36: Understanding PhoneGap

Brian Leroux (@brianleroux), Adobe Phonegap Team Member & open source software developer, spends lots of time on the Apache Cordova and Adobe PhoneGap projects. Hailing from Canada, he loves his hockey and beer- maybe even more than coding. He has spoken at many conferences and is an expert in delivering & teaching mobile web development.

 

Brian goes into depth on the Phonegap project. Brian discusses how developers can get started building great mobile experiences with Phonegap. He also details the benefits / downfalls of different approaches to mobile development using web technologies as well as tooling, testing, and automation.

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Direct download: episode-36_understanding-phonegap.mp3
Category:mobile -- posted at: 10:10am EDT
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35: React & Reactive Elements

React’s Virtual DOM (Document Object Model) & the browser DOM  are very different in their approach. Virtual DOM prefers to keep it’s logic and changes in JavaScript and eventually optimizes output to the browser DOM at the most critical moment that provides performance boosts while the browser DOM utilizes the traditional way of working with the document, accessing HTML directly, working with browser events, and manipulating state. The performance gains from a Virtual DOM approach are outstanding despite the fact that events, css, markup, and ‘all-of-the-things’ are stubbed, recreated, or handled in some way inside the JavaScript. Browser DOM, on the other hand, handles everything in the global document and leverages JavaScript, CSS, and other resources directly. Surely these approaches are not good to use together.

 

Wrong!

Andrew Rota (@AndrewRota) & Denis Radin (@PixelsCommander) talk about the ways you can leverage both Web Components & React.js together in a symbiotic fashion. Denis, creator of Reactive Elements, starts us off explaining how his library came to be and why he chose to marry these two technologies in his work. Andrew, who spoke at ReactConf 2015 talks about his experiences with Web Components & React.

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Direct download: episode-35_react-and-reactive-elements.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 10:53am EDT
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34: Tenon.io & Web Accessibility

Accessibility for web applications typically gets added at the end of development cycles with different tools and low priority. This ruins the experience for many users and generally causes a huge impact on the quality of code. Because many companies are not held to supporting the standards of Section 508, Web AIM best practices, and WCAG by their clients and the impact in ROI is hard to measure it usually doesn’t happen.

 

Karl Groves (@karlgroves), Accessibility Consultant at The Paciello Group , creator of Tenon.io, & viking web developer leads by example, being an unstoppable developer community advocate for integration of accessibility over supplementation. Tenon takes a very interesting approach in that it integrates with tools we already use. Karl goes through developer resources. Tenon, and how we can make Web Accessibility a ‘first class’ citizen in our applications by making it part of our workflow and a fully integrated part of our process.

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Direct download: episode-34_tenon-and-web-accessibility.mp3
Category:web-accessibility -- posted at: 9:59am EDT
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33: React Week

React Week (reactweek.com)  is the premiere week long workshop focused solely on learning how to build applications in React.js taught by Ryan Florence. React is just the "V in MVC" so attendees will learn all about how to build full applications around React with the Flux architecture, React Router, Webpack, and Firebase.

 

Ryan isn’t the only top developer teaching at React Week. Lead Instructor, Tyler McGinnis (@tylermcginnis33) , chats with us about the React Week event, Firebase, Webpack, React and more. Tyler is no slouch when it comes to thought leadership. Not only is he joining our podcast for this episode but he is doing an episode of the JavaScript Jabber podcast and speaking at both Mountain West JavaScript, and ng-conf conferences….all in the next two weeks.

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Direct download: episode-33_react-week.mp3
Category:community -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT
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