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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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    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

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

    CSS Trig, Cypress, and Software Testing Alternatives

    CSS Trig, Cypress, and Software Testing Alternatives

    Slow page speeds and bad developer experience are huge pain points. If you can get those two things right, the developer community will likely rally behind you. CSS hit the bullseye when it introduced trigonometry functions to boost performance by avoiding Javascript. But Cypress has been a big letdown in DX.
    Before introducing trig functions, CSS was pretty limited and it relied on Javascript to do all the complex styling. Since Javascript takes a significant amount of time to parse, that’s a big hit to your overall page speed. Now, CSS trig functions allow more flexibility to style pages with angles. Even Chuck, who isn’t a fan of CSS, can admit this is a big win for developers. Cypress, on the other hand, has locked some of their features behind a paywall and some developers are not happy about the change. Chuck and Robbie both find the tool too complicated and expensive compared to its alternatives.
    In this episode, Robbie and Chuck talk about CSS introducing trigonometry functions to avoid Javascript, why Cypress isn’t living up to their expectations, testing software alternatives, and Chuck’s new sim racing hobby.

    Key Takeaways

    [00:28] - A whiskey review: Orphan Barrel: Mukety-Muck 26 Years Matured.

    [09:28] - CSS adds trigonometry functions.

    [17:05] - What makes a good testing tool.

    [33:19] - Chuck and Robbie talk about their upbringing and food.

    [40:45] - Chuck’s sim racing experiences.

    [50:46] - Robbie talks about selling his house.


    Quotes
    [27:32] - “I tried to use Cypress, and I just gave up because it took me more than an hour to figure out, and I was just like, that's not worth my time.” ~ Robbie Wagner
    [28:43] - “Playwright looks like a pretty nice play in the space.” ~ Chuck Carpenter
    [30:00] - “As a professional developer, if a tool is helping me every day, and you say it’s going to cost me $10 a day, okay. As long as I don't have 400 tools that I need to pay $10 a month for.” ~ Robbie Wagner

    Links

    Orphan Barrel: Muckey-Muck 26 Years Matured 

    UGG

    SoBe

    The Macallan Distillary

    Total Wine & More

    De Wine Spot

    Tailwind CSS

    YAML

    iMac

    iPhone

    Windows

    Cypress

    Prisma

    MySQL

    SQLite

    GitHub

    Playwright

    Mock Service Worker

    Jira

    Astro

    Ember

    Jest

    Selenium Webdriver

    Vitest

    Porsche Experience 

    GeForce Now

    EA

    iRacing

    Steam

    PlayStation

    Assetto Corsa

    Logitech

    Porsche

    Tesla

    Ford Mustang Mach E

    Porsche Macan

    Porsche Cayenne

    Rivian

    Range Rover Sport

    Rolls Royce


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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.

    • 1 hr
    SQL vs NoSQL, Web Technologies, and Holiday Recap

    SQL vs NoSQL, Web Technologies, and Holiday Recap

    If you’re like Robbie and you haven’t dug into SQL since college, learning the basics of SQL vs NoSQL is a great place to start. Working with data isn’t a part of every developer’s day-to-day, but it can’t hurt to understand the differences.
    NoSQL is gaining popularity among engineers because of the ease and flexibility of updating fields with new data. Some engineers prefer taking unstructured data and using a programming language they already know, like Python, to write their queries. SQL is far more structured and requires strict rules for writing queries. As with most things in tech, whether SQL is better than NoSQL depends on your business and use cases.
    In this episode, Robbie and Chuck talk about the pros and cons of SQL vs NoSQL, why they like SQL databases like Prisma and Postgres, and their Christmas and New Year festivities.

    Key Takeaways

    [00:56] - Chuck and Robbie wrap up the Advent of Whiskey.

    [01:35] - A whiskey Review: Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

    [04:47] - SQL versus NoSQL.

    [ 13:24] - Using Prisma and MySQL.

    [28:56] - Chuck and Robbie discuss the holidays and family life.


    Quotes
    [16:40] - “I don't have to touch databases much, but when I do, I like that they are Postgres.” ~ Robbie Wagner
    [17:13] - “I never really remember having fun with a project that was in SQL Server or MySQL.” ~ Robbie Wagner
    [22:26] - “This project is using Prisma, and Prisma has nice sugar around accessing entities.” ~ Chuck Carpenter

    Links

    Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Lime Stone Branch

    Buffalo Trace

    MySQL

    DynamoDB

    PostgresSQL

    Prisma

    PostGIS

    Supabase

    Postico

    SQL Server

    Ember Data

    Astro

    SolidJS

    Next.js

    SolidStart

    Remix

    Shopify

    Spotify

    Michael Jackson

    Roka Akor

    Pepsi

    90-Day Finance

    Andor

    Peaky Blinders

    Spirited

    The Greatest Showman

    Everyone Says I Love You

    Woody Allen

    Edward Norton

    Drew Barrymore

    Hamilton

    Disney

    Book of Mormon

    Deadpool

    Ryan Reynolds

    Welcome to Wrexham

    Mint Mobile

    My Next Guest Needs No Introduction

    Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

    Kim Kardashian

    Kanye

    Titanic

    House of Cards

    James Dean

    Sharpie

    Porsche

    iPhone

    CNN

    Don Lemon

    Anderson Cooper

    Kevin Hart


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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.

