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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.

    758: Web Awesome with Konnor Rogers + Cory LaViska

    758: Web Awesome with Konnor Rogers + Cory LaViska

    Font Awesome is back with Web Awesome, an open source library of web components that will work with any framework because it’s based on standards. Today on Syntax we have Konnor Rogers and Cory LaViska here to talk all things Web Awesome.
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:47 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 02:49 What is Shoelace? 07:21 What is Font Awesome? 08:07 Font Awesome is getting into Web Components? 11:35 What is Shoelace’s relationship with Web Awesome? 13:33 Is the idea to make it quick to get up and running? 15:46 What is the autoloader? 16:29 Where does Web Awesome fit in the ecosystem? 18:13 What does the styling game look like? 20:33 What is Part in CSS? CSS Part mdn web docs 22:06 The reason we’re so stoked with Web Components. 23:32 Custom elements are a natural progression. 24:51 What are your thoughts on Open UI initiatives? Floating UI Close Watcher Can I Use 27:40 Wes’ escape key conundrum. 30:21 A bug on the Syntax site. 31:19 Let’s talk about Kickstarter. 35:24 Do you know what premium inputs will be available in Web Awesome? 36:12 Rich text editor. 40:18 Setting goals. 41:48 Kickstarter giveaways. 42:47 Have you tried drag and drop? Pragmatic Drag and Drop 44:57 The layout component. 48:50 What are your favorite components? 50:29 Sick Picks + Shameless Plugs. Sick Picks Konnor: Enhance.dev, Extism.org Cory: Lit.dev Shameless Plugs Cory: Kickstarter Konnor: Everyone involved in open UI Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    757: Potluck: Is Gatsby Dead? Shadow Dom, AI Summaries, Self Hosting + More

    757: Potluck: Is Gatsby Dead? Shadow Dom, AI Summaries, Self Hosting + More

    Scott and Wes serve up answers to community questions, from navigating Light DOM vs. Shadow DOM to diving into tools for data extraction. Plus, they dish out insights on Gatsby in 2024, utilizing JavaScript ‘wheel events’, and explore the possibilities of hosting a website at home.
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:51 Brought to you by Sentry.io. 01:17 When should I use Light DOM or Shadow DOM? 03:43 Do you know of any good tools for extracting data/content from Markup/HTML? LinkeDOM on GitHub 08:29 Wanted to ask you guys your opinion on the state of Gatsby in 2024. LocalFirst.fm MeteorJS UI Updates 15:05 Please get the Goodhertz creator on the pod! Would be a great show. Goodhertz Audio Software 16:34 Effects that involve the JavaScript ‘wheel’ event. Runway.com GSAP Animate Anything CSS Scroll-Driven Animations 23:15 Best tool for rapidly creating UI from the ground up. Episode 751 Thinkmill.com 27:44 Wes, what’s with your frame rate? Frame Rate Testing Results on X 32:31 Is there any way to host a whole website setting on my PC at home? CJ and Self-Host 101 Hetzner.com Cloudflare Docs Create a Tunnel 36:52 Offline functionality like saving data and syncing data to database? Episode 739 Local-First Web Development Syntax Side Dish Explainer Playlist 39:41 Creating a GPT-like tool that can listen to long audio files. OpenAI Speech to Text Insanely Fast Whisper Deepgram 43:51 Sick Picks. Sick Picks Scott: Hair Powder Wes: Mini Grease Gun Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 48 min
    756: CSS Is Getting Mixins + Functions

    756: CSS Is Getting Mixins + Functions

    Scott and Wes chomp through CSS Mixins and Functions, discussing the latest features making their way into CSS. From Tailwind-like classes to fluid typography, join us as we explore the possibilities and practical applications of these new tools.
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:24 Brought to you by Sentry.io 03:00 CSS Is getting Functions and Mixins! CSS Mixins and Functions Explainer CSS Working Group Discussion 06:19 Functions and mixins, how are they different? 07:26 Don’t get hung up on the syntax, or maybe do. 09:12 CSS Functions. 12:02 Some use-cases. 15:58 CSS Mixins. 16:31 Tailwind-like classes. 17:53 Tailwind-like arbitrary syntax. 20:08 Fluid typography. 21:13 Let’s talk about logic. Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 25 min
    755: Chrome Extensions and Ad Blockers VS Google with Oliver Dunk

