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August 19, 2019
We’ve all faced some form of code migration in the past and wanted to share some of the things we’ve learned. In this episode, we’re joined by Micah Ransdell, a Software Engineering Manager at Netflix to talk with us about migrating a codebase. Guests: Micah Ransdell - @micahransdell Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Ryan Anklam - @bittersweetryan Picks: Micah Ransdell - React Rally Ryan Burgess - Wemo light switches Jem Young - How Brokerages Make Money Jem Young - Managing Yourself Jem Young - Forge Ryan Anklam - Conditional types in TypeScript Ryan Anklam - Roomba
August 4, 2019
In this episode, we are joined by a returning guest, Shirley Wu to talk with us about the combination of code and art. Guests: Shirley Wu - @sxywu Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Shirley Wu - Team lab Tokyo crystal universe Shirley Wu - Misaki Nakano Shirley Wu - Matt DesLauriers Shirley Wu - Tyler Halves Shirley Wu - Matt’s Frontend Masters creative coding Ryan Burgess - Joshua Davis Ryan Burgess - Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey Ryan Burgess - Like-so app Augustus Yuan - @beesandbombs Augustus Yuan - Zdog Mars Jullian - A Single Div Mars Jullian - Aphantasia Stacy London - Simon Stålenhag Stacy London - make8bitart.com by Jenn Schiffer Stacy London - Once Upon a Forest by Maruto (aka Joshua Davis)
July 22, 2019
There are quite a few ways to organize a team to build out a new feature. Two of the most talked-about are Waterfall and Agile. In this episode, we’ll be talking through the pros and cons of some of the development processes we’ve encountered. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Ryan Burgess - Lacasa De Papel (Money Heist) Ryan Burgess - How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk Augustus Yuan - Karat Augustus Yuan - FoodieLand Night Market Jem Young - This toaster Jem Young - Dark season 2 Jem Young - Pock Stacy London - Anima - Thom Yorke Stacy London - Anima Stacy London - Holly H
June 24, 2019
In this episode, we are joined by Ujjwal Tyagi and Eric Eiswerth to talk with us about how Backend and Frontend engineers can be most effective collaborating. Items mentioned in the episode: Growth Engineering at Netflix — Accelerating Innovation Guests: Ujjwal Tyagi - @urstyagi Eric Eiswerth - @eeiswerth Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Picks: Ujjwal Tyagi - Chicago Ujjwal Tyagi - Spicy chicken at Peri Peri Eric Eiswerth - Free Solo Eric Eiswerth - Montana M28 Guitar Eric Eiswerth - Expack Ryan Burgess - Google Home Hub Ryan Burgess - Hawkins Cheezies Ryan Burgess - Bad Blood Season 2 Jem Young - Valley Silicon: Toaster Jem Young - Mechanical movements Jem Young - It’s Bruno
June 9, 2019
In this episode, we’re joined by product managers, Michael Spiegelman, Cathy Conk, and Eddy Wu from Netflix to talk with us about the relationship between engineers and product managers. Guests: Michael Spiegelman - @mspiegelman Cathy Conk - @CathyConk Eddy Wu Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Picks: Cathy Conk - Everybody Matters Cathy Conk - Severance Cathy Conk - The OA Eddy Wu - Gully Boy Eddy Wu - Campfire Stout Eddy Wu - Rust: the longest war Michael Spiegelman - Thinking Fast and Slow Michael Spiegelman - Predictably Rational Michael Spiegelman - Sapiens Michael Spiegelman - The world until yesterday Ryan Burgess - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Ryan Burgess - React Day New York Jem Young - Fast Fourier Transform Jem Young - Vite Ramen Jem Young - Chewie IPO
May 26, 2019
In this episode, we are joined by Tyler Childs, a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix to talk with us about building out scalable CSS and share some of the exciting new features in the latest version of CSS. Guests: Tyler Childs - @TylerChilds Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Ryan Anklam - @bittersweetryan Picks: Tyler Childs - Fantasy Survivor Game.com Tyler Childs - Laphroaig Triple Wood Whisky Tyler Childs - Marvel 1602 Tyler Childs - Batman Hush Tyler Childs - The Wake Ryan Burgess - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable Jem Young - Pathfinding with A* Jem Young - Writing a game loop Ryan Anklam - Hooka Speedgoat Ryan Anklam - Milwaukee Bucks
May 14, 2019
