JS Party: JavaScript, CSS, Web Development

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 Feb 8, 2020
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Your weekly celebration of JavaScript and the web. This show records LIVE on Thursdays at 1pm US/Eastern time. Panelists include Jerod Santo, Feross Aboukhadijeh, Kevin Ball, Amelia Wattenberger, Nick Nisi, Divya Sasidharan, Mikeal Rogers, Chris Hiller, and Amal Hussein. Topics discussed include the web platform (Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox, Brave, etc), front-end frameworks (React, Ember, Angular, Vue, etc), Node.js, web animation, SVG, robotics, IoT, and much more. If JavaScript and/or the web touch your life, this show’s for you. Some people search for JSParty and can’t find the show, so now the string JSParty is in our description too.

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The third year of the third age of JS
1:00:10
In 2020, Shawn (swyx) Wang wrote: Every 10 years there is a changing of the guard in JavaScript. I think we have just started a period of accelerated change that could in thge future be regarded as the Third Age of JavaScript. We’re now in year three of this third age and Swyx joins us to look back at what he missed, look around at what’s happening today, and look forward at what might be coming next.
May 20, 2022
A JS framework for startups: Redwood goes 1.0
1:11:59
KBall interviews TPW about the 1.0 release of Redwood - what it provides, why they’ve repositioned as a “JavaScript framework optimized for startups”, and what’s coming next.
May 13, 2022
Were SPAs a big mistake?
55:16
Let the debate begin (again)! This time we’re arguing whether or not single-page apps were a big mistake. This premise was inspired by Chris Ferdinandi’s SPAs were a mistake post. Divya & Nick represent Team Yep and KBall goes solo on Team Nope. Jerod, as per our usual arrangement, is on Team Winner.
May 06, 2022
Nick's big rewrite
50:56
Nick rewrote our JS Danger game board app from Dojo to React for his talk at React Global Online Summit about componentizing application state with React and XState. On this episode Jerod, KBall, and Feross chat with Nick about the entire process and what he learned along the way. Oh, we also play an epic round of Pro Tip Time!
Apr 29, 2022
The Type Annotations proposal
1:06:50
Daniel Rosenwasser and Ryan Cavanaugh from the TypeScript team at Microsoft join Nick and Boneskull to catch us up on the latest happening with the TypeScript project, including what’s exciting in the new 4.7 beta release. Then, we dive deep into the new, TC-39 stage 1 Type Annotations proposal, what it is, and what it means for the future of a not really typed JavaScript!
Apr 22, 2022
Postgres.js
50:06
Rasmus Porsager created Postgres.js –the fastest full-featured PostgreSQL client for Node.js and Deno. Today he joins Jerod for a deep-dive on Postgres, why he created this open source library, and how you can use it to build pg-backed JavaScript applications.
Apr 15, 2022
This is JS Party!
01:30
JS Party is a weekly celebration of JavaScript and the web so fun is at the heart of every episode. We play games like Frontend Feud… (clip from episode #192) Discuss and analyze the news… (clip from episode #213) Explain technical concepts to each other like we’re 5… (clip from episode #195) Debate hot topics like should websites work without JS? (clip from episode #87) Interiew amazing devs like Rich Harris and Una Kravets… (clip from episode #167) This is JS Party! Listen and subscribe today. We’d love to have you with us. 💚
Apr 13, 2022
Headlines and HeadLIES!
55:15
KBall and Jerod digest and disect recent JS community news (React 18, Redwood 1.0, MDN Plus) then sit down for yet another game of HeadLIES! Can KBall fare better than Nick Nisi did last April Fools?!
Apr 08, 2022
Making moves on supply chain security
1:03:51
Feross has been working on something big. He joins Chris and Nick, along with guests Bret Comnes and Mik Lysenko to discuss Socket, what it is, and its focus on the security of the JavaScript supply chain.
Apr 01, 2022
Web development for beginners
53:23
Jen Looper from Web Dev for Beginners and Front-end Foxes joins Jerod and Ali to discuss the exciting (but also intimidating) prospect of getting in to web development in 2022! Where should you start? What technologies should you focus on? Is it better to go all-in on a framework or stick with the fundamentals? Stuff like that!
Mar 25, 2022
Going full-time on Eleventy
58:25
Zach Leatherman recently announced he will now be working on Eleventy – his simpler static site generator – while continuing to work at Netlify. What makes Eleventy special? How’d he convince Netlify to let him do this? What does this mean for the project’s future? How many questions in a row can we type into this textarea? Tune in to find out!
Mar 18, 2022
Enabling performance-centric engineering orgs
1:13:43
This week Amal and Nick are joined by Dan Shappir, a Performance Tech Lead at Next Insurance, to learn about enabling a performance-first mindset within your engineering org. Dan recently left his 7+ year tenure leading performance at Wix where he and his team improved, and monitored the speed of millions of websites around the world. Join us to learn how he lead a cultural transformation that propelled Wix sites to be faster than most other React apps in the wild - including ones built with frameworks like Next.js.
Mar 11, 2022
Remix helps bridge the network chasm
1:13:01
Kent and our panelists dive deep on the hottest new React framework: Remix. What it does today, what makes it special, how it lured Kent away from a lucrative independent teaching career, and what’s coming up next.
Mar 04, 2022
Vitest && Slidev
54:46
Anthony Fu && Matias “Patak” Capeletto from the Vite core team join Jerod && Nick to discuss Vitest – a blazing fast unit-test framework powered by Vite, && Slidev – presentation slides for developers.
Feb 25, 2022
Playing it close to the Vest
1:08:12
Holla! This week we’re playing Story of the Week and Today I Learned before turning our focus to Vest – a very cool validations framework created by Evyatar Alush.
Feb 18, 2022
A deep-dive on Vite
1:14:09
Amal and Nick load up on coffee for a not-so-vite (lame joke!) conversation with Evan You all about Vite – a batteries included next-generation frontend tooling library. Vite continues to push the ecosystem forward with even stronger defaults, super speedy local development workflows, and a highly extensible universal plugin API. Need we say more?!
Feb 11, 2022
A Solid option for building UIs
55:14
Ryan Carniato joins Jerod, Amelia, and Nick to discuss SolidjS – a declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces.
Feb 04, 2022
What's in your package.json?
1:09:25
Tobie Langel, Open source strategist and Principal at UnlockOpen, joins Chris, Feross, and Amal to discuss recent widespread incidents affecting the JavaScript community (and breaking CI builds) around the globe. Two widely used npm libraries were self-sabotaged by their single maintainer, yet again, highlighting the many gaps in our OSS supply chain security, sustainability and overall practices. We explore all these topics and solution on what our ecosystem needs to be more resilient to these types of attacks in the future.
Jan 29, 2022
What Cloudflare is up to
1:06:27
Cloudflare has a lot more to offer than merely DDoS protection and CDN services. On this episode, Jon Kuperman joins Amal & Jerod to talk through many of their cool new things like Workers, KV, Durable Objects, and R2 Storage. Thanks to listener Matt Mannucci for requesting this episode!
Jan 21, 2022
Temporal is like React for the backend
57:38
Swyx is known for learning in public, and he joins the party to teach Ali and Nick about what he’s been working on with Temporal IO, what it is, and why he’s excited about it. We also talk about his role as Director of Developer Experience, including what developer experience is, how to do it, and what goals to set.
Jan 14, 2022
New Year's Party! 🍾
53:40
It’s our 3rd annual New Year’s party! We welcome a new panelist, review our (failed) resolutions from last year, discuss what’s trending in the web world, and even set some new (failed) resolutions for this year.
Jan 07, 2022
Frontend Feud: React Advanced Edition
1:05:58
Jerod, Nick, and a node_modules-worthy collection of JS friends played an intense game of Frontend Feud at React Advanced London’s after-party back in October. Today, you get to play along with us!
Dec 17, 2021
So much Sveltey goodness
1:09:08
Rich Harris joins Amal & Amelia for a Svelte deep-dive! What’s it all about? Why might you pick it over React and friends? What up with SvelteKit? Rich is working on it full-time now?! Will even more questions be answered?
Dec 10, 2021
JavaScript will kill you in the Apocalypse
1:07:03
Salma Alam-Naylor joins us this week to share her thesis that JavaScript is best in moderation, and is a liability when creating performant, resilient, and accessible web applications. Salma says we’re drunk on JavaScript, and it’s time we learn how to leverage this powerful web primitive to enhance our web experiences, alongside HTML and CSS, instead of purely relying on JavaScript to completely run the show.