    755: Chrome Extensions and Ad Blockers VS Google with Oliver Dunk

    We were wrong, Manifest V3 is a big deal. Scott and Wes sit down with Oliver Dunk from Google to dive into the intricate world of Chrome Extensions development. From dissecting Manifest V3 to exploring the evolving landscape of browser security and extension reviews, this conversation covers the present and future of browser customization.
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:32 Who is Oliver Dunk? 02:00 Brought to you by Sentry. 03:17 Manifest V3. 08:59 How many rules can you add? 09:56 What even is a rule? 10:52 Is Google trying to kill ad blockers? 13:56 What are the bad guys doing with Chrome extensions? 15:17 Can a browser extension access HTTP-only cookies? 16:06 Is Chrome reviewing all of these extensions? 19:06 Is there a way to side-step Google’s review process? Reddit Thread, The real threat of Manifest V3 20:32 Do you see the negative chatter? 21:18 Service workers - how do do you access the DOM? 23:32 Do you think we’ll see more DOM APIs in service workers? 25:58 Do you have a favorite Chrome extension? 28:33 Has Google ever explored something comparable to Boost? SidePanel 33:09 Let’s talk about the development stack. 35:54 1Password and Chrome. 38:39 What is the best way to debug an extension? YouTube Chrome for Developers 40:33 Manifest V3 and the web request blocking API. 41:57 Known tracking payloads. 44:04 Do you think there is a path forward that makes ad-block developers happy? 44:45 Do you run an ad blocker? 45:20 Whitelisting and opt-ins. 46:38 What’s your tech setup? 47:18 What do you do to stay up to date? 47:51 Sick Picks + Shameless Plugs. 51:47 Wait, is Safari adopting V3 as well? Sick Picks Oliver: Defunctland YouTube, LEMMiNO YouTube Shameless Plugs Oliver: Chrome Extensions Getting Started, WebExtension Playground Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 54 min
    754: How to Level Up Your Web Development Career

    754: How to Level Up Your Web Development Career

    Ready to level up your career in web development? Join Wes and Scott as they discuss techniques and best practices for advancing in the field. From mastering technical skills to navigating workplace dynamics, this episode offers actionable advice to help you thrive in your career.
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 00:17 How can a front-end developer advance in their career? 01:10 Brought to you by Sentry. 01:30 Syntax newsletter. Snack Pack 02:02 How do you get better at being a developer? 02:22 Asking questions. 08:09 Get your hands dirty. Hot Tips, Cool Treats 14:07 Share what you know. 17:35 Target your skills for what is needed. Ryan Carniato Tweet Episode 577 Justin Fagnani Tweet Episode 595 21:12 Get out of your comfort zone. 26:55 Getting a better job. 27:27 Understand the stakeholders. 29:18 Find the metric the business cares about and do that. 30:01 Make an impression as being the person that gets things done fast and reliably. 31:47 Improve communications. 35:04 Be the person they want to have in meetings. 37:44 Use systems and tools to help your deficiencies. 39:01 Dress to impress. 39:32 Care. 39:40 Cut the cynicism. Energy Vampire 42:16 Don’t put bad stuff out into the world publicly. 44:29 Get your camera + mic dialed in. 46:23 Leveling up at life. 46:32 Take care of your shit. 47:40 Exercise. Episode 748 47:57 Eat well. 48:22 Sleep as much as you can. 48:26 Clean your workspace. 49:17 Learn new skills. 49:31 Take care of yourself. Habit Path 54:09 Sick Picks. Sick Picks Scott: Zeiss Lens Care Pack Wes: Woosh Screen Cleaner Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 57 min
    753: Cache Ruins Everything Around Me

    753: Cache Ruins Everything Around Me

    Scott and Wes dive into the cache problem, tackling user-specific data and caching security. From marketing A/B testing to content negotiation, they explore various challenges and solutions, including different URL/query parameters, edge logic, and client-side caching.
    Show Notes 00:00 Welcome to Syntax! 01:22 Syntax is on YouTube. 02:16 Let’s talk about the cache problem. 03:33 User-specific data and caching security. 06:27 Why might this pop up? 06:29 Marketing A/B testing - cookie based. 06:55 User-selected features - such as themes. 06:58 Language or geo-based items - accept language. 07:11 Images - WebP for some browsers, jpg for others. 07:45 JSON/HTML based on accept header. 08:17 Different encoding. 08:26 Content negotiation. 08:54 The solutions. 09:04 Provide different URLs/Query parameter. 11:19 Don’t cache the page, cache the data based on query. 15:01 Implement a “Cache Key” - one render for every option. Netlify Fastly Cloudflare 18:17 Use edge logic. 19:52 Just do it client-side. Hit us up on Socials! Syntax: X Instagram Tiktok LinkedIn Threads
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Tractorboy964 ,

A broad (WebDev) church.

As a relatively recent listeners I enjoy almost every episode. I don’t understand it all so I appreciate the breadth of topics which partially disguises my “noobness”.
A thing which I’ve found detracts from a podcast is not being able to readily distinguish who’s talking at any one time. This is certainly not a problem with this show!
Scott and Wes manage to inject just the right amount of humour yet still retain good tech content when it counts.
Appreciate the great work, guys!

YMR_JD ,

Great show

I’ve started listening recently, it’s great. Just reviewing on here because you can’t review podcasts on Spotify yet 🤷‍♂️

coderkind ,

Fantastic tech podcast!

Both guys manage to make each episode entertaining as well as very informative. Thank you both for doing it!

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