In this episode, we are joined by Randall Koutnik, a Senior Software Engineer at Slack to talk with us about how we should be thinking about ways to build better user experiences. Guests: Randall Koutnik Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Randall Koutnik - Swords on Amazon Randall Koutnik - Factorio game Ryan Burgess - The Highwaymen Ryan Burgess - Santa Clarita Diet Season 3 Augustus Yuan - Svelte 3: Rethinking Reactivity Augustus Yuan - Parable of the blender - Randall Koutnik Augustus Yuan - Personas and Jobs-to-be-Done Jem Young - Build Reactive Websites with RXJS Jem Young - The Dream Podcast Mars Jullian - 2019 Front-end developer handbook Mars Jullian - Litter robot Mars Jullian - Xkcd comic Stacy London - Schitt’s Creek Stacy London - May Day by Mike Slott
April 28, 2019
In this episode, we are joined by Katie Sylor-Miller, a Staff Software Engineer from Etsy, to talk with us about ways to help build and foster a frontend culture within your companies. Guests: Katie Sylor-Miller - @ksylor Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Katie Sylor-Miller - The Fascinating Chimera Project Katie Sylor-Miller - Karbon.now.sh Katie Sylor-Miller - Tiki bar - Pagan Idol Katie Sylor-Miller - Tiki bar - Tonga room Katie Sylor-Miller - Tiki bar - Smugglers Cove Katie Sylor-Miller - Tiki bar - Last Rites Katie Sylor-Miller - Tiki bar - Frankie’s Tiki room Ryan Burgess - Skywalk.er Ryan Burgess - Humza Deas Jem Young - Spiderman: Into the spider-verse Jem Young - Deadpool 2 Jem Young - Plus codes Mars Jullian - Inside deals Mars Jullian - Routing with React hooks Stacy London - Stimulation by Ellen Allien Stacy London - Pour by Recondite
April 14, 2019
In this episode, Jem and Ryan each toss out frontend terms, languages, technologies, and patterns to debate if they are underrated or overrated. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Picks: Ryan Burgess - Martha & Bros. Coffee Ryan Burgess - True Detective Season 3 Jem Young - Losers
March 31, 2019
In past episodes we’ve shared our thoughts on helping others grow or how to help interns in your company, but we haven’t discussed our thoughts on our own career growth. In this episode, we’ll share our thoughts and opinions on career growth. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Ryan Burgess - Photos with iCloud Ryan Burgess - Workin’ Moms Ryan Burgess - The OA season 2 Augustus Yuan - Silicon Valley Smash Augustus Yuan - Chrome 73 update (installing PWAs via Chrome in Mac!) Augustus Yuan - three.js/editor Jem Young - Casper Glow Jem Young - Oakley Prizm Jem Young - Love, Death, and Robots Stacy London - Screenshots in Chrome (Cmd+Shift+P with DevTools open then type ‘screenshot’) Stacy London - Daniel Avery’s Song for Alpha album
March 4, 2019
Bandersnatch is an exciting Netflix interactive film that’s not only an amazing story, it has seamless experience that Netflix engineering teams have created. In this episode, we are joined by engineering managers, Maria Kazandjieva, Maxine Cheung, and Courtney Kennedy to talk about the work their teams have done to make Bandersnatch possible. Guests: Maria Kazandjieva - @stranger_quark Maxine Cheung Courtney Kennedy Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Picks: Maxine Cheung - Tidying Up with Marie Kondo Maria Kazandjieva - Sour Beer - Alvarado Street Brewing Maria Kazandjieva - Autotune Cats Maria Kazandjieva - Amusing Ourselves to Death Maria Kazandjieva - Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Maria Kazandjieva - Scott Manley Courtney Kennedy - Quincy Documentary Courtney Kennedy - The Upside of Stress Ryan Burgess - Foam Back Roller Jem Young - The Umbrella Academy Jem Young - Young Blood
February 19, 2019
In this episode, we are joined by Jeeyun Linn, and Cole Turner to talk with us about building and using component libraries in a company. Guests: Jeeyun Linn - @jeeyunit Cole Turner - @coleturner Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Ryan Anklam - @bittersweetryan Picks: Jeeyun Linn - Learn Git Branching Jeeyun Linn - Flexbox Froggy Cole Turner - Russian Doll Ryan Burgess - FYRE Ryan Burgess - Atomic design Jem Young - Good UI Blog Jem Young - It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Ryan Anklam - Counterrpart Ryan Anklam - Elevate for Strava
February 4, 2019
We’ve talked about interviewing for engineering jobs, but once you have an offer, how do you negotiate the salary? In this episode, we’re joined by Matthew Gerstman, an engineer from Dropbox to talk with us about salaries, and stock. Guests: Matthew Gerstman - @MatthewGerstman Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Matthew Gerstman - Be More Chill Musical Matthew Gerstman - Puffs the play Ryan Burgess - Double your salary with this one simple trick - Matthew Gerstman Ryan Burgess - Engineering Management: The Pendulum or the ladder Augustus Yuan - Fearless Salary Negotiation Augustus Yuan - Project Alias Jem Young - 2018 Logo Trends Jem Young - Hired Stacy London - 2nd World by HVOB Stacy London - Phaedra - 1995 Remaster by Tangerine Dream
