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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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    • 4.9 • 126 Ratings

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.

    Supper Club × Bun with Jared Sumner

    Supper Club × Bun with Jared Sumner

    In this supper club episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott talk with Jared Sumner about why and how he created Bun, what Zig is, and the future of Bun.
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    Show Notes 00:37 Welcome 01:44 Who is Jared Sumner? Jarred Sumner on Twitter Bun Bun Discord Bun on GitHub 02:31 Why did you make Bun? 09:43 Using web API vs Node modules? 13:25 Do we still use npm? 15:42 Support for HTML Rewriter 16:46 Where do you see Bun being used? 19:25 Do you think someone will write a type checker? 21:18 Sponsor: Tuple 22:07 What is Zig? 24:57 Did you have a history of learning languages? 28:16 Have you ever thought of putting Bun on hardware? 29:59 Is there a package.json file in Bun projects? 31:34 What can’t Node just get faster? 32:16 What is the future of Bun? 36:27 Thoughts on types in JavaScript? 41:16 Why did you build an SQLite client into Bun? 42:54 Supper Club questions Starship Warp 48:52 SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Bun meme 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

    • 51 min
    Potluck × Twitter Following × TypeScript × Playwright

    Potluck × Twitter Following × TypeScript × Playwright

    In this potluck episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott answer your questions about strategies to find good Twitter follows, should we use TypeScript for a company blog, what’s Playwright, and more!
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    Show Notes 00:10 Welcome 01:53 TikTok update 02:46 What strategies do you use to find the good stuff? Tweetdeck 11:17 What is the clear distinction b/w how the CRUD Ops & the Real time chat protocols (XMPP, Websockets, etc) differ? 15:56 Should we use TypeScript for a new blog? 20:45 Sponsor: Sanity 21:45 Is there any reason to still use string concatenation over template literals? 26:13 What should React devs use to get initial scaffolding in place? Create React App Vite Turbo Pack 29:38 What’s the deal with Playwright? Playwright 34:28 Sponsor: LogRocket 35:19 What separates a “scripting” language from a “programming” language? 39:37:14 Sponsor: Prismic 40:23:02 Do you have any tips on how to change a defeated programmer mindset? Partydown 47:34:07 How has your use of and work in the browser changed with Arc? Arc Browser Syntax 514 - Supper Club × Arc Browser with Hursh Agrawal 49:18:15 Why would I attach an event listener with the useCapture argument as true? 51:33:24 SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Scott: Screwless plates / 4 pack of screwless plates Wes: Shoe Boxes for Cords Shameless Plugs Scott: LevelUp TikTok Wes: Wes Bos TikTok 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

    • 57 min
    Serverless Limitations

    Serverless Limitations

    In this episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott talk through some of the limitations of using serverless in your project.
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    Show Notes 00:23 Welcome 01:08 Sponsor: Sentry 01:59 Sponsor: MagicBell 03:11 Topic introduction 04:44 Function limit Puppeteer 08:51 Node support 10:00 Cron jobs 11:12 Local development Miniflare 11:45 Database access SQLite 12:42 Sharing code 13:07 Environmental variables Netlify environmental variables 14:37 Timeouts 15:47 Sass is expensive 17:26 Infastructure as code 19:02 Search Algolia Shameless Plugs Scott: LevelUp Tutorials Wes: Wes Bos Tutorials 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

    • 20 min
    Supper Club × Anything But Coding with Wes and Scott

    Supper Club × Anything But Coding with Wes and Scott

    In this supper club episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott talk with Scott and Wes! Talking about BBQ, electric cars, workout equipment, home renos - but they do sneak in a bit of coding talk!
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    Show Notes 00:37:11 Welcome 03:18:10 Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Berries Saskatoon Berry Barn 05:02:14 TV shows we’re watching Amazing Race Canada America’s Dance Crew Lakefront Luxury 12:49:12 New house vibe 18:29:06 Sponsor: Kontent 19:13:20 Sauna thoughts 22:58:24 Home gym thoughts Woodupp Tonal 40:22:16 Sponsor: Tuple 41:17:11 3D printer 44:11:09 How many things can you take on? 48:23:11 BBQ talk Amazing Ribs 55:26:11 Electric car update Ioniq 5 57:45:07 Supper Club questions Level Up Tutorials VS Code Theme Quokka VS Code Extension Quokkajs Console-Ninja 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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Responsive Design Techniques

    Responsive Design Techniques

    In this episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott talk through some modern responsive design techniques that you may not have heard of, or haven’t had a chance to use yet.
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    Show Notes 00:47 Clean Talk 03:55 The menu of responsive design Syntax 154 with Sara Soueidan 06:52 Responsive design basics 11:54 What should you build for first in 2022? 16:15 Shrink and grow until it looks bad 21:36 Menus in responsive 23:43 Sponsor: Linode 24:13 Grid systems 28:08 Grid and Flexbox CSS Grid Course Flexbox Course Can I Use 35:02 Sponsor: LogRocket 36:00 Container queries 45:56 FitText 49:12 How do you test these types of things? 51:15 Future techniques coming 53:28 Sponsor: Freshbooks 53:56 SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Scott: Lutron Light switches Wes: Sunco Lighting BR30 Shameless Plugs Scott: LevelUp Tutorials Wes: Wes Bos Tutorials 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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    React use() hook and Async Server Components Proposal

    React use() hook and Async Server Components Proposal

    In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the new proposal for React, what the basics of it are, why it’s being proposed, and some benefits and issues it brings up.
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    Show Notes 00:13 Welcome 01:39 Sponsor: Sentry 02:41 Auth0 03:57 A bit more auth 05:24 New RFC RFC: First class support for promises and async/await 08:30 What are the basics of this proposal? 10:12 Scott gets a little Svelte-y 11:44 Why is this being proposed? 17:14 Infinite loop possibility 18:44 Why is Svelte API better in this use case? Tanstack Smooshgate 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

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

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My favourite podcast

This pod cast is a gem, I've been listening for more than a year now and I recommend it to any Front-end dev who want to keep up with latest trends

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Please Change the Intro

Great podcast but literally takes me out of whatever Im doing once I hear the super loud, radio show-esque intro.

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