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A weekly discussion by top-end JavaScript developers on the technology and skills needed to level up on your JavaScript journey.

JavaScript Jabber AJ ONeal, Charles Max Wood, Aimee Knight, Dan Shappir, Steve Edwards

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A weekly discussion by top-end JavaScript developers on the technology and skills needed to level up on your JavaScript journey.

    The Story of Mel with Tomer Lichtash and David Frankiel - JSJ 544

    The Story of Mel with Tomer Lichtash and David Frankiel - JSJ 544

    Today we have special guests Tomer Lichtash and David Frankiel, a web developer and programmer behind the epic hacker folklore project The Story of Mel, a comprehensive guide to The Story of Mel.  

    This story, which has survived through all the changes in the internet since its birth in 1983, and has morphed through all its iterations into something almost poetic in nature.  This allegory tells the story of the birth of of high-tech culture as we know it today, and creates some heated debate among our panelists as to the validity of its meanings.  Tomer and David tell some of the back story into their journey to discover if the story is a hoax, or if is truly real.

    Sponsors
    Top End Devs
    Coaching | Top End Devs

    Links
    Mel's Loop - A Comprehensive Guide to The Story of Mel
    Creeds of Craftsmanship · Issue #18 · BeyondCodeBootcamp/beyondcodebootcamp
    Twitter: @tomerlichtash
    tomerlichtash - Overview

    Picks
    AJ- Form follows function - Wikipedia

    AJ- dotGo 2015 - Rob Pike - Simplicity is Complicated

    AJ - The Unexplained

    Dan - Downturn in the Tech Industry
    Dan- The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe (TV Mini Series 2022) - IMDb

    Dan - War in Ukraine
    David- What is Windows Presentation Foundation - WPF .NET

    David - Nouran Zohar

    David - In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.
    Tomer - Net Pioneers 1.0

    Tomer- Post-Gogol World, by The Daniil Kharms

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Splatty-doo and Other JavaScript Features You Should Avoid - JSJ 543

    Splatty-doo and Other JavaScript Features You Should Avoid - JSJ 543

    Today in this all panelist episode, we talk about JS features you should avoid using.  However opinions don't always align, and some come with much debate!  Although we couldn’t cover them all, today we discuss:


    eval 
    with
    arguments
    do while 
    for I
    ++
    continue 
    classes
    prototypes
    this
    var with let
    delete

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    Top End Devs
    Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial
    Coaching | Top End Devs

    Links
    JavaScript Remote Conference 2022
    Twitter: ‎@cmaxw

    Picks
    AJ- Virginia Ctenucha Ctenucha virginica (Esper, 1794) | Butterflies and Moths of North America

    AJ- The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

    AJ- Thread pitch gauge at Lowes.com: Search Results

    Charles- Antidote

    Charles- Conferences | Top End Devs

    Charles- 1883 - Yellowstone Prequel (Official Site) Watch on Paramount+

    Dan- Can I use... Support tables for HTML5, CSS3, etc

    Dan - War in Ukraine
    Dan- Webb Space Telescope GSFC/NASA

    Steve- Coworker Standing At Desk Obviously Just Hasn't Learned About Chairs Yet

    Steve - Dad Jokes

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Upcoming Performance Metrics for the Web - JSJ 542

    Upcoming Performance Metrics for the Web - JSJ 542

    Today we have three guests on the show, Annie Sullivan, Yoav Weiss, and Michal Mocny, all of who are engineers who work for Google on the Chrome Web platform.  Looking forward to Google’s new developments for measuring web performance, we dive deep into upcoming performance metrics Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) and Interaction to Next Paint (INP), a full page lifecycle metric.  We discuss what user page interactions we can measure successfully and which we cannot.  We discuss the challenges of single-page applications when looking at core web vitals.

    Sponsors
    Top End Devs
    Coaching | Top End Devs

    Links
    Top End Devs | Conferences
    Twitter: @anniesullie
    Twitter: @mmocny
    Twitter: @yoavweiss

    Picks
    AJ- GothamGo 2018 - Things in Go I Never Use by Mat Ryer

    AJ - America
    Annie- Keynote by Mr. Thomas Dullien - CyCon 2018

    Charles- Just One

    Dan - Felix Arntz and WordPress Performance
    Dan - Watermelons
    Dan - War in Ukraine
    Michal- Single Handed Podcast

    Michal - Samurai Carpenter

    Steve - Dad Jokes
    Yoav - No meetings week
    Yoav- TPAC 2022

    Yoav- performance.now(); October 27-28, 2022, Amsterdam

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Navigating Online Events and Conferences - JSJ 541

    Navigating Online Events and Conferences - JSJ 541

    Today, in this all-panelist episode we talk about upcoming online events and conferences.  With upcoming Top End Devs meetups and conferences, starting in August, we talk about all the benefits of being in person at an event, and the camaraderie at and after the event.  We talk about the ways that Airmeet allows for a good connection between the speakers and audience.  You’ll also pick up some tips on becoming a speaker at one of these events.

