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June 20, 2019
117: Mitchell Hamilton - Writing CSS-in-JS with Emotion
In this episode, Adam talks to Mitchell Hamilton about writing your styles directly in your JavaScript components using the CSS-in-JS library Emotion.
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51 min
June 5, 2019
116: Jerod Santo - Building the Changelog Platform with Elixir and Phoenix
In this episode, Adam talks to Jerod Santo of The Changelog about building their custom podcasting platform using Elixir and Phoenix.
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60 min
May 22, 2019
115: Jason Lengstorf - Gatsby for Skeptics
In this episode, Adam talks to Jason Lengstorf about Gatsby, and why using React and GraphQL to build something even as simple as a blog is not as crazy of an idea as it sounds.
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55 min
May 8, 2019
114: Sebastian De Deyne - React for Vue Developers
In this episode, Adam talks to Sebastian De Deyne about learning React from the perspective of a Vue developer, and how to translate all of the Vue features you're already comfortable with to React code.
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64 min
April 24, 2019
113: Justin Jackson - Growing Transistor to $10,000/month
In this episode, Adam talks to Justin Jackson about growing his new SaaS business Transistor to $10,000 in MRR.
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65 min
April 10, 2019
112: Guillermo Rauch - Building Serverless Applications with Now
In this episode, Adam talks to Guillermo Rauch building and deploying serverless web applications with Now.
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68 min
March 28, 2019
111: Jeffrey Way - Building the New Laracasts with Tailwind CSS
In this episode, Adam talks to Jeffrey Way about the process of building the brand new Laracasts.com with Tailwind CSS.
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84 min
March 14, 2019
110: Caleb Porzio - Embracing the Backend with Livewire
In this episode, Adam talks to Caleb Porzio about Livewire, a new library he's working on that lets you build interactive user interfaces using server-side code.
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58 min
February 27, 2019
109: The Road to Tailwind CSS v1.0
In this episode, the tables are turned as Sam Selikoff interviews Adam about the upcoming release of Tailwind CSS v1.0.
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103 min
February 14, 2019
108: Jonathan Reinink - Client-Side Rendering, Server-Side Routing
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about a new approach he has been using to build Laravel and Vue.js apps that lets him match the UI fidelity of an SPA, without abandoning server-side routing or data fetching.
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69 min
January 30, 2019
107: Sam Selikoff - Pushing Complexity to the Client-Side
In this episode, Adam continues his discussion with Sam Selikoff about building single page applications, this time focusing on strategies for keeping your API layer as simple as possible, so all of your complexity lives in your client-side codebase instead of being spread across both.
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50 min
January 16, 2019
106: Sam Selikoff - Single Page Application Architecture
In this episode, Adam talks to Sam Selikoff about single page application architecture, and why you should think of client-side applications like desktop applications.
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55 min
January 3, 2019
105: Strength Training for Nerds
In the spirit of the new year, Adam and Ben Orenstein talk about getting in shape through strength training.
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63 min
December 19, 2018
104: Jonathan Reinink - Pushing More Work to the Database
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about strategies for off-loading resource intensive work from your application code and into your database.
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61 min
December 5, 2018
103: Steve Schoger - Design Q&A + Refactoring UI Details
In this episode, Adam and Steve Schoger answer listener questions about UI design, and share all of the details about their upcoming book and design resource Refactoring UI.
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65 min
November 21, 2018
102: Paul Jarvis - Staying Small
In this episode Adam talks to Paul Jarvis about defining your own version of success and why you might not need to build a big business to achieve it.
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66 min
November 7, 2018
101: Ben Orenstein - How to Build an App in a Week
In this episode Adam talks to Ben Orenstein about the common mistakes people make when working on a new project that prevent them from getting it to the finish line.
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55 min
October 24, 2018
100: Sébastien Chopin - Building Universal Vue.js Apps with Nuxt.js
In this episode Adam talks to Sébastien Chopin about Nuxt.js, a Next.js-inspired framework for building server-rendered client-side applications with Vue.js.
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48 min
October 10, 2018
99: Tim Neutkens - Building React Apps with Next.js
In this episode Adam talks to Tim Neutkens about Next.js, an opinionated React framework for building server-rendered client-side applications.
