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A show discussing whiskey, web development, and a wide range of whatnot. By the folks at Ship Shape (https://shipshape.io).

Whiskey Web and Whatnot Robbie Wagner, Chuck Carpenter

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A show discussing whiskey, web development, and a wide range of whatnot. By the folks at Ship Shape (https://shipshape.io).

    A11y Hour with Mark Steadman

    A11y Hour with Mark Steadman

    Like many developers, Mark Steadman began working in web development with just a couple of goals in mind: write something that runs and passes a test. No major thought for those using the interface he created. 
    Mark’s perspective changed when he sat with a few folks who were blind or had low vision, and watched as they used assistive technology for the web and attempted to navigate a site he’d developed. Their struggle to tackle basic web functions against inaccessible code was Mark’s wake-up moment and his inspiration to close the gap between emerging developers and accessibility education. 
    In this episode, Chuck and Robbie talk with Mark about his passion for accessibility, where most web accessibility issues originate, practical tips for incorporating accessibility into developer workflow, and why accessibility means more than checking a box, meeting quota, and passing a test.

    Key Takeaways

    [00:44] - A quick intro to Mark. 

    [02:52] - A whiskey review - Angel's Envy Bourbon Port Finish. 

    [11:47] - How Mark became an accessibility specialist. 

    [19:28] - Where the web accessibility issue originates. 

    [27:41] - How to make data visualization accessible. 

    [34:29] - The major accessibility complaint we fail to consider with JavaScript frameworks.

    [36:17] - How to keep developers and frameworks on the right track with accessibility. 

    [44:22] - A Star Wars-themed whatnot. 

    [50:37] - Why Mark likes college football (and their stadiums). 


    Quotes
    [01:50] - “I feel like there’s a gap in the field right now where developers are kind of not being reached out to from the accessibility side of things. So my passion in both my job and on the side too, I write for accessibility as well, is to fill that gap.” ~ @Steady5063
    [38:53] - “That’s my biggest advocacy for automation, is it helps developers learn accessibility on the fly.” ~ @Steady5063
    [01:00:08] - “If you are a developer that’s listening to this, take the time to put accessibility as a priority. As much as everybody in the world is going to tell you that priority for accessibility is not there, find time.” ~ @Steady5063

    Links

    Mark Steadman

    Fidelity Investments 

    JavaScript

    Angel’s Envy - Port Wine Whiskey Kentucky Straight 

    Rivian

    Old Forester 

    State Farm

    Deque Systems 

    DEV Community

    Jira

    React

    Angular

    Vue

    Ember.js

    ARIA

    JSX

    Sarah L. Fossheim

    Yahoo Finance

    Google Finance

    Astro

    Melanie Sumner 

    axe Accessibility Linter

    Karma

    Jest

    Pa11y

    Prettier 

    Disney

    The Mandalorian 

    The Book Of Boba Fett

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Andor

    Rogue One

    The Bad Batch

    Rebels 

    Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    Chicago White Sox 

    Phoenix Open

    Old Trafford

    Camp Nou

    San Siro Stadium

    ESPN

    Tom Brady

    New England Patriots


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    This show is brought to you by Ship Shape. Ship Shape’s software consultants solve complex software and app development problems with top-tier coding expertise, superior service, and speed. In a sea of choices, our senior-level development crew rises above the rest by delivering the best solutions for fintech, cybersecurity, and other fast-growing industries. Check us out at shipshape.io.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Conventional Commits vs. Release-It and Chatting About the Changelog

    Conventional Commits vs. Release-It and Chatting About the Changelog

    There are two types of engineers. The “normal” ones who strive to make their day-to-day lives as easy as possible and the Robbie’s of the world who strive to do everything themselves until the last line of code is sealed in a changelog. 
    On that note, do you prefer conventional commits? Or the tools out there that make organization easier and, sometimes, automated? Chuck and Robbie don’t see eye-to-eye on this particular topic so prepare yourself for the mildest smackdown of the century.
    In this episode, Chuck and Robbie discuss the pros and cons of release-it, the beauty of working system-agnostic, why Robbie prefers the changelog, and an attempt to stay abreast of frameworks like fresh coming into focus. 