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    Top End Devs
    Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial
    Coaching | Top End Devs

    Links
    Top End Devs | Conferences
    GitHub - dadoomer/markdown-slides
    The Original Skunk Works - Nickolas Means | The Lead Developer UK 2017

    Picks
    AJ- CrowdNode Masternode Hosting - CrowdNode

    AJ- coolaj86/crowdnode-cli

    AJ- Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism

    Charles - Airmeet.com

    Charles - Riverside.fm

    Charles - Devchat.tv

    Charles - Premium podcasts from Top End Devs are coming soon!
    Charles - TopEndDevs.com

    Charles - Dice Forge

    Charles- JavaScript Remote Conference 2022

    Dan- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

    Dan - The importance of taking care of your body
    Dan- Web Directions

    Dan - War in Ukraine
    Steve- Vue Mastery

    Steve - Dad Jokes

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Builder.io and Qwik - JSJ 540

    Builder.io and Qwik - JSJ 540

    Today we talk with Steve Sewell, co-founder and CEO of Builder.io, about their visual editor and designer which connects to many open source systems.  Running within a website wysiwyg, it integrates with most modern front end frameworks, such as React, Due and Svelte.  We discuss how it functions and connects to various systems.  We also dive into the backstory of how and why builder.io created their framework called Qwik.

    Sponsors
    Top End Devs
    Coaching | Top End Devs

    Links
    Steve - Builder io
    Drag and drop page builder and CMS - Builder.io
    Top End Devs | Conferences
    TopEndDevs (@topenddevs) TikTok | Watch TopEndDevs's Newest TikTok Videos
    Twitter: @Steve8708
    Steve (Builder.io) (u/steve8708) - Reddit
    Instagram: steve8708
    TikTok: steve8708

    Picks
    AJ- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    AJ- JavaScript: The Good Parts: The Good Parts

    Charles- Lost Ruins of Arnak

    Charles- Top End Devs | Conferences

    Charles- Anedot | Powerful giving tools made easy

    Dan - Callout to Twitter thread comparing Copilot to tabnine
    Dan- Spinning Silver: A Novel

    Dan - War in Ukraine
    Steve Edwards - GitHub Copilot available to all developer

    Steve Sewell - TikTok

    Steve Sewell - DesignerTom (@designertom) TikTok | Watch DesignerTom's Newest TikTok Videos

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Hydrogen and Oxygen - JSJ 539

    Hydrogen and Oxygen - JSJ 539

    Today we talk with Josh Larson a senior staff developer at Shopify who is front and center in development of Hydrogen.  We learn how Hydrogen addresses the varying needs of shop owners to build storefronts quickly and effectively.  With rendering on the server only, this metaframework provides a toolkit helping customers build a more customized web presence.  We learn about Oxygen, which allows customers to host and deploy Hydrogen.

    We also discuss the decision behind the decision to use React to build this framework, how the framework provides super-custom experiences for the user, and discuss some of the technical challenges faced when building it.  

    Sponsors
    Top End Devs
    Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial
    Coaching | Top End Devs

    Links
    Shopify Developers Platform-Build. Innovate. Get paid.
    Hydrogen
    Josh Larson
    Twitter: @jplhomer
    jplhomer - Overview
    GitHub - Shopify/hydrogen
    Josh Larson - Senior Staff Developer - Shopify | LinkedIn
    How We Built Hydrogen: A React Framework for Building Custom Storefronts
    - Top End Devs

    Picks
    AJ- Muscle Rack - Freestanding Shelving Units - Shelving - The Home Depot

    AJ- "WHAT IS A WOMAN?"

    Charles- Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game - Fantastic Four

    Charles- Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game - The New Mutants

    Charles- Conferences | Top End Devs

    Charles - TopEndDevs on TikTok

    Dan-  Dan - Matt Pockock - Typescript
    Dan- The ins and outs of Core Web Vitals 
    Dan- The ins and outs of Core Web Vitals by Dan Shappir

    Dan - Take a vacation
    Dan - Stranger Things

    Dan - War in Ukraine
    Josh- The Incredibles Official Site presented by Disney Movies

    Josh- Incredibles 2

    • 1 hr 4 min

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