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52 min
September 26, 2018
98: Ryan Chenkie - Securing Single Page Applications
In this episode Adam talks to Ryan Chenkie of Angularcasts about authentication strategies and security best practices when building client-side applications with frameworks like React, Vue, Angular, or Ember.
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57 min
September 12, 2018
97: Ryan Florence - Building Accessible UI Components
In this episode Adam talks to Ryan Florence about the challenges of making custom UI components accessible, and how Ryan is trying to make that easier with Reach UI.
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59 min
August 29, 2018
96: James Clear - Designing Your Environment to Shape Your Behavior
In this episode, Adam talks to James Clear about why goal setting isn't enough, why you should focus on building habits instead, and how to build habits that you'll actually stick with.
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61 min
August 15, 2018
95: Frank de Jonge - Implementing Event Sourcing
In this episode, Adam continues his event sourcing discussion with Frank de Jonge from episode 85, going deep into how to actually implement event sourcing using Frank's library EventSauce.
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88 min
August 1, 2018
94: Ben Orenstein - The Art of Pairing
In this episode, Adam talks to Ben Orenstein about the benefits of pair programming and how to do it effectively.
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53 min
July 18, 2018
93: Justin Jackson - Who You Want to Help > What You Want to Build
In this episode, Adam and Justin Jackson have a candid conversation about a life-changing realization Adam recently had about what he does for a living. They talk about why it's important to define your business by the people it serves instead of the product you make, and how to stop stressing yourself out trying to come up with the perfect SaaS app idea.
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74 min
July 3, 2018
92: Derrick Reimer - Building an SPA with Elm, Phoenix and GraphQL
In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about building his new app Level as an SPA using Elm, Phoenix, and GraphQL.
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62 min
June 20, 2018
91: Derrick Reimer - Designing a Calmer Team Communication Platform
In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about the product design decisions behind Level, a new team communication platform Derrick is building. They also talk about Derrick's decision to open-source the entire codebase, despite the fact that he's building a real business around it.
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48 min
June 13, 2018
90: David Hemphill - Using JSX with Vue.js
In this episode, Adam talks to David Hemphill about using JSX instead of templates in Vue.js, and why you might want to give it a try.
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64 min
May 23, 2018
89: Sam Selikoff - Choosing Ember.js in 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Sam Selikoff about how Ember fits into the JS framework landscape in 2018, and why it might be the right choice for your next project.
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62 min
May 10, 2018
88: Blake Newman - Vue.js State Management with Vuex
In this episode, Adam talks to Blake Newman about getting started with Vuex, and how you would use it to manage your application's state using several practical real-world examples.
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57 min
April 25, 2018
87: Chris Fritz - Vue.js Anti-Patterns (and How to Avoid Them)
In this episode, Adam talks to Chris Fritz about common mistakes people make when designing Vue.js applications, and better ways to solve the same problems.
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70 min
April 11, 2018
86: Jonathan Reinink - Rebuilding a SaaS with Vue.js and Tailwind CSS
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about lessons learned rebuilding his SaaS app with Vue.js and Tailwind CSS.
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92 min
March 30, 2018
85: Frank de Jonge - Event Sourcing for Beginners
In this episode, Adam talks to Frank de Jonge, author of the EventSauce library, about what event sourcing is, how it works, and what it looks like to use it to model some practical real-world problems.
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72 min
March 14, 2018
84: Edd Yerburgh - Testing Vue.js Components
In this episode, Adam talks to Edd Yerburgh, Vue.js core team member and author of the vue-test-utils library, about testing Vue components.
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44 min
February 28, 2018
83: DHH - Stimulus in Practice + On Writing Software Well
In this episode, Adam talks to David Heinemeier Hansson about Basecamp's new JavaScript framework "Stimulus" as well as David's new YouTube series "On Writing Software Well."
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53 min
February 14, 2018
82: Sarah Drasner - Animating the Web with CSS and JavaScript
In this episode, Adam talks to Sarah Drasner about using animations and transitions to create more intuitive user interfaces, as well as technical tips, tricks and best practices for implementing them well.