Dec 03, 2021
From engineering to product
1:05:36
Liana Leahy tells Amal and KBall all about her journey from software engineer to product manager. Along the way we learn what a PM does, how to be great at it, how to know if it’s for you, why the role is in such demand these days, and much more. - It’s UNIX, I know this!
Nov 26, 2021
Sophie is the bomb diggity
1:07:17
This week we are joined by Sophie Alpert, Head of Engineering at Humu, and former lead of the React Core team, to discuss her experience on being a very early adopter, contributor, and eventually maintainer of React. In her 4+ years on the Core team, she went from supporting a new niche OSS UI library to supporting a project used by millions of developers around the world. Join us to hear about this epic journey, as well as Sophie’s thought’s on some common critiques and misconceptions of React.
Nov 19, 2021
The inside story on React’s all new docs
1:14:09
Rachel Nabors –beloved educator, animator, & documentation engineer at Meta– joins Amal and Amelia for a first look at the brand new React docs! This massive overhaul to the React website (which supports 2 million+ developers around the world) was no easy feat! We dive into all the behind the scenes coordination, as well as the goals, wins, and intended outcomes of this new way of approaching educational content and API reference material for open source projects.
Nov 12, 2021
Best of the fest! Volume 1
56:48
JS Party listeners and panelists celebrate our favorite moments from the past 100 episodes! You’ll hear from over 20 of your favorite voices across 14 episodes. We also share some behind-the-scenes and read/hear from listeners! Here’s to the last 200 episodes, and the next 200 as well. 🥂
Nov 05, 2021
Ship less JavaScript, closer to the user
56:35
KBall catches up with Chris Ferdinandi about the trends in modern web development towards smaller libraries, pre-compilation, and applications at the edge.
Oct 29, 2021
Help make episode 200 extra special!
00:46
We’re putting together a special highlight reel for our 200th episode! Share your favorite moments, guests, topics, and/or episodes from the past 100 shows. Every listener who gets their voice or text message included in the episode gets a free JS Party t-shirt! The details for submission are at jsparty.fm/200
Oct 28, 2021
The decentralized future
1:14:58
Nader Dabit shares his motivation and experience on recently transitioning to focus on technologies and communities that support the decentralized internet. In this hot topics discussion, we cover all the buzz words you’ve likely heard over the past year. We have honest and nuanced conversations about the world of Ethereum, Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, DAOs, and Web3. Hype or hit? You’ll have to tune in to find out.
Oct 22, 2021
Fastify served with a refreshing Pino 🍷
1:05:43
Matteo Collina, Ph.D takes us to school on all things Node, Fastify, and Pino. We start with his journey into the Node community, how he got started in open source, and his experience as a member of Node’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC). We then nerd out about middleware architecture, data structures and logs (yes, logs), and of course, we dive into what makes Fastify so darn fast and how Pino was the precursor project.
Oct 15, 2021
Building GraphQL backends with NestJS
54:35
Doug Martin joins Nick to talk to us about building GraphQL backends in TypeScript with NestJS and his project, nestjs-query. We talk about what NestJS is and its built-in support for GraphQL and REST, and then dive into how NestJS-query extends it to generate code for you.
Oct 08, 2021
Do you know the muffin fairy?
58:18
Muffin fairies, thumb wars, and fruit transit can only mean one thing: Explain it Like I’m 5! We’re also covering the news, discussing the effects of remote work, and agreeing it’s OK to ignore the frontend dev scene for awhile.
Oct 01, 2021
1Password is all in on its web stack
1:12:41
Mitch and Andrew from the 1Password team talk with Amal and Nick about the company’s transition to Electron and web technologies, and how the company utilized its existing web stack to shape the future of its desktop experience.
Sep 24, 2021
Puddin' together cool data-driven essays
56:18
Russel Goldenberg & Caitlyn Ralph from The Pudding join Amelia & Nick to talk about how they create data-driven, interactive articles, how the team works on both The Pudding’s data journalism articles and Polygraph’s client work. We also dive into how the team works with contractors and how the company manages itself using a Holocratic method.
Sep 17, 2021
Frontend Feud: ShopTalk vs Syntax
54:10
Your favorite web dev podcasts join forces for a super collab that’ll knock you frontend off! Amelia joins Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert from ShopTalk Show while Divya teams up with Wes Bos & Scott Tolinski from Syntax. Let the FEUDing begin!
Sep 10, 2021
X gon' State it to ya
1:05:30
Amal, KBall, and Nick welcome David Khourshid to the show to talk about his project, XState. XState brings state management to a new level using finite state machines and is compatible with your stack. We talk about how the idea came to fruition, its practical uses, and where it’s going.
Sep 03, 2021
Replacing Sass at Shopify
1:00:23
Alex Page & Sam Rose from Shopify’s Polaris team join Jerod & Divya to discuss their open research into finding and selecting a viable alternative for Sass at the company. Six solutions enter, but which one will walk away with the 🌹?
Aug 27, 2021
Automate all the things with Node.js
1:19:21
Ahmad Awais joins Amal, Amelia, and Jerod to discuss scripting, automation, and building CLIs with Node! We hear Ahmad’s back story, learn the ABC’s of mastering Node automation tooling, and share automation wins from all of our lives (and Twitter too).
Aug 20, 2021
We ask a lawyer about GitHub Copilot
58:52
Luis Villa of Tidelift joins the show to discuss GitHub Copilot and the implications of an AI pair programmer from a legal perspective.
Aug 13, 2021
When (and how) to say NO
58:59
On this episode, we make our big Frontend Feud announcement, welcome Amelia to the party, then share a metric crap ton of productivity tips & tricks: scripting, pomodoro, retaining your dev flow, and more!
Aug 06, 2021
Getting hooked on React
1:08:38
This week we talk with Kent C. Dodds, one of the greatest React teachers in the industry, all about React! Why choose React over another framework? What are the hardest parts about learning React? You’ll find out this week!
Jul 30, 2021
Into the Wormhole
1:12:05
Feross is back with a brand new web app for us to pick apart! Wormhole is the fastest way to send files on the internet and we want to know why he built it, how it works, and what crazy hacks he invented along the way.
Jul 23, 2021
Much ado before coding
51:24
The panel discusses all the things that have to happen before you write a lick of code. Then, for Story of the Week: Dan Abramov thinks npm audit is broken by design. We also have thoughts. Lots of ’em.
Jul 16, 2021
JS on Wasm
50:32
KBall and Nick Nisi sit down with Nick Fitzgerald to learn about running JavaScript on WebAssembly. They talk about almost instantaneous startup, running interpreted languages at the edge, and take a deep dive into the weeds of how Wasm based modules will change the future of application development.
Jul 09, 2021
The Elder.js Guide to the Galaxy
56:28
Nick Reese joins the party to tell us all about Elder.js, his opinionated static site generator and web framework built with SEO in mind. Elder.js was purpose-built with large, content-heavy websites in mind and already serves in many production capacities. We discuss imposter syndrome, the startup/product mindset, Svelte’s virtues, and much more.
Jul 02, 2021
Testing testing 1 2 3
58:23
This week we chat with Angie Jones about all things testing. We’ll cover unit testing, visual testing, end-to-end testing, and more!
Jun 25, 2021
Of spiders and monkeys
1:10:19
Yulia Startsev from Mozilla’s SpiderMonkey team joins Jerod & Feross to talk compilers, going back to get your Master’s, making decisions as a group, process of shepherding a feature through TC39, how Firefox actually works, and LavaMoats. Yes, LavaMoats.
Jun 18, 2021
Building on the TanStack
1:04:45
Tanner joins Nick to talk about his projects, react-query and react table, and discuss scratching your own itch in a maintainable way with open source.
Jun 11, 2021
Running Node natively in the browser
52:50
Eric Simons and the StackBlitz team recently announced WebContainers which let you run Node.js natively in your browser! This has BIG implications and leaves us with many BIG questions like: how did they do it, why did they do it, and where does it go from here? Tune in! Keyword: BIG
Jun 04, 2021
Let's talk rendering patterns
58:14
Brian LeRoux has been building the web long enough to see many ways we produce HTML come in and go out of fashion. On this episode, he joins Amal & Nick to discuss the past, present, and potential future of rendering patterns on the web. SSR, ISR, & DSR (oh my!)
May 28, 2021
CSS! Everyone's favorite programming language
1:00:00
This week Emma and Adam are joined by Una Kravets to discuss difficult parts of CSS.
May 21, 2021
This is ReScript
59:24
Ever wanted a language like JavaScript, but without the warts, with a great type system, and with a lean build toolchain that doesn’t waste your time? Patrick Ecker from the ReScript Association sits down with Jerod and Feross to tell us all about this “JavaScript-like language you have been waiting for”.
May 14, 2021
For a more dope web!
