042 jsAir - Web Components with Rob Dodson, Tushar Mathur, and Monica Dinculescu

September 29, 2016
Description:

There's been quite a bit of talk about the Web Components spec lately. As with anything new, there's been a lot of fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) about Web Components. We're going to chat about some of their use cases, strengths, and weaknesses to give us all a better idea of this tech.

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  • Emoji-cli is an emoji-searcher-by-keyword as a cli
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  • Electron!
  • GO VOTE
  • punchesbears is an amazing twitter where a dude posts hilarious videos of various videogames he is making (dancing bears! Throw macbooks at hipsters! Drunk navigating of a 7-11 for a burrito!)
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  • The gas arrow in your rental car dashboard tells you which side the gas tank is on
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  • Delete your Facebook (app)

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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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041 jsAir - Test all the things with Cypress with Brian Mann and Gleb Bahmutov

September 21, 2016
Description:

Cypress.io is an automated testing tool that runs in the context of the browser and has some really solid features that make unit, integration, and even end to end testing much easier!

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  • Crash reporting (like TrackJs / Sentry / Raygun) are really useful during e2e testing!
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  • Katacoda - online Docker and Kubernetes training in live containers.

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  • Don’t forget to set your audio input setting in Hangouts on Air… :(
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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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040 jsAir - (Rerun) Typed Functional Programming in JavaScript with Alfonso García-Caro, Richard Feldman, Phil Freeman, and Jordan Walke

September 17, 2016
NOTE: You may be wondering why this week is a rerun. Well, we actually did have a show this week at The Strange Loop and it was awesome! But I made a mistake by not setting my computer to use the microphone interface for the audio and so the sound is just using my MacBook's built-in microphone, which resulted in really terrible audio quality. I'm really sorry about this. I hope you enjoy this rerun of one of the more popular shows that is relevant to the type of conversations you would hear about at The Strange Loop.

Description:

"Tie your hands to free your mind" is a mantra you hear that applies really well to the constraints that you put on yourself by embracing statically typed languages and functional programming. We're going to hear from various people about their respective visions of typed FP in JS.

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  • Don’t wait for a rewrite! Introduce a new language incrementally. Build a small thing that works. Get that small thing in production. Then expand.
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  • Use an ide or vim setup
  • Learn to reason about type signatures alone
  • Constraints are great, but start simple and dial them up later
  • Write simple code w/o abstractions until you feel the pain - then learn abstractions to solve that
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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039 jsAir - Node.js and Community with James M Snell, Gregor Martynus, Myles Borins, and Tracy Hinds

September 7, 2016
Description:

A huge part of open source is the community that is formed around it. This is one of the best parts of open source. It is also a challenge to manage, especially with big projects like Node.js. We'll be chatting with some community builders and code contributors to learn how Node.js fosters and grows its community.

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Tips
  • Take Vacation! Put the Laptop Down! Go outside!
  • Be Patient!
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  • We have Node.js developers in Fresno! Fresnode.js Meetup, 2nd monday of every month. We’re looking for speakers!

Tips
  • If you make a mistake genuinely apologize and move on. Stop engaging / don’t double down
  • Show empathy for those you make stuff for, make stuff with, and for yourself

Tips
  • When you feel something that you’re emotionally invested in, write a draft and take a second before you send it.

Tips
  • Surround yourself with people that are good to you. Especially if you work remotely
  • Invest into mentoring (JavaScript Air Episode)
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Tips
  • If you feel like you know something really well, don’t be afraid to admit that you might be wrong or there may be something else better
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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