029 jsAir - Web Animations with Matias Niemelä, Rachel Nabors, and Sarah Drasner

June 30, 2016
Description:

It's totally mind blowing what can be done to enhance the user's experience with animations on the web these days. Let's talk about how some of this is done and what tools are out there to help you with this.

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Links, Picks, and Tips:

Tips
  • Keep up with the Angular RC releases

Tips
  • Write a letter to someone
About JavaScript Air:

JavaScriptAir is the live broadcast podcast all about JavaScript hosted by egghead.io instructor Kent C. Dodds. Please visit the JavaScript Air website (javascriptair.com) to see upcoming and past episodes. Go to jsair.io/suggest to suggest topics and guests for the show. Go to jsair.io/feedback to provide feedback on this and other episodes. Also be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter at jsair.io/email and follow JavaScript Air on Twitter and Google+ to stay up to date with future episodes. Also, all episodes are on the YouTube channel as well.
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028 jsAir - On site at KCDC

June 24, 2016
Description:

We'll be live and on site at the Kansas City Developer Conference! This conference covers all aspects of software development and we're sure to have really interesting conversations with a lot of people!

  • Joe Andaverde - Asynchronous Patterns in JavaScript
  • Nate Taylor - TDD, RamdaJS, and Semantic UI
  • Cory House - Pro JavaScript, JavaScript Showdown, and Conference Speaking
  • Matthew Renze - Data analysis and visualization with the R programming language and Clean code
  • Kirsten Hunter - Being a Polyglot programmer
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About JavaScript Air:
JavaScriptAir is the live broadcast podcast all about JavaScript hosted by egghead.io instructor Kent C. Dodds. Please visit the JavaScript Air website (javascriptair.com) to see upcoming and past episodes. Go to jsair.io/suggest to suggest topics and guests for the show. Go to jsair.io/feedback to provide feedback on this and other episodes. Also be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter at jsair.io/email and follow JavaScript Air on Twitter and Google+ to stay up to date with future episodes. Also, all episodes are on the YouTube channel as well.
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027 jsAir - For the Beginners with Aimee Knight, Tim Dorr, and Max Stoiber

June 15, 2016
Description:

We're going to talk about when we were beginners, some of the things we wished we knew, some of our biggest early days goofs, our suggestions for newbies, etc. We'll also talk about making the community open to newbies/what can be done to increase this.

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Links, Picks, and Tips:

Max Stoiber
Scott Moss
  • Tips: Try to use npm scripts directly for your next project and not a build tool like gulp
  • Picks: Overwatch
Kent C. Dodds
Brian Lonsdorf
Pam Selle
Kyle Simpson
  • Links: Software Engineering Daily podcast, episode with Kyle Simpson
  • Tips: Everyone: take a walk every single day, and replace one drink a day with water and Beginner Devs: write your code as simply and verbosely as possible, to explain your thinking (or lack of it!) clearly. Don’t just emulate the clever code you see from others.
  • Picks: SimpleHTTP2Server and demo, Brotli compression, and You Don’t Know JS, specifically Up & Going
About JavaScript Air:

JavaScriptAir is the live broadcast podcast all about JavaScript hosted by egghead.io instructor Kent C. Dodds. Please visit the JavaScript Air website (javascriptair.com) to see upcoming and past episodes. Go to suggest.jsair.io to suggest topics and guests for the show. Go to feedback.jsair.io to provide feedback on this and other episodes. Also be sure to follow JavaScript Air on Twitter and Google+ to stay up to date with future episodes. Also, all episodes are on the YouTube channel as well.
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026 jsAir - webpack: JavaScript bundler with Juho Vepsäläinen, Johannes Ewald, Sean T. Larkin, and Tobias Koppers

June 8, 2016
Description:

webpack is an amazing bundler for frontend assets. For many people it has completely changed the game for their build pipeline, entirely replacing other build tools and task runners like grunt and gulp. Join us with the webpack creator and core contributors as we talk with the webpack team about this impressive piece of tech.

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Links, Picks, and Tips:

Juho Vepsäläinen
  • Links: webpack-merge - My merge tool to keep configuration simple (sharing common config!), webpack-validator - Validation of webpack configuration against a schema + checks against good practices., and SurviveJS Webpack book - Free book on the topic.
  • Tips: There is always something new to learn (esp. In frontend). and Fundamentals > specifics.
  • Picks: WebpackBin and autojump - a faster way to navigate your filesystem
Johannes Ewald
  • Links: LearnYouAHaskell.com – Good resource for learning functional concepts with Haskell., html-webpack-plugin – Almost always a good idea when you’re also bundling CSS with webpack., ProvidePlugin – Solves many problems introduced by legacy scripts and implicit globals, and Healthy Open Source – A walkthrough of the Node.js Foundation’s base contribution policy
  • Tips: Do not abstract/split your (webpack) configs. Copy&Paste can be a good thing. and Learning a completely different programming language (like Haskell) “upgrades” your programmer brain :)
  • Picks: Z.sh - jump around and Watch Kent's videos about webpack (more coming soon), they are awesome! I did learn some cool stuff :)
Sean T. Larkin
  • Links: You Don’t Know JS An incredible resource by @getify for learning ES6 and Javascript. (Kyle Simpson), I was wrong about TypeScript and here’s why a great read on the immediate and incredible benefits of Typescript. , Google Doc - Shameless self-promote, but really great intro to webpack., and React Webpack Cookbook (now SurviveJS)
  • Tips: When you are struggling on a problem, take two steps back and ask “What am I trying to accomplish. Is this the best avenue for the results.” and Read the source code!!! Source code is the one true documentation. If you are ever curious about how something works, or what additional features there are, pop in the source code and start reading. Webpack’s source code has lots of hidden and cool features.
  • Picks: Midwest Dev Chat Slack, webpack-closure-compiler awesome alternative to using UglifyJSPlugin. +1 For Typescript Users with Tscikle. , and Webpack starter for those users of Angular, this is a nice full featured repo/boilerplate. Once you understand webpack, this repository is a must clone.
Tobias Koppers
Kent C. Dodds
Pam Selle
About JavaScript Air:

JavaScriptAir is the live broadcast podcast all about JavaScript hosted by egghead.io instructor Kent C. Dodds. Please visit the JavaScript Air website (javascriptair.com) to see upcoming and past episodes. Go to suggest.jsair.io to suggest topics and guests for the show. Go to feedback.jsair.io to provide feedback on this and other episodes. Also be sure to follow JavaScript Air on Twitter and Google+ to stay up to date with future episodes. Also, all episodes are on the YouTube channel as well.
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