1:02:30
Paul Bakaus from Google Web Creators joins Amal, Nick, & Jerod to talk about this new initiative to promote, educate, and equip people to create on the web. Along the way we discuss Web Stories, AMP, RSS, Google Reader, and more, of course. Join us: for a more dope web!
May 07, 2021
Blasting off with Apollo 🚀
47:32
KBall, Amal, and Feross are joined by special guest Jenn Creighton to talk about all things Apollo. How does Apollo fit into the GraphQL ecosystem, what’s the next big thing, and when would you choose to use it?
Apr 30, 2021
Sweet setups for easier dev
55:53
The gang talks about thier favorite software and hardware as developers. Brian Douglas joins to share his unique and open GitHub Actions flow.
Apr 23, 2021
Less JavaScript more HTMX
1:09:24
Jerod & Feross learn all about htmx (a pragmatic approach to web frontends) and _hyperscript (an experimental scripting language inspired by HyperTalk) with special guest Carson from Big Sky Software. Thanks to Rajasegar Chandran for requesting this episode!
Apr 16, 2021
Headlines? More like HeadLIES!
54:03
Jerod and Nick discuss the big Deno news, play a ridiculous new game in honor of April Fool’s Day, then give shout outs to some awesome software projects we love.
Apr 09, 2021
Work environments & happiness
56:36
KBall, Amal, and Nick dive into key dimensions of what makes a developer work environment good – or bad. They discuss systemic factors, individual factors, what you can do about it, and a proposed scoring system for good work environments.
Apr 02, 2021
Monad's Hook
57:11
In which Jerod, Nick, and KBall play the most preposterous round of “Explain it Like I’m 5” in human history. Then we dig in to Vite a little further than is advisable on a podcast. Finally, we talk about our Quiz Show app that powers JS Danger. You’re welcome!
Mar 26, 2021
10 a11y mistakes to avoid
54:59
Spotify’s Tryggvi Gylfason joins Emma & Nick to discuss common accessibility mistakes and tips for avoiding them!
Mar 19, 2021
JS Danger: CSS-Tricks Edition
46:52
The wonderful folks behind CSS-Tricks (maybe you’ve heard of it?) face off in our much beloved don’t-call-it-jeopardy game show. Can you out smart our intrepid contestants? Play along while you listen (or watch). It’s JS Danger time, y’all!
Mar 12, 2021
Who let the docs out?
1:00:00
The week we talk about the new Open Web Docs initiative and the future of MDN.
Mar 05, 2021
We really needed new jingles
1:08:18
Go Time’s Mat Ryer joins Jerod, KBall, and Nick to play Story of the Week, Today I Learned, Unpopular Opinions, and Shout Outs!
Feb 26, 2021
JS is an occasionally functional language
1:04:43
Eric Normand (long-time FP advocate and author of Grokking Simplicity) joins Jerod and KBall for a deep conversation about Functional Programming in JavaScript. Eric teaches us what FP is all about, details the functional side of JS, and reviews the good/bad/ugly of React. Oh, and join us in the #jsparty channel of our community slack where we’re giving away three FREE e-book copies of Eric’s new book! 🎁
Feb 19, 2021
Are web apps fundamentally different than web sites?
49:54
Our debate format returns! Divya & Feross take the “Nope” side while Amal & Nick represent the “Yep”s. Whose side will you take?
Feb 12, 2021
Istanbul (not Constantinople)
56:04
Benjamin Coe joins Amal and Divya to discuss his wide-ranging open source projects, test coverage with Istanbul, and the future of testing in JavaScript.
Feb 05, 2021
Breaking down the State of CSS/JS
1:04:28
KBall hangs with Nick and Jerod to analyze and discuss the trends of the web world according to the latest State of CSS and State of JS survey results.
Jan 29, 2021
Roadmaps to becoming a web developer in 2021
1:10:32
Kamran Ahmed, creator of Developer Roadmaps, joins Jerod to talk through his 2021 roadmaps to becoming a web developer. We cover why Kamran created these resources, who they’re for, how to interpret them, and then take a stroll down the paths to becoming a frontend and backend developer. Which path are you on in 2021?
Jan 22, 2021
Waldo's My Roommate?
1:04:12
Preact creator Jason Miller joins Jerod and Nick to discuss WMR– the tiny all-in-one development tool for modern web apps. We ask Jason what “modern web app” means, how WMR fits in to the JS tooling landscape, why the Preact team created it in the first place, and dig into all it has to offer. Where’s My Roomba?
Jan 15, 2021
New Year's Party 🥳
57:25
KBall, Amal, Chris, Divya, Jerod, and Emma discuss 2020: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Then they change direction and discuss their 2021 resolutions and wishes!
Jan 08, 2021
A hot cup of Mocha ☕
1:03:40
Amal and Divya turn our spotlight inward and interview our very own Christopher “Boneskull” Hiller about maintaining Mocha.js. Mocha has been a mainstay in the JavaScript testing community for ten (!) years now! They discuss the secret to Mocha’s success, what it’s like to maintain it, and how to make maintainers (and users) happy!
Dec 18, 2020
The Tailwind beneath my wings
1:06:10
Tailwind CSS creator Adam Wathan joins Jerod, Nick, & Feross for an in-depth discussion of his trending utility-first CSS framework. We cover why everyone complains about CSS, how Tailwind began and how it gained popularity, how developers use with Tailwind and integrate it into their workflows, and how Adam has managed to build a business around the project. Thanks, Bette Midler!
Dec 11, 2020
How to design a great API
1:04:30
Suz, Amal, and Chris join Jerod to discuss what APIs are all about, share some APIs they admire, and lay out principles and practices we can all use in our APIs.
Dec 04, 2020
Ionic and developer tooling
53:48
Nick, and Kball are joined by Mike Hartington to talk about Ionic, the state of web components, developer tooling, and more!
Nov 20, 2020
Automate the pain away with DivOps
1:13:26
What the what is DivOps?! That’s the question Jonathan Creamer is here to answer. In so doing, we cover the past, present, and future of frontend tooling.
Nov 13, 2020
Frontend Feud: HalfStack Edition
51:37
Frontend Feud returns! Emma heads up team Boooooleans 👻 and Nick captains the Whiteboard Interviews Millionaires. We played this game for our friends at HalfStack Conf and the full video of the session is on our YouTube channel too. Take the survey!
Nov 06, 2020
An ode to jQuery
1:08:50
We take up a listener request this week and have an honest conversation about jQuery. Then, it’s time for something new! Our friends at Hot New Tech review tone.js for us. After that, it’s Pro Tip Time!
Oct 30, 2020
Bringing it back to TypeScript
1:09:40
Ben Ilegbodu joins Divya, Suz, & Amal to talk about introducing TypeScript at Stitch Fix, why TypeScript and React work well together, building component libraries, and more.
Oct 23, 2020
Thank you, Dr. Bahmutov!
1:10:56
Gleb Bahmutov, PhD joins the show for a fun conversation around end-to-end testing. We get the skinny on Cypress, find out how it’s structured as both an open source library and a SaaS business, tease apart the various types of tests you may (or may not) want to have, and share a lot of laughs along the way.
Oct 16, 2020
Frontend Feud
43:45
Our much anticipated Family Feud rip-off inspired game show is finally here! Emma was joined by Nick and special guest Abenezer Abebe to form the Hypertext Assassins. KBall captained (despite never seeing Family Feud before) the DSL Destroyers with Mikeal and special guest Ali Spittel. Holler if you want MOAR Feud and check the outro for a chance to win some JS Party swag.
Oct 09, 2020
Redux is definitely NOT dead
1:08:23
Redux maintainer Mark Erikson joins Jerod and Amal for an in-depth conversation around the React community’s fav state management solution. We learn how Mark came to be maintainer of Redux, why and how Redux Toolkit came about, when to go with Redux vs other options, and much more. ALSO: prop drilling, the grep factor, & lasagna mode (oh my)
Oct 02, 2020
Double your testing trouble
52:37
Justin Searls from Test Double joins the party to talk about patterns he’s identified that lead to failure, minimalism, and of course, testing!
Sep 25, 2020
The Builder Pattern (for your career)
1:02:55
The panelists discuss their thoughts on career progression while sharing some of their own history. They also talk about important considerations to think about when deciding where to go next, and share useful resources.
Sep 18, 2020
Let's replace your kidney with React
1:09:34
Ahmad Nassri returns to the party for a deep, nuanced discussion around the thoughts he shared in a recent blog post called Solving Solved Problems. We hear about the common issue Ahmad’s seen at software shops of all sizes, learn the anatomy of the total cost of software ownership, and debate what to build and what to buy.