    • 54 min
    The Case for Adopting TypeScript with Josh Goldberg

    The Case for Adopting TypeScript with Josh Goldberg

    Many people dream about being their own boss, but there’s no clear rulebook that outlines how to get there. While self-employment seems glorious to some, it’s not for everyone. How does someone know when they are ready to take the step into the unknown, and how do they know if that choice will suit them?
    Josh Goldberg, Open Source Developer and author of Learning TypeScript, built much of his coding career at Microsoft and Codecademy before taking the leap into full-time open source tooling in January 2022. Since then, he has published a book and expanded his networking by speaking at over 30 conferences, but he still has time to discuss coding languages and hiking in Arizona over a glass of whiskey.
    In this episode, Josh talks to Chuck and Robbie about Typescript adoption, becoming a full-time open source developer, and the power of expanding your professional network.

    Key Takeaways

    [01:48] - An intro to Josh Goldberg.

    [2:28] - A whiskey review - Barrell Armida Bourbon Whiskey.

    [07:01] - Chuck, Robbie, and Josh’s whiskey rating.

    [12:27] - Josh’s latest book, Learning TypeScript.

    [21:27] - GraphQL vs. TypeScript.

    [23:40] - Josh’s journey into TypeScript.

    [27:18] - Josh’s thoughts on adding a type system directly to JavaScript. 

    [30:11] - The case for TypeScript adoption.

    [34:20] - TypeScript conversion strategies and solutions from Codecademy.

    [39:43] - Josh’s transition to full-time open source developer.

    [42:27] - Josh’s advice for aspiring full-time open source developers. 

    [45:10] - Josh’s experience speaking at conferences as a developer advocate.

    [57:50] - Josh’s closing remarks. 


    Quotes
    [29:33] - “You have to iterate in public and learn from real world usage in order to get things right.” ~ Josh Goldberg
    [31:14] - “If you’re trying to convince people to switch to TypeScript, you convince them based on the pain points they have and how TypeScript fits into them.” ~ Josh Goldberg
    [42:27] - “There are a lot of people who are interested in going full-time open source. It’s a great place to be, but I wouldn’t recommend going into this without a lot of prior work. To build up your network, to get a full-time job in a development team that gives you mentorship and management that helps you grow that way so that you are well equipped to go into open source first.” ~ Josh Goldberg

    Links

    Josh Goldberg on LinkedIn

    Josh Goldberg Website

    Josh Goldberg Blog

    Learning TypeScript

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Barrell Armida Bourbon Whiskey

    TypeScript

    JavaScript

    PHP

    GraphQL

    C++

    Adobe Photoshop

    HTML

    Flow

    Meta

    CoffeeScript

    Codecademy

    Config file

    Opensource

    VTEST

    GitHub

    Halo

    Microsoft


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    • 1 hr
    Bringing Designers and Developers Together with Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz

    Bringing Designers and Developers Together with Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz

    Working together in a professional environment is easier said than done, especially when teams have conflicting workflows, priorities, and skill sets. Designers are all too familiar with having their work feel like a second priority to developers. Is there a way that designers and developers can collaborate successfully without sacrificing their individual needs?
    Enter Penpot, the first Open Source design and prototyping platform for cross-domain teams. Penpot was developed by Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz, CEO and Co-Founder of Kaleidos, Taiga and Penpot, to bring collaboration between designers and developers to the next level. Penpot inspires designers to become comfortable using open source and allows developers to become excited about the design process. 
    In this episode, Pablo talks to Chuck and Robbie about how Penpot differs from its primary competitor, Figma, and why designers and developers love their platform.

    Key Takeaways

    [00:36] - An intro to Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz.

    [02:38] - A whiskey review - Willet Family Estate Bottled Rye.

    [05:31] - Chuck, Robbie, and Pablo’s whiskey ranking.

    [07:47] - What Penpot is and how it compares to Figma.

    [15:50] - Adobe’s defensive acquisition of Figma. 

    [24:54] - Why Pablo is excited about Penpot.

    [29:37] - How Penpot brings together designers and developers.

    [34:30] - Two top priority feature requests for Penpot.

    [39:23] - Use cases for Penpot.

    [44:31] - Why Pablo got expelled.

    [48:34] - Pablo’s diverse hobbies - from mead brewing to archery.


