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Enjoy the Vue is a Vue.js podcast bringing you panel discussions, guest interviews, and much more to keep you up to date on what's happening in the Vue and tech communities.

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Enjoy the Vue is a Vue.js podcast bringing you panel discussions, guest interviews, and much more to keep you up to date on what's happening in the Vue and tech communities.

    Episode 91: Inside the Mind of a Side-Project Creative with Jacob Schatz

    Episode 91: Inside the Mind of a Side-Project Creative with Jacob Schatz

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    Today we welcome our friend Jacob Schatz to the show to have an informative and hilarious conversation about his work and how Vue fits into the different projects he is busy with. Jacob is currently the Head of Automation at Remote and has a lot of experience working with JavaScript and Vue. In our conversation, we get to hear from Jacob about the lessons he has learned in these, and other, languages, and how he approaches making decisions about which language to use for a specific task. We also speak about his conference appearances, his home, color representation in games, and the most recent game that Jacob has been developing. Our guest admits that he has an urge to learn and try out all coding languages and keep broadening his horizons; he also touches on his recent efforts to learn Chinese. Stay tuned for this week's extended picks section, where we talk about our favorite TV shows, cleaning products, and interior decorating hacks!


    Key Points From This Episode:



    An introduction to Jacob, his current position, and his goal of learning Chinese! 
    A couple of self-help book recommendations from Jacob. 
    Jacob unpacks his perspective on side projects and why he likes to use Vue. 
    Some thoughts on humor at conferences and some of the longest jokes we know.
    A walk-through of Jacob's house and some of the remodeling he has been busy with. 
    The game that Jacob was working on recently as a means to explore the possibilities of Vue.js.  
    Color representation in games and exploring the importance of true and accurate colors.  
    Jacob's interest in learning and trying out all languages!  
    Thoughts on breaking up projects into separate components and using different languages for each part.  
    Examples of some popular devices and the languages that they use.  
    Jacob shares how he approaches his current work at Remote and the languages he uses.  
    Thoughts on when Vue is the right or wrong option to get something up and running.
    Where to find Jacob online and his funny story about his email address!
    This week's picks; Marvel TV shows, earplugs, comic series, drain cleaner, and more.
    Jacob shares the inside scoop on his headphone choices.


    Tweetables:


    “I've been writing Vue forever. I think the reason I chose it is just because at this point, it's boring and it's easy and I have all the problems solved already.” — @jakecodes [0:05:47]


    “If you had a choice between a lawnmower, React, Vue, Svelt, and an electric skateboard, choose Vue.js.” — @jakecodes [0:36:03]


    “I want to learn all the programming languages, even if it's like, nobody uses them. It's like talking to a bunch of different people.” — @jakecodes [0:47:24]


    “If you're going to build a game from scratch and you can always do whatever the hell you want, you can just technically put something in C++ and then have something in Vue.” — @jakecodes [0:54:44]


    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:



    Natethesnake.com
    Wireless bluetooth ear protection headphones
    Home Depot Videos
    Leightning L0F Folding Ultra-slim Passive Earmuff
    Allegro
    Wasm
    Internet Explorer 3, an adventure in cross-browser compatibility, Chen Hui Jing
    Internet Explorer 3, Wikipedia
    RemNote
    Anki
    Mermaid
    Bang Bang!, Fox Star Studios
    Bang & Olafsen ANC headphones with long battery life
    Enjoy the Vue Cats, Twitter


    This Week's Picks



    Jacob Schatz


    Learn Chinese with Rocket Languages
    HSK, Jonathan Stewart
    Taylor Swift in concert

    Alex


    What If…?, Marvel Studios (Disney+)

    Ari


    Manifest, NBC (television show)

    Tessa


    Takefumi Ashi Tsubo Massage Board
    Loop Experience Ear Plugs
    Nodame Cantabile, Ninomiya Tomoko
    Invade Bio Drain

    Special Guest: Jacob Schatz.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 90: You Wouldn't Mock a Python: Mocking Data for Vue Applicationss

    Episode 90: You Wouldn't Mock a Python: Mocking Data for Vue Applicationss

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    Our focus in today's episode is more on the technical side of things and we get right into the weeds on the subject of how to continue your development work when you do not have all the API information you need. We speak about a bunch of options at your disposal, some of which we have tried and some that we have merely heard of, but whichever route you choose, this is definitely something you need to be able to do! Tuning in, you will hear about some recommended resources and tools for the processes of creating mock data and fake responses, and how to approach the data structure and model for the best results. We also get into some thoughts on the responsibilities related to APIs and why considering the different kinds of brains and machines that might be interpreting the data can help us format it most effectively. To finish off, we list a few of our wins and losses in the domain, before getting into this week's fun picks, including a novel, a TV show, a Japanese word game and more!


