Displaying episodes 1 - 30 of 43 in total

Episode 42 - Docusaurus with Sebastien Lorber

Sebastien Lorber is an open source developer and maintainer of Docusaurus. In this episode we discuss the impetus for the project's creation, the development of the second major version, its relation to other React frameworks, and the process of migrating a large documentation website from version 1 to version 2.

Episode 41 - UserVitals with Tharshan Muthulingam

Tharshan Muthulingam is the founder of UserVitals, an all-in-one tool for feedback management and product development. We discuss the need for strong feedback loops between customers, support, and engineers, techniques for strengthening that feedback loop, and the technical implementation of running a user facing Redwood application in production.

Episode 40 - Redux Toolkit with Mark Erikson

Mark Erikson is the lead maintainer of Redux and an internet cartoon character. In this episode we discuss conventions for simplifying state management with Redux, the challenges of learning Redux for a beginner to React, and the new data fetching functionality introduced by RTK Query.

Episode 39 - Blockchain with Noah Hein

Noah Hein is a Fullstack Web Developer and Technical Content Editor at QuickNode. In this episode we discuss how to get started learning blockchain technology, the perfect use case for a blockchain, societal differences between different blockchain philosophies, and how to create a Hello World blockchain program.

Episode 38 - Learn with Jason Lengstorf

Jason Lengstorf is the VP of Developer Experience at Netlify and the host of Learn with Jason. In this episode we discuss the dangers of hustle culture, nascent attempts at building GraphQL gateways for microservices, how to turn a joy of learning into a secret weapon for career advancement, the difference between developer advocacy and developer experience engineering, and objective key results for DX engineering.

Episode 37 - Talking Serverless with Josh Proto

Josh Proto is the COO of Serverless Guru, Co-host of the Talking Serverless Podcast, and an AWS Community Builder. In this episode we discuss how to retool yourself for a serverless world, the value of technical conversations, how to grapple with cold starts, and the promise of edge native cloud functions.

Episode 36 - Is React a Rails Competitor Yet with Michael Chan

Michael Chan is the host of React Podcast, creator of lunch.dev, and maintainer of the React Podcast Discord. In this episode we discuss the importance of online learning communities, when to pivot away from React, the long awaited Concurrent Mode, shortcomings of Create React App, the challenges of learning React in a post-hooks world, and why you should build a hundred components.

Episode 35 - Bit with Debbie O'Brien

Debbie O'Brien is the Head Developer Advocate at Bit. In this episode we discuss workflows to enable sharing components across large codebases, how to make reusable frontend code, and techniques for navigating digital work environments.

Episode 34 - Echobind with Jenn Robison

Jenn Robison is the Director of Engineering at Echobind, a full service digital agency. In this episode we discuss similarities and differences between popular JavaScript frameworks, opportunities for exploring new technology presented by a fast paced agency, the potential for a universal runtime with React Native and Expo, and when to eject from a framework.

Episode 33 - Supabase with Paul Copplestone

Paul Copplestone is the CEO and Co-Founder of Supabase, a PostgreSQL hosting provider for developers. In this episode we discuss building an open source alternative to Firebase, the architecture and open source tools underlying the Supabase platform, how companies can help push contributions back upstream, and the inherent trade off between velocity and stability among open source and closed source projects.

Episode 32 - The Guild with Uri Goldshtein

Uri Goldshtein is the founder of The Guild, a group of open source developers. Each of their libraries is under a person’s name, not under The Guild organization on GitHub. We discuss translating alternative API specifications into GraphQL with GraphQL Mesh, the benefits of using a GraphQL gateway, extending the ecosystem with Helix, Hive, and Envelop, and unconventional approaches to sustaining open source development.

Episode 31 - Fullstack Accessibility with Ben Myers

Ben Myers is a web developer, accessibility advocate, and human T-rex. He is also the host of Some Antics, a weekly educational livestream. We discuss the processes that lead to inaccessible websites, the mental models fullstack developers need to build accessible websites, the tools they can leverage to improve their site's accessibility, how to keep a healthy skepticism towards accessibility focused products, and the necessity of centering accessibility efforts on the experiences of disabled users.

Episode 30 - To Fork or Not to Fork with Brandon Bayer

Brandon Bayer is the creator of Blitz.js. We discuss his recent decision to fork Next.js and continue building with it on a parallel track to Vercel.

Episode 29 - The History of the Jamstack with Brian Douglas

Brian Douglas is a Staff Developer Advocate at GitHub. We discuss the origins of the Jamstack, the creation of the Netlify dashboard, advice for recent bootcamp grads, and how to increase diversity in open source.

Episode 28 - Elements with Chris Mather

Chris Mather is the Founder and CEO of Elements, an application framework and build tool for TypeScript that makes developing apps fun again. We discuss when to build your own solutions, the reinvention of server side rendering, horizontal scaleability through copying, why we should stop being afraid of SQL, and the origin behind the name of the project.

