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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.

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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.

    Serverless / Cloud Functions - Part 1

    Serverless / Cloud Functions - Part 1

    In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about serverless and cloud providers - the benefits, limitations, providers and more!
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    Show Notes 4:05 - What is Serverless?
    URL driven Startup/shut down (Heroku works this way) Digital Ocean droplet works differently 8:15 - What are the benefits?
    Scale up specific functions rather than everything - aka potentially cheaper Security - your singular server instance being hacked is not a possibility Less knowledge overhead required You don’t need to manage your own server Empowers front-end devs to do more Faster deploys Only re-deploy the code that changed 17:05 - What can you host on Serverless?
    Static Files - SPA (React) Single functions It can be in JS, Python, GO, PHP 18:07 - What can’t you host on Serverless?
    Entire applications Large apps have slow coldstarts 500mb limit 23:40 - Raw Providers
    Google Cloud Azure AWS Lambda SAP Red Hat IBM Cloud Functions Cloudflare Workers Kind of cool because they work like service workers where you can intercept any HTTP request 27:33 - Easy Providers + Frameworks
    Begin + Arc.codes Zeit Now + Next.js Anything + Serverless Netlify AWS Amplify Apex Up - TJ Holowaychuk Open Faas + Digital Ocean Links Heroku Digital Ocean Meteor Galaxy Codepen Radio: Preprocessors and Lambda Zeit Now Wes’ tweet about serverless @maxsteenbergen uses.tech Google Cloud Azure AWS Lambda SAP Red Hat IBM Cloud Functions Cloudflare Workers Begin Arc.codes Severless Netlify AWS Amplify Apex Up Open Faas @tjholowaychuk Scott tries Begin.com SyntaxFM Reddit ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Scott: Matt McMuscles YouTube Channel Wes: Modern Vintage Gamer Shameless Plugs Scott: Scott’s YouTube Channel Wes: Beginner Javascript Course - Use the coupon code ‘Syntax’ for $10 off! Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

    • 53 min
    Hasty Treat - Get Movin' With Framer Motion

    Hasty Treat - Get Movin' With Framer Motion

    In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Framer Motion — why it is so cool, and how it can improve animations in your projects.
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    Show Notes 4:53 - The 411
    Previous knowns as Pop Motion Pose Animation library with focus on ease of use Utilizes both spring and duration based animations 7:19 - Pose
    Pose was previously more pose based - aka you made scenes and toggled between them This still exists within Motion as variants, but isn’t the main way 8:06 - The New New
    motion.div animate prop is basically a live value for the animation initial for initial state exit for animating out with use of animatePresence Hard stuff made easy drag prop Full control over properties like duration and easing Orchestration features, this then that Variants Multiple scenes allow you to orchestrate many animations with a single state change Handles hover and tap easily Scroll values SVG path animations 19:45 - Final Thoughts
    Framer Motion is easier React Spring is much smaller React Spring makes very complex animation possible Links Framer Motion React Spring Framer Motion Examples Framer X Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

    • 23 min
    Are Web Dev GUIs Going to Replace Us?

    Are Web Dev GUIs Going to Replace Us?

    In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about web dev GUIs — what are they, are they going to replace developers, are they good or bad, and more!
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    Show Notes 1:30 - What is “codeless”?
    The codeless movement is coming in with a force. Are they just selling something? Or is it a real concern? All types of jobs are being replaced by computers Truckers Cashiers Lawnmowers Doctors Why not web developers? 7:22 - First experience building sites with a GUI?
    Dreamweaver 10:18 - Entire website builders:
    Wix Squarespace Webflow Modulz Grid.io Wordpress Builders 13:17 - When are GUIs useful?
    Brochure site Basic e-commerce 20:26 - Is a GUI/Codeless always better?
    It depends what you’re capable of doing 25:21 - Levels of hell GUI assistance in builders
    CMS - Just modifying content and basic markup Access to code, drag blocks into place No or minimal access to code No modification outside of options 31:36 - Are there GUIs for making applications?
    Native Mobile Zapier 36:54 - Are jobs at risk?
    Yes
    I think a lot of WordPress tinkering has already been replaced The guy who knows what buttons to push is at risk? Webmaster jobs where the roll was just occasionally updating HTML and text No
    Government Educational institutions Major corporations that can’t have their content stored via a service 39:55 - Our favorite GUIs to help development
    Scott:
    Netlify Heroku Studio 3T VS Code Wes:
    Sketch CSS Export Digital Ocean Cyberduck Transmit ZSH VS Code Links Roomba’s first autonomous lawnmower Notepad++ Geocities Angelfire Sketch Figma Gatsby Excel Meteor Recurly Gumroad Begin.com ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Scott: Baron of Botox Wes: Owlet Smart Sock Shameless Plugs Scott: How To Build A GraphQL API - Sign up for the year and save 25%! Wes: All Courses - Use the coupon code ‘Syntax’ for $10 off! Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