Sep 11, 2020
Horse JS speaks!
36:38
We kick off with some exciting TypeScript news, follow that with some exciting JavaScript news, then finish off with an exciting interview. Key word: EXCITING
Sep 04, 2020
Content is QUEEN 👑
55:36
In this episode, we dive into the role of communication as a developer, how clarity is driving impact and how to self publish as an independent writer. Join us, as we chat with Stephanie Morillo author of The Developers Guide to Content Creation about how to write better as developer and how writing can take you from good developer to great.
Aug 28, 2020
What's happening in TC39 land
50:11
KBall MCs as Jordan tells us about exciting JavaScript updates that are on the way, Amal takes us all to school digging into the details, and Emma makes a surprise on-air proposal.
Aug 21, 2020
Best practices for Node developers
1:19:18
Node.js development began a bit like the Wild West, but over time idioms, anti-patterns, and best practices have emerged. Yoni Goldberg’s Node Best Practices repo on GitHub collects, documents, and explains the best practices for Node developers. On this episode, Yoni joins us to discuss.
Aug 14, 2020
Amal joins the party 🎉
47:40
The gang officially welcomes Amal Hussein as a panelist! After that it’s Pro Tip Time, then we finish up by attempting to demistify CSS Sweeper and the Space Toggle Trick.
Aug 07, 2020
Migrating to ES Modules
1:10:00
Mikeal and Chris welcome (back) special guest Fred K. Schott, who you may recall from our episode on Pika. This time, we’re talking ESM: what it is, what’s new about it, why it’s the future, writing libraries with it, and much more.
Jul 31, 2020
Deep in the WebRTC deep end
1:07:44
Jerod assembles a team of WebRTC experts (Suz, Feross, Mikeal) for a deep, deep dive on this practically-ubiquitous yet still-complicated web API. We review its history, share really cool applications using the tech, provide an excellent primer on what you need to know about it, and details some production gotchas. ALSO we celebrate how Feross single-handedly “upgraded the internet”! 🙌
Jul 24, 2020
Where the Prolog version of Vue died
46:57
An amalgam of interest on this week’s episode starting with a peek at what’s finally coming in Vue 3. We talk about the process of change in the Vue ecosystem and what interesting features are coming either very soon or not for a while depending on how you view time right now. Then, the panelists share what they’ve learned recently, and finish off with shout outs to the projects, ideas, and people we’re appreciative of.
Jul 17, 2020
"GraphQL is the bacon that'll make everything better"
54:13
KBall, Jerod, and Nick Nisi dive into GraphQL – what it can do, what the challenges are, and how it differs from REST – all with a generous helping of metaphor about buffets, restaurants, and of course bacon.
Jul 10, 2020
Blitz.js puts React on Rails
47:00
Blitz.js creator Brandon Bayer joins Jerod to dive deep into the foundational principles of this fullstack React framework. We talk about its inspiration (Ruby on Rails), its differentiation (a “no-API” data layer), and its aspirations (built-in auth, plugins, recipes, and more).
Jul 03, 2020
Feross takes us to security school
57:32
Did you know Feross taught Web Security at Stanford last Fall? On this episode, Divya and Nick enroll in his security school to learn about XSS, CSP, ambient authority, and a whole lot more.
Jun 26, 2020
Evolving alongside JS
1:07:12
We take a listener request this week and discuss how we evolve alongside (or opt out of) the ever changing JavaScript syntax. Arrow functions and variable declarations take center stage, but a wide range of new(ish) JS syntax and features are discussed. Then Feross shares his new app, Nick talks fiction books, and Jerod switches coding fonts.
Jun 19, 2020
Betting on Svelte for pace.dev
54:40
We often try new frameworks and tools in side projects or throwaway contexts, but you don’t learn that much about a thing until you use it to build something real. That’s why we have Mat Ryer and David Hernandez joining us to share their experience of using Svelte while building their new startup, Pace.dev.
Jun 12, 2020
JS Danger: HalfStack Edition
1:13:13
JS Danger is back! Suz, Emma, and Divya square off in our don’t-call-it-jeopardy game show. Will Emma totally redeem herself? Are Divya’s trivia skills as on point as her debate skills? Will Suz murder Jerod in a fit of terrible-question-inducing rage?! Listen and play along!
May 29, 2020
We hear Dojo 7 is "better than React"
1:02:47
Nick and Jerod welcome Dojo’s Matt Gadd to the show to catch us up on what’s changed with the framework since episode #25, what’s coming in version 7, and to defend Nick’s comment that if you like React you just might like Dojo better.
May 22, 2020
A visit to Deno Land
1:04:14
Divya and Nick welcome Deno’s Kit Kelly to the show to celebrate the highly-anticipated new JavaScript/TypeScript runtime’s big 1.0 release. This is a wide-ranging discussion about all things Deno. We discuss why they’re using Rust, how they’re rewriting parts of the TypeScript compiler, their take on package management, what adoption looks like, their code of conduct, and more.
May 15, 2020
What I’m gonna share here is really mediocre
1:04:05
Node 14, Vue’s Vite, and is-promise are in the news. We’ve got some working from home tips and unpopular opinions to share. And… shout outs! 👏
May 08, 2020
These buttons look like buttons
51:44
This week Feross and Emma chat with Segun Adebayo about Chakra UI, a modular React component library that’s changing the game for design systems and app development.
May 01, 2020
We got confs on lockdown
48:00
Emma, Divya, and Suz are joined by Quincy Larson from freeCodeCamp where they chat about virtual conferences. Are they better than in-person conferences? What are the differences? Let’s find out!
Apr 24, 2020
JS "Danger" Party
1:05:22
Our Jeopardy-style (but don’t call it Jeopardy) game is back! This time Jerod plays the part of Alex Trabeck and Emma tries her hand at contestant-ing. Can Scott Tolinski from the Syntax podcast hang with Emma and Nick? Listen and play along!
Apr 17, 2020
What's new and what's Next.js
1:17:34
Divya and Jerod welcome ZEIT founder Guillermo Rauch to the show for a deep discussion on the state of JAMstack, what’s new & exciting with Next.js, and some big picture analysis of where the industry is heading.
Apr 10, 2020
What even is a micro frontend?
44:42
Jerod and KBall are joined by Micro Frontends in Action author Michael Geers to discuss (you guessed it) micro frontend architecture. We ask: what is the concept? How is it similar/different to micro services? Who is it best fitted for? How do you put it in practice? And much more.
Apr 03, 2020
WFH!?
59:11
With most of us working from home for the first time (or for a long time), we thought it’d be a good idea to share our experiences and opinions on how to manage it. We discuss how to optimize your location, your schedule, your communications, and the rest of you life during these stressful times.
Mar 27, 2020
Redwood brings full-stack to the JAMstack
1:22:20
Tom Preston-Werner (co-founder of GitHub, board member at Netlify) joins the party and brings his new, opinionated, full-stack, serverless web app framework with him. Will Redwood help usher in the future Tom predicted back in 2018? We discuss that and a whole lot more on this must-listen episode.
Mar 20, 2020
"I do, we do, you do"
1:00:45
This week we’re talking about building technical courses! From video courses to written courses, we’ll give you our tips for building an effective and memorable course.
Mar 13, 2020
Catching up with Gatsby
1:03:50
Dustin Schau joins the party to talk about the state of Gatsby and the changes and improvements to it in the last year. We talk about what Gatsby delivers to the front end and how it does it quickly with improvements to the build system. Dustin also fields our questions and talks about Gatsby Cloud and where things are going.
Mar 06, 2020
This is JS Party!
01:30
We are a party-themed podcast, so FUN is at the heart of every episode. One way we keep things fun is by mixing it up and trying new things. We play games like JS Jeopardy… (clip from episode #112) debate hot topics like should websites work without JS… (clip from episode #87) discuss and analyze the news… (clip from episode #94) share wisdom we’ve collected over the years… (clip from episode #106) interview amazing devs like John Resig and Amelia Wattenberger… and a whole lot more. Oh, and did I mention we record the show live? You can be part of the hijinx each and every Thursday at changelog.com/live. This is JS Party! Please listen to a recent episode that piques your interest and subscribe today. We’d love to have you with us.
Mar 03, 2020
Somebody somewhere is generating JS from Fortran
44:42
KBall interviews Brian Leroux in a wide-ranging discussion covering “Progressive Bundling” with native ES Modules, building infrastructure as code, and what the future of JamStack and serverless deployment might look like.
Feb 28, 2020
All the stale things
55:37
Divya leads a deep discussion with Jerod, KBall, and Nick on what’s stagnating in browsers. What has remained the same in browser tech over the last 20 years that remains a pain point in working with browsers? For example - Focus in browsers hasn’t changed much in 20 years. Why is that and how do we go about making all the stale things in browser tech better?