    Key Takeaways

    [00:33] - A whiskey review - Howler Head Banana Whiskey.

    [09:12] - A mild smackdown on conventional commits versus release-it. 

    [15:23] - Why Chuck and Robbie prefer the changelog. 

    [20:35] - What is fresh? And Robbie leaks some internal R&D.

    [26:42] - What Robbie thinks about the Chevy Blazer EV and SUVs in general.

    [44:55] - How Chuck and his family acquired a Recall box. 


    Quotes
    [09:55] - “I don’t dislike release-it. Let’s be clear there. I just don’t want to have to physically do anything beyond opening the pull request and closing the pull request.” ~ @CharlesWthe3rd
    [13:01] - “I’m not a big fan of conventional commits because it adds a lot of noise to your commit log.” ~ @rwwagner90
    [15:06] - “I just think that you [Robbie] are different than a lot of engineers in that you’re like, ‘I want to touch and do all the things for all 16 jobs, I just want to do it myself and make sure it hits to the end’ and other engineers are like, ‘what script can I write to never do this again?’” ~ @CharlesWthe3rd

    Links

    Howler Head Kentucky Banana Bourbon Whiskey

    Suggest a Whiskey on Twitter!

    UFC

    Dana White 

    Wooler Brands

    Fireball 

    Coke

    release-it 


    changelog 

    GitHub Actions

    semantic-release-bot

    Hacker News

    Microsoft 

    GitLab

    github-changelog-generator 

    Ember.js

    fresh

    Next.js

    Node

    Yarn

    Hooks

    Starbeam

    Astro


    JavaScript 

    zerojs

    nojs

    Preact

    React

    Optix

    Droopl 

    Acquia

    Prisma

    Prismic

    GraphQL 

    Chevy Blazer EV

    Plone CMS

    Tesla

    Model X

    Rivian

    Spotify

    Range Rover

    Hummer

    Recalbox

    Super Nintendo 

    N64

    Super Star Wars

    CHRONO TRIGGER

    Castlevania 

    Bubble Bobble

    Super Mario World 

    Super Mario Bros. 3

    Skate or Die!

    Ninja Turtles Game

    StarTropics

    The Legend of Zelda

    Nintendo Switch

    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

    Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX

    Destiny  


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    • 59 min
    Emerging Tech, a Resource Renaissance, and Embracing Ember with Preston Sego

    Emerging Tech, a Resource Renaissance, and Embracing Ember with Preston Sego

    A few years into Preston Sego’s coding career, a colleague working on increasing interactivity on the company’s interface chose Ember for the endeavor. Years later, when Preston began developing his own project, he took his colleague’s advice and began testing the waters with Ember as well. 
    In 2019, Preston noticed interesting work brewing within Ember. Realizing Ember was adaptable to modern tools, Preston decided to dive back in and start building out a chat app to test the framework. That same year, Preston spoke at EmberConf and eventually landed a job at CrowdStrike where the framework of choice was Ember.
    In this episode, Preston talks with Chuck and Robbie about comparing Ember to React without angering either side, why he values Ember resources and has worked to create various libraries, what emerging tech Preston’s thrilled to be working on, and what tech Preston’s violently against. 

    Key Takeaways

    [01:13] - The origin of Preston’s alias. 

    [03:13] - A whiskey review - Malahat Rye.

    [10:14] - How Preston got into Ember.

    [20:09] - The exciting tech projects Preston’s working on.

    [26:21] - What Preston is looking forward to that’s coming out soon.

    [29:13] - What tech Preston is violently against. 

    [31:17] - A corn-themed whatnot. 

    [35:04] - Why Preston loves pinochle and boring cereal. 

    [43:09] - A deep dive on Starcraft. 

    [47:54] - What retro games Chuck is playing. 


