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Join me, Matt Lawrence, and my co-host, Mike Karan, as we dive head first into the world of web development and design. In this show we discuss running a small business, making websites and web apps for customers from all over the industry. We'll be diving in deep on things like our latest projects, our business strategies and much, much more!

HTML All The Things - Web Development, Web Design, Small Busines‪s‬ Matt Lawrence and Mike Karan

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Join me, Matt Lawrence, and my co-host, Mike Karan, as we dive head first into the world of web development and design. In this show we discuss running a small business, making websites and web apps for customers from all over the industry. We'll be diving in deep on things like our latest projects, our business strategies and much, much more!

    Supporting a Lot of Users

    Supporting a Lot of Users

    In this episode Matt and Mike do something a little different, Matt prepared the whole episode with Mike knowing, dividing it up into smaller parts and then getting Mike's opinion on each part. The overall topic being how to support a lot of users at once using methods like documentation, phone calls, instant messaging, and more. Supporting users can be a real pain, but it's also a necessity, so it's important that you ensure your business is ready to scale from just supporting a few users, to having to use full on productivity and efficiency hacks to ensure that several (maybe even hundreds) of users are properly supported.
     
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    • 59 min
    Data Structures, Algorithms, Imposter Syndrome, and Migrations

    Data Structures, Algorithms, Imposter Syndrome, and Migrations

    In this absolutely packed episode, Matt and Mike discuss a mash up of different topics from advanced data structures & algorithms through third-party server migrations. Data structures & algorithms can get very complex, but should they affect your daily web development journey? Imposter syndrome is something that almost everyone experiences in their life, web developer, or not - the duo discuss what they think might be a big cause of the syndrome. And finally, a rather niche - but important topic - server migrations, specifically those that you don't control yourself, but are instead dumped in your lap by third-party service providers.
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    • 59 min
    Web News - The One UX Tip You Have to Follow

    Web News - The One UX Tip You Have to Follow

    In this episode of the Web News, Matt and Mike discuss a UX tip that you can use on virtually any project. When you're in early testing of an app, or website, if you reach for something, and it isn’t there, treat that as if it’s broken. As you test with your family, friends, and colleagues you'll notice that they will instinctually reach for things, like a button, or gesture and when they do - nothing happens. While they can easily be overlooked, you absolutely should not let it slide. Instead, treat this missing functionality like a bug, treating it like an important issue that needs to be resolved (or at least discussed with your team).
     
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    • 28 min
    Build APIs Fast with Strapi.io

    Build APIs Fast with Strapi.io

    In this episode, Matt and Mike discuss all the ins-and-outs of APIs including what they are, how they work, what they're used for, and more specifically - how to build them quickly using Strapi. Making your own API can easily get out of hand, as you go down the rabbit hole of functionality and usability, luckily Strapi can help you spin up APIs quickly and easily so you can get started straight away. Built on NodeJS, Strapi has free and paid options, so you can get started for free - and then switch on over to the paid version once you start scaling.
     
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    • 54 min
    Web News - GameStonk and the Stock Market

    Web News - GameStonk and the Stock Market

    In this episode of the Web News, Matt and Mike discuss the topic that's been taking over the news lately and that is GameStop, BlackBerry, and AMC stock. Basically a war has broken out between short sellers (hedge funds) and the people over on /r/wallstreetbets over these stocks resulting in major losses for some, and incredible wins for others.
     
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    • 28 min
    How to Become Self-Taught

    How to Become Self-Taught

    In this episode Matt and Mike discuss the art of becoming self-taught. When you want to learn something new you basically have two options, teach yourself, or go to a traditional school/course. While self-teaching sounds like it's the easier option, it's actually oftentimes found in both. Traditional courses can't get into the weeds on every single topic they need to teach you, and furthermore self-teaching is a skill that they usually want you to learn anyway. The duo discuss the differences between self-teaching and traditional courses, as well as some of the best methods to teach yourself the skills you want to know.
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min

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4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Humbled ,

These Guys are Fun

Let’s be honest development isn’t the most entertaining of topics. BUT, Matt & Mike do a great job of making a bland topic interesting and funny. They bring real world experience having been in the industry for years but do it in a way that’s accessible if you’re just starting out. Thank you guys!

____danG ,

Pain points are a pain

They touch on some interesting topics, and I’ve learned from this show. But I strongly dislike that you have to sit through 10 to 20 minutes of them essentially complaining during the “weekly pain points” to start every episode. Irrelevant negativity that I’ve started skipping over each episode I listen to.

PierceX ,

The beginning of something great

New listener here and newbie coder going the self taught path. It’s been 1 month since I started. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate this Podcast and the goal it’s striving to achieve as a Technical/Business resource for developers. This show has so much value. and I’m excited to see how it will develop in the future.

I really appreciate the discussions in the show , they aren’t so intimidating that someone new to the industry isn’t able to follow what’s being talked about. While some mentions of specific technologies and concepts go over my head (at least for now) . I’ve tried listening to several other podcasts on computer science/programming. Those may as well been in some foreign language for me. XD. So thanks a lot for the great content Matt & Mike .

/* Only listened to first 2.5 episodes so far, cuz I’m obsessed with chronological order sometimes. But seriously keep up the great work */

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