Feb 21, 2020
Octane moves Ember to an HTML-first approach
1:01:19
KBall and Nick dive deep with Chris Manson and Jen Weber from the Ember core team. They talk about Ember.js: What it is, why it’s different, what’s new in the Ember Octane release, and what’s exciting in the future of the project.
Feb 14, 2020
GraphQL's benefits and costs
30:18
We teamed up with some friends of ours at Heroku to promote the Code-ish podcast so we’re sharing a full-length episode right here in the JS Party feed. This episode features Owen Ou, who is joined by Tanmai Gopal (CEO of Hasura) talking about the pros and cons of using GraphQL in your application. Learn more and subscribe at heroku.com/podcasts/codeish.
Feb 11, 2020
Fullstack D3
51:30
The State of JS 2019 survey left many in awe of the beautifully rendered line graph created by Amelia Wattenberger. So we’ve brought her on JS Party to discuss how she built it! We’ll chat about all things D3, a JavaScript library for creating data visualizations, and even learn a bit about the CSS cascade.
Feb 07, 2020
Do you want JavaScript again or more JavaScript?
58:50
It’s a new year which means companies are hiring and developers are interviewing. So we thought it would be fun to host a fun game of technical Jeopardy.
Jan 31, 2020
Lesser known things browsers can do in 2020
1:07:26
Did you know you can make a device vibrate via a webpage? Neither did we until we popped open Luigi De Rosa’s super cool repo that collects many of the lesser known things browsers can do in 2020. On this episode we hang out on his list and discuss which APIs were surprises to us, which we think are the most useful, which we wish would die in a fire (sorta), and what you might get if you mash up a few of these APIs.
Jan 24, 2020
Your code might be gross for a reason
56:50
KBall, Divya, Mikeal, and Feross dig deep into refactoring. When to do it, best practices, things to watch out for, and the difference between a refactor and a rewrite. We then close out with some key pro tips.
Jan 17, 2020
These talks are all quite attractive
1:06:28
At Node+JS Interactive… the talks are all quite attractive. From transpilation dread… to awesome worker threads. This conf is surely impactive!
Jan 10, 2020
New Year's Party! 🎉
1:10:56
Jerod, Divya, Chris, KBall, & Nick ring in the new year with our 2020 predictions, wish lists, & resolutions. Will Chrome’s browser market share decrease? Will Svelte (or a Svelte-alike) continue to trend? Will Jerod finally write some TypeScript?! Listen along and let us know your thoughts on the matters.
Jan 03, 2020
Modular software architecture
55:20
Jerod and Divya welcome npm CTO Ahmad Nassri to discuss modular architecture. What it is, why it matters, and how you can achieve it. Ahmad has been thinking deeply about this topic lately and we have a very fruitful discussion that should have takeaways for developers of all experience levels.
Dec 20, 2019
Mikeal schools us on ES Modules
48:16
ES Modules are unflagged in Node 13. What does this mean? Can we use them yet? We chat with Mikeal, our resident expert, and find out.
Dec 13, 2019
Modernizing Etsy’s codebase with React
52:55
KBall connects with Katie Sylor-Miller to talk about migrating OhShitGit to the JAMStack, migrating legacy codebases to modern front-end technologies, and design systems.
Dec 06, 2019
Mentor-ship 🛳️
54:45
This week we chatted with Kahlil Lechelt about mentorship. What types of mentorships are there, what makes a successful mentorship, and where can you find a mentor?
Nov 29, 2019
You're probably using streams
51:50
This week we chat with Matteo Collina, Technical Director at NearForm and member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee, about his upcoming Node+JS Interactive talk on Node Streams. We talk about their creation before any standards and how they are one of the bedrock APIs used throughout the Node ecosystem. We also talk about WHATWG streams and some of their key differences, and how streams have gotten easier to work with thanks to the addition of async iterators and generators to the language.
Nov 22, 2019
Component libraries, style guides, design systems... OH MY
55:20
Design systems are taking the tech industry by storm, but what exactly are they? Do you even need one? This week we’re talking all things design systems. We’ll chat about component libraries and style guides, companies who are building design systems, and more!
Nov 15, 2019
Should we rebrand JavaScript?
47:38
We’re back with another #YepNope episode, this time debating whether or not JavaScript needs to be rebranded. This premise was inspired by Kieran Potts’ article of the same name. Divya/Jerod represent Team Yep and Chris/KBall represent Team Nope. Nick, as always, represents Team Type Script 😜
Nov 08, 2019
11 awesome lightning chats ⚡️
1:18:00
What you’re about to hear is a series of lightning chats recorded live from All Things Open 2019. How’s this for topic diversity? 👇 A/B testing, finding your tribe, dancing, TikTok, what is happening with front-ends becoming full-stacks, Code the Dream, OSI approved licenses, breaking in to tech, a11y, hiring juniors, whiteboard interviews, better interview practices, JPGs, coding bootcamps, tech re-entry programs, and more.
Nov 01, 2019
There’s no server more secure than one that doesn’t exist
45:27
KBall catches up with Phil Hawksworth of Netlify at JAMStackConfSF to dive deep into JAMStack, what it’s about, where the ecosystem is going, and what is still hard.
Oct 25, 2019
And... the website is down 😱
54:04
Jerod, Divya, & Suz get together to discuss top-level await, the JS13kGames winner, Liran Tal’s is-website-vulnerable, Vue 3’s source code, and Facebook’s take on AR/VR/XR. Plus 3 awesome pro tips you don’t want to miss!
Oct 18, 2019
The wonderful thing about Tiggers
1:09:55
KBall, Jerod, and Divya dig deep into how we learn. We look into how to choose what to learn, techniques for learning, and a set of respective resources.
Oct 11, 2019
Performant Node desktop apps with NodeGui
38:33
What if you could have an Electron-like app framework without the Chromium dependency and resulting performance woes? Well, now you can. NodeGui is a Qt5-powered, cross-platform, native app GUI framework for JavaScript with CSS-like styling. In this episode, Jerod and Nick sit down with Atul –author of NodeGUI and NodeGUI React– to learn about this exciting framework. We ask him a zillion and one questions about it.
Oct 04, 2019
Win a FREE 🎟️ to All Things Open 2019!
01:30
A brief announcement about the upcoming All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC. What we’ll be doing there, why you should join us, and how to win a FREE 🎟️ to the event.
Sep 30, 2019
Visual programming with hardware and Node-RED
52:51
Special guest Nick O’Leary joins us this episode to chat about the Node-RED project, how it started, and the fascinating uses cases for it out in the wild. We go into some of the technical challenges behind designing easy to use interfaces for hardware, and ask Nick what the future of Node-RED looks like.
Sep 27, 2019
Ohhh! Caching!!
57:30
The gang gets together to catch you up on what’s new & noteworthy in the community. Then we share a few things we’ve learned recently in our first-ever “Today I Learned” segment. Finally, we wrap it up with things we’re excited about.
Sep 20, 2019
Remember, people are human
1:04:22
KBall, Divya, Feross, and Jerod get together to discuss tips and tricks for communicating with other coders, project stakeholders, and users.
Sep 13, 2019
The conference scene ✨
1:06:45
This episode is all about conferences and there is a lot to talk about! Why even go? What makes a conference worth it? How can you get the most of the experience? Is speaking worth all the effort? How can you make your talk amazing? How can you get your talk selected? We chime in on all of these questions plus more.
Sep 06, 2019
Semver would be great if nobody ever shipped bugs
1:05:26
With the jumping off point of KBall’s question: “What are best practices for organizing a Node project?” Mikeal and Feross drop an incredible amount of wisdom about Node, organizing using modules, release management, deployment approaches, how to adopt change, and more.
Aug 30, 2019
You fought in the framework wars?
1:05:03
KBall, Divya, and Chris talk about what’s going on in all the big frontend frameworks, share some pro tips, and shout out awesome people and things in the community.
Aug 23, 2019
Is modern JS tooling too complicated?
56:17
Adam adds a twist to our YepNope format this week. Instead of 2v2, it’s 1v1v1 with Mikeal reppin’ team Yep, Divya on team Nope, and Feross sitting in the middle on team It Depends. You don’t want to miss this excellent debate/discussion all about JS tooling complexity. Many packages New frameworks built all the time Config hell. Webpack
Aug 16, 2019
Droppin' insider logic bombs
49:57
Jerod, Feross, and Nick discuss the latest npm security fiasco, opine on the strengths and weaknesses of spreadsheets, explain CORS like they’re 5 (sorta), and give shout outs to deserving purveyors of fine software.
