Web Components Remote Conference is a two day conference all about Web Components. Jordan Last (@lastmjs) will be delivering a very interesting talk “Universal Web Components” which takes the idea of Web Components for GUIs, throws it out the window and then uses Web Components to control a drone instead! With the Custom Elements and Shadow DOM specifications settled on V1 and greater browser support than ever now is the perfect time to be investing in Web Components. This episode covers why Web Components are important, what challenges people face and some very interesting use cases for Web Components you probably never thought of.

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Direct download: WPP-123.mp3
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WebComponents.org have long been a great resource for learning and understanding web components. Recently, Google along with several other developers have worked hard to make the site a place not only to consume information on web components, but to share your own components as well consume others.

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Direct download: episode-121_the-webcomponentsorg-relaunch.mp3
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A summary of the second Polymer Summit, a two day Web Component conference focused on Polymer. Chris Lorenzo (@chiefcll) & John Riviello (@johnriv), spoke on day 2 of the Summit on Comcast’s Polymer experiences. They share their thoughts with us on the event and much more.

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Direct download: episode-112_polymer-summit-2016.mp3
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Jeremy Keith (@adactio), web guru & co-founder of ClearLeft, talks with us about the potential pitfalls and hopes on Progressive Enhancement with Web Components.

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Direct download: episode-111_extensible-web-components.mp3
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Denis Radin (@PixelsCommander), Web Component advocate, has started work on a project called Polymer Native to enable developers to create part-hybrid, part-native applications using Web Components.

This project aims to make it easier to get device specific look and feel in your applications by leveraging native elements on devices. Currently, the project supports iOS and it is hoped that more people will come onboard to help the open source project grow to other platforms such as Android and even TV platforms.

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Direct download: episode-99_polymer-native.mp3
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Software developer at Softwire, Tim Perry (@pimterry), has created a set of “Server Components”. These are simple, lightweight tools for “composable HTML rendering in Node.js, broadly following the Web Components browser specification, but on the server side”. Rob Dodson (@rob_dodson), Google Developer Advocate & Polymer Legend & Trey Shugart (@treshugart), Atlassian superstar & SkateJS creator, round out the the guests for this episode discussing the reality & the possibilities of using Web Components on the server. Additionally, we look at other projects like the ‘Express Web Components’ by Jordan Last that take a different approach to this by running Chromium on the server side.

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Express Web Components - https://github.com/scramjs/express-web-components

Direct download: episode-98_server-side-web-components.mp3
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The views expressed by Eric Knudtson on The Web Platform Podcast episode 97 do not necessarily represent the views of GE

Eric Knudtson (@vikingux) from GE Digital walks us through their Predix User Interface (Predix UI) Web Components library built on top of Google’s Polymer Project. Predix is a cloud platform built to assist developers build for the ‘Industrial Internet’. Under the Predix family or resources is Predix UI, a set of UI components that “enable designers and developers to quickly and easily create Industrial Internet web applications that run on top of Predix services and data.” Eric also discusses challenges and best practices for managing a component based UI architecture, as well as GE’s new open source initiatives.

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Direct download: episode-97_predix-ui-and-polymer.mp3
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This episode is a follow up on episode 59 'Are Web Components Ready Yet?'. Leon, Justin & Erik chat about where we are in Web Component development today and what's happened over the past 6 months.

Direct download: episode-82_are-web-components-ready-now.mp3
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There is more than one set of custom elements out there. In this episode, we speak with Jan Miksovsky about basic web components, a comprehensive set of high-quality web components for common user interface patterns.

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Jan Miksovsky (@janmiksovsky)

Raphaël Rougeron (@goldoraf)

Leon Revill (@revillweb)

Justin Ribeiro (@justinribeiro)

Direct download: episode-79_basic-web-components-and-best-practices.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 5:52pm EST

71: Vaadin Elements

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Danny Blue and Justin Ribeiro chat with Manolo Carrasco (@dodotis) and Moñino Jouni Koivuviita (@jouni) from Vaadin about their work with Web Components in the enterprise world. Vaadin has begun to create enterprise ready web components ‘ready for production’ usage. Built on top of Polymer, Vaadin Elements are helping to push new web technologies to larger companies.

 

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Direct download: episode-71_vaadin-elements.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 12:02am EST