, how it performs, and what we know about the web today.
How to Get Hired at a FANG Company - BONUS
Chuck explains what he taught Nathan last week when we asked how to get hired at a FANG (Facebook Apple/Amazon Netflix Google) company. Essentially, it boils down to how to build the skills and knowledge needed to pass the interview. How to build the relationships to get into the door and have the interviewer want you to succeed. And how to build the reputation that has the company wanting you regardless of the outcome.
This approach also works for speaking at conferences, selling courses, and other outcomes as well as it's the core of building a successful career as an influencer.
They discuss WeakMap, WeakSets, and WeakReferences. They dive into where and how they are used and which places they're implemented.
The conversation starts with garbage collection is and how it works and then moves into the implications it has for this kind of referencings.
Women on Stage and in Tech with Moran Weber - JSJ 483
Moran Weber is the CEO of Women on Stage. She helps women prepare for and speak on stages at conferences in technology and other related areas. She joins the Jabber panel this week to discuss women's place in technology, the importance of them appearing at conferences, and the outcomes of women in the technology space.
Becoming the Go-To Person in Your Technology Area - BONUS
Chuck was on a strategic call with one of his potential coaching clients talking about cryptocurrencies and realized that this is one of the major reasons that people want to become influencers. Or, rather, that many people aspire to make a difference and/or make money and the best way to do that is to become the person people go to for what you do.
So, how do you become the first person people think of when they think of that thing you know how to do? Let Chuck tell you.
Changes in the JAMstack Landscape with Sean C Davis - JSJ 482
Dan kicks the show off by asking our guest Sean C. Davis to define for us what doesn't fall under JAMstack. Sean explains what isn't JAMstack and then dives into what's changed over the last year or so that brings us to the tools and approaches that hybridize the server end of things to bring more server side to the JAMstack.
So, JAMstack lifts away from a monolithic backend to provide an independent front-end with a supporting set of back-end tools rather than a back-end with supporting front-end tools. This episodes dives into the implications of this approach as a reaction to the more traditional monolith.
Don't Let These Things Keep You From Podcasting - BONUS
Charles talks about the things that get developers stuck when they're trying to start their podcast or other influencer channel. He explains how to get around having those things hamper your journey.
Data Oriented Programming with Yehonathan Sharvit - JSJ 481
Yehonathan Sharvit joins the Jabber crew to discuss Data Oriented Programming. Data Oriented Programming is a way to reduce complexity by managing the shape of the data before we send it over the wire. Rather than managing data you send between services in class hierarchies, you focus on the data's meaning and manipulate it so the data it includes updates to your datastore like Redux and then cascade changes from your data.
BONUS: Relationships Matter Most
Charles Max Wood talks about how to build, grow, and benefit from positive relationships within programming. He talks about how he's built genuine positive relationships with hundreds of programmers and how he and others have grown from those relationships. He also explains that you get out of relationships what you put into them. Finally, he goes into how to begin to build relationships by building a system of influence you can use on behalf of the people you want relationships with.
JSJ 480: Are Micro Frontends worth the effort? (And if so when?)
Micro frontends are the topic of discussion again, this time with Grgur Grisogono, Principal Consultant at Modus Create and co-author of the Manning book "Ext JS in Action". In particular, Grgur explains the new module federation capabilities introduced by Webpack, and describes how they can be used to construct micro frontends in a much more streamlined and modular fashion.
BONUS: How Opportunities Come Your Way When You're an Influencer
Charles Max Wood discusses several opportunities that came his way early in his podcasting career and other opportunities that have come to other people after only a couple of podcast episodes. He explains why that happens and how you can use this to create more influence as a developer.