    Quotes
    [15:04] - “I really like clinical comparisons between things because if you have any emotion whatsoever in a comparison article, you’re going to upset one of the sides and you don’t wanna do that.” ~ Preston Sego
    [23:10] - “I think the most obvious and beneficial use case [of resources] is for data loading. Just because loading anything Async is a pain.” ~ Preston Sego
    [26:50] - “The rfc is first-class component templates and it solves the biggest complaint that new hires have at my work where people are just like, ‘I don’t know how to find this thing, how do you find it?’” ~ Preston Sego

    Links

    Preston Sego

    Preston on Twitter

    Malahat Spirits Co. Handcrafted 100% Rye

    FineCask

    Sagamore Spirit

    Jack Daniels

    React

    Glimmer

    Ember

    EmberConf

    EmberConf 2022 - Keynote Part 1 by Yehuda Katz

    Rails

    Slack 

    Angular

    Twitter

    TypeScript 

    CrowdStrike

    EmberConf 2019 - Comparing Patterns in React and Ember by Preston Sego

    Hooks

    Starbeam

    SolidJS

    Vue.js

    Remix

    Svelte

    WordPress

    Ember Could Get Used To This

    Ember Octane 

    JavaScript

    Robert Jackson

    Ember Data Resources

    Ember Data

    runspired 

    Yehuda Katz 

    Polaris

    JSX

    Framework Laptop

    Apple

    Build-in essential ubuntu 

    Pinochle

    Euchre 

    GSAP - Green Sock

    Chris Coyier 

    CSS-Tricks 

    Trix

    Froot Loops 

    Special K

    Wheaties 

    Raisin Bran Crunch 

    Starcraft 

    Nintendo 64

    Sonic

    Sonic 2

    Genesis 

    Conker's Bad Fur Day

    Raspberry Pi

    Analogue


    Recalbox 

    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 

    Control


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    This show is brought to you by Ship Shape. Ship Shape’s software consultants solve complex software and app development problems with top-tier coding expertise, superior service, and speed. In a sea of choices, our senior-level development crew rises above the rest by delivering the best solutions for fintech, cybersecurity, and other fast-growing industries. Check us out at shipshape.io.

    • 54 min
    A11y Hour with Eric Bailey

    A11y Hour with Eric Bailey

    In recent years, accessibility has evolved from a way to avoid legal landmines, to a specialization developers are taking a serious approach to for the sake of their companies, apps, and users. Eric Bailey has been at the forefront of this maturation, working as both an advocate and educator in the accessibility and inclusive design space. 
    A user experience designer by trade, Eric developed a passion for accessibility that led him to The A11Y Project – an open source, one-stop shop for digital accessibility education. Eric helps maintain the hub while writing and speaking about the intersectionality of code, usability, and disability. 
    In this episode, Eric talks with Chuck and Robbie about the challenges of improving digital inclusivity, how to work through inclusive design on a budget, what bothers Eric about developers who are afraid to take the accessibility leap, where platforms fall short, and the tools that make implementing accessibility easier. 

    Key Takeaways

    [00:39] - A brief intro to Eric. 

    [01:35] - A whiskey review - Jefferson's Ocean Bourbon.

    [09:20] - How Eric got involved in accessibility and the A11Y Project.

    [20:53] - How Eric solves for accessibility despite not being disabled. 

    [25:55] - How to solicit expertise from the disabled community even with a limited budget. 

    [28:35] - The best practices for getting started implementing accessibility. 

    [34:46] - A burgers-themed whatnot. 

    [37:08] - Comics, Marvel, and streaming culture. 

    [48:05] - How the gaming industry is going through an accessibility renaissance.

    [56:35] - A few closing thoughts from Eric. 


