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Full Stack Developers Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski dive deep into web development topics, explaining how they work and talking about their own experiences. They cover from JavaScript frameworks like React, to the latest advancements in CSS to simplifying web tooling.

Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats Wes Bos & Scott Tolinski - Full Stack JavaScript Web Developers

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Full Stack Developers Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski dive deep into web development topics, explaining how they work and talking about their own experiences. They cover from JavaScript frameworks like React, to the latest advancements in CSS to simplifying web tooling.

    Tech To Watch In 2020

    Tech To Watch In 2020

    In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about tech to watch in 2020 — things you should keep an eye on and learn this year!
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    Show Notes 6:39 - CSS Subgrid
    8:10 - CSS Houdini
    11:20 - CSS features not supported in older browsers yet
    Scrollsnap - IE 11 and up. Lot’s of mobile issues. position:sticky - no IE at all 14:24 - NPM tink
    installer-less npm Load packages at runtime into a shared cache across all projects Intelligently download the parts you need 17:25 - Yarn PnP
    Hard links to eliminate package duplication Shared cache across all projects 18:31 - Pika & Snowpack
    21:10 - Deno
    New Node? 25:39 - React
    Suspense in more libraries Suspense for Server Rendering Meteor New ownership. v1.9 just dropped with lots of promise for future growth Svelte 3 Vue 3 Apollo Next.js 36:37 - Serverless
    Going to get easier Begin.com Next.js / Now Functions 38:14 - Gatsby
    A single useQuery (made possible by suspense) 39:36 - Headless CMS Thunderdome
    42:20 - Next Gen Frameworks
    Keystone Strapi Meteor Vulcan.js 43:46 - Cypress
    End to end testing Currently no Firefox support, but hopeful for 2020 44:21 - Modulz
    Exports to JS component 45:00 - Figma
    Was already amazing in 2019 Constantly improving and adding new features Can import from Sketch Links Syntax 109: CSS Grid Level 2 aka Subgrid CSS Houdini Interactive Introduction to CSS Houdini Tweetdeck Next Generation Package Management tink Pika Yarn PnP Syntax 212: Pika Pkg Snowpack Entropic Deno Ryan Dahl - 10 Things I regret About Node.js https://github.com/denoland/deno Cloudflare Hover Meteor Meteor roadmap tiny Svelte 3 Apollo Nextjs Vue Begin Firefox Keystone Strapi Vulcan.js Prisma Hasura Syntax 209: Hasty Treat - Wes Teaches Scott about Keystone.js Cypress Modulz Framer Figma Sketch James Quick YouTube Channel ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Scott: Govee Thermometer Wes: Rack Mount Power Bar Shameless Plugs Scott: Fullstack React and Firebase - Sign up for the year and save 25%! Wes: All Courses - Use the coupon code ‘Syntax’ for $10 off! Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

    • 55 min
    Hasty Treat - Picking the Stack for uses.tech - Gatsby, React, Context, Styled Components

    Hasty Treat - Picking the Stack for uses.tech - Gatsby, React, Context, Styled Components

    In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Wes’ new website, uses.tech — the stack he chose for building it, as well as what it does and how to use it!
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    Show Notes 2:23 - What is uses.tech?
    5:33 - The stack
    8:13 - Avatars
    10:43 - Filtering
    15:51 - Github actions
    19:25 - Favicon
    21:30 - Search
    22:03 - Hosting
    Links uses.tech awesome-uses repo Gatsby React Gatsby Node API Clearbit API unavatar Now.sh webserv.nl country-emoji Andrew Luca joi Making setInterval Declarative with React Hooks Netlify Algolia Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

