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Veteran web developers RobbieTheWagner and Charles William Carpenter III host this informal, whiskey-fueled fireside chat with your favorite web devs. They discuss all things web development including JavaScript, TypeScript, EmberJS, React, Astro, SolidJS, CSS, HTML, Web3, and more. They take a unique approach and focus on getting to know the human side of developers and their hobbies outside of work, all while sampling a new whiskey that they rate on their unique tentacle scale.

Whiskey Web and Whatnot: Web Development, Neat RobbieTheWagner and Charles William Carpenter III

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Veteran web developers RobbieTheWagner and Charles William Carpenter III host this informal, whiskey-fueled fireside chat with your favorite web devs. They discuss all things web development including JavaScript, TypeScript, EmberJS, React, Astro, SolidJS, CSS, HTML, Web3, and more. They take a unique approach and focus on getting to know the human side of developers and their hobbies outside of work, all while sampling a new whiskey that they rate on their unique tentacle scale.

    Next.js's Speed vs. RedwoodJS's Strength: The Web Development Drama You Can't Ignore

    Next.js's Speed vs. RedwoodJS's Strength: The Web Development Drama You Can't Ignore

    Join hosts RobbieTheWagner and Charles William Carpenter III as they delve into a wide variety of topics on their podcast, Whiskey Web and Whatnot. This episode features a detailed tasting of the Booker's Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – the Storyteller Batch. The hosts talk in-depth about the bourbon, its packaging, and flavors.


    Robbie and Charles go on to share their thoughts on the intricacies of web development, discussing the pros and cons of latest web frameworks. Additionally, they dive into personal anecdotes, talking about the winter and the joys of playing video games. Tune in for an engaging blend of whiskey sipping, tech talk, and casual banter.


    Key Takeaways


    [01:07] - Unboxing and Introduction to Booker's Bourbon
    [01:51] - Tasting and Reviewing the Whiskey
    [03:06] - Diving into Personal Stories and Jokes
    [03:28] - Analyzing the Whiskey's Aroma and Flavor
    [04:37] - Continuing the Whiskey Tasting and Discussion
    [07:10] - Final Thoughts and Rating of the Whiskey
    [13:02] - Transitioning to Tech Talk: Web Development
    [13:08] - Discussing Syntax Swag and Whiskey Web Merch
    [15:47] - Debate on React and Next.js
    [26:12] - Exploring Redwood JS and Django
    [34:39] - Discussing Web Development Frameworks
    [35:09] - Exploring Astro and HTMX
    [36:32] - Debate on JSON and JavaScript
    [38:19] - The Evolution of Web Design
    [39:10] - The Whiskey Experiment
    [40:27] - Snowy Adventures and Commuting Challenges
    [42:59] - The Quest for the Perfect Electric Car
    [51:23] - The Joys and Pains of Lawn Mowing
    [53:01] - TV Shows, Video Games, and Time Management
    [01:01:04] - Wrapping Up with Netflix and Barbie

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    Syntax
    Next.js
    RedwoodJS
    Astro
    HTMX

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    Chris Coyier on Embracing Technology and the Future of Web Development

    Chris Coyier on Embracing Technology and the Future of Web Development

    Hosts Robbie Wagner and Charles William Carpenter III welcome special guest, Chris Coyier the co-founder of CodePen and an avid web enthusiast, to share his insights on the latest trends and happenings in the tech world.


    Pondering over the pros and cons of GitHub desktop, discussing React's influence on teams and efficiency, grappling with the hot topics around CSS and Tailwind, and airing their thoughts on Apple's latest Vision Pro, the conversation bounces around delightfully.


    All along, they’re savoring a pour from Barrell Craft Spirits and enjoying the occasional detour into pop culture, fitness, and more. Join them as they navigate through this tech-infused whirlwind with a dash of web nostalgia.


    Key Takeaways


    [00:48] - Discussing Movies and Pop Culture
    [02:32] - Introducing the Guest: Chris Coyier
    [03:05] - Chris's Journey with CodePen
    [03:56] - Chris's Other Projects and Interests
    [07:13] - Whiskey Tasting Begins
    [07:57] - Discussing the Whiskey: Barrel Bourbon
    [09:39] - Diving into Pop Culture: Movies and Celebrities
    [11:02] - Back to Whiskey: Rating the Barrel Bourbon
    [11:59] - Discussing Tech and Coding
    [25:58] - Hot Takes: Tech Debates
    [32:27] - Discussing the Evolution of Package Managers
    [33:16] - Exploring the Transition from Node to Bun
    [34:33] - The Impact of Vite on Development
    [34:46] - The Quirks of Tech Terminology
    [36:24] - The Shift from Global to Personalized Package Management
    [36:41] - The Influence of Microsoft in the Tech World
    [39:04] - The Evolution of Web Development and the Role of Abstractions
    [57:12] - The Future of Web Development: AR, VR, and AI
    [01:03:27] - The Impact of Tech on Everyday Life
    [01:03:43] - The Future of CodePen and the Tech Industry

