AJ ONeal

Charles Max Wood

Aimee Knight

Dan Shappir

Steve Edwards



Oct 12, 2021

AgGrid: From Open Source to Successful Business ft. Niall Crosby - JSJ 504

Niall Crosby, creator of AgGrid, joins the panel to discuss the journey from building an open source data grid used all over the world to providing support and enterprise features and running a successful business based on that same open source software.

Oct 05, 2021

Javascript and the Blockchain with Max Kordek - JSJ 503

Steve and AJ talk with Max Kordek, founder of his startup Lisk, which is geared towards helping JavaScript developers use the blockchain to develop new applications for new industries. We delve deep into the origins and base technologies of the blockchain, how it has been used, and how it can be used in the future. They also discuss Lisk, it’s purpose, and how Max hopes their SDK will be used by developers to explore the blockchain and find brand new applications for it.

Sep 28, 2021

DevOps for JavaScript ft. Will Button - JSJ 502

Our very own Will Button from Adventures in DevOps joins us to discuss DevOps in JavaScript. Will also hosts his own YouTube channel discussing DevOps for Developers and is a consultant helping early stage startups getting their applications set up and scaling. He joins the panel to help the Jabber panel understand how to make Node and JavaScript deploy, scale, and grow.

Sep 21, 2021

Monitoring Performance and Core Web Vitals ft. Bianca Grizhar and Sumitra Manga - JSJ 501

Bianca and Sumitra from Raygun join the panel to talk about Core Web Vitals and how tools like Raygun can help keep tabs on and monitor your performance stats as you change your web application to get you better results on Google.

Sep 14, 2021

Episode 500 Celebration! - JSJ 500

The JavaScript Jabber panel teams up to discuss their favorite moments and episodes over the last nearly 10 years of the show. They discuss where things are at and where they're going next.

Aug 31, 2021

How to Stay Current with JavaScript - JSJ 499

The panel gets together to discuss how they learn new things and what things are important to learn. They start out discussing how to learn new things. They they go into how to keep up on the never-ending releases within the JavaScript ecosystem.

Aug 24, 2021

Transitioning a Large Front-End Codebase to TypeScript ft. Priscila Oliveira and Mark Story – JSJ 498

Priscila Oliveira and Mark Story join the panel to discuss the recent transition at Sentry from vanilla JavaScript to React and TypeScript. The show starts out with the panelists nerding out over Sentry and how they use it, then they dive into the code transition and the things that they learned from their conversion to TypeScript.

Aug 17, 2021

Alpinejs, Microservices, Code Completion, and Getting Paid for Open Source with Caleb Porzio - JSJ 497

Caleb is the maintainer of several popular open source projects and frameworks including Alpinejs and Livewire, and is also an avid user of GitHub's CoPilot. Also, he's living the dream - writing open source full time. We talk about declarative, imperative, moving from SPAs and APIs back to simpler server-oriented design, design architecture, code style and linting, and how Caleb's achieved the near-impossible task of monetizing open source in a way people love.

Aug 10, 2021

An Unconventional Journey into Coding ft. Sam Sycamore - JSJ 496

Sam Sycamore joins the podcast to tell his story of transitioning into programming after listening to the podcast episode we recorded with Danny Thompson. Danny told his story about how he went from gas station attendant to programmer in a very short timeframe. Sam has now made a similar journey from landscape construction to programming and what inspired him to make the switch.

Aug 03, 2021

Opinionated Core Web Vitals - JSJ 495

Dan Shappir takes the lead this week to discuss Core Web Vitals and how Google is pushing the web to be faster. He leads Chuck, Aimee, and AJ through the ways that developers can measure and improve the performance of websites based on the statistics specified by Google as components of Google rankings.

Jul 27, 2021

Flutter Essentials ft. Allen Wyma - JSJ 494

Allen Wyma, host of the Flying High with Flutter podcast, joins the Jabber panel to discuss building mobile applications with Flutter. The discussion includes an exploration of Flutter, how to get started, how it's different from other platforms, and who should consider using it.

Jul 20, 2021

How to Check Your Application Security featuring Liran Tal - JSJ 493

Liran Tal joins the Jabber to talk about how to secure your applications and how to check for security vulnerabilities in your application and its dependencies and infrastructure. Liran explains how to check your supply chain and your own code to make sure you're not leaving things open to malicious actors.

Jul 13, 2021

Power Tips for Browser Dev-Tools with Craig Buckler - JSJ 492

Craig Buckler joins the panel to jabber about Chrome Dev-Tools and some things you may not know you can do with them to empower your own front-end development. Some of the basics you may already know like Incognito mode. Some others you may not know like black boxing libraries you don’t control or throttling connections to simulate poor connections. He also talks through searching through network requests to see how your domain’s specific requests perform.

Jul 06, 2021

The New JAMstack with Brian Rinaldi - JSJ 491

The JAMstack has been a hot item in the web development community for a while. Initially, it was a basic implementation of front-end tools with some sort of hosted backend. Now, the tools and approaches have become much more powerful. Brian Rinaldi joins the JavaScript Jabber panel to discuss how things have evolved and what people should be looking into now to take advantage of the offerings within the JAMstack community. coupon: podjsjabber19

Jun 29, 2021

Mastering Browser Caching with Vitali Zaidman - JSJ 490

The Jabber panel along with Vitali Zaidman jump in and discuss how your browser cache works, what the standard is, and what you can expect when you're trying to take advantage of the performance characteristics of your users' browsers. The browser cache control settings and techniques are not straightforward, so buckle up and learn how to get your browsers to load assets from memory.

Jun 25, 2021

Pain-Free Automated Deployments with DigitalOcean's App Platform - BONUS

If you wish you could just push to your git repository and then have your application automatically update itself, then you should have a look at DigitalOcean's App Platform. This offering is a sort of secret weapon that allows you to customize your application with the services you need and then simply push to deploy. There's no outsourcing to 3rd party databases, etc. It's all included in DigitalOcean's offering. So, you just pick what you need and then set the app to deploy. DigitalOcean's App Platform also works for static sites. So, if you're running a build of your blog or JAMstack app, you'll find that App Platform already supports you. To try it out, go to and sign up to get $

Jun 22, 2021

Typing Without Transpilation - The Beauty of JSDoc - JSJ 489

Long time friend of the show Gil Tayar joins us again this time to discussing using JSDoc for JavaScript type annotations instead of TypeScript. Turns out that you can now get all of the benefits of TypeScript types without having to adopt the entire TypeScript workflow. Gil describes the benefits of this approach, and how it could impact the future of Web development.

Jun 15, 2021

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!

Jun 08, 2021

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 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.

Jun 04, 2021

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.

Jun 01, 2021

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.

May 28, 2021

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.

May 25, 2021

Things JavaScript Developers Should Know, Part 2 - JSJ 485

Dan Shappir leads the Jabber crew on another discussion on the things JavaScript developers should know. 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.

May 18, 2021

Data Wrangling in JavaScript with Ashley Davis - JSJ 484

Ashley Davis jumps in to talk to Dan Shappir about wrangling data using JavaScript. Ashley describes his journey into JavaScript and his exposure to the web platform. From there he walks Dan through learning data science and building systems in Python before coming back to JavaScript. He talks through the tools and techniques used to manage data in JavaScript as well as how it can be done!

Dan Shappir

Ashley Davis
May 11, 2021

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.