    • 24 min
    2020 Fitness

    2020 Fitness

    In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about fitness — how to stay in shape as a developer, nutrition, goals, and more!
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    Show Notes 4:42 - Past year reflections
    Scott
    Tried several different lifting Breaking didn’t happen as much, so my cardio took a hit I finally found a full body plan / bro split that has been very effective Weight belt has really helped my form Wes
    Overcommitted in 2019 Feeling great - physically Gained about 12 pounds past where I want to be - rough year! Noticeable loss in energy when I don’t hit the gym DevLifts since November Cardio / HIIT up 12:15 - What we’re doing now
    Scott
    4 day split Chest/Triceps Back/biceps Shoulders Legs Abs every day Wes
    3 days a week Set A - Chest and back Set B - Legs and chest Set C - Legs and back Cardio finisher (BLASTERS)
    At home helpers
    Kettle bells Foam roller 30:32 - Nutrition
    Scott
    Nothing too hardcore, salads for lunch - not religiously though Good dinners IF occasionally (e.g. not eating before 10 and not eating after dinner snacks) Desert items allowed Wes
    Macro Tracking - still want to enjoy things Low Carb High on veggies Brussel sprouts Green beans Salads Chickpeas Olives Still super into fermentation, crunchy + sour + fizzy + spicy No sweets either Beer is my downfall 41:04 - Supplements
    Scott
    Not doing anything right now other than high quality protein On meds for nerve damage Probiotic Fish Oil Psylluim husk Wes
    Megafood Men’s Once Daily Multivitamin - they are natural and organic, empty stomach Magnesium Fish Oil Lions Mane Ashwagandha Shilajit 53:49 - Year Looking Forward
    Scott
    New gym remodel going to help life Yoga once twice a week Breaking once a week Lifting every day Stretching every day VR Gaming (I burned 400 cals last night playing Super Hot) Goals to dead lift 350, weighted GHR, continue to progress at current rate Make cardio a thing Wes
    Lose a Few Pounds + Energy + consistency Kettle Bells in office Consistent Gym before life takes a dive Lock down macros Stretches Less beer HIIT Links HeavySet App Syntax 020: Fitness, Nutrition, and Losing Weight Syntax 084: Fitness for Developers Skinny Taste Recipes Daniel Tiger MegaFood Men’s One Daily Multivitamin Examine.com Caffeine App Superhot VR ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Scott:
    Fitness Blender Bob & Brad YouTube Channel Jeremy Ethier YouTube Channel Wes: TechBoss Torch Lighter
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Hasty Treat - A Month On Firefox

    Hasty Treat - A Month On Firefox

    In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about a month of using Firefox — what they liked, what they didn’t, and whether or not they’ll keep using it.
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    Show Notes 3:42 - Dev tools are really good
    19:16 - Browsing experience
    22:40 - Setup and switchover tips
    26:45 - What we didn’t like
    29:57 - Will we stay?
    Links Firefox Errors in Firefox Debugging messages in Firefox Harald Kirschner GraphQL 1Password WhatsApp Videostream for Chromecast Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

    • 32 min
    Pika Pkg

    Pika Pkg

    In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Fred Schott about Pika Pkg, a new kind of package registry for the modern web.
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    Show Notes 3:24 - What is Pika?
    9:40 - What about peer dependencies?
    12:53 - What does migration look like?
    17:30 - Are these tools making things easier?
    21:25 - What is the Pika Registry?
    34:48 - What is the Pika editor?
    41:13 - Is it open source?
    47:30 - What about security?
    Links Fred Schott @FredKSchott Pika @pikapkg Snowpack Pika Builders Babel Typescript Webpack CSZ Parcel Deno VSCode Entropic Homebrew Plex Synology NAS Luke Jackson Toolsday Podcast ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Fred: Idle Supermarket Scott: Theragun Wes: Emby Shameless Plugs Fred: Pika Scott: Level Up Tutorials Pro - Sign up for the year and save 25%! Wes: All Courses - Use the coupon code ‘Syntax’ for $10 off! Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

    • 56 min
    Hasty Treat - Modules in Node

    Hasty Treat - Modules in Node

    In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about modules in Node — what are they, how they’re different from browser modules, and more!
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    Show Notes 3:06 - How were they done before?
    5:11 - How do they work?
    7:07 - How to use Modules in Node
    9:57 - Gotchas
    13:18 - What should you use?
    Links Node Node Modules Babel ESM Meteor Keystone MJS Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

    • 18 min

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