Modern Web: The Podcast

Leo Balter is a software engineer at Bocoup and an active member of the TC39 technical committee. If you are unfamiliar with TC39, it is the governing body for Javascript standards.

TC39 members include individuals from Google, Netflix, Facebook, Yahoo and many others. Leo is among these individuals and attends committee meetings as a representative of the JS Foundation.

Leo and Tracy discuss topics of societal barriers, exclusion of minorities, and sexism. Many of these topics surface as deterrents to individuals who want to be involved in the tech world but feel as if they are unable to do so well.

Leo’s talks about his experience being a Brazilian male entering a male dominated, Caucasian world and how this inspired him to want to promote greater diversity within the TC39 community.

Highlighted are the importance and benefits of having a wide range of diversity coming together to further the advancement of technology.

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Vue.js is a JavaScript UI framework built to be approachable, versatile and performant. Its creator Evan You and the award winning writer of CSS-Tricks Sarah Drasner join us to discuss the creation of Vue.js, the beginner learning curve, how it handles data and animations, and how it differs from Angular and React.

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This episode is all about web accessibility. We’re joined by Rob Dodson, developer advocate at Google, and Alice Boxhall, software engineer at Google. We talk about why accessibility matters to everyone, even beyond people with disabilities. We dive into the implementation details, such as navigation, semantics and styling, based on Rob and Alice’s Web Accessibility course. We explore various guidelines and learning resources to improve your design and implementation.

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Calvin French-Owen, CTO of Segment, and Andy Elliott, business analyst at Google, join us to discuss analytics. We talk about what business metrics to measure and how to select analytics vendors for businesses large and small. We also discuss the technical challenges of analytics instrumentation, such as measuring web apps vs. websites, automation and data schema design.

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In this episode, Stephen Fluin (@stephenfluin), Angular core team member and Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) interview Alex Castillo (@castillo__io) and Uri Shaked (@urishaked) on unique and interesting projects utilizing Angular (2).

With these two pushing the edge on what is possible with JavaScript and as speakers on the upcoming ngcruise, listen in to hear about IoT, neurojavascript, and Angular.

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James Long, Mozilla, speaks to us about developer tooling in this podcast. What is the state of firefox tooling? How was the migration of firefox developer tools to react? What are some upcoming features in firefox like reverse debugging?

We discuss other topics such as browsers standardizing on the chrome debugging protocol, redux-observable, redux middleware, error trapping issues with promises, and implications in the observable spec.

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Benoit Marchant, create of the Montage Framework, and Andy Matuschak, UIKit engineer, researcher and head of mobile engineering at Khan Academy, join us to discuss UI components. We reminisce Benoit and Andy’s extensive history of web and native engineering at Apple. We debate various challenges and best practices of component reusability, encapsulation, gestures, data binding, and collaboration between engineers and designers.

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In this episode of the Modern Web podcast - Ben Lesh stars as the Jerry Springer of JavaScript stirs things up with the Polymer team Monica Dinculescu and Fred Schott with hard questions about louder voices representing Polymer on twitter and the reasoning behind perceived abrasiveness.

Thankfully, no one gets pregnant in this episode and hard conversations are all in jest. The meat of this podcast is centered around the difference between Polymer and web components, composable components nested inside svg, where browsers are in supporting native custom elements, web components versus frameworks, the concept of using the platform, using Polymer in frameworks like Angular 2, the progression of the polymer-cli.

Find more podcasts, videos, trainings and online conferences at http://modern-web.org or follow us on Twitter @modernweb_.

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We talk to Shirley Wu and Nadieh Bremer, long-time members of the D3 and data visualization communities, about their latest collaboration DataSketches and building data visualization using web technologies.

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We interview Henry Zhu (@left_pad) on babels new minifier - babili. Babili is a minifier based on the babel toolchain. They discuss how babili might minify bananas and power rangers, the babel plugin - emojification, how Sebastian McKenzie once blocked Jay Phelps on twitter, why babili is important for the JS ecosystem, flow and using babel with flow, contributing to interesting open source projects, bit manipulation languages, and TrumpScript.

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Raquel Moss (@raquelxmoss), Kent C. Dodds (@kentcdodds), and Ben Lesh (@benlesh) sit down at React Rally to discuss the conference, what makes for a good presentation, and how to feel comfortable speaking at conferences. Kent shows us how to do air squats before they discuss Raquel’s recent contribution to CycleJS core, beginner contributions to open source, tips on how to think about your first contributions, and the benefits of ReactJS.

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Tracy Lee interviews Ben Lesh at React Rally. They discuss the React community compared to other JavaScript communities, which they boil down to being very similar to a “choose-your-own-adventure”. Important things to note in this podcast: The benefits and costs of new ES2015 features, Node’s position in the JavaScript ecosystem and how TC39 standards are affecting the node ecosystem, senior developers mentoring and making junior developers feel comfortable, the promises spec and cancellation tokens with observables. Other topics: how React trainings differ from Angular or Ember trainings, the new create-react-app and why it’s so amazing, the new screencast site Yolobrolo, and why @godtributes is the most amazing twitter bot ever. Ben also might have said that Dan Abramov is a React superstar, but you’ll have to listen to be sure. Tracy called out Ben on not wearing the hat that Sam Saccone’s mother purchased him.