January 21, 2019
There are a lot of great solutions available to support a native mobile experience for your application, but what’s the best option? In this episode we are joined by Jordanna Kwok from Netflix, to talk with us about some of the solutions and how to think through the best solution. Guests: Jordanna Kwok - @jordeewok Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Picks: Jordanna Kwok - Veronica Lewis Birdbox Tweet Ryan Burgess - You Ryan Burgess - Black Mirror Bandersnatch Ryan Burgess - Netflix UIE JavaScript Talk Bandersnatch Jem Young - The Gymkhana Files Jem Young - ForwardJS
January 7, 2019
Creating performant websites and applications continues to be really important, but what about engineering performance. How do we make sure we are improving our productivity as engineers. In this episode, we are joined Jacques Favreau and Michael Paulson from Netflix to hear more about their thoughts on being more productive.
December 10, 2018
Creating performant websites and applications continue to be more and more important. In this episode, we are joined by Addy Osmani to talk with us about web performance and some future web platform APIs that help improve performance. Guests: Addy Osmani - @addyosmani Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Ryan Anklam - @bittersweetryan Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Addy Osmani - The Great British Baking Show Addy Osmani - Chrome User Experience Report Ryan Burgess - Addy’s Netflix Case study Ryan Burgess - PhotoPills Ryan Burgess - Final Table Jem Young - Yoshi App Jem Young - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Ryan Anklam - All Systems Red Ryan Anklam - Android Call Screening Mars Jullian - Guides by Lonely Planet Stacy London - React Profiler Stacy London - Daydream by Shelf Nunny
November 26, 2018
We are often asked, what makes you a Senior Software Engineer. It’s not an easy answer, there are a lot of interesting thoughts and responses. In this episode, we are joined by Lauren Tan to help discuss our thoughts on what makes someone be a Senior Software Engineer over a Software Engineer. Guests: Lauren Tan - @sugarpirate_ Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Ryan Anklam - @bittersweetryan Picks: Lauren Tan - DotJS Ryan Burgess - React JS Hooks - Harry Wolff Ryan Burgess - Joy Buolamwini: How I'm fighting bias in algorithms Jem Young - Haunting of Hill House Jem Young - El Mal Querer Jem Young - The Fifth Season Ryan Anklam - Code Runner plugin for VSCode Ryan Anklam - Redux Sagas
October 29, 2018
Starting your career is a daunting task. You’ve learned these brand new skills, but how do you apply them and get experience? In this episode, we are joined by Moira Huang, to help us talk about internships and how best leverage an internship into a full time job. Guests: Moira Huang - @MoiraHuang_ Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Ryan Anklam - @bittersweetryan Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Picks: Moira Huang - Chihuly Garden Moira Huang - Priscilla Chan Ryan Burgess - Tales by Light Ryan Burgess - Github Actions Augustus Yuan - Code Black Augustus Yuan - The Mentorship Ryan Anklam - Recovery - August Bell Ryan Anklam - Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Mars Jullian - Spotify workday lounge playlist Mars Jullian - Moleskine Voyageur notebook
October 15, 2018
Progressive Web Apps have been hailed as the next big leap forward in building web applications. In this episode we’re joined by Aaron Gustafson from Microsoft to talk all about PWA’s and the future of the web. Guests: Aaron Gustafson - @AaronGustafson Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Aaron Gustafson - Seeing White Aaron Gustafson - Uncivil Aaron Gustafson - Homegoing Ryan Burgess - Ng-Atlanta Ryan Burgess - Culture Code Augustus Yuan - Celeste Augustus Yuan - Bao Jem Young - Supreme Brick Jem Young - LoFi Hip Hop Jem Young - Farfetch Stacy London - Wrong Days by Sun Glitters Stacy London - Atome de danse by Mark Romboy Stacy London - Aaron Gustafson
October 1, 2018
In this episode, we recorded a special live discussion on ethics in software development. The panel discussion was part of Certified Fresh Events with host Brian Rinaldi.
