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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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    • 4.8 • 132 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.

    781: Potluck - The Value of TypeScript × Vue vs Svelte × Leetcode

    781: Potluck - The Value of TypeScript × Vue vs Svelte × Leetcode

    In this potluck episode of Syntax, Scott and CJ serve up a variety of community questions, from the nuances of beginner vs. advanced TypeScript to the pros and cons of SvelteKit. They also discuss falling out of love with React, shipping private packages via NPM, and the eternal struggle of always starting but never finishing projects.
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:06 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 01:49 Today’s format. 02:23 Beginner vs advanced TypeScript. DHH Tweet. 09:23 Does Sveltekit replace Svelte with Astro? 13:09 Handling multiple languages. 19:52 Falling out of love with React. 25:53 Shipping private packages via NPM. npm-install. Working with the npm registry. 29:00 How do you feel about importing packages from a URL? 30:36 VueJS vs Svelte. 36:15 Leetcode type interview questions. 41:58 Learning a new language for personal growth. 46:21 Always starting, never finishing. Scott’s Fluid Type Calculator. 50:23 Code quality vs tackling tickets. 55:36 Sick Picks + Shameless Plugs. Sick Picks Scott: Quick Look Plugins. CJ: Sony WFC700n-b. Shameless Plugs Scott: Syntax on YouTube Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    780: Cloud Storage: Bandwidth, Storage and BIG ZIPS

    780: Cloud Storage: Bandwidth, Storage and BIG ZIPS

    Today, Scott and Wes dive into cloud storage solutions—why you might need them, how they use them, and what you need to know about the big players, fees, and more.
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:14 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:05 Why you might need a cloud storage provider. 03:07 How we use cloud storage. Dropshare. 08:16 Why you may need larger storage. 09:49 The big players in this space. Amazon S3. Cloudflare R2. Backblaze B2. Synology C2. Google Cloud Storage. Microsoft Azure. Digital Ocean Spaces. Oracle. Bunny.net. Amazon S3 Glacier. 14:34 Storage fees. 18:31 Why so cheap? 20:49 Bandwidth (egress). Cloudflare Bandwidth Alliance. 26:46 Operation fees - costs money. Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 29 min
    779: Why SQLite is Taking Over with Brian Holt & Marco Bambini

    779: Why SQLite is Taking Over with Brian Holt & Marco Bambini

    Scott and CJ dive into the world of SQLite Cloud with special guests Brian Holt and Marco Bambini. They explore why SQLite is gaining traction, its unique features, and the misconceptions surrounding its use—let’s get into it!
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:20 Who is Brian Holt? 02:26 Who is Marco Bambini? 05:12 Why are people starting to talk so much about SQLite now? 08:47 What makes SQLite special or interesting? 09:46 What is a big misconception about SQLite? 11:13 Installed by default in operating systems. 12:03 A perception that SQLite is intended for single users. 13:36 Convincing developers it’s a full-featured solution. 15:11 What does SQLite do better than Postgres or MySQL? 17:30 SQLite Cloud & local first features. 20:38 Where does SQLite store the offline information? 23:08 Are you typically reaching for ORMs? 25:00 What is SQLite Cloud? 27:29 What makes for an approachable software? 29:18 What make SQLite cloud different from other hosted SQLite options? 32:13 Is SQLite still evolving? 34:40 What about branching? 37:37 What is the GA timeline? 40:04 How does SQLite actually work? 41:19 Questions about security. 44:28 But does it scale? 45:52 Sick Picks + Shameless Plugs. Sick Picks Brian: Trainer Road
    Marco: Tennis
    Shameless Plugs Brian: SQLite Cloud, Frontend Masters - Containers. Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 50 min
    778: 11 Habits of Highly Effective Developers