    Key Points From This Episode:



    Our past strategies to deal with an endpoint that is not yet ready to integrate with. 
    The packages, across different languages that can help in the process.  
    More online resources for finding necessary responses and elusive information.   
    The value of creating fake responses for a working API. 
    Approaches to data and making it readable for different types of people and machines.
    Data structure, sources of truth, and defining the data model. 
    Whose responsibility is it to maintain APIs? 
    Jumping off points for learning more about mocking data and playing with APIs.
    Mistakes and successes working with mock data and APIs! 
    This week's picks: books, Japanese crosswords, cookies, and Superstore!


    Tweetables:


    “Today, we're talking about what to do when the API endpoint that you need to integrate with isn't ready yet, but you need to still continue development.” — Ari [0:00:21]


    “Sometimes you need to actually be able to figure out the integration part of the API before the API is ready.” — Ari [0:06:16]


    “If you're wanting to be able to run tests quickly, having to run your tests against an actual API, that can take a while.” — Alex [0:10:07]


    “I do you feel like data transformation is one of the most painful parts of dealing with APIs, especially when the API is not in place.” — Tessa [0:12:40]


    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:



    Hypothesis
    Mockoon
    Httpbin
    Mock service worker
    RedwoodJS
    OpenAPI spec
    Swagger
    https://github.com/Surnet/swagger-jsdoc
    Cypress Intercept
    ​​Mock API Server Online Testing & API Mocking Guide, Stoplight
    ​​Setting up mock servers, Postman
    ​​Mocking by API, Postman
    API Mocking: Best Practices & Tips for Getting Started, SoapUI
    Amina’s episode


    This weeks picks:



    Alex


    The Gilded Ones, Namina Forna

    Ari


    Superstore, NBC (television show)

    Tessa


    J-crosswords, renshuu (Android, iOS)
    Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Review: Sweet on Trader Joe’s: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bake at 350

    • 37 min
    Episode 89: The Arisode

    Episode 89: The Arisode

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    Today we turn our attention to our very own Ari! Join us as we get to know her journey before and after getting into programming. We hear from Ari about the time she spent working in her family's fabric business, some cutting and measuring techniques that she learned, her forays into studying engineering, and how she found programming around the age of 30. This leads to some discussion on conferences, boot camps, and how a brief experience can lead to a whole new direction! We then talk about getting into Vue and our regrets about the first code we wrote in the framework before we finish off the chat with some lighter thoughts on playing games and learning new skills. Stay tuned until the end of the episode to catch our latest picks, featuring a bunch of TV shows we are currently watching.


    Key Points From This Episode:



    Ari's professional history, working in the family fabric business, and her path into programming.  
    Studies in engineering and why this route did not pan out for Ari. 
    The important conversation that redirected Ari's life and career.   
    How conferences have influenced each of our lives and standout experiences we have had.  
    What Ari learned at her first boot camp and the languages it covered.
    Ari's first introduction to Vue and the first pieces of code we each wrote in the framework. 
    Thoughts on starting new games; aversion to learning, enjoyment, and new abilities.
    A reminder of where to find and connect with Ari online.  
    This week's picks: Netflix shows, game shows, and Ari's headphones!


