JavaScript Jabber

JSJ 460: The Things Every JavaScript Developer Must Know, Part 2

The panel continues its discussion of various JavaScript programming topics, and whether or not they are required knowledge for JavaScript programmers. This time the debate gets even more heated with topics such as promises and async / await, regular expressions (regex), the DOM and Service Workers. Ultimately we conclude that some you must indeed know…

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BONUS: How to do LARGE Volumes of HIGH Quality Work – While Spending Fewer Hours Working

Get the Black Friday/Cyber Monday “Double Your Productivity by 5pm Today” DealCoupon Code: “DEEP” for a GIANT discount Mani provides us with strategies and tactics to get Deep Work time and how to get our minds into that focused state for hours at a time. He has read hundreds of books that have taught him…

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JSJ 459: Codota Tabnine and the Rise of Ai-powered Developer Tooling with Kyle Simpson with Kyle Simpson PT 2

Imagine a world in which your editor / IDE can actually write some of your code for you. Where you’re able to produce software faster and more efficiently because your development environment “knows” what you want to do, based on code you’ve written before. Turns out you can start experiencing this in the present using…

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JSJ 458: Codota Tabnine and the Rise of Ai-powered Developer Tooling with Kyle Simpson

Imagine a world in which your editor / IDE can actually write some of your code for you. Where you’re able to produce software faster and more efficiently because your development environment “knows” what you want to do, based on code you’ve written before. Turns out you can start experiencing this in the present using…

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JSJ 457: Career Transitioning with Laura Harvey

This week the panel talks with a UK boot camp student about her decision to switch careers and learn to program. They discuss unique challenges such as being part of an underrepresented group and entering the field during a pandemic. Additionally, they discuss technology choices and overall, seek to gain a deeper understanding of the…

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JSJ 456: Developer-First Security and Security Tooling For Developers with Liran Tal & Brian Vermeer

Liran Tal and Brian Vermeer from Snyk join the panel to discuss development of secure software in general, and secure JavaScript and web dev in particular. They explain what developer-first security actually means, and the types of security vulnerabilities to watch out for when using modern tools to develop websites and web apps. They also…

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JSJ 455: Introducing and Understanding Svelte and Sapper with Mark Volkmann

This week the panel is joined by Mark Volkmann to discuss Svelte and how it compares and differs from front-end frameworks such as React and Angular. Mark has written a book and has given talks about Svelte and also about Sapper, an application framework built on top of Svelte. He explains to the panel how…

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JSJ 454: Mongoose, Mongo and Object Document Mapping (ODM) with Valeri Karpov

We talk about the Pros and Cons of using a database directly vs using an abstraction layer, common mistakes, optimistic concurrency, and a nice tangent into programming concurrency models to top it off. Sponsors Faithlife | Now Hiring Software Developers Audible.com CacheFly Panel AJ ONeal Aimee Knight Charles Max Wood Steve Edwards Special Guest Valeri…

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JSJ 453: Debugging Third Party JavaScript with Ben Vinegar

Many websites these days have to deal with the reality of incorporating third-party scripts. These could be tracking scripts or analytics or monitoring, or even scripts that add explicit features to a site, such as chat. Regardless of the purpose, such scripts add complexity and overhead, and can interfere with the proper operation of the…

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JSJ 452: Caddy 2 Web Server with Matthew Holt

Today the panel talks with Matt Holt who works full time on the Caddy Web Server. The panel discusses things such as how it compares to other popular tools as well as lessons learned while working on it. Sponsors Faithlife | Now Hiring Software Developers The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide – Grab a Copy…

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JSJ 451: Are Software Bugs Inevitable with Ran Levi

Ran Levy, a well known and prolific technology podcaster joins the show to talk with the panel about software bugs. Topics of discussion include the inevitability of software bugs – are they an intrinsic part of software development? Also, can they be minimized and their impact mitigated? And what can software companies, and the developers…

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JSJ 450: Native Features Inside The Browser – Introducing Google’s Project Fugu with Thomas Steiner

For Web apps to be useful and successfully compete with native applications, they need to be able to access device features, such as the camera, local file system, Bluetooth, and more. Obviously such a mechanism needs to be secure and respect user privacy. In this episode Thomas Steiner, a Developer Advocate for the Web at…

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