Episode 27 - Open Source Education with Monica Powell

Monica Powell is a software engineer at Newsela, Egghead Instructor, and organizer of the React Ladies meetup. In this episode we discuss how to create free, high quality educational material, the Redwood IDE and structure package, and how to build a more diverse open source community.

Episode 26 - Multilingual Documentation with Claire Froelich

Claire Froelich is a Software Developer at Mintbean and a Core Member of RedwoodJS. In this episode we discuss the inherent complexity of translation, how to approach incorporating internationalization and localization into large scale open source projects, and whether linguistics can ever be captured by numbers.

Episode 25 - Fullstack Serverless with Nader Dabit

Nader Dabit is a Developer Advocate. In this episode we discuss building fullstack applications with AWS Amplify, tools for enabling frontend developers, and the different architectures that can be created in the cloud.

Episode 24 - Plenti with Jim Fisk

Jim Fisk is a web developer and creator of Plenti, a Svelte Static Site Generator built with Go. In this episode we discuss the differences between Svelte and React, how to compare different bundlers including Webpack and Rollup, ESM imports, and the next generation of build tools.

Episode 23 - Tutorial Driven Development with Rob Cameron

Rob Cameron is a web developer, woodworker, and Founding Member of RedwoodJS. In this episode we discuss how to create a useful tutorial, the differences between mocks and tests, and why you should just use Ruby on Rails for solving any problem.

Episode 22 - Fullstack Security with Ryan Chenkie

Ryan Chenkie is a Developer Advocate at Prisma and creator of the React Security Fundamentals course. In this episode we discuss the role of a developer advocate, public versus private endpoints, and the necessity of a fullstack mindset in securing React applications.

Episode 21 - StepZen with Anant Jhingran

Anant Jhingran is the CEO of StepZen, a tool that enables frontend developers to quickly spin up a GraphQL API from a set of backends. In this episode we discuss imperative versus declarative programming, the definition of API management, the challenges of working with complex backend systems, and the unique capabilities of GraphQL.

Episode 20 - Bison with Chris Ball

Chris Ball is the CTO of Echobind and creator of Bison. Bison is a Fullstack Jamstack framework representing Echobind's "Greenfield Web Stack" for creating web applications for clients. In this episode we discuss the origins of Bison, conventions for continuous integration, and the need for differing opinions in nascent ecosystems.

Episode 19 - Building Fullstack Jamstack SaaS with Mike Cavaliere

Mike Cavaliere is a Senior Software Engineer at Echobind. His upcoming book, Cut Into the Jamstack, utilizes Next.js, Prisma, and Vercel to build a photo collaboration app. In this episode we discuss his experience working on a range of client projects and the considerations behind the technology stack selected for the book.

Episode 18 - React Query with Tanner Linsley

Tanner Linsley is a Co-founder at Nozzle, a monitoring tool for reverse engineering Google's Search Engine Results Pages. He is also the maintainer of a suite of open source libraries including React Query, React Table, React Charts, and many more. In this episode we discuss the benefits of sane defaults, data visualization anti-patterns, the challenges of asynchronous interfaces, and why you should dogfood open source tools.

Episode 17 - Writing about Jamstack with Raymond Camden and Brian Rinaldi

The Jamstack Book by Raymond Camden and Brian Rinaldi includes a series of projects that teach how to lay out and generate a site, deploy to the cloud, and add dynamic features like user logins and search functionality. The projects employ a variety of tools including Hugo, Jekyll, Eleventy, and Netlify. In this episode we discuss the evolution of the term "Jamstack," the methodology behind the selection of technologies for the projects, and the book's intended audience.

Episode 16 - Tape.sh with Danny Choudhury

Danny Choudhury is a member of the RedwoodJS Core Team and the founder of Tape.sh, a screen recording and collaboration tool for software teams. We discuss motivations for building with a nascent framework, the power of simplicity in screen capture workflows, the upcoming Redwood prerender implementation, and the cognitive cost of acronym salads.

Episode 15 - Quirrel with Simon Knott

Simon Knott is an Open Sourcerer and creator of Quirrel and SuperJSON. We discuss his various contributions to open source and the company he is building around Quirrel.

Episode 14 - Programming Cultures with Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper is a developer, author, and founder of Cooperpress. We discuss Frontend First vs. Backend First Development, HotWire and the lasting influence of Ruby on Rails, different approaches to personal branding, the potential cultural influence of WebAssembly, and the economics of Open Source.

Episode 13 - Fauna with Brecht De Rooms

Brecht De Rooms is a Developer Advocate at Fauna. We discuss the architecture and consistency guarantees of Fauna, the Fauna Query Language, the origin of the term NoSQL, the problems with ORMs, modeling relations in a document database, and the importance of database developer experience.

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