Aug 09, 2019
Should websites work without JS?
53:48
We’re trying a brand new segment called YepNope, wherein your intrepid panelists engage in a lively debate around a premise. In this debate, Feross and KBall argue that websites should work without requiring JS and Divya and Chris say, “Nah!” Please let us know if you like this style episode! We had fun recording it, but that doesn’t matter much if y’all don’t enjoy listening to it.
Aug 02, 2019
How to get into OSS
1:06:38
KBall and Nick sync up with Node.js core contributor Ujjwal Sharma to dive deep into how to get into the world of open source software.
Jul 30, 2019
Creating JavaScript
27:23
We partnered with Red Hat to promote Season 3 of Command Line Heroes — an original podcast from Red Hat, hosted by Saron Yitbarek of CodeNewbie, about the people who transform technology from the command line up. It’s an awesome show and we’re huge fans of Saron and the team behind the podcast, so we wanted to share it with you. Learn more and subscribe at redhat.com/commandlineheroes.
Jul 30, 2019
Building PizzaQL at the age of 16
1:02:49
Jerod, Mikeal, and Feross welcome Antoni Kepinski to the show to discuss his open source pizza ordering management web app. We talk about learning programming at a young age, how overwhelming web development can be these days, how Antoni decided which technologies to use, and more. This is a super fun conversation with many insights and takeaways for developers at every stage of their career.
Jul 26, 2019
React + WebAssembly = ❤️
45:54
KBall catches up with Florian Rival about bring a C++ based game engine to the web by compiling to WebAssembly and creating a React-based frontend.
Jul 15, 2019
An honest conversation about burnout
1:02:27
Suz, Feross, and Emma have an honest conversation about burnout. They ask questions like — How do developers deal with burnout? What is burnout? What are examples of burnout in open source? Plus they close the show by sharing tips for avoiding burnout and also how to manage burnout if/when it happens.
Jul 09, 2019
LIVE from NodeConf Colombia
35:29
KBall MC’d a live show at NodeConf Colombia with a panel of 4 experts from the Node community — Kat Marchán, Anna Henningsen, Ruben Bridgewater, and James Snell. It was a great discussion about the future of Node.js and the Node.js ecosystem.
Jul 01, 2019
The story of Konami-JS
54:01
Jerod and Divya are joined by George Mandis to learn all about his “frivolous” JavaScript library that’s helped countless websites implement the beloved cheat code. Ten years later and still actively maintained, Konami-JS has stood the test of time and produced some epic stories along the way (you’ll love hearing how George broke Marvel.com).
Jun 21, 2019
JavaScript is the CO2 of the web
1:04:35
KBall, Divya, and Nick get together with Chris Ferdinandi to talk about vanilla JavaScript, best resources for learning, and our favorite vanilla JavaScript tips, tricks and APIs.
Jun 14, 2019
Spicy fonts and static sites 🌶️
1:06:38
Zach Leatherman joins the party with Divya and Nick to talk about fonts and static site generators! Zach shares his knowledge about font loading, what can go wrong, and how we can avoid issues. Then we discuss Zach’s newest project, Eleventy, a simple static site generator, and the panelists share things they are excited about.
Jun 10, 2019
Developer strengths and weaknesses 🏋️‍♂️
57:00
Jerod, Suz, Divya, and Kball share their thoughts, opinions, and advice on developer strengths and weaknesses — compromise, communication, tool mastery, deep dives into dev history, and mentorship/sponsorship. .
May 31, 2019
It’s just JavaScript®️
1:17:12
Jerod, Kball, Divya, and Nick share their initial impressions of GitHub’s recently announced package registry, what JS skills are trending in job listings, and shout outs!
May 24, 2019
You don’t have to dress up
53:05
KBall, Emma, and Chris explain some things to each other like we’re five, bring stories of the week, and share some sweet pro tips.
May 18, 2019
LIVE at ReactJS Girls
33:29
Emma Wedekind MC’d a live show at ReactJS Girls with a panel of 3 amazing women — Eve Porcello, Marcy Sutton, and Kate Beard. It was a great discussion covering the biggest challenges they’ve faced, how no matter who you are imposter syndrome occurs and never really goes away, ways to support and encourage under-represented groups and people to get into tech, and how to choose a topic when writing a talk.
May 14, 2019
When in doubt, log an issue
59:52
Nick and Mikeal catch up with Henry Zhu, the maintainer of Babel and host of the Maintainers Anonymous and Hope in Source podcasts. We discuss his path to open source maintainer-ship. We also chat about best practices for interacting with maintainers, while remembering that people are behind open source, and we talk self-care and avoiding burnout, culminating in a self-care repo being created to gather and discuss tips to care for yourself.
May 07, 2019
Fresh voices!
1:15:41
Jerod welcomes new panelists Emma Wedekind and Divya Sasidharan to the party! We get to know these two amazing ladies and then open up the conversation to talk about what’s on their mind. Divya broaches the nuanced topics of keeping up with the fast pace of the developer world while maintaining balance and Emma wants to talk books.
Apr 30, 2019
LIVE from React Amsterdam
42:27
KBall MC’d a live show at React Amsterdam with a panel of 5 amazing React experts — Kitze, Michel Weststrate, Mike Grabowski, Vladimir Novick, and Andrey Okonetchnikov. It was a great discussion of state management solutions and the future of state management in the front-end.
Apr 19, 2019
Wow, Gatsby is a mashup on steroids
1:10:23
KBall and Jason geek out on the ins and outs of Gatsby. They talked through the fundamentals of working with Gatsby, the development process, and look into the future of Gatsby.
Apr 12, 2019
Refactoring script soup
57:12
KBall, Nick, and Chris dig into the various dimensions along which projects vary, dig into testing and best practices, and share a number of lessons learned from legacy projects.
Apr 05, 2019
Bundle because you want to, not because you need to
59:47
Jerod and Nick are joined by Fred K. Schott – the main brain behind Pika. What’s that, you ask? An effort to make modern JavaScript more accessible by making it easier to find, publish, install, and use modern packages on npm.
Mar 29, 2019
What kind of moisture sensors do you use?
57:52
We discuss the news (built-in modules, OpenJSFoundation, Lambda School stipends), chat about the internet of JS things, and finish up with one of our favorite segments: shout outs!
Mar 22, 2019
The great divide reprise
1:02:09
Chris Coyier joins Suz and Jerod to continue the discussion on The Great Divide in front-end-land. We also use this as an opportunity to gush on how much CSS-Tricks has done for the community, get Chris’ perspective on the history of the website, and finish up by sharing some amazing Pens on CodePen.io.
Mar 20, 2019
Mastering the art of conference-driven development
56:19
KBall and Suz interview Ashi Krishnan, visual poet and senior software engineer at GitHub. Topics include how Ashi got into programming, her upcoming talk at React Amsterdam, code bootcamps, and developer tools.
Mar 08, 2019
Building rapid UI with utility-first CSS
1:22:26
Panelist Jerod Santo and first-time panelist Adam Stacoviak talk with Adam Wathan of Full Stack Radio fame about his CSS utility library called Tailwind CSS that’s growing in popularity to rapidly build custom user interfaces.
Mar 04, 2019
TensorFlow.js and Machine Learning in JavaScript
1:04:03
Panelists Suz Hinton and Nick Nisi discuss TensorFlow.js and Machine Learning in JavaScript with special guest Paige Bailey, TensorFlow mom and developer Advocate for Google AI.
Feb 25, 2019
LIVE from JSConf Hawai'i
36:49
KBall picks the brains of 4 of the speakers at JSConf Hawai’i to investigate the future of JavaScript and Web Development.
Feb 15, 2019
From voice devices to mobile, you just can't escape JS
1:04:44
KBall and Nick catch up with Nara Kaspergen and Jen Looper for a pair of conversations covering Voice UI Devices, using NativeScript for mobile development, and Jen’s work with Vue Vixens helping make the Vue.js community welcoming to women and non-binary people.
Feb 08, 2019
How great the (front end) divide
55:41
Panelists Nick Nisi, Suz Hinton, and Kevin Ball chat about the perceived Great Divide in front end development, why 2019 is the year of TypeScript, and shout outs to inspirational members of the community.
Feb 01, 2019
You might want to read up on PAW Patrol
1:01:44
Your 3 intrepid hosts try to explain JS concepts (bind/apply, thunks, and ReasonML) to each other as if we’re five year olds. Hilarity and/or confusion ensues. During Pro Tip Time, Suz tells a story of woe, KBall motivates himself, and Jerod tries to keep you in the flow. Finally, we point our project spotlight at Fly CDN and talk edge applications and IoT.