September 17, 2018
Static type systems in JavaScript provide a lot of value and have been growing in popularity. In this episode, we’re joined by Lauren Tan and Kunal Bohra to talk with us about the benefits of leveraging a type system in your codebase. Guests: Lauren Tan - @sugarpirate_ Kunal Bohra - @do_i_need_1 Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Ryan Anklam - @bittersweetryan Picks: Lauren Tan - Marvel's Spider-Man Lauren Tan - Ken Wheeler - Love Songs For your Mother Kunal Bohra - The Seventh Seal Kunal Bohra - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Ryan Burgess - Toddler Tattoos Ryan Burgess - Ozark Ryan Burgess - Stay Here Ryan Burgess - Lauren Tan's talk at React Rally Jem Young - Kill or Cure Jem Young - Luke Cage Ryan Anklam - Infinite Ryan Anklam - Panic Cord Remix
September 3, 2018
We’ve had a lot of great recruiting discussions on previous episodes. In this episode, we’re joined by 3 recruiters, Matt Stephenson, Zack Skelly, and Chris Ahsing from 3 different startups to talk with us about how to stand out as an engineer, and what questions to ask recruiters about opportunities. Guests: Matt Stephenson Zack Skelly - @zorkary Chris Ahsing Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Matt - interviewing.io Zack - Y Combinator Podcast Zack - Crypto Canon Ryan Burgess - Front End Happy Hour at React Rally Ryan Burgess - Ken Wheeler - Love Songs for Your Mother Jem Young - NDB Jem Young - Godspeed You! Black Emperor Stacy London - Somewhere Else by Elsa Hewitt Stacy London - Visualize your NPM package dependencies
August 20, 2018
In this episode, we’ll be discussing JavaScript libraries. We talk about when to use a library and when it might not be that practical. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Ryan Burgess - Cleanshot Ryan Burgess - So You Want To Talk About Race Jem Young - Equity Compensation Jem Young - Warframe Jem Young - Chicken Diapers Stacy London - Itty Bitty Stacy London - Dust by Nicolas Bougaïeff Stacy London - Dust - Max Cooper Remix
August 6, 2018
In this episode, we share our thoughts on IoT and smart devices in the home. We also talk about how JavaScript can be used to create your own smart devices. To talk with us about the smart devices, we’re joined by our guest, Sarah Showers from LinkedIn. Guests: Sarah Showers - @sarahlshowers Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Picks: Sarah Showers - Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast Sarah Showers - D’cappella Ryan Burgess - Hannah Gadsby: Nanette Ryan Burgess - Amazing Interiors Jem Young - Hoover Cordless Jem Young - Battletech Derrick Showers - Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain Derrick Showers - Three identical strangers Derrick Showers - NYC Mars Jullian - Amazing Hotels: life beyond the lobby Mars Jullian - SureFeed microchip pet feeder
July 23, 2018
In this episode, we talk with Ravi Srinivas and Erick Purino from Netflix to share how they are leveraging Web Components to create dynamic advertisements across the web. Guests: Ravi Srinivas - @ducktyped Erick Purino - @superbokbok Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Ryan Anklam - @bittersweetryan Picks: Ravi Srinivas - Muzzle App Erick Purino - Osaka, Japan Ryan Burgess - The Gaslight Anthem - God’s Gonna Cut You Down Ryan Burgess - Nest + Yale Smart Lock Jem Young - Valley Silicon: Dyson Fans Ryan Anklam - Jak Jones - Breath Ryan Anklam - Nativefier
July 9, 2018
The front end ecosystem of build tooling continues to grow and become more powerful over the years. In this episode, we’re joined by Jamie Kyle and Maia Teegarden to talk with us about the power of build tools. Guests: Jamie Kyle - @jamiebuilds Maia Teegarden - @padmaia Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Jamie Kyle - Queer Eye Maia Teegarden - The Break with Michelle Wolf Ryan Burgess - Wild Wild Country Ryan Burgess - Rise Against - House on Fire Augustus Yuan - AllBirds Tree Runners Augustus Yuan - Figma Stacy London - Horizon - Poolside Remix by Tycho, Poolside Stacy London - Echospace Island by Robert Babicz (Bab-itch)
June 25, 2018
In this episode, we are joined by Shirley Wu and Brian Holt to talk with us about the various experiences we’ve had with startups, large companies, agencies, and freelance work. Guests: Shirley Wu - @sxywu Brian Holt - @holtbt Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Shirley Wu - Team Lab Brian Holt - Kubernetes Ryan Burgess - Evil Genius Augustus Yuan - Model Zoo Augustus Yuan - Human Benchark Jem Young - Google Doubleclick Mozilla Jem Young - The Strong Web Mars Jullian - Hiya Mars Jullian - Explained on Netflix Stacy London - CSS Conf - Laura Schneck algorithms of CSS talk Stacy London - JS Conf EU - Beaker browser by Tara Vancil Stacy London - JS Conf EU - Empathy driven development by Marcy Sutton