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    Chris Coyier Twitter
    Chris Coyier LinkedIn
    CodePen

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Upgrade Your Lifestyle: From the Ballmer Peak to High Tech Toilet Seats

    Upgrade Your Lifestyle: From the Ballmer Peak to High Tech Toilet Seats

    In this episode, Robbie and Chuck discuss a variety of topics. They initially discuss a controversial tier list video from Theo. They criticize Theo's technology ranking, particularly his negative view of Ember and his endorsement of React and other frameworks. They also highlight the subjective nature of technology preference and suggest that Theo's tier list is more a reflection of his personal biases than an objective assessment of the tools' merits.


    They move on to discussing Astro, a new static site builder they've been using. They praise Astro for its easy conversion process, quick build times, and the fact that it uses semantic HTML by default. They express their enthusiasm for Astro and mention how they are using it for their own websites.


    Lastly, Chuck and Robbie deviate from tech talk and share about their Christmas experiences, with Chuck being especially thrilled about receiving a high-end Toto Washlet (bidet toilet seat) as a present. They end their conversation with a humorous debate about the merits of high-end toilet seats, with Robbie stating that the bidet's functions are surprisingly beneficial and make each bathroom visit enjoyable.


    Key Takeaways


    [01:29] - Whiskey Tasting: Sagamore Spirit Rye Cask Strength
    [04:44] - Whiskey Rating and Discussion
    [08:53] - Theo's Controversial Tech Tier List
    [25:09] - The Balmer Peak: Is it Real?
    [31:05] - Astro Framework Discussion
    [32:58] - Discussing Fashion and Sponsorships
    [33:49] - Exploring the Benefits of Astro
    [34:37] - Debating the Merits of Pages Router vs App Router
    [36:01] - The Influence of Ember on Modern Web Development
    [40:15] - The Challenges of Remote Work and Office Politics
    [45:03] - Deep Dive into Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism
    [50:10] - The Joys and Challenges of Christmas
    [58:50] - The Luxury of High-End Toilet Seats

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    Sagamore Spirit
    Astro
    EmberJS
    Toto Washlet

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Deep Dive into Managed DNS with Jeff Cronstrom

    A Deep Dive into Managed DNS with Jeff Cronstrom

    Join hosts RobbieTheWagner and Charles William Carpenter III as they welcome Jeff Cronstrom, a DNS specialist with experience dating back to the 90s and the founder of CloudfloorDNS. In this episode, they dig into the ins and outs of managed DNS, the benefits it provides, and the distinguishing features of CloudfloorDNS.


    The hosts also engage in lively discussions about technology, touching on various topics such as PHP, Python, DevOps, and the role of DNS in web development. Alongside the tech talk, the episode features a whiskey tasting session with Fort Hamilton rye whiskey.


    Key Takeaways


    [01:45] - Whiskey Tasting and Discussion
    [11:00] - Hot Takes on Tech Topics
    [27:07] - Deep Dive into CloudFloorDNS
    [31:41] - Web Application Firewall and Cloudflare
    [32:02] - Domain Registrations and DNS
    [32:27] - Google's Shift from Domain Registration
    [33:53] - Roles in Tech: Network Engineer, System Administrator, and More
    [35:32] - The Rise of DevOps and DevSecOps
    [36:28] - The Importance of Security in Development
    [36:59] - Patch Tuesdays and Software Updates
    [39:05] - The Syntax Podcast and Sentry.io
    [39:49] - The Microsoft Debate
    [42:59] - Boating and Fishing Adventures
    [48:50] - The Phoenix Lights Mystery
    [52:11] - Homemade Drink Smoker and Carpentry Skills
    [54:02] - The Simulation Theory and Solar Flares
    [53:30] - Choose Your Own Adventure Website Idea
    [55:30] - Closing Remarks and CloudfloorDNS Plug

    Links


    Jeff Cronstrom Twitter
    Jeff Cronstrom LinkedIn
    CloudfloorDNS

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    • 56 min
    The Missteps of GraphQL and the Promise of Progressive Enhancement

    The Missteps of GraphQL and the Promise of Progressive Enhancement

    In this episode of 'Whiskey, Web, and Whatnot', hosts RobbieTheWagner and Charles William Carpenter III debate podcast names, discuss the feasibility of creating a company, and share insights on tech projects like Biome and Shepherd. They also talk about the importance of leveraging built-in features in tech systems, their take on tech wars, thoughts about the future of JavaScript, and more. Accompanying their tech-related discussions are whiskey tasting notes on Sweetens Cove, Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey.