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50 min
January 31, 2018
81: Evan You - Advanced Vue Component Design
In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You the creator of Vue.js about advanced component design patterns, and using features like scoped slots and render functions to build components that are much more than just UI widgets.
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48 min
January 17, 2018
80: Tom Schlick - Building Multitenant Applications
In this episode, Adam talks to Tom Schlick about tackling challenges faced when building multitenant apps.
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56 min
December 21, 2017
79: Kent C. Dodds - Building Reusable React Components with Render Props
In this episode, Adam talks to Kent C. Dodds about building "downshift", a React autocomplete component he designed for experiences he needed to build at PayPal. Kent gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the library uses the render prop pattern to allow maximum customizability without complex configuration.
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51 min
December 6, 2017
78: Ben Orenstein - Our All-Time Favorite Refactorings
In this episode, Adam and Ben Orenstein share nine of their favorite refactorings that you can use to clean up your code.
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50 min
November 21, 2017
77: Tailwind CSS Q&A and the Road to 1.0
In this episode, Adam and Jonathan Reinink continue their discussion about Tailwind CSS, answering listener questions about the framework and sharing details behind the roadmap to 1.0.
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87 min
November 8, 2017
76: Tailwind CSS vs. the World
In this episode, Adam is joined by Jonathan Reinink to discuss Tailwind CSS, a new utility-first CSS framework that they just released. They talk about what Tailwind is, how it works, and what makes it different than component-based frameworks like Bootstrap or other utility frameworks like Tachyons.
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61 min
October 25, 2017
75: Diana Mounter - Design Systems and Utility Classes at GitHub
In this episode, Adam talks to Diana Mounter of GitHub to talk about using design systems to tame legacy CSS, and how GitHub is using utility classes to make it easier to build more consistent, maintainable user interfaces.
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44 min
October 12, 2017
74: Steve Schoger - Tactical Design Advice for Developers
In this episode, Adam is joined by Steve Schoger to talk about five ways developers can get better at designing their own projects.
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67 min
September 27, 2017
73: Justin Jackson - Making a Living From Your Own Projects
In this episode, Adam is joined by Justin Jackson to talk about how to start working towards making a full-time living from your own projects.
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66 min
September 13, 2017
72: Taylor Otwell - Testing Laravel Applications
In this episode, Adam is joined by Taylor Otwell the creator of Laravel to talk about their approaches to testing Laravel applications.
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59 min
August 30, 2017
71: Building a CSS Framework with PostCSS
In this episode, Adam is joined by Matt Stauffer of Tighten to talk about building a CSS framework with PostCSS.
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56 min
August 16, 2017
70: Jeffrey Way - Vue.js Tactics for Server-Side Web Apps
In this episode, Adam is joined by Jeffrey Way of Laracasts to share some tips and tricks for using Vue.js elegantly with traditional server-side web apps.
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65 min
August 2, 2017
69: Hybrid Mobile Apps with Turbolinks and Laravel
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about what it's like to build a Laravel application using Turbolinks, how it plays with front-end frameworks like Vue.js, and how it's helping him quickly develop web, iOS, and Android apps for his SaaS business all by himself. They also discuss the benefits of using a Turbolinks-style approach for small teams, and how Turbolinks on mobile compares to other popular tools like Ionic.
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55 min
July 19, 2017
68: Building Interfaces with Utility-First CSS
In this episode, Adam welcomes back Jonathan Reinink to talk about implementing designs with a utility-first approach to CSS. They talk about the problems this approach has solved for them, the surprising workflow benefits, and some tips and tricks for using this approach well.
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64 min
June 21, 2017
67: Launch Takeways, Interface Breakthroughs, and First Round Armbars
In this episode, David shares some lessons learned from the PushSilver Infinite launch: what went well, what could've been improved, and what he would double down on next time. Adam talks about some of the UI design challenges he and Steve have been trying to solve, and shares some of the creative solutions they came up with.