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Michael Jackson, Stephen Rivas Jr, and Jay Phelps discuss React and other front end frameworks at React Rally. Topics covered: Create-react-app - How using ember prior to react has affected the thinking behind working on react - React trainings - Building complex react apps - Webpack vs Rollup - HistoryJS (react history) - How you should approach open source projects - React Router v4 - Early mistakes in the early router - Previews some of the changes happening with react router and react history -Integration of redux with react router and react history - React Router 4 - State management in react.

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Modern Web sits down with Devon Lindsey (@devonbl), Sarah Drasner (@sarah_edo), James Kyle (@thejameskyle), and Katherine Poulter (@katpoulter) at React Rally (@reactrally). Our main goal was to put them in power ranger outfits. Watch as they discuss the benefits of being an individual technical contributor versus taking the management route. The four share their views on the excitement of being a JavaScript developer, learning new technologies and how the trend of openly sharing code has helped speed up the evolution of OSS and technology. Other topics discussed are companies giving engineers time for open source projects, how awesome the React community is at being nice to each other, and how conferences help you get to know community leaders better.

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We interview Ben Halpern, the voice behind the famous twitter handle, @ThePracticalDev. Did you know you can tweet The Practical Dev about your javascript homework? This podcast gives us a fun and quick view into what its like behind the scenes as The Practical Dev. Learn about the organization and its the future. Hear stories about run-ins with Tim OReilly, the JavaScript community, and how why Sebastian McKenzie once blocked Jay Phelps on Twitter. Hint It was Sam Saccones fault.

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In this podcast episode, Taras Mankovski, aka EmberSherpa, interviews Balint Erdi, the author of Rock and Roll with Ember about authentication and authorization in Ember applications. They discuss common authentication strategies and how to implement them with addons like Ember Simple Auth and Torii.

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Ivan Vanderbyl (Co-Founder, flood.io) and Taras Mankovski (Founder, EmberSherpa), 2 Ember developers have a discussion around D3 in Ember and the solutions they have been working on to make graphing easier with the framework using add-ons. Ivan and Taras have been working on separate D3 ember solutions - ember-d3-helpers and maximum plaid. This podcast illustrates how separate projects solving the same problems in a community can converge and move towards a common solution. Discussion revolves around using composable helpers and creating solutions on an atomic level that can be used to solve problems across various unrelated matters.

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Ben Lesh and Tracy Lee interview Zabriskies Beard and Jamison Dance on the accidental creation of React Rally, how the JavaScript framework communities are organically formed based on the strength of the frameworks opinions and exploration into why the react community exists in the form that it does. Also discussed are Power Rangers fighting bananas at React Rally, how redux is pushing the envelope for react developers to solve harder problems, and discussing the possibilities of a future react cli.

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Since Angular 2, the demand for Angular training has increased dramatically. Bill and Zack discuss how Angular 2s use of TypeScript has changed the perspective of JavaScript to .net and java developers and the gratification of teaching JavaScript to new and experienced developers. Bill talks about the contrast between teaching Angular1x and Angular 2, how angular-cli is changing the way developers think about JavaScript, and how the greater whole of the AngularJS teaching community works together to support each other.

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In this episode we explore contributing to the open source community, dos and donts for a beginner, and get the perspective of two well seasoned OSS contributors Ben Lesh and Zack Chapple. You can follow Ben Lesh @benlesh, Zack Chapple @zchapple, and Tracy Lee @ladyleet on Twitter.

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In this podcast episode, we speak to a strong and dedicated set of the ember.js community focused on making accessibility better for the web. Making the web accessible is one of the biggest challenges for developers. Luckily, standards bodies have quickly moved to adapt and make necessary changes to improve the experience for us. We speak to Nathan Hammond @nathanhammond, Suz Hinton @noopkat, Jamie White @jgwhite, Ben Holmes @binhums, George Chapman @gnchampman, and Robert DeLuca @robdel12 on their passion and the driving force behind this effort. Topics covered: What does accessibility look like in ember and single page applications in general? Why open source community members are passionate about accessibility on the web. How the ember community has come together through making the web more accessible through creating useful ember add ons within the community. What are the easy and difficult things about accessibility. How html5 has enabled accessibility by default. How many companies should start thinking about the power of being accessible by default. How large teams like Kickstarter start incorporating accessibility into their process, even during the design phase. Building accessibility into your continuous integration flow. What you should be investing in as a developer.

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In this podcast episode, we speak to Brandy Carney and Adam Bradley of the Ionic2 framework, whats coming down the pipeline, the Ionic CLI, what the integration with Angular 2 is shaping up to look like, and how they feel about Jeff Cross beard and David Easts ollie skills. Follow Brandy Carney (@brandyscarney), Adam Bradley (@adamdbradley), Ben Lesh (@benlesh), and myself Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) on Twitter for more JavaScript fun.

