Category JavaScript

Animating VueJS with Sarah Drasner

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/AnimatingVueJS.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Most user interfaces that we interact with are not animated. We click on a button, and a form blinks into view. We click a link and the page abruptly changes. On the other hand, when we interact with an application that has animations, we can feel the difference. The animations are often subtle. If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, pay attention

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ReactVR with Andrew Imm

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ReactVR.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download React is a programming model for user interfaces. ReactJS is for building user interfaces for web applications. React Native is for building UI on Android or iOS. ReactVR is for building user interfaces in virtual reality. React Native was originally developed to make it easier to maintain parity between the web, iOS, and Android teams at Facebook. If I build an application for

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Advertiser Bidding with Praneet Sharma

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/HeaderBidding.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Content websites are supported by advertising. Most of the advertisements around the internet are dynamic ad slots that change depending on the user who visits the site. Those dynamic ad slots are available to a variety of different bidders. For each ad slot, an auction occurs. The highest bidder gets to serve an ad for that slot. Praneet Sharma is the co-founder of

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GatsbyJS with Kyle Mathews

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/GatsbyJS.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download GatsbyJS is a framework for building web applications for JavaScript. Gatsby’s original goal was to allow users to create super fast static web sites that could be hosted and served efficiently at a low cost. Most web pages have components from a framework like React or Angular that need to render after the user requests them. This rendering can sometimes require additional requests

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TypeScript at Slack with Felix Rieseberg

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/TypeScriptatSlack.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Slack is an application for team communication. Users chat across mobile devices, web browsers, and a desktop application, which means Slack has three places to deploy on rather than two. And the desktop apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux are not identical, so Slack has even more places to deploy. With so many different runtime environments, Slack needs to make technology choices that

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Lottie Animation with Brandon Withrow and Gabriel Peal

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Lottie.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Animations make an application more fun and engaging. For most apps, animation is an afterthought. Developers are concerned with getting the functionality right, and designers have enough work to do simply getting icons, text formatting, and page layout correct. There is also the issue of cross-device compatibility. iOS, Android, and web have different ways of doing animation, with no unifying standard–except gifs, and

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State of JavaScript with Sacha Greif

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/StateofJavascript.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download JavaScript is moving so fast. It’s not easy to keep up with all of the frameworks, build tools, and packages. No other language spans frontend to backend, mobile to web to server. Sacha Greif is an independent designer and developer most prominent in his roles as co-author of Discover Meteor and community builder at Sidebar.io, a design newsletter with over 35,000 subscribers, and

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React Native Interfaces with Leland Richardson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ReactNativeInterfaces.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Airbnb is a company that is driven by design. New user interfaces are dreamed up by designers and implemented for web, iOS, and Android. This implementation process takes a lot of resources, but it used to take even more before the company started using React Native. React Native allows Airbnb to reuse components effectively. React Native works by presenting a consistent model for

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React Native Ecosystem with Nader Dabit

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ReactNativeNader.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download React Native allows developers to reuse components from one user interface on multiple platforms. React Native was introduced by Facebook to reduce the pain of teams who were rewriting their user interfaces for web, iOS, and Android. Nader Dabit hosts React Native Radio, a podcast about React Native. Nader also trains companies to user React Native through his company React Native Training. In

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The Future of React Native with Brent Vatne and Adam Perry

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/FutureofReactnative.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download React Native has unlocked native mobile development to web engineers who may now apply their skills to build iOS and Android applications in JavaScript. For the first time, cross platform JavaScript-based applications feel as if they were written in the native language of choice for the platforms. Businesses who choose to adopt React Native for their native app development also see great benefits

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WebAssembly with Brendan Eich

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/brendan-eich_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Brendan Eich created the first version of JavaScript in 10 days. Since then JavaScript has evolved, and Brendan has watched the growth of the web give rise to new and unexpected use cases. Today Brendan Eich is still pushing the web forward across the technology stack with his involvement in the WebAssembly specification and the Brave browser. For all of its progress, JavaScript

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Hybrid Mobile Apps with Adam Bradley

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ionic_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Building a mobile app requires developers to build a separate version for Android and iOS. The approval process for app stores makes it difficult to deploy quickly and iterate in small batches for developers who are making native apps. These frictions cause fewer developers to write mobile apps than we would have if the smartphone platform was unified. Since the early days of

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Inferno with Dominic Gannaway

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/inferno_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Over the past few years, React has become the most popular front end JavaScript framework. As React has matured, the open source community around React has identified areas for improvement. Since React itself is too mature to refactor completely, new projects have been started to take the best aspects of React and start from scratch. Inferno is an extremely fast, React-like JavaScript library

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Reactive JavaScript with Ben Lesh

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/RxJSnetflix_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Netflix has a highly interactive user interface. As I move my mouse around the page, hovering over titles and inspecting movie descriptions, there is a lot going on under the hood. One component of this UI is RxJS, a library for building reactive JavaScript. Reactive programming uses the observer pattern to create objects that emit streams of events. We can compose these streams

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ScalaJS with Haoyi Li

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/scalajs_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Scala is a functional programming language built on the JVM. For more than a decade, this didn’t mean anything to front end web developers. More recently, ScalaJS has brought Scala to the front end. ScalaJS is a project that compiles any Scala program down to JavaScript–so that all of your Scala programs can run on the browser. Haoyi Li has worked on ScalaJS

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JavaScript Concurrency with Kyle Simpson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Getify_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJavaScript programming usually is done through the use of frameworks, such as ReactJS, AngularJS, and EmberJS. These frameworks abstract away some of the messy details of JavaScript, and simplify web development so that engineers can build products at a faster pace. When we build software using JavaScript frameworks, we are missing out on some of the richness of the JavaScript language itself. Kyle Simpson

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Google’s Polymer Project with Rob Dodson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Polymer_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Smart phone apps have better performance than web apps. When we have an application that we use on a regular basis, we download that application to a smart phone rather than using the browser based version on our mobile browser. Google’s Polymer Project wants to improve the gap between native app performance and mobile web app performance. The key problem with mobile web

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React Data Flow with Jared Forsyth

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/React_Data.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download React started as just a view layer–it was the V in MVC. React has moved down the stack, with Flux, Redux, GraphQL, and Relay providing opinions for how React applications should structure their data flow. Jared Forsyth works at Khan Academy, which uses React on the front end. At Khan Academy, Jared has experimented with many different ways of handling data flow for

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JavaScript and Frontend Development with Marc Grabanski

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/frontend_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Seeing stuff happen is exciting in the early days. But when you try to be at the senior level, at the architect level, you have to understand that there is a cost to adopting a higher level abstraction.” Frontend web development was simpler in the past–CSS, HTML, and JavaScript were all you needed to know. Today, we have mobile web, React, Angular, PHP,

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Code Analysis with Dan Silivestru and Gord Tanner

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/bithound_edited_with_pre.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “JavaScript as a language is evolving year over year with new implementations and new language features, and we need to make sure we stay on top of those.” Code analysis tools can help a developer understand code. One tool for code analysis is bitHound, which provides code and dependency analysis for NodeJS applications. On today’s episode, we discuss how to use a code

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