    • 52 min
    Hasty Treat - The Power of Hobbies

    Hasty Treat - The Power of Hobbies

    In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about hobbies — how they can improve your life and make you a better developer, as well as the hobbies they enjoy.
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    Show Notes 3:19 - What are our hobbies?
    Wes: Focus on one thing, learn it, move along
    Kombucha, Fermentation and Curing Projects Bike flipping Kids ride on repairs + hacks ATV fixing ICE to Battery conversion Scott:
    Dance - 15+ years Weightlifting / fitness Video games Watching hockey Design Computing / coding Snowboarding Kung fu movies 9:00 - Why are they good?
    Fuel your coding project Maybe could even become your key to a job you love They keep your mind sharp Good for downtime Good for mental health and mood Can be meditative Be cognizant of what they do to your mental state Promotes creativity and critical thinking Fun man 17:54 - How do you find a hobby?
    Wes
    I always need an end game I want to grow hot peppers I want a wicked ATV for cheap I think batteries are fascinating but I need something real to do Scott - I start with the fascination
    I think dancing is cool, but I could never learn I think _____ is cool, but I don’t know where to start Deep dark YouTube holes
    YouTube has an endless selection of educational content Facebooks groups or forums
    Meetups / volunteering
    Introverts will have a hard time with this, push yourself 22:50 - What is your hobby?
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    • 23 min
    The Synology Show - Backups and Home Server

    The Synology Show - Backups and Home Server

    In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about running backups and a home server — Synology setups, apps, and more!
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    Show Notes 2:03 - What is it?
    A little headless computer 5:07 - Drives
    WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf — They are loud, you can put SSDs in them, but it’s $$ 6:25 - RAID
    11:17 - Power
    Backup Time Machine over the network You can upgrade the memory SSDs 22:40 - Backing up your Backups
    Mirror folders to Backblaze B2 Slow, but worth it 30:53 - Apps
    Plex + Emby Storage Analyzer Docker - anything really Node js ;) Security cameras Pi-hole or custom DNS server Moments Drive Links Screenflow Synology DS918+ DS219+ WD Red Drives Seagate Iron Wolf Govee Thermometer Now Squizzy Backblaze B2 Plex Emby Storage Analyzer DaisyDisk Docker Node.js Raspberry Pi Dokku Synology vs Blue Iris Moments app Pi-hole Discourse ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Scott: Lululemon Men’s Jogger Wes: DS918+ Shameless Plugs Scott: How to Build a GraphQL API - Sign up for the year and save 25%! Wes: All Courses - Use the coupon code ‘Syntax’ for $10 off! Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

    • 59 min
    Hasty Treat - Non-Glamorous Skills You Should Have

    Hasty Treat - Non-Glamorous Skills You Should Have

    In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the non-glamorous skills that will improve your life as a developer!
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    Show Notes 3:13 - Why it’s needed
    Make you a better dev Make big tasks easier 7:00 - Why we don’t do it
    Because it’s hard It’s boring - sometimes It’s not our focus 7:24 - Good command line skills
    Get around file system Copy, move, delete things 8:58 - Keyboard skills
    Jump by word/line/BOL/EOL Learn 1 new shortcut per week Custom keybindings for common tasks 14:22 - Communication and interpersonal skills
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    Focus apps to help How long will something take? Revisit past projects when they are done and see how long it took 16:36 - Good file hygiene
    Good folder structure Delete old cruft Clear your recycle Desktop and downloads are off-limits Create template structures or tools for commonly used structures Links Wes’ Command Line Power User Course Synology VSCode React PropTypes Generate Syntax 125: Hasty Treat - Communication Skillz CleanMyMac DaisyDisk Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

    • 23 min

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