    778: 11 Habits of Highly Effective Developers

    Today, Scott and Wes dive into the 11 habits of effective web developers, from understanding stakeholder goals to maintaining a work-life balance. We’ll explore the importance of continuous learning, having a problem-solver mentality, and being empathetic towards coworkers and users—let’s get into it!
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! Previous Episode: 754. 00:50 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 01:24 Denver weather is something else. 02:15 Habit #1: You understand stakeholder and business goals. 05:34 Habit #2: You’re curious and always learning. 07:43 Habit #3: You have an open mind about new technology. 11:29 Habit #4: You ask for help. 13:43 Habit #5: You help others. 16:51 Chicken drumsticks. 17:35 Habit #6: You have a “problem solver” mentality. 24:44 Hose repair. 26:02 Habit #7: You have fun with what you do. 29:56 Habit #8: You understand work-life balance. 33:18 Habit #9: You are empathetic to your co-workers and users. 37:19 Habit #10: You pay attention to detail. 41:18 Habit #11: You’re part of the community. 45:55 Sick Picks + Shameless Plugs. Sick Picks Scott: Solar Lanterns. Wes: Ninja Obstacle Course. Shameless Plugs Scott: Syntax on YouTube. Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 50 min
    777: The Modern Dev CMS - Pocketbase

    777: The Modern Dev CMS - Pocketbase

    Today, Scott and Wes are diving into Pocketbase, a fantastic tool for web developers to quickly set up a CMS without breaking a sweat. We’ll cover everything from its Go-based architecture to its slick admin interface and how you can get started hosting it for free on Fly.io.
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:34 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:26 Overview of Pocketbase. 06:51 Written in Go, but no extending needed. Host for free on Fly.io. 07:37 Hooks. 08:05 Authentication + roles. 09:23 The admin experience. 11:18 Managing export collections. 13:21 Creating your own schema. 13:53 Adding indexes. 14:08 API rules. 15:01 Adding complex roles. 16:15 Full-featured admin with a great UI. 16:59 Collection API preview. 17:41 Docs with app-specific context. 18:54 Logs. 19:02 Settings. 19:42 Executable vs npm install. 20:29 Are the collections fully typed? 21:01 Some more settings. 22:56 One click Coolify install. Svelte Kit / Svelte 5 / Pocketbase Example. Svelte / Pocketbase Starter. Pocketbase Typegen. Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 25 min
    776: How 1Password Uses WASM and Rust for Local First Dev With Andrew Burkhart

    776: How 1Password Uses WASM and Rust for Local First Dev With Andrew Burkhart

    Today we’re serving up an episode on 1Password with Senior Rust Developer Andrew Burkhart, delving into how 1Password works, tackling conflict resolution and security challenges, and exploring the benefits of using Rust.
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax 00:57 Who is Andrew Burkhart? 01:36 How does 1Password work? 03:24 What’s the data flow on creating a new login? 05:40 The conflict resolution challenges of pull first, push second. 06:46 Merging strategies: How do you chose which device wins the conflict? 08:27 1Password’s sync is fast and reliable. 11:20 Nuances of the extension. 12:59 The value of Hackathons. 13:40 What’s the main benefit of 1Password using Rust? 15:41 Watchtower processing. 17:15 1Password SSH. 18:17 1Password env. 19:11 Some other cool tools. 20:33 Does the increased security make developing challenging? 25:26 What’s 1Password’s security onboarding like? 27:47 1Password and WASM. 31:45 Tokio as the asynchronous runtime for Rust. 34:25 Scott’s Rust based video app. 35:03 What is an FFI? 38:13 How did you learn Rust? Jon Gjengset - Rust Nation UK YouTube. Let’s Get Rusty YouTube. 41:13 Why is the 1Password team so big? 42:40 Are there teams that manage individual applications for errors? 43:45 Challenges with WASM. 48:59 Syntax horror stories. Episode 586 with Eric Sartorius. 52:50 Sick Picks + Shameless Plugs. Sick Picks Andrew: Nix Mini 3, Asynchronous Programming in Rust. Shameless Plugs Andrew: 1Password. Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 58 min

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