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The JavaScript devs at SitePen talk about web app development with JavaScript, TypeScript, React, WebVR and more!

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The JavaScript devs at SitePen talk about web app development with JavaScript, TypeScript, React, WebVR and more!

    Episode 52: Holiday Special

    Episode 52: Holiday Special

    It’s that time of year where we find ourselves in a season of gratitude with no shortage of things to be thankful for. Bryan, Nick, Paul, and Neil each take turns sharing, covering a range of topics like static site generators, new TypeScript language features, vim stuff, and improved debugging. Speakers Bryan Forbes on Twitter […]

    • 34 min
    Episode 51: The Illusion That We Are Writing Javascript

    Episode 51: The Illusion That We Are Writing Javascript

    On this week’s episode, we reminisce about a gentler time in which we would have a fun idea, create a new directory, and immediately start coding. To this end, Paul has started working on an open source web server environment, webserv, to handle some path mapping and CRUD operations through patterns and simple configuration. As […]

    • 43 min
    Episode 50: Classical vs. Functional in TypeScript

    Episode 50: Classical vs. Functional in TypeScript

    Our main topic this week revolves around the tradeoffs within the two of the biggest patterns in modern programming — classical and functional. Why are so many frameworks that launched with a functional approach adding classes while those with a classical approach are introducing functional equivalents? We examine some of the popular middleware used when […]

    • 46 min
    Episode 49: Beyond JavaScript – Time Zones, Gesture Recognition

    Episode 49: Beyond JavaScript – Time Zones, Gesture Recognition

    Our final episode from JSConf US features interviews with Daniel Cousineau and Charlie Gerard around the theme of using JavaScript beyond the typical web site. Daniel’s talk pulled back the curtain on the problems inherent in using timezones that can’t be fixed just by using a library. We dig deeper into the issues of knowing […]

    • 36 min
    Episode 48: Growth – Imposter Syndrome, Helping JavaScript Newcomers

    Episode 48: Growth – Imposter Syndrome, Helping JavaScript Newcomers

    The fifth episode of our 6-part series from JSConf US 2019 features interviews with David Whittaker and Suzie Grange around the theme of growth. Go watch David’s talk — it defines and deals with imposter syndrome quickly and without judgment in a way that illustrates it’s not the moral weakness it’s often portrayed as in […]

    • 29 min
    Episode 47: Backends – SMS Browser, Streaming Audio & Game Engine

    Episode 47: Backends – SMS Browser, Streaming Audio & Game Engine

    In the fourth episode of our 6-part series recorded at JSConf US 2019, the team interviews Alexandra Sunderland, Sara Fecadu, and Florian Rival around the theme of backend services. Alexandra started out writing a chatbot but it grew into a phone app that can browse the web without a data plan. We talk about the […]

    • 34 min

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