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53 min
June 8, 2017
66: Pre-Launch Engineering and Testing an HTTP Client
In this episode, David talks about getting ready for the launch of PushSilver Infinite, and the unexpected engineering effort needed to make the most of a marketing initiative. Adam gives an update on gracefully handling errors in the KiteTail checkout process, launching Zttp as an open-source package, and how he used Lumen to power the Zttp integration test suite.
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57 min
May 24, 2017
65: New PushSilver Pricing and Co-Founding KiteTail
In this episode, David shares the details behind the pricing changes he's decided on for PushSilver and talks about some of the new features and marketing strategies he's working on for the upcoming launch. Adam shares the details behind his decision to bring on a co-founder for KiteTail, talks the collaboration process when working on an app with somebody else, and give an update on where he's at with getting KiteTail integrated into the Test-Driven Laravel course app.
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61 min
May 9, 2017
64: "We Solved Something, Maybe! Or It Might Be a Disaster!"
Adam and David are joined by Ian Landsman to talk about his latest project Thermostat.io and discuss some pricing ideas for PushSilver and KiteTail. Topics include: Thermostat.io and NPS surveys Charging more vs. charging less Finding a niche for PushSilver and how to appeal to that niche One-time purchase lifetime plans for SaaS Percentage-based vs. tiered pricing
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77 min
April 27, 2017
63: MicroConf, Dog Food, and Image Previews
In this episode, Adam and David recap their MicroConf 2017 experiences, give some product updates, and chat about topics like: Dogfooding Cron Dog in PushSilver Dealing with complex validation Why we hate auto-saving UIs Validation issues when supporting "draft" models Expanding the scope of KiteTail Different ways to handle client-side image preview Building a Cron Dog SDK
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52 min
April 12, 2017
62: Timezones, Webhook Security, and UI Decisions
In this episode, David talks about adding timezone support to Crondog, and Adam wrestles with some decisions about dealing with failed webhooks in KiteTail. We also talk a lot about different strategies for securing webhooks, and what we're looking forward to at MicroConf.
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51 min
March 30, 2017
61: We're Building Products!
Adam welcomes David Hemphill back to the show, but this time as a co-host! David introduces Crondog, the new product he's working on to help developers manage dynamic recurring tasks in their applications. Adam introduces KiteTail, an app that let's you create webhook-driven hosted checkout pages; something he wishes he'd had when he launched his course. From here on out, Full Stack Radio will follow David and Adam's journey building these new products; discussing interesting technical, design, and business challenges they face along the way.
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40 min
March 15, 2017
60: Michelle Bu - Engineering Payments at Stripe
In this episode, Adam talks to Michelle Bu of Stripe about the new Stripe Elements library, Stripe.js v3, and the Sinatra app that powers their API.
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37 min
February 24, 2017
59: Jonathan Reinink - Form Hell Part 2: Complex Validation
In this episode, Adam and Jonathan continue their discussion about forms from episode 54, this time focusing on the complexities of validation.
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47 min
February 8, 2017
58: Noel Rappin - Fixing Common Payment Handling Mistakes
In this episode, I talk to Noel Rappin about common mistakes developers make when handling payments on the web and how to fix them.
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40 min
January 25, 2017
57: Derrick Reimer - Building and Scaling Drip
In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about the technical challenges behind building and scaling Drip, a sophisticated email marketing automation platform.
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50 min
January 5, 2017
56: Wes Bos - Getting Things Done and Building Your Own Tools
In this episode, Adam talks to Wes Bos about how he seems to get so much done, why he built his own course platform, and growing an audience.
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41 min
December 7, 2016
55: Ian Landsman - Shady Marketing Tactics That Will Hurt Your Business
In this episode, Adam talks to Ian Landsman about shady marketing tactics that will turn your customers against you, and how to be more authentic with your marketing strategy.
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57 min
November 18, 2016
54: Jonathan Reinink - Forms: The Worst Part of Web Dev
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about dealing with common headaches when working with everyone's favorite part of web development: forms.
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58 min
November 2, 2016
53: Kyle Fiedler - Design Tips and Tricks for Developers
In this episode, Adam talks to Kyle Fiedler of thoughtbot about common mistakes developers make with design, and some tips and tricks for making your designs look more professional.