Jan 25, 2019
Our thoughts and experiences with SSGs
1:02:26
The JS Party crew discuss static site generators, our experiences with them, and what the future might hold for this ever-evolving technology.
Jan 18, 2019
Real JavaScript, not too much, stage three and above
45:45
KBall and Nick meet up with Jory Burson and Amal Hussein at Node+JS Interactive. Together we open up the black box of the JavaScript standards process, talk about how to get involved, and then dig into the use of ASTs to transform and analyze JavaScript.
Jan 11, 2019
Jumping off the Edge into Chromium
1:09:45
Nick, KBall, and Chris respond to follow up on the State of JavaScript survey, discuss Chromium, Edge, and the future of the web, and reminisce about the past year in the final JS Party of 2018!
Dec 21, 2018
We're dependent. See?
1:08:30
KBall, Chris, Nick, and Safia discuss how they keep a healthy relationship with dependencies in their codebase. Listen to learn how they decide when to use third-party dependencies, how they verify and validate dependencies, and how to support the ecosystem of open source libraries.
Dec 14, 2018
The future of the web is npm, but maybe not JavaScript
44:59
In this special episode of JS Party, KBall and Nick are on location at Node + JS Interactive in Vancouver. They talks with Laurie Voss, co-founder and COO of npm Inc. They chat about his talk, “npm and the Future of JavaScript”, JavaScript frameworks, and how the definition of “the fundamentals of the web” is constantly changing.
Dec 07, 2018
trust.js but verify
55:15
KBall, Jerod, and Nick break down some recent events in the JavaScript world. Take a dive into the recent event-stream malware attack, breaking down the State of JavaScript 2018 survey, and sharing pro tips to make your life better.
Nov 30, 2018
VisBug is like DevTools for designers
1:08:31
Google UX Engineer Adam Argyle joins Jerod and KBall to share all the details on VisBug, his just-released Chrome Extension that “makes any webpage feel like an artboard.” Adam is passionate about doing for designers what Firebug (and later DevTools) did for developers. In this episode, he shares that passion and how it’s driven him to create and open source VisBug.
Nov 23, 2018
Nest 'dem loops
58:00
NESTED LOOPS is a JavaScript band that combines music and video with web tech to perform live at JSConf. In this episode, Jerod and Suz are joined by Jan Monschke and Kahlil Lechelt, which comprise 2/3 of the group. After sampling one of their tracks, we hear the story of how they got the band together, the journey of building a tech stack for their first live performance, and how that stack was then rewritten to be “good” for their second performance. Suz is at awe with the technologies at play. Jerod wonders if there’s room in the world for musicians directly targeting JavaScript devs. A good time is had by all.
Nov 16, 2018
Come play in the CodeSandbox
1:02:33
In this episode, Nick talks with Ives van Hoorne about his project CodeSandbox. They chat about Ives deciding to work on it full-time, how CodeSandbox is built, some of its best features, and what lies ahead.
Nov 09, 2018
What up, docs? 🥕
54:30
Safia, Nick, Jerod, and Chris get together to talk about documentation. Documentation is essential in our work but it can be difficult to get buy-in. The crew talks about how you can get others to care about it in your organization, tools that make documentation easier, and some examples of companies doing it right.
Nov 02, 2018
Serverless? We don’t need no stinkin’ SERVERS
1:05:35
Disclaimer: no servers were harmed in the taping of this show. We hosted a special discussion with Jeremy Daly, Kevin Ball, Nick Nisi, and Christopher Hiller on the ideas around serverless, managed services, Functions as a Service (FaaS), micro-services, nano-services, all-the-services!
Oct 26, 2018
LIVE from Node + JS Interactive
50:30
KBall, Nick, and Suz MC’d a live show at Node + JS Interactive in Vancouver with Tierney Cyren (Node Foundation) and Dave Methvin (JS Foundation) to discuss the proposed merger between the JS Foundation and the Node Foundation. What’s happening with the merger? What does this merger mean for everyday JavaScript developers and the ecosystem?
Oct 19, 2018
The nitty gritty on BitMidi
1:10:31
Where does Feross get all those wonderful toys? He builds them with JavaScript, of course! BitMidi – a website for listening to your favorite MIDI files – is his latest creation. In this episode, Jerod “sits down” with Feross to learn all about it. How do MIDIs even work? Why won’t they play on the web anymore? Can WASM save the day (hint: yes)? How does Feross get so many eyeballs on his creations? Is Preact awesome for building sites like this? What’s the future of BitMidi look like? Don’t ask us, listen to the episode!
Oct 12, 2018
Fantastic bugs and how to squash them
58:42
Safia, Suz, KBall and Nick get together to talk about bugs! Not those pesky things you’re scared to squash because they might suddenly jump on you — this is all about JavaScript bugs; how you prevent some of the common ones, what tools you can use to reduce bugs in your code, and a panel group therapy session where they discuss the most difficult bug they’ve had to fix.
Oct 05, 2018
The CSS expertise kerfuffle
1:00:02
Suz, Nick, and KBall are joined by special guest Aimee Knight to talk about CSS, how it’s often trivialized and how that in turn affects the people who write it, what CSS in JS is, and how to get started with it.
Sep 28, 2018
Stories of personal JavaScript failures
1:05:59
Suz, Jerod, Nick and KBall talk about cringeworthy mistakes and failures they (and the community!) have experienced with JavaScript. They also give advice to themselves as if they were just starting out today in the JavaScript industry.
Sep 21, 2018
Interviews from JSConf
1:28:55
KBall interviews with Michael Chan, Juan Pablo Buriticá and Julián David Duque, and Tim Doherty at JSConf.US. Conversations about the importance of DRY code, the metaphors we use for software, JavaScript communities across Latin America, how to advocate for modern tech stacks in large companies, and fostering mentorship.
Sep 14, 2018
Decentralizing the web with Beaker
1:07:15
Feross talks with Mathias Buus and Paul Frazee about the decentralized web, why the average person should care about decentralization of the web, the Beaker browser, Dat and the differences and similarities to BitTorrent, and how Paul and Mathias first got involved in this work.
Sep 07, 2018
Applying the magic of compilers to the frontend
52:43
KBall and Chad Hietala meet up at JSConf and talk about compilers for the frontend, Ember’s binary opcodes, webassembly, and the future of performance optimization for the web.
Aug 31, 2018
LIVE from JSConf!
49:20
In this special episode of JS Party at JS Conf in Carlsbad, Nick, Suz, Feross, and KBall talk about crazy JavaScript combinations, tips to get started speaking, being committed to diversity as a conference organizer, and much more.
Aug 24, 2018
Experimenting with some new ideas 🔬
1:07:17
Jerod, Nick, KBall, and Chris pre-party for JSConf by testing out some brand new segment ideas: Story of the Week, What the WHAT… WG, and Protip Time. What do you think of these segments? Like ’em? Love ’em? Not sure why we even? Please let us know!
Aug 17, 2018
REST easy, GraphQL is here
1:04:26
Jerod and Suz talk with John Resig about how he’s using GraphQL at Khan Academy, some of the mistakes and successes using GraphQL, John’s feelings on jQuery, and community Q&A.
Aug 10, 2018
npm is made of people. PEOPLE!
53:43
Jerod, Nick, and Chris talk with Jeff Lembeck about his tweets, the people behind npm, the need for empathy, and things they’re excited about.
Aug 03, 2018
Behind the party with Suz at OSCON
23:28
Adam and Jerod catch up with Suz about her presentation at OSCON, some cool stuff she’s doing at her house, and more.
Jul 27, 2018
A11y is your ally
1:03:24
Suz, Safia, and Kball get together to talk about accessibility; what does it mean, why should we care, and what tools and resources can we use to better educate ourselves, and improve our work.
Jul 27, 2018
Justin Jackson finds focus [rebroadcast]
27:02
In this special episode of JS Party, we’re sharing a full-length episode of our new show, Away from Keyboard. This show explores the human side of creative work. In this episode, Tim talks with Justin Jackson about his parents, dealing with depression, and a new business he’s co-founded.
Jul 20, 2018
JavaScript eating the world, desktop edition
1:02:11
Kball and Feross talk with Shelley Vohr and Jeremy Apthorp about what Electron is, why to use it, and what comes next for the platform.
Jul 13, 2018
Enough string to hang yourself
58:28
Jerod, Nick, and KBall shake off their July 4th malaise by diving deep in to ES6 Proxies, wondering how best to share components across projects, and giving their younger selves advice. Also: shout outs!
Jul 06, 2018
WASM is AWSM
1:01:57
Kevin Ball and Suz Hinton talk with Jay Phelps about WebAssembly; what it is, how to use it, and how some are using it already.