June 11, 2018
In our previous episode, we talked about user testing and to better understand how a product or application resonates with users. In this episode, we’re joined by Lisa Burgess to help talk with us about another great way to get user feedback, A/B testing. Guests: Lisa Burgess - @_lisaburgess Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Picks: Lisa Burgess - Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife Ryan Burgess - Safe Ryan Burgess - Hiya Augustus Yuan - The Pudding - Stand Up Augustus Yuan - NYC Buildings Jem Young - Syre Jem Young - American Hero
May 28, 2018
A lot of the work we do impacts the people using the product or application we’ve made and it’s important to understand how our users resonate with the products we create. A great way to better understand what works for a user is by doing user testing. In this episode, we’ll be discussing user testing. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Picks: Ryan Burgess - 3M Command Strips Ryan Burgess - Sonos speakers Augustus Yuan - Talk to Books Augustus Yuan - Pocket Developer Dice Jem Young - The Little Prince Jem Young - Slack incubator
May 14, 2018
In this episode, we’re joined by the Netflix Software Engineer, Anup Bishnoi to talk with us about the Netflix, open source, virtual JSON graph library, Falcor. Guests: Anup Bishnoi - @asyncanup Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Ryan Anklam - @bittersweetryan Picks: Anup Bishnoi - IPFS Anup Bishnoi - Everything Sucks Anup Bishnoi - The Daily Ryan Burgess - Up Next Ryan Burgess - Electron Jem Young - Comply Ear Plugs Jem Young - Jarv Nmotion ear buds Jem Young - Fastest Car Ryan Anklam - Orphan Master’s Son Ryan Anklam - Barkley Marathons - The Race that Eats its Young
April 29, 2018
In this episode, we were live on stage at Reactathon conference in San Francisco discussing how to scale a React application. We share our thoughts on to best approaches to creating a good structure for your codebase at scale. We also share our experiences we’ve learned over the years how to scale our React applications. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Stacy London - @stacylondoner
April 17, 2018
In this episode, we discuss how we stay productive in our jobs. To help us with the discussion, we’re joined by Ellen Chisa, CEO, and Cofounder of Dark. We talk about tools and strategies we’ve found useful to help stay productive. Guests: Ellen Chisa - @ellenchisa Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Ellen Chisa - Dark - Frontend Engineer Ellen Chisa - SkeletonCSS Ellen Chisa - Manual.is Ryan Burgess - Soapbox Ryan Burgess - Tales from the Script Jem Young - NPM Compare Jem Young - Raw Water Mars Jullian - Texture Mars Jullian - PseudoLocalizer Stacy London - Bolt Stacy London - Emerald Rush by Jon Hopkins
April 1, 2018
In this episode, we are joined by Richard Feldman to talk about the functional language Elm, which compiles to JavaScript. In the episode, we learn about the benefits to leveraging Elm and how to get started. Guests: Richard Fledman - @rtfeldman Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Brian Holt - @holtbt Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Richard Feldman - Predictably Irrational Richard Feldman - Richard Feldman: CSS as Bytecode Richard Feldman - Elm Town Ryan Burgess - Absentia Ryan Burgess - Seven Seconds Augustus Yuan - Workbox Augustus Yuan - Evernote Spaces Brian Holt - Secret of Mana Stacy London - Kubo and the Two Strings Stacy London - Fever Ray’s new album Plunge
March 18, 2018
In this episode, we recorded live at SacJS event in Sacramento, California. On stage we discuss the challenges of migrating a codebase and when to make the decision its the right time to refactor. We share lessons we’ve learned from past experiences. Panelists: Jem Young - @JemYoung Augustus Yuan - @augburto Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Brian Holt - @holtbt Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Augustus Yuan - Flavors of Engineering management Augustus Yuan - Thanks (github) Jem Young - Sealab 2021 Jem Young - Four Semesters of CS Part II Jem Young - Petro Derrick Showers - Twenty Thousand Hertz Derrick Showers - Timbuk2 Derrick Showers - Master of None Brian Holt - Luis.ai Brian Holt - Full Stack 2 on Frontend Masters Brian Holt - Second Career Devs w/ Madison Kanna Mars Jullian - Lovesick Mars Jullian - Inside Dev newsletter Stacy London - Unfolding by Rival Consoles Stacy London - Git for Humans by David Demaree
