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Amahdy AbdelAziz from Vaadin joins us to share stories of where Vaadin got its name and awesome logo! We also talk about some decisions Vaadin made when creating its latest set of components including why they chose Web Components and Polymer.

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Direct download: WPP_144_Vaadin_UI_Components.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 7:10am EST
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This week our panel talks with Ken Wheeler all about ReasonML. What is it? Why does it exist? Why should you care? Taking a systems language like OCaml and using it as a base for writing web applications might sound intimidating but Ken assuages our fears and discusses the benefits of the language and his experience with it.

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  • Angular 5 and Angular-cli 1.5 released
  • React 16.1.0-beta released
  • Typescript 2.6 released
  • Node 9 released Node 8 becomes LTS
  • Super Mario Odyssey is out and it’s awesome

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Direct download: WPP_143_Introducing_ReasonML.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 2:29pm EST
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This week Mark Erikson a Redux maintainer joins us to talk about Redux and its Ecosystem. Discover what Redux is, where it came from, who should use it, answers to common questions and so much more.

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Direct download: WPP_142_Redux_and_its_Ecosystem.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 1:20pm EST
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Rachel Nabors joins us to chat all about the Web Animations API. Learn what benefits this API provides developers and when to use the Web Animations API instead of CSS or third-party JavaScript libraries. Find out how Rachel still delivers great web experiences to platforms which don’t yet support the API and much more.

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Direct download: WPP_141_Web_Animations_API.mp3
Category:CSS -- posted at: 7:41am EST
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This week Nic Raboy and Matt Groves talk to us about the history and future of the popular Open Source Couchbase project. Learn about some of the great features the noSQL database has to offer and how you can get started with Couchbase today.

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Direct download: WPP_140_Overview_of_Couchbase.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:36am EST
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This week Erik Meyer joins us to talk about the past, present and future of CSS. Delving into some web history, discussing why CSS can be overlooked in regards to app development and the reasons people can be off-put by CSS this episode is a delightful insight into the mind of a web legend.

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  • Angular 4.4.X released. Be sure to update to the latest patch in 4.4 as there was an issue with the initial release
  • Quick shoutout to the npm package ng-packagr for making it simple to package angular modules for npm
  • As of Firefox 57.0a1, U2F is sitting behind a flag, which hopefully land soon the ability to use YubiKeys and the related security keys
  • Polymer 2.1.0 landed, which now allows the setting of Polymer.passiveTouchGeastures to enable better scroll performance
  • iOS 11 begins rolling out today, which means that Safari 11 has a new set of fixes and features, including more standards compliant flexbox, flags to enable experimental features, WebRTC and Media Capture for real-time video/audio, and much more
  • The upcoming iPhone X “notch” does seem to have workarounds for the web which is good news

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Direct download: WPP_139_The_state_of_CSS.mp3
Category:CSS -- posted at: 10:50am EST
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This week Justin Willis and Adam Bradley join us to talk about Stencil a new tool for building Web Components. We talk about how Stencil came about and what problems it solves and we get into how Stencil works its magic to provide features such as pre-rendering. 

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Direct download: WPP_138_Stencil.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 2:56am EST
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This week is a special episode! Recorded face-to-face at GDD Europe Amal Hussein interviews Wendy Ginsberg about life working on Polymer and what’s next for the project.

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Direct download: WPP_137_Polymer_Roadmap.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 9:22am EST
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This week the crew is joined by Lars Knudsen (@denladeside) and Kenneth Christiansen (@kennethrohde) to talk about the recent Polymer Summit and all of the awesome stuff revealed there. Are web components really ready? Who is using web components? Answers to these questions and more on this week’s episode of the Web Platform Podcast.

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Direct download: WPP_136_Polymer_Summit_Recap.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 7:58am EST
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This week Andrea Giammarchi joins us to talk about his latest project hyperHTML! A lightweight Virtual DOM alternative. Andrea talks us through what the project is all about and what he discovered about template literals to make it happen. We talk about how hyperHTML compares to Virtual DOM implementations and the similarities between hyperHTML and the newly announced lit-html.

 

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Direct download: WPP_135_hyperHTML.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 7:27am EST
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