    Quotes
    [10:34] - “I used to think [accessibility] shouldn’t be a job because everybody should be doing it. But the more I explore this space, the more I understand there is a need for specialization like any other kind of technical consideration.” ~ @ericwbailey
    [22:00] - “This is something that I try to be very cognizant of as I identify as abled but I speak with and interact with the disability community: the last thing I want to do is typecast or tokenize or suggest that this is the one true way to do things.” ~ @ericwbailey
    [24:16] - “Bringing people in who are daily assistive technology users and having them actually navigate through things is an incredibly compelling, incredibly eye-opening experience.” ~ @ericwbailey

    Links

    Eric Bailey

    The A11Y Project

    An accessibility checklist

    Accessibility posts 

    Accessibility resources

    Contribute to The A11Y Project

    Git 

    Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 24

    Old Fitzgerald Whiskey

    Microformats

    National Geographic 

    Remix Run

    11ty

    JavaScript

    element transition API

    Velveeta

    The Great American Burger Book by George Motz

    Twitter 

    Fable

    axe


    Deque 

    Open UI

    Stark plugin

    Lighthouse

    Google

    The Burger Show

    Hot Ones

    Anthony Bourdain

    David Chang

    The Chef Show

    Chef’s Table

    Top Chef

    Delicious In Dungeon

    Locke & Key

    Saga

    Paper Girls

    Y: The Last Man

    Transmetropolitan

    Cyclops

    X-Men

    Daredevil

    Paramount Plus

    Marvel

    Netflix 

    Luke Cage

    Iron Fist

    Jessica Jones

    Gotham

    NBC

    Hulu

    GarageBand

    Kanye West

    Yeezy Boost

    Nintendo Switch

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Sony

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

    Mario Kart

    PS4

    Stadia

    Google Glass

    Mac


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    Top-Tier, Full-Stack Software Consultants
    This show is brought to you by Ship Shape. Ship Shape’s software consultants solve complex software and app development problems with top-tier coding expertise, superior service, and speed. In a sea of choices, our senior-level development crew rises above the rest by delivering the best solutions for fintech, cybersecurity, and other fast-growing industries. Check us out at shipshape.io.

    • 59 min
    Developing Orbit and the Future of Cross Framework Solutions with Dan Gebhardt

    Developing Orbit and the Future of Cross Framework Solutions with Dan Gebhardt

    Years ago, Dan Gebhardt was mapping out data needs for an app he was building. In a struggle to make sense of every requirement and apply them to other packages like Ember Data, he hit a wall. At this point, there was no option for adapting Ember Data to the complex specificities of his app’s needs. 
    Dan tried to rationalize a solution, deconstructing entire data universes and all aspects of a data library. The end result was Orbit, a framework-agnostic data layer with use cases beyond the obvious. Since its inception, many developers have leaned on Orbit, including those at Ship Shape. 
    In this episode, Chuck and Robbie talk with Dan about Orbit’s origin story, the best (and least obvious) ways to use Orbit, why Dan chose platform-agnostic, what he really thinks about Starbeam, his ultimate goal with Orbit, and Dan’s all-time favorite power tool. 

    Key Takeaways

    [00:45] - A brief intro to Dan. 

    [03:02] - A whiskey review - Nikka Single Malt Miyagikyo. 

    [11:04] - Why Dan created Orbit. 

    [15:47] - Unexpected use cases for Orbit. 

    [21:42] - How Orbit flags a conflict. 

    [25:33] - Orbit’s use cases outside of JSON:API.

    [32:46] - What Dan thinks about Starbeam. 

    [35:12] - How Dan escapes his computer. 

    [40:32] - Dan’s favorite power tool. 

    [42:33] - Dan’s thoughts on New Hampshire (and New Jersey).

    [48:46] - Dan’s closing thoughts and his sneak peek at a new release. 


    Quotes
    [13:28] - “Sometimes building for the hard case first also helps clarify the simple case and I think that Orbit really scales from the very simple to the very complex set of requirements.” ~ @dgeb
    [17:47] - “That’s one of my favorite aspects of working with Orbit is using it as simply as possible to just prototype an app really quickly.” ~ @dgeb
    [33:32] - “The frameworks have too long been siloed and we are now seeing some really interesting cross framework solutions out there, whether you’re talking about Starbeam or even something like Remix or Astro.” ~ @dgeb

