JavaScript Jabber

Your Prototype for Great Code

About the show

Weekly panel discussion about Javascript on the front and back ends.
This show is primarily focused on the web ecosystem, but also covers NodeJS, mobile, and language features.

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  • Simplifying Slinkity with Anthony Campolo

    January 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min

    Ever feel overwhelmed by the crazy number of new frameworks? We’ve got a solution for you. In this episode, the JavaScript jamboree sits down with Anthony Campolo, a software developer who’s spreading the word about a powerful yet flexible new tool--Slinkity. They talk about how Slinkity answers the age-old question and simplifies everything, how to prevent the nasty “uncanny valley” from rearing its head during loading, and why eBay and Slinkity are on the same page about “the basics”.

    “I think Slinkity is an interesting new way to build websites in a framework-agnostic way. It’s like using little sprinkles of JavaScript!”

    • Anthony Campolo

    In This Episode:
    If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all these new frameworks, Anthony explains how Slinkity simplifies it all
    How to effectively use Slinkity’s bundling capabilities with Vite and other tools
    What tools and techniques you need to prevent an “uncanny valley” from popping up every time you sit down to program
    Remember eBay? Anthony explains how Slinkity and eBay are making programmers want to “go back to the basics”.

    Roundtable Picks:

    M1 Max MacBook Pro
    Wheel of Time TV show on AmazonPrime

    Discord servers: LunchDev, FrontEnd.Horse

    Marvel Legendary board and card game
    Auth0 authentication and authorization tool
    Jon Rich and Mike Rowe song “Santa Has a Dirty Job”

    Venom 2 movie

    Learn more about Slinkity:
    Home Page

    Connect with Anthony:

  • Creating Your Community with Brett Haralson - JAVASCRIPT 515

    January 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Ever wonder why you feel like you belong in some groups and the black sheep in others? In this episode, the Javascript dudes sit down with Brett Haralson, a software developer and manager at Wix who’s learned the fundamentals of cultivating world-class communities. They discuss what Brett does FIRST to start building a community, how to handle negativity before and when it pops up, and what you NEED to do after you “find your tribe”.

    “It’s the relationships and friendships made that are life-changing. To create a community, you need to make people feel like they belong.”

    • Brett

    In This Episode:
    What Brett looks for FIRST to build a life-long and robust community (not just an Instagram following)
    Worried about negativity in your community? Brett lays out how to “safeguard the spirit” and integrate critique productively (and how to boot out the jerks)
    Brett’s go-to steps to quickly become a valued member of any community (hint-hint: it’s about lingo and value)
    Once you “find your tribe”, Brett shares what you NEED to do to keep your communities alive and thriving

    Roundtable Picks:

    Orion web browser

    Resident Evil Village
    Resident Evil books
    Foundation TV show

    Lost Cities board game
    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
    Wheel of Time TV show

    Connect with Brett:

  • Where is JAMstack and Dev Tooling Headed Today? - Putting JetPacks on Developers ft. Tejas Kumar - JSJ 514

    December 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min

    Tejas Kumar joins JavaScript Jabber to discuss the advances in developer tooling and how it relates to ideas like the JAMstack to allow developers to move back and build larger applications with smaller teams. The discussion ranges over backend, frontend, and cloud technologies.

  • 3 Fundamental Pillars You Need to Succeed as an Entrepreneur - BONUS

    December 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Mani has summarized hundreds of business books that outline how to build, grow, and operate a business and he shares his expertise with Chuck and the listeners in this special episode.

    Chuck and Mani discuss what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. They talk about their businesses on a regular basis and Chuck's been getting a lot of requests for entrepreneurship help.

    He and Mani talk about the 3 primary things that add momentum to your business and help you keep the momentum up when setbacks come your way.

  • HTMX and InterCooler ft. Carson Gross - JSJ 513

    December 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Carson Gross is the creator of InterCooler and HTMX. He pulled them together to manage the way that he wrote JavaScript and interacted with hypermedia and HATEOAS to make managing the DOM and backend easier.

    It's not really a competitor to web frameworks as much as a different way to think about the front-end of your application.

  • Virtual DOM and the React Way, Part 1 - JSJ 512

    December 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Dan Shappir takes the lead in explaining React's core design, and how it's enabled by the Virtual DOM (VDOM). The panel discusses what the VDOM is, and how it differs from the actual browser DOM. Also how React leverages the VDOM and its reconciliation mechanism. Understanding these concepts is important in order to properly understand and make the best use of React.

  • Catching Up on InertiaJS with Jonathan Reinink - JSJ 511

    November 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Steve and AJ catch up with Jonathan Reinink, the creator of InertiaJS, a utility for seamlessly connecting front end Javascript frameworks with back ends to create a seamless and performant web app monolith. They discuss TailwindCSS and Jonathan’s work at Tailwind Labs, and then get into InertiaJS, how it works, and many of the different features. They also discuss the new SSR capability currently in private beta, and Inertia’s growing inclusion into other frameworks, such as Laravel Breeze and Laravel Jetstream.

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

    November 24th, 2021  |  47 mins 22 secs

    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.

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

    November 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins

    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.

  • SEO for Developers ft. Mordy Oberstein - JSJ 509

    November 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    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.

  • State Management ft. Assaf Krintza - JSJ 508

    November 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins

    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.

  • D3 and Data Visualization ft. Ian Johnson - JSJ 507

    November 2nd, 2021  |  59 mins 21 secs

    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.