231 episodes

A weekly chat about the lives and workflows of modern web developers, hosted by Sean Washington & Friends.

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    • Technology
    • 4.9, 56 Ratings

A weekly chat about the lives and workflows of modern web developers, hosted by Sean Washington & Friends.

    229: 4K Rolly-Cart

    229: 4K Rolly-Cart

    Sean and Rockwell ruminate on WWDC hardware and software announcements, deploying applications on Dokku and Netlify, and walking the fine line between bike-shedding and productivity.

    • 59 min
    228: Pluggier and Playier

    228: Pluggier and Playier

    Sean and Rockwell talk about SideDoor's looming launch date, Ruby Encoder on the Raspberry Pi, deploying Phoenix applications on DigitalOcean, and the new HEY e-mail service.

    • 54 min
    227: React? It's Fine.

    227: React? It's Fine.

    Sean and Rockwell discuss modern tooling and techniques for React and Redux. Other topics include wrangling spreadsheets for import, Statamic 3, more on the Second Brain, and Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

    • 58 min
    226: It's Still Valuable

    226: It's Still Valuable

    Rockwell wraps up the ham radio contest saga for the summer, Sean talks about picking React back up for a job interview, and then they follow up on how the Second Brain has helped their development processes.

    • 59 min
    225: I Want To Be a Shredder / Building a Second Brain

    225: I Want To Be a Shredder / Building a Second Brain

    Rockwell and Sean talk ham radio contests, roadmaps to becoming a modern developer, efficient note-taking tools so you don't forget things, and the pain of setting up development environments.

    • 58 min
    224: Evidence That You're Building Something

    224: Evidence That You're Building Something

    Sean and Rockwell share their strategies for coping with stress and burnout, what it's like to live-stream and where that whole thing is headed, announcements from Microsoft Build, and the correct pronunciation of "Nevada".

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Arick Conley ,

Catalyst for my Elixir obsession

You guys have got me hooked on elixir. Listening to you both talk about the journey of learning new libraries, architectures, and styles has been a huge motivation for me to double down on going all in on Elixir. Hearing the humble side of two seasoned programmers talk through every day problems has allowed me to let my guard down and be comfortable in stepping into functional programming while looking like a complete idiot. I’ve been scared to try Elixir in fear of being less productive and not knowing what I’m doing. Huge thank you!

walteryu ,

Love the Show & Keep up the Great Work!

Love the show and the supportive community that you guys are building around programming and web development. Especially enjoy the tools, best practices and recommendations on general programming shared on each show - and also the advice to seek good/work life balance!

Chryton ,

Straw and Washington Nail It!

Paul Straw and Sean Washington do a fantastic job of condensing topical web development issues into easy to understand chunks and then discussing said issues with a wit and depth of understanding that few other podcasts achieve. Their openness to the audience and focus on the topics are top notch. This is one of the first podcasts I recommend to developers I meet and new hires at our company.

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