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In this special episode, Ben and Shai crawl into bed together dressed as dinosaurs and talk about his career as a comedian, how hes bringing laughter and excitement to the Angular community, and give advice to developers for speaking at conferences.

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Ben Lesh and Zack Chapple interview Hans Larsen on Angular CLI and the future of this awesome tool at Ng-conf.

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In this Modern Web episode, Ben Lesh and Sam Saccone engage in a friendly debate on the merits of cancellable promises. They explore pros and cons of promises and how they trap errors in Node.js.

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In this episode filmed at #ngconf, Jeff Cross and fight over Ben Lesh and his awesomeness while wearing dino hoodies. The show begins with an angularjs tattoo branding of The Ben Lesh, then moves on to conversations around last minute bundling decisions for the Angular 2 RC and when RxJS will be incorporated in.

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In this podcast episode, we speak to Mike Brocchi with Jeremy Rowe about angular-cli. Mike is one of the contributors on the angular-cli team. His nickname is Broccoli, which is the most important part of this podcast.

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In this podcast episode, we speak to Mike Brocchi about angular-cli. Mike is one of the contributors on the angular-cli team. His nickname is Broccoli, which is the most important part of this podcast.

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In this podcast episode, Jeffrey Biles of Ember Screencasts interviews Charles Lowell ride the functional programming wave and dive into what this actually means. Topics covered range from how to think about MVC, moving logic out of controllers and components and into the template, functional programming in ember, the rise of helpers, addons such as ember-composabe-helpers and ember-curry-helpers, and the universal UI workflow.

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An impromptu get together with Ben Lesh,Matt Podwysocki, Jay Phelps, Victor Savkin, PatrickJS, Ryan Burgess, Kent C. Dodds, Jon Kuperman.

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An impromptu get together with Ben Lesh,Matt Podwysocki, Jay Phelps, Victor Savkin, PatrickJS, Ryan Burgess, Kent C. Dodds, Jon Kuperman. We tried to get everyone to wear pajamas. @mattpodwysocki, @kentcdodds and @victorsavkin obliged.

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Taras, EmberSherpa, speaks to Chase and Jonathan of EmberWeekend on how the ember ecosystem is evolving with regards to application development, mentoring developers, what it's like to pair with 100+ people in just a few months, and more on this Modern Web podcast.

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In S01E07, Rob Dodson, Google Developer Advocate shares the future of web components and Polymer with us. Justin Ribeiro, Google Developer Expert interviews.

Rob gives us an update on the browser web components battle and where everyone is with relation to feature shipments. Shadow DOM and custom elements should be hitting more browsers this year, and where the future of HTML imports will be.

If you're looking to get started using web components, Rob covers what you as a developer can do right now and Polymer's vision for how they play in the web component ecosystem.

Rob discusses his opinions as to why large corporations are quicker to adopt web components than the OSS community, shares juicy gossip on an up and coming Polymer CLI, and tells us about cool tools like polygit.org!

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Chase and Jonathan from Ember Weekend interview Luke Melia from Yapp Labs. Luke shares the beginning of Ember and the adoption of Ember at Yapp Labs when it was just him and Kris Selden coding it up. He shares the behind how Ember NYC started, and how ember-cli-deploy became the default deployment story for Ember. Luke also discusses the success of the ember-cli-deploy plugin ecosystem, the natural evolution of the ember-cli-deploy team, collaboration for open source projects in the ember ecosystem, and his thoughts on how javascript and frameworks will evolve in the next year.

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60 second promo trailer for Season 1 Episode 5 of the Jeff Cross Show on Modern Web featuring Jafar Husain of Netflix.

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Welcome to the Jeff Cross Show on Modern Web! Jafar Husain of Netflix tells us why Angular 2 is the greatest framework ever, then gets put through the ringer with code questions from Jeff Cross. He also speaks about the history of ReactiveX, gives his opinion on observers and promises, and jams on the state of functional programing exploding in the javascript community. He also speaks on FalcorJS and how the project came about at Netflix and its origination.

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Matt Beale, EmberJS core team member discusses with Chase McCarthy and Jonathan Jackson of Ember Weekend his hopes of MobileDoc playing an integral role in the ever-changing web ecosystem, Torii's past, present, and future, and how EmberJS is evolving as a framework and what he believes the future holds for teams such as ember-cli-deploy, ember-data, and more.

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In this podcast, Kent C. Dodds talks about JavaScript Air and the backlash he's experienced after leaving Angular Air, how he views learning frameworks, his favorite ES6 features, how air squats play a significant role in his speaker life, and how the beard of Jeff Cross brings super powers to the JavaScript community. Ben Lesh prods.

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Why are promises bad and observables good? Ben Lesh, lead on RxJS 5 talks to Taras Mankovski about how observables are the way of the future and why you should use them.

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Ben Lesh reveals all to Taras Mankovski and talks about frameworks at Netflix. Hear what he has to say about Angular vs Ember vs React at Netflix.

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What is TC39? Yehuda Katz is interviewed by Jay Phelps and discusses details behind what TC39 does as an organization, ES2015, and more.

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