    Tweetables:


    “Another great way to go to a conference for free is to be a speaker.” — @GloomyLumi [0:19:12]


    "There was not a lot of documentation around deploying with a full-stack application. I had to figure that out on my own, which I did.” — @GloomyLumi [0:27:08]


    “It’s pretty much never actually about the end product, at least not from a growth perspective as a developer.” — @GloomyLumi [0:28:20]


    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:



    Minky
    World of Warcraft


    Our Picks:



    Alex



    Kongen Befaler (IMDB) (Taskmaster Norway)

    Ari



    Love on the Spectrum, Netflix 

    Tessa



    Squid Game, Siren Pictures, Inc., Netflix

    • 42 min
    Episode 88: Learning in Public about Learning in Public with Gift Egwuenu

    Episode 88: Learning in Public about Learning in Public with Gift Egwuenu

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    There are very few barriers keeping you from creating the career you want. For many developers, formal education no longer matters. What matters is demonstrating your skill and your dedication to the craft you’ve chosen to pursue. When you learn in public, you do just that; you share your skill development and your work in progress online. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, today’s guest is a frontend developer, content creator, speaker, and conference contributor who advocates for the benefits of learning in public. Gift Egwuenu relocated to the Netherlands in 2020 to begin her journey as a Frontend Engineer at Passionate People, a Javascript-focused consultancy based in Amsterdam. Since then, Gift has gained experience working in various environments, with various people, and in a multitude of frameworks and, in today’s episode, she shares some of the pros and cons of learning in public and what it means, from sharing what you’re learning on Twitter to creating video tutorials and live streams. We touch on the concept of conference-driven development, self-motivated learning versus audience-driven content, and work-life balance, and we share some of our favorite resources and suggestions for getting started on your learning in public journey! For all this and so much more, including our weekly picks (of course!), make sure not to miss this insightful conversation with Gift Egwuenu!


    Key Points From This Episode:



    Introducing Gift Egwuenu and today’s topic: learning in public.
    The concept of conference-driven development and #100DaysOfCode as public learning.
    Why Gift believes that Twitter isn’t necessarily the best forum for public learning.
    Alternative methods for learning in public, including YouTube videos or Twitch streams.
    Alex and Tessa share their opposing views on the benefits of seeing learners struggle.
    How having knowledgeable guests on your stream can be beneficial.
    Why you get more flexibility from having a specific framing context for public learning.
    Gift highlights the value of using her edited video content as practice for live streams.
    Creating audience-driven content versus self-motivated learning in public.
    How learning in public can engender accountability, according to Tessa.
    Gift shares the benefits of learning in public, from gaining visibility to community support.
    The panel reflects on the challenges of maintaining a healthy work-life balance while also learning in public and creating content consistently.
    Setting boundaries around learning in public without creating extra work for yourself.
    Some of Gift’s favorite resources, including Shawn Wang and Kent C. Dodds.
    Tips for getting started, from setting yourself up for success to embracing failure.
    Gift’s advice for those who want to try public learning: don’t take it too seriously!
    This week’s picks: United Parcel Service, live-action Sweet Home, Sally Rooney, and more!
    What headphones Gift is currently using and whether or not she likes them.


    Tweetables:


    “A lot of people [think], ‘Why would I come out and publicly humiliate myself? Because this is not something that I'm an expert in.’ They shy away from doing it, but I like to advocate for [public learning], because of the benefits that it comes with.” — @lauragift_ [0:09:54]


    “One of the reasons that learning in public is popular is because it can engender accountability.” — @EnjoyTheVueCast [0:22:39]


    “Job opportunities, getting access to mentors, or just people helping you out is another benefit you get out of [public learning].” — @lauragift_ [0:25:51]


    “The most important thing is to have fun with it. No one’s sponsoring you. No one’s paying you to do it. If you're just doing it for the heck of it, have fun with it. Learn however you want to learn. Don't let anybody get you down.” — @EnjoyTheVueCast [0:41:35]


    “Feel free to ask questions. Feel free to make mistakes. That's definitely the idea of [public lea

    • 57 min
    Episode 87: Flying Solo on the Front End of Despair

    Episode 87: Flying Solo on the Front End of Despair

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    The focus of today's episode is the tricky role of a solo front-end developer, and we kick things off by sharing some of the experiences we have had working in this configuration. This is a plain and simple show today, without any guests, and our panel gets into some thoughts on the links between front-end dev work and specialization, learning through negative feedback, and the many different levels of accessibility. The conversation also covers how to go about solving problems that reach beyond your scope, and why this can be so hard without a team focusing on the front-end. The consensus seems to be that there is a definite trade-off when working alone versus joining forces and that both scenarios have their advantages. To end things off for today's chat we share a few picks, from TV shows and DIY decor to a new YouTube personality who Tessa thinks is worth checking out! Join us to hear all.