    Key Takeaways


    [00:37] - The Reality of Being a CEO
    [01:39] - The Mystery of HTMX
    [02:16] - Whiskey Tasting: Sweetens Cove
    [03:06] - The Science of Whiskey Aging
    [03:21] - The Curious Case of Soft Water
    [03:42] - Pop Culture References and Whiskey
    [07:33] - Whiskey Rating and Review
    [15:52] - Tech Talk: GraphQL and Sidebar Placement
    [20:23] - The Future of OpenAI
    [26:47] - Social Media Algorithms and Engagement
    [29:12] - Ubuntu Server and Daily Use Challenges
    [30:08] - Exploring Framework Laptops and Modular Tech
    [30:52] - The Linux User Experience: A Developer's Perspective
    [32:32] - The Pros and Cons of Arch Linux
    [33:31] - The Future of Linux and the Framework Laptop
    [34:08] - The Struggles of App Development on Ubuntu
    [36:27] - The Rise of New JavaScript Runtimes
    [37:45] - Exploring Biome: A New Web API Framework
    [49:39] - The Future of Shepherd: A Library for Web APIs
    [55:19] - Christmas Shopping Habits and Affiliate Programs

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Monthly Malarkey: JavaScript Modules, HTML, and Ryan Reynolds

    Monthly Malarkey: JavaScript Modules, HTML, and Ryan Reynolds

    In this episode of Whiskey Web and Whatnot, hosts RobbieTheWagner and Charles William Carpenter III dive into their experiences with the Astro framework and discuss the challenges with JavaScript module types. They also share insights on managing work life around their families and house pets.


    The casual conversation continues with a discussion on TV series like 'The Last of Us', 'The Changeling', 'Wednesday', and 'Black Bird', as well as an interesting back and forth about international and domestic flight experiences. They sign off with some conjecture about the potential for AI, promising a more detailed conversation about this in the next episode.


    Key Takeaways


    [01:11] - Discussing Podcast Popularity and Listener Appreciation
    [01:39] - Exploring the Challenges of Explaining Podcasts to Older Generations
    [02:25] - Whiskey Tasting Session: Never Sink Spirits Bourbon Whiskey
    [11:27] - Diving into the Complexities of JavaScript Modules
    [14:44] - Exploring the Potential of Astro for Web Development
    [25:58] - The Power of Tailwind in Web Development
    [26:24] - Offering Web Development Help to Local Fire Department
    [28:44] - Discussing the Importance of SEO for Podcast Visibility
    [30:23] - The Economics of Database Usage
    [31:24] - The Business Model of Vercel
    [32:40] - The Art of Infiltration and Persuasion
    [34:20] - The Challenges of Switching to Vercel
    [35:24] - The Entertainment Roundup
    [35:46] - The Dark Side of the American Healthcare System
    [47:29] - The Joys and Challenges of Hosting Christmas
    [54:14] - The Pros and Cons of Moving to Italy
    [01:00:34] - The Injustice of Airline Bailouts

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

photuris5 ,

The Go To Podcast

This is my go to podcast for all things web. Highly entertaining and even more informative. The extra reviews of whiskey are a bonus!

f3rgyf3rg ,

Always a good time, and extremely informative!

I love this show! It is a great way to stay up to date on tech trends, while also learning about my favorite beverage! Robby and Charles are great hosts and they always have awesome guests!

Dark Pebble ,

Always a Great Listen

I recently started listening to this podcast and have been loving it so far. I’ve also started to go back to previous episodes.
Each episode starts with the hosts and guest trying and rating a particular whiskey. I enjoy whiskey but can’t tell why I like one over another. Their descriptions have helped me pay more attention to each aspect of the smell/taste. It’s also entertaining when they have a guess who isn’t a fan.
After that the hosts interview their guest for the rest of the episode. They do a really go job of keeping the conversation going back and forth. It isn’t like a lot of the interview podcasts out there that feel like a Q&A session.
I highly recommend listening. The only downside: it’s only an hour each week.

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