March 4, 2018
In this episode, we recorded live on stage at Forward JS conference in San Francisco. We were joined by our special guest, Allen Wirfs-Brock to talk about how the web has changed over the years and how JavaScript has been a large influence. Guests: Allen Wirfs-Brock - @awbjs Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Brian Holt - @holtbt Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner
February 19, 2018
In this episode, we’ll be discussing things we’ve noticed in companies that have unhealthy culture, shady business practices, moving business targets and more. We talk about ways to avoid an unhealthy culture and how to help improve one. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Ryan Burgess - Altered Carbon Ryan Burgess - Framework Summit Augustus Yuan - Year in Pixels Augustus Yuan - Haven Jem Young - Uphill Conf Jem Young - Bitcoin Mars Jullian - The Grand Tour Mars Jullian - The noun project Stacy London - Carbon.now.sh Stacy London - Sunder by Nathan Fake
February 5, 2018
For our 50th episode, we are on stage live at the 2018 ngATL conference. We are joined by four of the talented speakers, Aimee Knight, Simona Cotin, John Papa, and April Wensel to talk about the state of Angular. Guests: Aimee Knight - @Aimee_Knight Simona Cotin - @simona_cotin John Papa - @John_Papa April Wensel - @aprilwensel Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Picks: Aimee Knight - Zackary Chapple Aimee Knight - What does code readability mean? Aimee Knight - BCAA - Gummy Worm Simona Cotin - Code: Debugging the gender gap Simona Cotin - CodeBar John Papa - Readable Code John Papa - The Greatest Showman April Wensel - The Power of Full Engagement April Wensel - The Beyond Burger April Wensel - Viva La Vegan Ryan Burgess - Dark Ryan Burgess - Ng-Atlanta Jem Young - Harry Wolff - The Console Log Jem Young - Neat Beats - Cosmic Surgery Jem Young - Flamethrower
January 22, 2018
We are back in 2018, for the first episode of the New Year we have two special guests, Shirley Wu and Amy Wibowo to talk with us about freelancing and running your own business. We discuss how to start freelance work, how to manage clients and how to handle difficult clients. Guests: Shirley Wu - @sxywu Amy Wibowo - @sailorhg Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Brian Holt - @holtbt Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Shirley Wu - Bubblesort Zines Shirley Wu - Coding like a girl by Amy Wibowo Shirley Wu - OpenVis Conf Shirley Wu - Kimi No Na Wa (Your name) Amy Wibowo - The Hate U Give Ryan Burgess - ConferCal Ryan Burgess - Black Mirror Season 4 Augustus Yuan - Smog Free Tower Augustus Yuan - Speedometer 2.0 Jem Young - Cowarobot Jem Young - Code Problems Jem Young - Babel Time Travel Derrick Showers - Gramercy Tavern Derrick Showers - My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman Brian Holt - Creating a Vue.js Serverless Checkout Form: Setup and Testing Brian Holt - Bussed out - How America moves its homeless Brian Holt - 5 Things Episode 1: Five Things About Create React App Stacy London - Git it gurl from BubbleSort Zines from Amy! Stacy London - Change the Paradigm by Austra Stacy London - World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts by Don Hertzfeldt
December 19, 2017
It’s been a great year! With 2017 coming to an end, we’ve decided to talk the highlights, trends, and disappointments of the year. We also talk about what we’re excited about in 2018. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Brian Holt - @holtbt Picks: Ryan Burgess - 2018 Conferences Ryan Burgess - Kevin Marr Augustus Yuan - Mozilla Voice Project Augustus Yuan - Algorithmic Art by Tyler Hobbs Jem Young - Perf Matters Conference Jem Young - Slow TV Jem Young - Surface Book 2 Derrick Showers - Castro Derrick Showers - try! Swift Brian Holt - Babel Brian Holt - Henry Zhu Brian Holt - Webpack Brian Holt - Parcel Brian Holt - SFO
November 27, 2017
