Charles Max Wood
Today we talk with Netta Bondy, a front end developer at Twang and dive into a discussion about when software development becomes a craft. We discuss the challenges of practicality vs. art, and the challenges of properly crafting code vs. working with popularly adopted methods.
Today we talk with Adam Bradley, the Director of Technology at Builder.io. He previously worked at Ionix as a creator of Ionic Framework, a mobile UI interface builder for web applications, and StencilJS which powers Ionix. Currently he works on both Qwik and Partytown at Builder.io. In today’s episode we dive into Partytown, discussing the unique ways it improves website performance. When there are so many third-party scripts injected into the average website, you can quickly lose control of speed. We learn how Partytown addresses this with a remote web worker, and how it still gets the data it needs synchronously.
Today we talk with Felix Arntz, a developer relations engineer at Google. Hired on the Google WordPress team, and involved with the Sidekick plugin, we discuss some of the challenges and approaches of improving performance on WordPress sites, as well as other open source CMS’s.
There is no question that the volume, sophistication, and severity of software supply chain attacks is on the rise. How do you navigate your supply chain security? Stephen Chin joins the show today to discuss various strategies and action plans for how to best prevent and address these types of attacks.
Today Steve and Charles talk about the many updates and events coming to Top End Devs, from upcoming conferences to new courses and content. Check out the conference lineup at https://topenddevs.com/conferences. If you are interested in building courses or would like to speak at any of the conferences, contact Charles. We also dive into a conversation about what it really means to be a 10x developer and a top 1% developer.
Today we have special guests Tomer Lichtash and David Frankiel, a web developer and programmer behind the epic hacker folklore project The Story of Mel, a comprehensive guide to The Story of Mel. This story, which has survived through all the changes in the internet since its birth in 1983, and has morphed through all its iterations into something almost poetic in nature. This allegory tells the story of the birth of of high-tech culture as we know it today, and creates some heated debate among our panelists as to the validity of its meanings. Tomer and David tell some of the back story into their journey to discover if the story is a hoax, or if is truly real.
Today in this all panelist episode, we talk about JS features you should avoid using. However opinions don't always align, and some come with much debate! Although we couldn’t cover them all, today we discuss:
Today we have three guests on the show, Annie Sullivan, Yoav Weiss, and Michal Mocny, all of who are engineers who work for Google on the Chrome Web platform. Looking forward to Google’s new developments for measuring web performance, we dive deep into upcoming performance metrics Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) and Interaction to Next Paint (INP), a full page lifecycle metric. We discuss what user page interactions we can measure successfully and which we cannot. We discuss the challenges of single-page applications when looking at core web vitals.
Today, in this all-panelist episode we talk about upcoming online events and conferences. With upcoming Top End Devs meetups and conferences, starting in August, we talk about all the benefits of being in person at an event, and the camaraderie at and after the event. We talk about the ways that Airmeet allows for a good connection between the speakers and audience. You’ll also pick up some tips on becoming a speaker at one of these events.
Today we talk with Steve Sewell, co-founder and CEO of Builder.io, about their visual editor and designer which connects to many open source systems. Running within a website wysiwyg, it integrates with most modern front end frameworks, such as React, Due and Svelte. We discuss how it functions and connects to various systems. We also dive into the backstory of how and why builder.io created their framework called Qwik.
Today we talk with Josh Larson a senior staff developer at Shopify who is front and center in development of Hydrogen. We learn how Hydrogen addresses the varying needs of shop owners to build storefronts quickly and effectively. With rendering on the server only, this metaframework provides a toolkit helping customers build a more customized web presence. We learn about Oxygen, which allows customers to host and deploy Hydrogen. We also discuss the decision behind the decision to use React to build this framework, how the framework provides super-custom experiences for the user, and discuss some of the technical challenges faced when building it.
Today we talk with Matt Pocock, who comes from Oxfordshire, England. As a big fan of TypeScript and maintainer of the Xstate library, we discuss the benefits and downsides of TypeScript. As the discussion gets a bit heated, we debate the true value of TypeScript, and where it holds value to the programming community.
Today’s guest Annie Sullivan, a software engineer on the Chrome Platform team, focussing on core web vitals metrics which is all about performance and user experience metrics for websites. We discuss topics such as Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), and how it works behind the scenes. We also touch on Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) and things that impact browser experience.
Today we talk with Gal working on developer tooling for the last decade. Previously working at WIX, and now working at Vercel, he has created an open source FNM fast node version manager within that operates within Rust. We talk about Vercel’s Edge Functions, which allows users to insert routing strategies with user code without having performance hits.
Today we talk with Paul Asjes, a developer advocate at Stripe. We get some insight into creating a more secure site for credit card transactions. We also discuss card testing, or account stealing, techniques that are used to gain access to active credits cards. This topic is very important because it can have big financial consequences, and if serious enough, could cause a business to close. Paul gives us some techniques and strategies to discourage and prevent this activity.
Today we chat with Thomas Randolph from GitLab, to discuss his Top 10 list of the upcoming TC39 proposal
Today we chat with Thomas Randolph from GitLab, to discuss his Top 10 list of the upcoming TC39 proposals.
Steve, AJ, and Dan talk to Drew Baker, co-founder of Los Angeles based digital agency Funkhaus about Storybook and Nuxt. After a discussion of various server side rendering methods, Drew talks about how they use Storybook, how it integrates tightly with Nuxt, and how it helps Funkhaus quickly and cleanly spin up sites for large customers.
Today we talk with Dejan Miličić, a consultant with more than 20 years of experience as a professional software developer with RavenDB. His areas of expertise are designing, writing, and maintaining applications, with a focus on software architecture and backend development. Dejan discusses the challenges and benefits of NoSQL databases, and what he has learned along the way to simplify and reduce the time required to make changes. We also talk about ways to approach different types of NoSQL databases, and how they should be used.