    Quotes
    [26:27] - “We don’t just want to accelerate design into code, but also coding to design.” ~ Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz
    [31:18] - “First, we need to make sure that designers really appreciate what we’re doing. Whenever they first encounter Penpot, they see it, they feel it. It’s meant for them. Not as a gift from engineers.” ~ Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz
    [36:54] - “Design is more important than ever. Design is eating software faster than software is eating the world. Software is a key differentiator, a key element in the critical palette of innovation. Design is key, and yet it remains outside the software building pipeline.” ~ Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz

    Links

    Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz on LinkedIn

    Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz on Twitter

    Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz's website

    Willet Family Estate Bottled Rye

    Kaleidos

    Penpot

    Taiga

    Figma

    Adobe

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

    The Hobbit Film Series

    Twitter

    Elon Musk on Twitter


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Advent of Whiskey: Holiday Treats, Final Holiday Trivia, and Quantum Computing

    Advent of Whiskey: Holiday Treats, Final Holiday Trivia, and Quantum Computing

    It’s the Advent of Whiskey finale, and Chuck and Robbie keep it casual with more holiday treats, trivia, and traditions. But it wouldn’t be Whiskey Web and Whatnot without a little tech. Physicists are doing mindbending things with tech and in case you didn’t already know it, computers can create wormholes now.
    In this episode, Chuck and Robbie talk about their favorite holiday treats, holiday trivia, and creating wormholes using quantum computers. 

    Key Takeaways

    [01:06] - Number 22 Whiskey - Keeper’s Heart Irish + America Whiskey.

    [05:49] - Number 23 Whiskey - Compass Box Oak Cross Blended Malt Scotch.

    [09:20] - Number 24 Whiskey - Knappogue Castle 12-Year-Old Bourbon Cask Matured Whisky.

    [15:26] - Chuck and Robbie’s favorite holiday treats.

    [18:45] - Holiday Trivia.

    [21:10] - The quantum computer that mimics real-world physics.


    Quotes
    [12:28] - “There’s something special about a 12-year-old single malt whiskey. It’s like a premium steak house that ages their wagyu rib eye for six weeks.” ~ Chuck Carpenter
    [25:01] - “I think it would be really cool to have an automated Taco Bell. You go up and press a button, and it gives you the food, and no one had to do anything.” ~ Robbie Wagner

    Links

    Keeper’s Heart Irish + America Whiskey

    Snatch

    Peaky Blinder

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater

    FIFA

    Sky Rim

    Breath of the Wild

    Compass Box Oak Cross Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

    GitHub

    Tom Preston Warner

    Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Bourbon Cask Matured 

    A Quantum Computer has Simulated a Wormhole for the First Time

    Star Trek

    The Jetsons

    Chat GPT

    Taco Bell

    Athletic Greens


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    • 28 min
    Advent of Whiskey: Holiday Trivia Continued and Web Developer Tools

    Advent of Whiskey: Holiday Trivia Continued and Web Developer Tools

    Every developer has a tech stack that they swear by. The perfect stack is usually a combination of convenience and productivity.
    Robbie released a blog on Ship Shape featuring “Top 5 Web Developer Tools for 2023”. The list features a browser that’s perfect for work and personal use, two terminals, a collaborative clutter-free code editor, and a simplified version of Git. Even if you have old favorites, it can’t hurt to switch them up and test out some of the new tools powering the developer community. They’re usually faster and a lot easier than old-school tools.
    In this episode, Chuck and Robbie continue to talk about holiday trivia and the top five best web developer tools mentioned in the latest Ship Shape blog post. 

    Key Takeaways

    [00:54] - Number 20 Whiskey - Starward Nova Single Malt Whisky.

    [04:32] - Number 21 Whiskey - Yellow Rose Distilling Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey.

    [07:17] - Holiday Trivia.

    [11:39] - Top five web developer tools.


    Quotes
    [19:35] - “You kinda get comfortable with your tools and set in your ways. I hardly ever changed my tools, and I want to be better about just trying other stuff.” ~ Robbie Wagner
    [22:32] - “ I feel like VS Code is busy. It’s really busy.” ~ Chuck Carpenter 

    Links

    Starward Nova Single Malt Whisky

    Yellow Rose Distilling Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey

    Top 5 Web Developer Tools for 2023

    Arc


    High Fidelity 

    Brave

    Vim

    Zed

    VS Code

    Warp

    Rust

    GitHub

    GitHub Desktop

    Fig

    Click Up

    Pulp Fiction


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    Top-Tier, Full-Stack Software Consultants
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

carolina Charles ,

Bourbon and backroads with the boyz

I really dig the broad strokes these guys make across multiple passions and genres. Make it a double next time because I want to keep sipping and tuning in.
I pick up some bourbon tips,
car info and so much more. Keep fighting the good fight. And let’s get you a 912 Chuck.

tonkaduitstrue ,

Excellent listening!

Robbie and Chuck do a great job of balancing and mixing in relevant guests from technology and software development and also covering miscellaneous topics that almost anyone would be interested in. Highly recommend!

Top hat fhfjfk ,

Great variety of topics

I really appreciate the variety of topics Robbie and Chuck cover. I originally subscribed due to Ship Shape’s history with Ember.JS, a framework I really enjoy. I like the blend of different technologies, open source discussions, as well as the whiskey and what not. It serves as a good reminder of what’s exciting outside of our work lives. 8 tentacles!

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