JavaScript Jabber

JSJ 475: DevOps for the JavaScript Developer

In recent years the term DevOps has become ubiquitous – you’ll find DevOps engineers in most every tech organization. But what does DevOps actually mean, and how does it differ from previously existing System and Network engineering and DBAs? In this episode our own Aimee Knight, who is currently expanding her role into DevOps, answers…

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JSJ 474: Things JavaScript Developers Should Know, Part 1

Having done a three-part series on the things JavaScript developers MUST know, Dan now leads a panel discussion on the things that JavaScript developers SHOULD know. These are things that devs can get by without knowing, but that will improve their abilities if they do know and understand. Subjects covered include: passing functions args by…

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JSJ 473: The Elements framework with Chris Mather

Steve and A.J. talk with Chris Mather, the creator of the Elements framework, a new monolith-style web framework for generating web apps. They discuss the reason for adding YAF (Yet Another Framework), the pieces that are used to build the framework, and how it all works together. Panel AJ O’Neal Steve Edwards Guest Chris Mather…

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JSJ 472: RedwoodJS Brings Full-Stack to the JAMstack with Anthony Campolo

Anthony Campolo joins the conversation to lead the discussion of RedwoodJS. RedwoodJS is a full-stack framework that provides a way of building a fast and secure front-end that JAMstack gives you with the power and flexibility of a backend. It doesn’t have an official ORM, instead it uses GraphQL through Prisma. This discussion goes deep…

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JSJ 471: Things Every JavaScript Developer Must Know – Part 3

In this episode, the panel discusses the final list of things that developers need to know and how and when they’re important. These topics include: Duck typing TypeScript Various programming terms and concepts: recursion, garbage collection, MVC, etc. JS number and Math system (NaN, precision, BigInt, …) At least one framework At least one testing…

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JSJ 470: Fine Tuning Your Psychological Stack, or DevOps For Your Brain

You’re working on planning and executing your professional and technical journeys, but what about your psychological journey? The reality is that without taking better care of yourself, you are potentially setting yourself up for failure, and potentially also putting your health and wellbeing at risk. We are joined by Wei-Ming Lam, a coach and Yoga…

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JSJ 469: The case for JavaScript iterators and generators, part 2

This is the follow on to the episode first recorded regarding JavaScripts iterators and generators. Dan takes the lead and picks up from last time. The panel discusses how JavaScript uses and implements iterators and where people are likely to see them. Then they dive into generators and briefly discuss the concept and their uses….

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BONUS: How to Speed Up Your Website For Fun and Profit with Inian Parameshwaran

Use the code DEVCHAT at https://devchat.tv/fast to get double the capacity and traffic from Dexecure. Inian Parameshwaran is the CEO of Dexecure and an expert in speeding up websites. Inian walks Charles Max Wood through the intricacies of measuring website speed and explains which metrics matter and for which concerns. He goes over the benefits…

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JSJ 468: The case for JavaScript iterators, part 1

Iterators and generators were introduced into JavaScript way back in 2015, yet they remain an underused and often misunderstood features of the language. In this episode Dan describes the purpose of iterators, how they’re implemented in JavaScript, and why you’re using them even if you aren’t aware that you are, via the spread operator for…

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JSJ 467: The Joy of JavaScript with Luis Atencio

Luis Atencio jabbers about enjoying and using JavaScript. He enjoys the multi-paradigm nature of the language. The discussion ranges over the nature of JavaScript and how it’s object-oriented, and how the paradigms can be blended to provide powerful functionality. They also dive into how to break down problems in JavaScript and how the language enables…

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JSJ 466: Infrastructure as Code with Christian Nunciato

Christian Nunciato works on a system called Pulumi, which is a system that allows you to build infrastructure with code. This is usually aimed at the cloud and allows us to use tools to manage infrastructure and do setups and updates. Panel Aimee Knight AJ O’Neal Steve Edwards Guest Christian Nunciato Sponsors Dexecure Octopus Deploy…

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JSJ 465:The Power of Micro Front-Ends with Michael Geers

Micro-services have been very popular on the backend for a while now. But can this architecture be applied to the front-end as well? Should it be applied to the front-end? Michael Geers, who literally wrote the book on micro-fronts ends, explains what they are and why they can be a powerful architectural pattern especially when…

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