Steve Edwards has been involved in the IT industry since 1995. His range of experience includes varied roles in the banking software, trucking, and telecom industries. Among these roles are support, analyst, and project manager, and projects serving some of the largest banking corporations in the country. His experience as both a client-facing project manager and a developer give him a diverse skill set that allows him to function in multiple roles.
Steve holds a B.A. in Economics from Colorado College. When not working on web development projects, Steve's time is spent with his family (SMGA is an acronym for the first names of his family members) and church. He is active in sports, and is a volunteer firefighter/EMT, and is a frequent purveyor of the best dad jokes to be found.
March 23rd, 2021 | 59 mins 24 secs
If you're building a website or web-app, there's a good chance that you want people to find it so that they will access it. These days this mostly means that you want it to appear in the relevant search engine results pages (SERP). In this episode we are joined by Martin Splitt, DevRel at Google for the Search & Web ecosystem, who explains in detail how search engines work, and what developers and SEOs need to know and do in order to be on their good side.
March 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 22 mins
March 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 17 mins
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.
February 23rd, 2021 | 53 mins 31 secs
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.
February 16th, 2021 | 1 hr 12 mins
In this episode, the panel discusses the final list of things that developers need to know and how and when they're important.
February 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 21 mins
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 Instructor who provides practical advice for constructing and tuning your psychological stack.
January 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 14 mins
January 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 14 mins
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.
January 5th, 2021 | 44 mins 9 secs
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 implementing large-scale projects. He also describes how Web Components can be used to enable this type of application architecture.
December 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
December 23rd, 2020 | 59 mins 9 secs
Steve and AJ talk with Gareth Brown, author of the recently released Manning video course “Building Web Applications with Firebase”. They discuss what Firebase is, the services it offers, and how it is used in different types of applications, both large and small.
December 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins