JavaScript Jabber


AJ ONeal

Charles Max Wood

Aimee Knight

Dan Shappir

Steve Edwards



Feb 01, 2022

Sorting through the Script (AJ vs. Dan Shappir) - JSJ 519

Want to watch AJ and Dan Shappir do battle LIVE? You’re in the luck! In this episode, the jabberers go deep on the nuances of var, what we can all learn from C++ about coding, and Dan’s go-to remedies for keeping your Script nice, neat, and not-chaotic. In This Episode 1.The ONE rule you need know about var (and how it affects the future of JavaScript) 2.Why C++ allows variables to execute the code while JavaScript doesn’t (and what we learn from this difference 3.The biggest drawback to all of JavaScript’s recent changes (and how to avoid tripping over yourself) 4.Dan’s go-to remedies for keeping your Script tidy and variables obedient

Nov 23, 2021

Do You Have Dev FOMO? ft. Yoav Ganbar - JSJ 510

Yoav Ganbar joins the Jabber crew to discuss Dev FOMO. He leads the panel through a discussion about adopting technologies and knowing about new niches. The panel discusses how to stay on top of the movements in our ecosystem and when we should prioritize other things.

Nov 16, 2021

SEO for Developers ft. Mordy Oberstein - JSJ 509

Mordy Oberstein joins the JavaScript Jabber panel to discuss SEO and how what seems like a marketing concern is relevant and exciting for developers. SEO is working with a black box with regards to Google since Google and other search engines don't tell you anything about how they adjust their search algorithms. Mordy walks through how developers can contribute to the issues around showing up in search engine results.

Nov 09, 2021

State Management ft. Assaf Krintza - JSJ 508

Assaf Krintza joins the JavaScript Jabber panel to discuss the various approaches and uses for state management in web applications. Some of the focus is on React, but many of the tools and approaches work in or have similar options in the other web frameworks.

Nov 02, 2021

D3 and Data Visualization ft. Ian Johnson - JSJ 507

Ian Johnson is a former Google UX engineer and data visualization engineer with ObservableHQ building data visualizations with JavaScript. He works on both the tools and the visualizations built with D3 on the web. He discusses how to use tools like D3 to tell a story using your data.

Oct 26, 2021

MeteorJS ft. Filipe Névola - JSJ 506

Filipe Névola is the CEO of MeteorJS. He jumps in to discuss the changes and updates to Meteor over the last several years. He explains what Meteor is, what its history is, and how it lands within the current JavaScript ecosystem. You can use it to build web and mobile apps and is a mature option to use for your applications.

Oct 19, 2021

Creeds of Craftsmanship - JSJ 505

This week, the JavaScript Jabber panel discusses the various "Creeds of Craftsmanship" from the programming languages out there. They discuss the different principles and the unifying concepts they all have alongside the ethos of what makes each language's approach to programming unique.

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.