Charles Max Wood
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 https://do.co/jabber and sign up to get $
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.