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52 min
October 18, 2016
52: Taylor Otwell - Patterns for Simplifying Laravel Applications
In this episode, Adam and Taylor Otwell have a discussion about strategies they use to write cleaner, simpler code when working with the Laravel framework.
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70 min
October 5, 2016
51: Matt Wynne - Building the Right Thing with BDD
In this episode, Adam talks to Matt Wynne about Behavior Driven Development with Cucumber. Topics include: What exactly is BDD? Is BDD a technical or non-technical practice? How do you get started with BDD? How do you keep the number of system tests low to keep your test suite fast? What's your strategy for dealing with external services in acceptance tests? What are the advantages of using Cucumber even as a solo developer working on a side project?
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64 min
September 21, 2016
50: Evan You - What's Coming in Vue.js 2.0
In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You about what's coming in Vue.js 2.0. Topics include: The motivation for rewriting Vue.js from scratch What is a virtual DOM and what are the benefits? How does Vue.js 2.0 stack up performance wise? (spoiler alert, it's fast) When should you use templates vs. a render function? Why two-way props have been deprecated and what you should do instead Best practices for dealing with custom component events The 1.0 to 2.0 upgrade path Building native mobile applications with Vue.js and Weex
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52 min
September 7, 2016
49: Toran Billups - Test Driving the Front-end
In this episode, Adam talks to Toran Billups about the test driven development workflow he uses to build Ember applications.
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39 min
August 23, 2016
48: Jessica Lord - Building Desktop Apps with Electron
In this episode, Adam talks to Jessica Lord of GitHub about building desktop applications in HTML and JavaScript using Electron.
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46 min
August 10, 2016
47: Sara Soueidan - Ditching Icon Fonts for SVG
In this episode, Adam talks to Sara Soueidan about the benefits of using SVG over icon fonts, and the best workflow for using SVG in your projects.
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45 min
July 28, 2016
46: Joe Ferris - Test Driven Rails
In this episode, Adam talks to Joe Ferris, CTO at thoughtbot, about the test-driven development workflow he uses to build Rails applications.
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52 min
July 13, 2016
45: Derek Prior - From Rails to Phoenix
In this episode, Adam talks to Derek Prior about building web applications in Elixir with Phoenix, and how it compares to building an application in Ruby on Rails.
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45 min
June 29, 2016
44: Joel Clermont - What the heck is Elm?
In this episode, Adam talks to Joel Clermont about the Elm programming language and getting started with functional programming.
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54 min
June 15, 2016
43: Jonathan Snook - Managing Complexity, Design Systems, and Container Queries
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Snook, author of SMACSS, about finding the balance between utility and component driven CSS approaches, design systems engineering, and using container queries to build better responsive web experiences.
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67 min
May 24, 2016
42: Justin Jackson - Marketing for Developers
In this episode, Adam talks to Justin Jackson, maker extraordinaire, about how to find new product ideas, finding customers for your products, and marketing for developers.
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52 min
May 4, 2016
41: Jason McCreary - Git Tips, Tricks and Workflows
In this episode, Adam talks to Jason McCreary, creator of Laravel Shift, about Git tips, tricks, and best practices, and how to develop a solid Git workflow for your team.
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64 min
April 19, 2016
40: Edd Mann - You Should Switch to Postgres
In this episode, Adam talks to Edd Mann, host of Three Devs and a Maybe, about the advantages of using PostgreSQL over MySQL, common obstacles people running into when switching to Postgres, and deciding when to push work into the database instead of doing it in code.
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51 min
April 5, 2016
39: Michael Feathers - First Class Error Handling, Tell Don't Ask, and Collection Pipelines
In this episode, Adam talks to Michael Feathers, author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code, about strategies for writing cleaner error handling code, the "tell don't ask" principle, and transforming data with collection pipelines.
