Nathen Harvey (@nathenharvey), VP of Community Development at Chef Software, joins us to discuss modern devops culture, tools, and practices as well as how Chef Software can help teams automate, scale, and reproduce tasks, and environments. Nathen defined devops as how to build high velocity organizations by reducing build and deployment cycles. Topics includes how to manage your infrastructure like code, devops community, Chef cookbooks and recipes, and improving your devops knowledge and processes as web developer.

 

Resources

Chef & Habitat

Podcasts

 

Conferences

Puppet - https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet

Direct download: episode-96_devops-and-chef.mp3
Category:devops -- posted at: 6:50am EDT
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Sean Fioritto (@sfioritto) talks with the panel on building large web applications in JavaScript. Sounds easy enough? This episode goes into building with large teams, large codebases, legacy migration, team building, frameworks & libraries, code smells and much more.

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Direct download: episode-95_exploring-javascript-at-scale.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 8:32am EDT
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Gleb Bahmutov (@bahmutov) chats with the panel on Reactive Programming in JavaScript. What is Reactive Programming? Join Gleb and the panel to learn about event streams, sequences over time, and how these help developers build complex JavaScript applications.

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Direct download: episode-94_reactive-programming-in-javascript.mp3
Category:reactive-extensions -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT
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Rachel Andrew (@RachelAndrew) , Managing Director and founder of edgeofmyseat.com (currently working exclusively on CMS Perch), talks withe panel on the mysterious ways of CSS Layout. Rachel has been speaking quite a lot on the subject in the developer speaking circuit for a while now. Join us as she shares her stylish insights on Grid, Flexbox, Floats, Bootstrap, Regions, and much more.

Resources

Direct download: episode-93_css-layout-composition-and-modules.mp3
Category:CSS -- posted at: 8:08am EDT
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This week our panel talks with Kenneth Christiansen (@kennethrohde) about reactions and responses to Google I/O 2016. Listen to the goings on of I/O including news about Google products such as  Android as well as their web products. The panel digs into Progressive Web Applications (PWA’s) and discusses some of the community response to Google’s approach on them. Firebase is another hot I/O topic, becoming an umbrella for different Google services and has gone through a major rebranding. Is Firebase still the same service so many fell in love with before the Google acquisition? These topics plus many more on Episode 92.

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Direct download: episode-92_io-2016-recap.mp3
Category:community -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT
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This week on the Web Platform Podcast Sam Quayle (@samquayle), Senior UX designer and front-end consultant at Valtech, joined us to discuss Lean UX with hosts Danny Blue, Justin Ribeiro, and Amal Hussein. Lean UX is a design approach which is fits the highly evolving needs of development teams creating products for the modern web. It allows for rapid iteration and user driven design. Sam shares best practices tips and his positive experiences with clients. A very interesting case study is the UK Government Digital Service adoption process, and the benefits they have seen from embracing Lean UX.

Show links: Slides from Sam’s talk on Lean UX ,  the Lean UX book that started it all, and this awesome article

Resources

Direct download: episode-91_leanux-and-collaboration-with-creatives.mp3
Category:UX -- posted at: 12:43am EDT
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Michael Glukhovsky (@mglukhovsky), co-founder of the innovative Rethink brand, chats with us about two core free open source projects that are changing the ways we think of data in our web applications. Join us as we dive into the unique database known as RethinkDB. We also talk in depth about Horizon, a realtime JavaScript backend used to build powerful web & mobile apps that scale utilizing the power of RethinkDB.

 

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Direct download: episode-90_rethinking-data-in-web-applications.mp3
Category:realtime -- posted at: 8:18am EDT
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This week on The Web Platform Podcast, Erik Isaksen, Danny Blue, and Leon Revill talk with Mano Marks (@ManoMarks) all about Docker and how containerized deployments can help you from the time you start your web project all the way to the time you need it to scale up. Is Docker good for small applications, large applications, or both? Is it all just and adorable excuse to put a whale mascot on merchandise? Likely not. Mano Marks informs three primarily front end developers on the exciting ways your can use Docker, from simple push button server solutions to creating Quake...yes, Quake.

 

Resources

Direct download: episode-89_docker-all-the-web-things.mp3
Category:devops -- posted at: 7:41am EDT
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Summary

Cypress.io is geared toward making testing easy and painless. Gleb Bahmutov (@bahmutov) and Brian Mann (@be_mann) chat with us on this upcoming project. Cypress eliminate the need for PhantomJS and Selenium. It aims to provide developers with instant feedback, reliable automation, and painless debugging, It is an interesting and different way of approaching how we think about testing code.

 

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Direct download: episode-88_cypress-io.mp3
Category:testing -- posted at: 7:32am EDT
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A chat with Amal Hussein (@nomadtechie) andLeon Revill (@RevillWeb) on JSPM & System.js. Amal has been using these technologies in her workplace for a long time. Now she shares her insights, experience, and knowledge with us. Leon has used JSPM for his vanilla Web Components he has built and he discusses to his experiences with JSPM & System.js.

Show Links

The Beta Guide to JSPM - http://jspm.io/0.17-beta-guide/index.html

Direct download: episode-87_systemjs-and-jspm-.mp3
Category:JavaScript -- posted at: 10:04am EDT
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