JavaScript Jabber

Hosted ByAJ ONeal, Aimee Knight, Charles Max Wood, Dan Shappir, Steve Edwards

JavaScript Jabber is a challenge to become a top JavaScript developer. Each week our expert panel and our guests discuss the things that JavaScript developers need to know to stay current and level up.

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JSJ 444: Coding Front-end JavaScript for Accessibility with Neha Sharma

In this episode of JavaScript Jabber we interview Neha Sharma about the importance of coding front-end JavaScript with accessibility in mind. She explains practical methods in which to generate accessible UX when using front-end frameworks, such as React and Angular. For example, the importance of generating proper semantic markup, and considering behaviors and responses to user interactions.

JSJ 443: All About InertiaJS with Jonathan Reinink

The panel talks with Jonathan Reinink about his new library, IntertiaJS. InertiaJS is a tool that allows you to create a monolith server rendered site, but where you write your own custom back end, and then use a front end framework like React, Vue, or Svelte. We discuss how Intertia works at a very granular level, how it compares to tools like Next.js and Nuxt, why monoliths are better than using APIs, how Interita handles authentication and form submissions, and much more.

JSJ 442: Breaking Into Tech with Danny Thompson

Danny Thompson discusses his road to a successful tech career, after working for years outside the industry (frying chicken at gas-stations). He explains the importance of setting goals and following through, and how to overcome adversity, and handle setbacks. It’s simultaneously a very inspirational story, but also filled with lots of very practical advice and action items to pursue. For example, the importance of attending and participating in Meetups and engaging with the local tech community.

JSJ 441: The Present and Future of JavaScript Bundling and Delivery with Yoav Weiss

Yoav Wiess is a Developer Advocate at Google on the Chrome team, and also co-chair of the W3C Performance Working Group. In this episode Yoav explains how JavaScript resources are currently being delivered to browsers, and limitations and downsides with these approaches. He then describes a proposal for an advanced JavaScript delivery method that addresses these limitations. When this proposal is implemented, it will enable much more efficient download of JavaScript into browsers, boosting Web performance. This is a public proposal, and Yoav invites the community to participate in the standardization process.

JSJ 440: Why Serverless with Gareth McCumskey

Gareth McCumskey, a Solutions Architect in Cape Town, South Africa engages the panelists of JavaScript Jabber in an informative discussion about the broad topic of serverless. The JavaScript expert explains that serverless is essentially a way to use the existing managed services of the cloud in building a solution. He expounded on the different ways in which to employ the use of serverless.

JSJ 439: More Jabber About Less JavaScript with Alex Russell

Alex Russell works for Google on the Chrome team and is the lead of Project Fugu which focuses on Web Capabilities and Progressive Web Apps. Alex leads the JavaScript Jabber panel in a discussion of writing less JavaScript and focusing on performance and functionality on low bandwidth connections and low performance phones. Because accessibility is downstream, now, of performance, he argues that we need to focus on performance to make applications that give a good experience on lower end phones and connections.

JSJ 438: You Don’t Know JS Yet with Kyle Simpson (SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT at the End)

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT at the end of this episode. Don’t miss it.
Kyle Simpson, author of the You Don’t Know JS Yet series joins the JavaScript Jabber panel to discuss the origins and approach to his book series. The discussion varies to the basic parts of JavaScript, the parts you should know, and how to learn them.