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58 min
March 23, 2016
38: J.B. Rainsberger - Unit Testability and the Universal Architecture
In this episode, Adam talks to J.B. Rainsberger about how to keep your adapter layer thin, designing unit testable code, and the importance of paying attention to how your code is changing vs. how your code looks today. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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64 min
March 9, 2016
37: Chris Hartjes - Getting Started with Testing
In this episode, Adam talks to the Grumpy Programmer himself about getting started with testing PHP applications. Topics include: Recommended testing tools PHPUnit vs. PHPSpec Mockery vs. Prophecy The benefits of defensive programming How to convince your manager to let you write tests This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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43 min
February 25, 2016
36: Jason McCreary - Building Laravel Shift
In this episode, Adam talks to Jason McCreary about building Shift, a tool that automates upgrading your application between framework versions. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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32 min
February 12, 2016
35: Jonathan Reinink - Fixing Common API Design Mistakes
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink of Code Distillery about common API design challenges and how to fix them. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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49 min
January 27, 2016
34: Matt Machuga - Dealing with Dependencies in Active Record Models
In this episode, Matt Machuga of Think Through Math returns to talk with Adam about design options when you find yourself wanting access to a collaborator in an Active Record or Eloquent model. They discuss the pros and cons of four specific designs, and finish off with their personal recommendations. Topics include: Are facades and service location automatically bad? Are NounVerber classes anti-OO? Adding a layer of composition to create domain models with dependencies Using method injection for a temporary dependency Using optional parameters to improve testability This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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38 min
January 12, 2016
33: David Hemphill - Building PushSilver with Vue.js and Beard
In this episode, Adam talks to David Hemphill about his latest project PushSilver. Topics include: Deciding when to build something yourself vs. paying for something off the shelf Choosing a Javascript framework for more traditional server rendered apps Vue.js compared to Angular and Ember The advantages of using a utility-focused CSS approach Distributing front-end libraries This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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42 min
December 22, 2015
32: DHH - Building Basecamp 3 like a Porsche 911
DHH returns to the podcast to talk in-depth about how Basecamp 3 is designed and implemented! Topics include: Why Basecamp is a "majestic monolith", and the impact of organizational shape and size on technical decision making in product development How ActionCable works, and where Basecamp 3 uses websockets that you might not expect Strategies for avoiding duplication in client-side and server-side code The automated testing strategy for Basecamp 3, and how it's influencing the future of testing in Rails 5 Why Basecamp 3 has 179 controllers, and what you can learn from their approach that will clean up your codebase This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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62 min
December 9, 2015
31: Woody Zuill - #NoEstimates
In this episode Adam talks to Woody Zuill about software project estimation. They talk about the #NoEstimates hash tag, and what it means and where it came from. They also talk about ways to manage software projects without worrying about estimation, and alternative ways to make the decisions that estimates are usually used for. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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46 min
November 24, 2015
30: Evan You - Diving Deep into Vue.js
In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You, the creator of Vue.js. Evan talks about his time at Google Creative Lab and the sort of work that inspired him to create Vue. He also explains in depth how data binding works in Vue, and how it's different and more performant than Angular. Additionally, Evan discusses the benefits of Vue over React, why Vue works so well in both SPAs and traditional server-side web applications, and strategies for testing Vue components.
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36 min
November 10, 2015
29: Mark Otto - Bootstrap 4 and CSS architecture at scale
In this episode, Adam talks to Mark Otto, creator of Bootstrap and director of design at GitHub. They talk about the brand new alpha release of Bootstrap 4 and some of the most significant changes. They also talk about choosing units, when to use utility classes, and the importance of a component based CSS strategy. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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48 min
October 27, 2015
28: Jeffrey Way and Dave Marshall - "Don't mock what you don't own"
In this episode, Adam talks to recurring guests Jeffrey Way and Dave Marshall about "don't mock what you don't own". They talk about how to design code that needs to work with external services, how you should test that code, and the pitfalls you run into when you use mocks incorrectly in your test suite. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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58 min
October 13, 2015
27: Ben Orenstein - Outside-in TDD and Dependency Injection in Rails
In this episode, Adam talks to Ben Orenstein of thoughtbot about useful tips for writing the first few tests in your application and working your way down to the unit level by starting with acceptance tests. They also talk about why dependency injection has a bad rap in the Ruby world, and common mistakes Ben sees junior Rails developers make. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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36 min
September 29, 2015
26: Josh Pigford - What do you need when you launch?