    Links

    Dan Gebhardt

    Ember Core Team Emeritus

    JSON:API

    Orbit.js

    Tilde 

    Ruby On Rails

    Rust

    Yehuda Katz

    JSONAPI::Resources

    Nikka Single Malt Miyagikyo

    Nikka From The Barrel

    The Glencairn Whiskey Glass

    The Norlan Whiskey Glass

    GraphQL

    IndexedDB

    Ember Data

    Swach

    Git

    Apollo 

    Whiskey Web and Whatnot: Discovering Ember, Adopting Orbit, and Unlocking Optimization with Chris Thoburn (runspired) 

    LinkedIn

    ember-m3

    Hooks

    React

    Eric Elliott 

    @glimmer/tracking

    Starbeam

    Astro

    Svelte

    View

    RedwoodJS

    Next.js

    Acquia

    Whiskey Web and Whatnot: Next.js 12, React vs. Svelte, and the Future of Frameworks with Wes Bos


    D.C. United 

    Audi Field


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    This show is brought to you by Ship Shape. Ship Shape’s software consultants solve complex software and app development problems with top-tier coding expertise, superior service, and speed. In a sea of choices, our senior-level development crew rises above the rest by delivering the best solutions for fintech, cybersecurity, and other fast-growing industries. Check us out at shipshape.io.

    • 51 min
    Matt Johnson: When Web3 Is Worth It and Learning to Lead

    Matt Johnson: When Web3 Is Worth It and Learning to Lead

    In high school, Matt Johnson followed in the footsteps of his older brother,  pursuing similar hobbies like sports and music. After joining a band, Matt realized they needed a website. Mirroring his brother, Matt learned to code, built a website, and changed his college major.
    Following graduation, Matt dove into business ownership, buying out the company he interned for with a business partner. That once small operation has grown to a team of over 100 and as of July 1st, Matt will be Midwestern Interactive’s sole owner. Like Chuck and Robbie, Matt made the switch from programmer to business owner and is committed to his role as a people and business leader. 
    In this episode, Matt talks with Chuck and Robbie about learning to love coding, Matt’s philosophy on tech and business, what’s valuable and what’s fluff with Web3, and why Matt took up golf after putting coding on the backburner.

    Key Takeaways

    [00:29] - A brief introduction to Matt. 

    [01:24] - A whiskey review. 

    [08:34] - How Matt discovered coding. 

    [12:17] - Matt’s (and Robbie’s) music career. 

    [15:14] - How Matt decides what tech to work with. 

    [16:33] - How often Matt actually codes as a business owner. 

    [22:56] - The very last piece of billable code Matt wrote for Midwestern Interactive.

    [26:39] - How Matt views the value of Web3.

    [34:40] - What golf and programming have in common.

    [39:23] - What other businesses Matt runs and how those ventures came to be. 

    [44:20] - What Matt thinks of YAML. 

    [44:58] - How Chuck and Robbie strategize with tech and testing. 

    [52:42] - How Matt produces consistently strong outcomes. 


    Quotes
    [14:25] - “It’s pretty crazy, right? You leverage the tools for what you love to do, and then you fall in love with the tool. It’s a really interesting thing. I remember the idea of telling a computer what to do was just baffling to me. I can just create my own anything.” ~ Matt Johnson
    [18:26] - “When you are running a business you have to be able to be the right person for the job at any given moment. And you have to have that ability to change your priorities to meet the priorities of the people setting the priorities.” ~ Matt Johnson
    [18:57] - “When you base your decisions on what’s right, it’s a whole lot easier to go to sleep at night. And getting good rest is very important in the progression of your business.” ~ Matt Johnson

    Links

    Matt Johnson

    Midwestern Interactive

    W.L. Weller Antique 107

    Pappy Van Winkle’s Whiskey

    Maker’s Mark

    Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Whiskey

    Total Wine

    Bart Paden

    Christ In Youth

    The Jordan Howerton Band

    Myspace

    Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win

    LinkedIn

    Slack

    Bored Ape Yacht Club

    SHIBA INU

    Damien Hirst NFT 

    Zinc Coffee

    YAML

    Kubernetes

    GitHub

    ESLint

    Ember.js

    Prettier 

    Husky

    React


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    Chuck Carpenter

    Ship Shape


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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