Jun 29, 2018
GraphQL, when to use JavaScript, JS robotics
1:06:52
KBall and Tim are on location at Fluent/Velocity and had the chance to talk with Brian Douglas about GraphQL and GitHub’s recent changes, Aimee Knight about knowing when to use JavaScript over CSS, and Bryan Hughes about his start and robotics with JavaScript.
Jun 22, 2018
Do what every developer does: blame other people
1:11:33
Nick Nisi, Suz Hinton, and Jerod Santo talk about their debugging methods, the cool things that JavaScript can do but isn’t talked about much, and their opinions on Git history.
Jun 19, 2018
Node's survey, Ry's regrets, Microsoft's GitHub
1:04:26
Big week! KBall, Nick, and JBall (nooch) dive deep in to the 2018 Node.js user survey results. What does it all mean?! They also review Ryan Dahl’s “10” regrets about Node and sound off on Microsoft’s assimilatio… err… acquisition of GitHub.
Jun 08, 2018
ML in JS... well... yes?
53:44
Suz Hinton, Jerod Santo, Kevin Ball, and Christopher Hiller talk about machine learning, the ethics surrounding it, why you would use JavaScript with it, and much more.
Jun 01, 2018
A tooling extravaganza!
57:58
Kevin Ball, Alex Sexton, Nick Nisi, and Christopher Hiller talk all things tooling. Build tooling, linting, formatting, IDEs, and a small tangent on Vim.
May 25, 2018
🎊 TS Party! 🎊
59:08
Jerod Santo, Nick Nisi, and Christopher Hiller talk about what TypeScript is and why we should care, who’s using TypeScript, and thoughts on developer titles.
May 18, 2018
Dojo 2.0
1:06:24
Suz Hinton, Alex Sexton, and Nick Nisi talk with Dylan Schiemann about Dojo 2.0, managing an open source project, web standards, and more.
May 11, 2018
Cool, depending on your definition of cool
54:24
Feross Aboukhadijeh, Suz Hinton, Nick Nisi, and Alex Sexton get weird this week talking about their favorite old and weird HTML tags, web APIs that do or don’t require permission, and their favorite weird websites.
May 07, 2018
The state of Node security
54:51
Suz Hinton, Christopher Hiller, and Jerod Santo talk with Adam Baldwin about his company being acquired by NPM, the security of Node, best practices, and more.
Apr 30, 2018
PWAs to eat the world. Or maybe not. News at 11!
56:25
Jerod Santo, Safia Abdalla, Nick Nisi, and Kevin Ball talk about progressive web apps. What are they, what do they do, what are some practical ways of using them, and more.
Apr 23, 2018
Oh, the places JS will go
54:47
Jerod Santo, Suz Hinton, Feross Aboukhadijeh, and Kevin Ball talk about awesome things being done with JavaScript like WebUSB, WebTorrent, and DSLs.
Apr 13, 2018
JS Party is back! 🎉
48:34
The party is back! In this episode, we talk about what we love about JS, Tabler and admin UI’s, and shoutouts to some of our favorite projects and people.
Apr 06, 2018
Web Audio API and TypeScript is Turing Complete
41:47
Alex Sexton, Rachel White, and Myles Borins talk about the Web Audio API and how TypeScript is “Turing Complete”.
Aug 18, 2017
2017 Node.js User Survey and Beaker Browser
55:07
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Paul Frazee talk about the 2017 Node.js user survey and Beaker Browser - an experimental peer-to-peer web browser that uses the Dat protocol to host sites from a user’s device.
Aug 18, 2017
AMA — BasicAttentionToken, Robotics, IDE's and Stuff
55:52
This is an AMA show with live questions from the #jsparty Slack channel. We cover everything from BasicAttentionToken, Robotics, Microsoft, IDE’s, and other fun stuff.
Aug 18, 2017
ES Modules and ESM Loader
1:09:28
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and John-David Dalton talk about ES Modules history and current status, and JDD’s ESM loader.
Jul 26, 2017
Async control flow and threats to the open web
1:10:42
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Kyle Simpson talk about Async Control Flow and Threats to the Open Web, plus our project of the week Blake2b-WASM.
Jul 07, 2017
Inside Node 8, Glitch, Building a Community Around Education
46:27
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Jessica Lord talk with James Snell (Node.js TSC Director) about the release of Node.js version 8. Then, in the second half of the show, we discuss Glitch and their new “raise your hand” feature and building a community around education. Our project of the week is Tad!
Jun 23, 2017
Inside the Release of npm@5 and Sheetsee
54:54
Mikeal Rogers, Rachel White, and Alex Sexton talk with Rebecca Turner and Kat Marchán about npm@5 and Jessica Lord about Sheetsee.
Jun 13, 2017
Using ES6/7, create-react-app, and Electron!
1:05:05
Mikeal Rogers, Rachel White, and Alex Sexton discuss how they’re using ES6/7 with and without a compiler, updates to create-react-app, and the beloved Electron.
Jun 01, 2017
Web Standards, ECMAScript Modules in Browsers, and Learning JS
1:03:34
Wes Bos and Mike Taylor joined Alex Sexton this week to talk about Web Standards stuff, compileTo CSS libraries, ECMAScript Modules in Browsers, and Learning JS.
May 26, 2017
yayQuery Reunion!
1:10:25
In this special episode, it’s a yayQuery podcast reunion. Alex Sexton, Paul Irish, Rebecca Murphey, and Adam Sontag are back for a takeover episode here on JS Party where they catch up on the latest happenings in JavaScript, share JavaScript predictions, thoughts on TypeScript, React, PWAs, and more.
May 02, 2017
P2P Web, WebRTC, WebTorrent, IPFS, and React VR
1:01:01
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss the P2P web — including WebRTC, WebTorrent, and IPFS. They also get into React and React VR and the project of the week, PouchDB.
Apr 25, 2017
Good Documentation, Non-blocking UI Rendering, Node Community Updates
53:54
Tracy Hinds, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss good documentation, API docs, playbooks, Non-blocking UI Rendering, ember-concurrency, React Fiber and updates from Tracy on the Node.js Foundation and Node community.
Apr 23, 2017
VM Neutrality in Node (N-API), Learning JavaScript, Mastodon
58:30
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss VM Neutrality in Node.js, learning JavaScript, and Mastodon - the open source friendly alternative to Twitter, et al.
Apr 14, 2017
Web Components and WTF is Shadow DOM?
56:58
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss Web Components and questions like — “WTF is Shadow DOM?” and “Are custom elements ready?” We also discuss the JavaScript conference scene as well as attending, speaking and organizing conferences. Plus, the project of the week — p5.js.
Apr 11, 2017
JavaScript in Latin America
1:01:56
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and special guest Juan Pablo Buritica discuss all things JavaScript in Latin America. The conferences, the communities, the meetups, JavaScript tooling, and more.
Mar 31, 2017
PWAs (Progressive Web Apps), Service Workers, Time, Glitch
1:01:55
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss PWAs (Progressive Web Apps), Service Workers, and Time in JavaScript. Jenn Schiffer also joined the show to talk about Glitch, our project of the week.
Mar 24, 2017
JavaScript Fatigue, AMP, Paths.js
58:08
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss JavaScript Fatigue, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and the project of the week Paths.js
Mar 17, 2017
Web Assembly, Higher Education with JavaScript, JS Standards
55:32
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss all the details around Web Assembly, and the effects of higher education and JavaScript, and JS Standards.
Mar 10, 2017
Security on the web, Node async/await, AR.js
56:47
In this first episode of JS Party, Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss security on the web and how SHA-1 is broken, Node.js v7.6 and async/await, and this week’s featured project AR.js.
Mar 03, 2017
Meet Rachel White
29:10
In this show we meet Rachel White, front-end engineer, Tech Evangelist on the DX team at Microsoft, and panelist on this show — JS Party. Rachel shares her fun attitude, her backstory, topics she’s excited to discuss, and who she hopes listens to this show.
Feb 24, 2017
Meet Alex Sexton
37:46
In this show we meet Alex Sexton, a front-end infrastructure engineer at Stripe, Modernizr core team member, and panelist on this show — JS Party. Alex shares his backstory, where he’s coming from, topics he’s excited to discuss, and more.
Feb 24, 2017
Meet Mikeal Rogers
37:51
In this show we meet Mikeal Rogers, Community Manager for The Node.js Foundation, host of Request For Commits, and panelist on this show — JS Party. Mikeal shares his backstory, where he’s coming from, topics he’s excited to discuss, and how you (the listener) can get involved and play a role in this show each week as we celebrate JS and the web platform.
Feb 24, 2017