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
Category:web-components -- posted at: 12:51pm EST
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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.

Resources

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

Direct download: episode-98_server-side-web-components.mp3
Category:web-components -- posted at: 8:43am EST
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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
Category:web-components -- posted at: 8:32am EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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.

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Direct download: episode-93_css-layout-composition-and-modules.mp3
Category:CSS -- posted at: 8:08am EST
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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 EST
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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

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Direct download: episode-91_leanux-and-collaboration-with-creatives.mp3
Category:UX -- posted at: 12:43am EST
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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 EST
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