Often times in our careers we’ve wanted to speak at conferences, meetups or even within our companies. It’s been a great way to share ideas and things we’ve learned. Giving a tech talk isn’t always the easiest thing. In this episode, we’ll be discussing what we’ve learned from our experiences and share advice on ways to help improve your next talk. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Ryan Burgess - Obey Giant Documentary Ryan Burgess - Southpaw Augustus Yuan - Seashells.io Augustus Yuan - The Working Man (animation) Jem Young - The Room Jem Young - Firefox Quantum Mars Jullian - HTML5 Meetup Mars Jullian - Dickens Fair Stacy London - Illumina by Lamb Stacy London - Rodent by Burial
November 14, 2017
In this episode of the Front End Happy Hour podcast, we discuss how as front end engineers we can impact security vulnerabilities in the applications and websites we are creating. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Ryan Burgess - Engineer Manager Resources Ryan Burgess - Netflix JavaScript Talks - Building Performant Signup Flows in React Jem Young - Puppeteer Jem Young - Stranger Things Derrick Showers - Certbot Derrick Showers - Airbnb Experiences Derrick Showers - DripDrop Stacy London - Lisbon, Portugal Stacy London - Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
October 30, 2017
In a previous episode, we discussed working with a recruiter during a job interview process. In this episode, we’re joined by Netflix recruiter, Bianca Bortolussi to discuss ways to help your engineering profile stand out to recruiters and hiring managers. Guests: Bianca Bortolussi - @biancabmorey Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Ryan Anklam - @bittersweetryan Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Picks: Bianca Bortolussi - Apple Watch 3 Bianca Bortolussi - Netflix JS Talks Ryan Burgess - Women in Tech Show Ryan Burgess - Kotlin Conf Jem Young - Firefox Focus Jem Young - Sony MDR 1000x Ryan Anklam - Spotify Time Capsule Playlist Ryan Anklam - Dirty Hacks From The Dark Corners of Front-End Mars Jullian - November 17th HTML5 Meetup Mars Jullian - Interactive Visualization of Every Line in Hamilton by Shirley Wu
October 15, 2017
Writing great code isn’t always the only part of our jobs. In order to impact changes on our teams or the business, we need to be able to persuade others to buy into your ideas. This could be in the form of migrating to a new technology, process or even adding a new feature to a product. In this episode, we are joined by Shirley Wu to help us discuss how we can best sell our ideas and make an impact on our teams or clients. Guests: Shirley Wu - @sxywu Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Brian Holt - @holtbt Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Shirley Wu - D3 Unconf Shirley Wu - The Stormlight Archive Ryan Burgess - Social Network soundtrack Ryan Burgess - American Vandal Augustus Yuan - Essential Image Optimization Augustus Yuan - LeetCode Articles Brian Holt - size-limit Brian Holt - Choir of the Mind by Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton Stacy London - Vallis Alps - Oceans Stacy London - Beeple
October 1, 2017
We all had to start somewhere. In this episode, we are joined by Preethi Kasireddy to talk with us about her and our experiences of being a beginner to coding. Guests: Preethi Kasireddy - @iam_preethi Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Preethi Kasireddy - Front End Happy Hour Preethi Kasireddy - Changelog Preethi Kasireddy - Software Engineering Daily Preethi Kasireddy - Twitter Preethi Kasireddy - freeCodeCamp Ryan Burgess - We All Started Somewhere - Preethi Kasireddy - React Rally Ryan Burgess - Fed Up Derrick Showers - CS50 Derrick Showers - Pocket Casts Derrick Showers - Fatal Error Stacy London - Frontend Masters Stacy London - Nordic.js Stacy London - Fjords near Flåm in Norway
September 14, 2017
There’s always a lot to be done, but having a good work life balance is extremely important. In this episode, we are joined by Sarah Showers from LinkedIn, to talk with us about work life balance. We share our thoughts on what work life balance means to us and how our companies help foster a healthy work life balance. Guests: Sarah Showers - @sarahlshowers Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Brian Holt - @holtbt Picks: Sarah Showers - Best Self Journal Ryan Burgess - Movo Photo MTP-11 Ryan Burgess - SVG Animations - Sarah Drasner Augustus Yuan - How to fix a toilet Augustus Yuan - Sketch 2 After Effects Derrick Showers - One World Observatory Derrick Showers - Shake Shack Derrick Showers - JetBlue Brian Holt - Focus app Brian Holt - Todoist
August 28, 2017