    Key Points From This Episode:



    The panel's experiences of working as a lone front-end developer on a team.
    Front-end development and specialization; we explore how the two are linked. 
    Bad programming habits and learning what not to do on the job. 
    The importance of accessibility and the time that goes into the different levels. 
    Thoughts on solving new, unknown problems with no one else on your team.
    Finding answers to problems in the treacherous waters of Twitter! 
    Issues with trackpads, mice, scrollbars, and different browsers.
    Difficulties with asking the right questions; fear of embarrassment and a lack of vocabulary.  
    The kind of learning and knowledge accumulation that suits a solo front-end developer. 
    Final thoughts on the challenges and requirements for working alone on front-end dev. 
    This week's picks! Peet Montzingo, googly eyes, and Maid.


    Tweetables:


    “Even if you know CSS, I think it's not really something that you can show or that people are necessarily looking for.” — Tessa [0:08:11]


    “You can learn a lot about how to do things by learning how not to do things.” — Alex [0:13:56]


    “It has been tremendously helpful to have all of the resources I've gained through the people that I've interacted with on the show.” — @GloomyLumi [0:28:18]


    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:



    Grid Critters, Dave Geddes
    Flexbox Zombies, Dave Geddes
    CSS Grid, Wes Bos
    Vue roving tab index
    The Manager’s Path, Camille Fournier
    The Backstage Handbook
    Be Here Now, Ram Dass


    This Weeks Picks:



    Alex


    Googly eyes

    Ari


    Maid, Netflix (Limited Series)

    Tessa


    Peet Montzingo, YouTube

    • 40 min
    Episode 86: Our Oscar Award-Winning Episode

    Episode 86: Our Oscar Award-Winning Episode

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    Today we have a special introduction to the newest member of our team! That means that we will be freewheeling through all things Oscar, taking in his history, current work, love of games, cocktails, music, and a whole lot more that you are not going to want to miss. To kick things off we hear from Oscar about his early interest in computers and tech, and how he began messing around with coding in high school. We also talk about the first time he used JavaScript, his initial thoughts on Vue and the community, and what keeps him excited about working with computers. From there, the conversation takes a decidedly casual turn to the other things that Oscar is passionate about, namely his piano, playing mobile games, going to restaurants, and making cocktails! We even get to hear about Oscar's dream to open a cocktail bar one day before we do a round of this week's picks. So to get it all, listen in and listen up, as we bring you the Oscarsode!


    Key Points From This Episode:



    Oscar's background, different jobs, and the paid open-source project he is currently managing. 
    First experiences of coding during high school, and Oscar's entry into college.
    Oscar's first job and early experiences of starting to work with Vue and the community. 
    Tracing Oscar's passion for games and game design. 
    Oscar's keen musical interests and a little about the piano that he owns! 
    Thoughts on an important battle: Slack versus Discord!
    The restaurant scene in Boston, and Oscar's passion for food and cocktails. 
    Oscar admits his life goal of opening a cocktail bar one day. 
    This week's picks; the new Beatles documentary, Alba, cleaning vlogs, and more!
    How to find Grain and connect with Oscar on Twitter and GitHub.


    Tweetables:


    “I got into technology, sort of the way I feel a lot of people do. Just playing around with computers, and just having a good time.” — @oscar_spen [0:05:58]


    “When I do get a chance, I love just relaxing and playing simple video games, stuff like that.” — @oscar_spen [0:21:52]


    “Find the things that you think you're awesome at. Also, find the things that you think that you can learn and keep growing.” — @oscar_spen [0:31:05]


    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:



    Enjoy the Vue on Ko-fi
    Tetris Blitz
    MetalStorm: Online
    Hot Dog Bush
    Overcooked
    Cooking Fever
    Clash of Clans
    Top War: Battle Game
    Magic the Gathering
    I am a genius! Oh no!
    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Spirited Away
    Joe Hisaishi
    Barbara Lynch


    This week's Picks:



    Alex


    The Beatles: Get Back, Disney+

    Oscar


    Having a nice meal at a nice restaurant

    Tessa


    Alba, ustwo games (PC, Apple Arcade, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, XBox)
    꿀주부 Honeyjubu, YouTube
    Lost in Space, Netflix

    • 59 min

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Great new Vue.js podcast

The hosts have really good chemistry and the conversations feel natural. I listened to the first four episodes, learned some new things, and am excited for more.

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