In this episode, Adam talks to Josh Pigford, founder of Baremetrics, about what you should have ready when you start a SaaS business. They also talk about how most businesses aren't doing as well as you think, content marketing, the benefits of different pricing models, and staying focused on your best idea. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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31 min
September 15, 2015
25: Matt Machuga - Tips and tricks to make your code awesome
In this episode, Adam talks to recurring guest Matt Machuga about tips and tricks that lead to better code. They talk about bringing functional programming concepts to OO, simple patterns for cleaning up typical MVC web app code, and about how imposing crazy rules like banning conditionals and loops can lead to creative solutions that change the way you think about solving problems. They also get a little too excited about anonymous functions and compositional chains. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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50 min
September 1, 2015
24: Wes Bos - What the Flexbox?!
In this episode, Adam talks to Wes Bos about solving all of your CSS problems with Flexbox. They also talk about Bootstrap 4, ReactJS, and Wes' favorite Sublime Text tips and tricks. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
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38 min
August 4, 2015
23: Chris Hunt - How GitHub does remote work
In this episode, Adam talks to the Healthy Hacker, Chris Hunt, about how his team at GitHub works remotely. They also talk about entertaining your audience at conferences, taking a Codecation, and adventure motorcycling. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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38 min
July 21, 2015
22: Corey Haines - The 4 Rules of Simple Design
In this episode, Adam talks to Corey Haines, author of "Understanding the 4 Rules of Simple Design". They talk about the importance of low-level design decisions, tricks for naming things well, why you shouldn't model your objects after the real world, and of course, Active Record. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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64 min
July 7, 2015
21: Chad Pytel - Sticking to your guns
In this episode, Adam talks to Chad Pytel, CEO of thoughtbot. Chad gives tips for balancing client work with internal product work, growing your client-base without compromising your principles, and applying Jobs to be Done to new client projects. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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49 min
June 23, 2015
20: Ian Landsman - Code is not a business
In this episode, Adam talks to Ian Landsman, founder of Userscape and creator of HelpSpot. Ian talks about the biggest mistakes programmers make when trying to start their own business, where to find new ideas, and why your new software product shouldn't be a SaaS app. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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70 min
June 9, 2015
19: Dave Marshall - Designing Effective Tests
In this episode, Adam talks to Dave Marshall, testing guru and host of That Podcast. Dave talks to Adam about the upcoming Mockery 1.0 release and some interesting API changes destined for 2.0. They also talk about how fakes can improve your tests, fixtures vs. factories, spec-style vs xUnit style test frameworks, and mutation testing. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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70 min
May 27, 2015
18: Katie Cerar - Designing and Prototyping for Clients
In this episode, Adam talks to Katie Cerar, user experience designer at Boltmade. Katie talks to Adam about running a successful kick off meeting, understanding the problems your client is trying to solve, and strategies for getting clients to keep their ideas focused. Katie also talks about the difference between a prototype and an MVP, and how to choose the right prototyping tool to get the feedback you need. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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39 min
May 12, 2015
17: Adam Culp - Maximizing Your Conference Experience
In this episode, Adam talks to Adam Culp, organizer of Sunshine PHP and ZendCon. They talk about how to get into conference speaking, how to make the most of a conference as an attendee, as well as tips for running a great local user group. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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45 min
May 5, 2015
16: Kent Beck - Tiny Decisions and Emergent Design
In this episode, Adam talks to Kent Beck about Smalltalk vs. Java, low level design vs. big picture architecture, planning for the future vs. emergent design, and applying the principles of Extreme Programming in 2015. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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46 min
April 20, 2015
15: Everzet - Classicist and Mockist TDD
In this episode, Adam talks to Konstantin Kudryashov, creator of Behat and BDD Practice Manager at Inviqa. Konstantin and Adam talk about the schools of TDD, how to use test doubles effectively, and common challenges people face when trying to learn TDD. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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57 min
April 7, 2015
14: Taylor Otwell - Building Envoyer, Laravel 5.1 and Learning to Program
In this episode, Adam talks to Taylor Otwell, creator of Laravel. Taylor gives an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at how Envoyer is architected, and shares some new tips and tricks he's been using to keep his code simple. They also talk about the decisions behind upcoming changes in Laravel 5.1, how Taylor learned to program, and how he almost became the manager of a retirement home. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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61 min
April 2, 2015
13: Phil Sturgeon - Designing and Testing APIs, Go and PHP 7
In this episode, Adam talks to Philip J. Sturgeon about designing and testing APIs at Ride. They also talk about building microservices with Go, and some of the new features coming in PHP 7. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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74 min
March 23, 2015
12: Jack McDade - Building Photoshoot.io and Getting Stuff Done
In this episode, Adam talks to Jack McDade creator of Statamic, about building his latest project Photoshoot.io. They also talk about how Jack juggles design and development, and how to buckle down and get things done. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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49 min
March 9, 2015
11: Jeffrey Way - "But how does it feel?"