Maintaining and scaling code is an important aspect of our careers. In this episode, we discuss and share ideas to help keep a healthy code base that will scale with your company. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Stacy London - @stacylondoner Jem Young - @JemYoung Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Picks: Ryan Burgess - Brazil JS - Jem’s talk on code maintenance Ryan Burgess - Senior UI Engineer at Netflix Augustus Yuan - Ali Wong Augustus Yuan - AI with DeepMind and Blizzard Stacy London - Blurred by Kiasmos Stacy London - Particles by Ólafur Arnalds Jem Young - Stacy’s haircut Jem Young - The Defenders - Episode 3 Jem Young - Best Practices for Reusable Components Mars Jullian - Plant nanny Mars Jullian - MindNode
August 15, 2017
In this episode, we’re joined by Naoufal Kadhom, a Software Engineer from Netflix who’s also just released a payment library for React Native. In the episode, we’ll be discussing React Native and what it’s like to leverage it for Android and iOS applications. Guests: Naoufal Kadhom - @naoufal Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Augustus Yuan - @augburto Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Brian Holt - @holtbt Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Naoufal Kadhom - Detour Naoufal Kadhom - React Native Europe Ryan Burgess - React Native Payments Ryan Burgess - Robinhood Augustus Yuan - Lottie Augustus Yuan - Pismo Beach ATV sand dunes Derrick Showers - Realm Academy Derrick Showers - Py App Brian Holt - Hackages Brian Holt - Prettier + eslint-config-airbnb + Flowtype is the ultimate workflow for writing JS Stacy London - CodeSandbox Stacy London - Slow Motion by Lusine
July 30, 2017
In this episode, we’re joined by Stefan Stumpfl, a mobile software engineer at LinkedIn working on LinkedIn Learning. During the past 5 years as an iOS developer, he has experience ranging from building his own app on a small 2-person team to larger teams like his current role at LinkedIn. In this episode, we will discuss the Swift programming language – how it compares to languages like Javascript and some of the advantages and disadvantages to writing and learning it. Guests: Stefan Stumpfl - @sust86 Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Stefan Stumpfl - Natasha the Robot Stefan Stumpfl - Turner’s Kitchen Ryan Burgess - The Pitch Ryan Burgess - Ng-Atlanta Ryan Burgess - Moment Jem Young - Plume Wifi Jem Young - Injury Reserve - ttktv Jem Young - Gullivers Travels Derrick Showers - Swift Playgrounds Derrick Showers - Swift Unwrapped Derrick Showers - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Derrick Showers - Watermelon Funk Stacy London - Linting styled-components Stacy London - Weak by Maya Jane Coles
July 18, 2017
In this episode, we’re joined by Shirley Wu, a Freelance Software Engineer who focuses on Data Visualization. Shirley shares a lot of knowledge about Data Visualization using JavaScript. Guests: Shirley Wu - @sxywu Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Shirley Wu - Domestic Data Streamers Shirley Wu - Openviz Shirley Wu - D3 Unconf Shirley Wu - Data Stories Podcast Ryan Burgess - Shop Talk Show - React with Netflix Ryan Burgess - Amplifi Stacy London - svgomg Stacy London - Ellen Allien’s new album Nost Augustus Yuan - Pokemon Terminal Augustus Yuan - How Selections Work Augustus Yuan - D3-Annotation Jem Young - Web Typography for Non-Designers Jem Young - The Story of O.J.
July 5, 2017
We’ve received a lot of great questions from our listeners and wanted to take the time to answer them as an AMA (Ask Me Anything) episode. Thank you all for the great questions, we had a lot of fun answering them. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Ryan Anklam - @bittersweetryan Brian Holt - @holtbt Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Ryan Burgess - Breaker app Ryan Burgess - PhoneSoap Augustus Yuan - Front End Guide Augustus Yuan - Summer sale on Steam Jem Young - A crash course in memory management Jem Young - The Discovery Derrick Showers - The Obesity Code Derrick Showers - Headspace Ryan Anklam - Children of Time Book Ryan Anklam - Darigold Old Fashioned Chocolate Milk Brian Holt - Bing Brian Holt - OneNote Brian Holt - Regina LC Tattoo Brian Holt - City Pups SF Mars Jullian - Clif nut butter filled bars Mars Jullian - iShows app Stacy London - Green Machine rolls at Bamboo in Portland Stacy London - Hands Down (feat. jennylee) by Trentemøller
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