In this episode, Adam talks with Jeffrey Way of Laracasts about learning, object oriented design, testing, API usability, and whole bunch of other stuff. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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67 min
February 23, 2015
10: Type Safety Roundtable with Ryan Tablada and Matt Machuga
In this episode, Adam talks with Ryan Tablada and Matt Machuga about the philosophical differences between programming in a statically typed language vs. a dynamically typed language. They talk about things like explicit interfaces vs. duck typing, function calling vs. message passing, and some of the recent RFCs around optional typing in the PHP community. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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70 min
February 11, 2015
9: David Heinemeier Hansson - Architecture, Patterns and Design
In this episode, Adam talks with David Heinemeier Hansson, partner at Basecamp and creator of Ruby on Rails. They talk about the pursuit of "purity", Domain Driven Design, ActiveRecord vs DataMapper, and developing an eye for "good code".
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52 min
February 1, 2015
8: Sean Devine - Ember and API first
In this episode, Adam talks with Sean Devine, host of the Ruby on Rails podcast. Sean gives Adam an introduction to building applications with Ember, and how it's different than the way you might sprinkle AngularJS into a mostly server-side app. They talk about why your Ember apps shouldn't be mixed in with your server-side code, and the advantages that come along with building a server-side API with no front end of it's own.
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58 min
January 19, 2015
7: Shawn McCool - BDD and DDD
In this episode, Adam talks with Shawn McCool about Behavior Driven Development and Domain Driven Design. They talk about how you can use these ideas to better understand your clients' needs and to build software that closely models their business. They also talk about where these ideas don't work so well, and some of the challenges and trade-offs you face when trying to build software this way.
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61 min
January 5, 2015
6: Chris Fidao - Servers for Hackers
In this episode, Adam talks with Chris Fidao of Userscape. They talk about things every web developer should know about server administration, platform-as-a-service vs. self-hosting, Ansible, Docker, and more.
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42 min
December 19, 2014
5: Ryan Singer - Jobs-to-be-Done and Product Design
In this episode, Adam talks with Ryan Singer of Basecamp about Jobs-to-be-Done thinking, UX, and product design.
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46 min
December 8, 2014
4: Alex Bilbie - OAuth 2 and API Security
In this episode, Adam gets super technical with Alex Bilbie about the OAuth 2 specification. They talk about the different grant types and what they're each appropriate for, as well as discuss some potential API security strategies for one of Adam's personal projects.
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56 min
November 17, 2014
3: Matt Machuga - Ruby, PHP, object oriented design, testing and other crap
In this episode, Adam talks with Matt Machuga of Think Through Math about being a Rubyist who still writes PHP and the differences between writing PHP like a Rubyist vs. writing PHP like a Java developer. They also talk about common struggles when learning new things, and trying to remain pragmatic while still pushing the boundaries of what you know.
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62 min
November 3, 2014
2: Eric Barnes - Wardrobe, Javascript and Writing
In this episode, Adam talks with Eric Barnes of Userscape about rebuilding WardrobeCMS, trends in Javascript development, and building an audience.
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39 min
October 18, 2014
1: Matt Stauffer - CSS Semantics
In our very first episode, Adam talks with Matt Stauffer of Tighten Co about OOCSS, BEM, SMACSS, preprocessors, common architecture pitfalls, and CSS semantics.
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48 min
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