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By Adam Wathan

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 Feb 8, 2020
Really good variety of content for the full stack engineer.

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 Jul 27, 2018

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A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.

Episode Date
151: DHH – Building HEY with Hotwire
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In this episode Adam talks to DHH about using Hotwire to develop Basecamp's new email service HEY while shipping only 40kb of JavaScript to the client.
Dec 28, 2020
150: Secret Screencasting Tips & Behind the Scenes of Tailwind CSS 2.0
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In this episode, Adam and Jack talk about all the secret tips you need to know to screencast like a pro. Then they go deep into some of the things Adam is working on for Tailwind CSS 2.0, like the new default config file.
Oct 21, 2020
149: Choosing a Payment Processor, Radical Icons & W3C Hype
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Adam and Jack discuss how it sucks when you're forced to change billing platforms, and embark upon a deep dive on the merits of Adam's favorite solutions. We also talk about Jack's recent Radical Icon launch and promotional strategy regrets, which thankfully has a bit of a silver lining, and in Statamic news – the W3C drops WordPress and narrows their next CMS choice down to Statamic and Craft.
Oct 07, 2020
148: Accessible Focus Styles, Tailwind Labs on YouTube, and Secret Projects
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Adam and Jack talk about accessible focus styles, Headless UI, the new Tailwind Labs YouTube channel, Tailwind presets, and the progress on the great Statamic Bug-Fix-a-Thon of 2020. They also kick around what "Tailwind Lite" could be and where it might live, Adam spills the beans on a secret Tailwind project, and they get really excited about ideas they totally plan to do but probably never will happen.
Sep 29, 2020
147: Surviving GitHub Issues, the Statamic 3 Launch Aftermath, Tailwind 1.8, and Headless UI
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Adam and Jack talk about strategies for keeping up with GitHub issues and coping with customer criticism, and how life is going after the Statamic 3 launch. They also talk about the new features in Tailwind 1.8, and work through some branding problems for the new Headless UI project the Tailwind team is working on.
Sep 23, 2020
146: Launching Statamic 3, GitHub Sponsors, Tailwind CSS v1.7, and Preparing for Laracon
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Adam and Jack talk about how the Statamic 3 launch went, and adding GitHub Sponsor tiers to the Statamic GitHub organization and what to give people in exchange for sponsoring. They also talk about the new Tailwind CSS v1.7 release, and the new features like gradient support. Finally, they work through some ideas Adam is preparing for his Laracon talk on “Building component libraries with Tailwind CSS”.
Sep 04, 2020
145: Statamic 3.0 and Tailwind CSS 2.0
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Jack McDade joins Adam to talk about what he's been up to building up to the Statamic 3.0 launch (it's out now!) and Adam shares a bunch of ideas he's been working on for Tailwind CSS v2.0.
Aug 20, 2020
144: Gary Bernhardt - TypeScript and Testing
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In this episode, Adam talks to Gary Bernhardt about building Execute Program, why he chose to build it as a full-stack TypeScript application, and the implications using TypeScript has on what you need to test.
Aug 05, 2020
143: Rich Harris - Svelte and Defending the Modern Web
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In this episode, Adam talks to Rich Harris about Svelte, and why we should keep pushing forward with the modern web even if it's not perfect yet.
Jul 22, 2020
142: Jason Cohen - Learning to Hire and Manage a Team
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jason Cohen of WP Engine about hiring people to join the Tailwind team, figuring out what to focus on, and learning how to manage.
Jul 01, 2020
141: Jason Fried - Running the Tailwind Business on Basecamp
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jason Fried about growing the Tailwind team and how to best use Basecamp to keep his particular company organized. He also walks through tons of real examples from their recent work on HEY, sharing lots of behind-the-scenes stuff about how Basecamp use Basecamp themselves.
Jun 10, 2020
140: Evan You - Reimagining the Modern Dev Server with Vite
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In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You about Vite, a new dev server and build tool for modern JavaScript projects.
May 28, 2020
139: Alex DeBrie - DynamoDB for Relational Database Diehards
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In this episode, Adam is talks to Alex DeBrie about DynamoDB, and how it compares to relational databases like MySQL.
May 08, 2020
138: Tom Preston-Werner - Building Full-Stack JS Apps with Redwood.js
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In this episode, Adam is talks to Tom Preston-Werner about Redwood.js, a new full-stack JavaScript framework for building edge-ready web applications.
Apr 22, 2020
137: Tim Neutkens - Continuing to Innovate with Next.js 9.3
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In this episode, Adam is talks to Tim Neutkens about what's new in Next.js 9.3 and how it's changing the way applications are built at ZEIT.
Apr 08, 2020
136: Michael Chan - React Is Not a Rails Competitor
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In this episode, Adam is joined by Michael Chan to talk about how people who identify as React developers are building real web applications, and why it seems like nobody is talking about databases or background jobs anymore.
Mar 25, 2020
135: Lessons Learned Building Tailwind UI
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In this episode, Adam is joined by Sam Selikoff to talk about some of the interesting technical challenges he faced building Tailwind UI, and how working on the project has influenced how he will build layouts in the future.
Mar 04, 2020
134: Mark Dalgleish - You Should Be Using Layout Components
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In this episode, Adam talks to Mark Dalgleish about common mistakes people make in their approach to constructing layouts, and how dedicated layout components can make your component system much easier to work with.
Feb 12, 2020
133: Sam Selikoff - Building Production-Ready SPAs Fast with Mirage.js
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In this episode, Adam talks to Sam Selikoff about Mirage.js and how to use it to build production-ready front-end applications, even if your back-end API isn't ready yet.
Jan 29, 2020
132: Caleb Porzio - Just Enough JavaScript with Alpine.js
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In this episode, Adam talks to Caleb Porzio about his new UI library Alpine.js.
Jan 15, 2020
131: Ryan Singer - How Basecamp Builds Software
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In this episode, Adam talks to Ryan Singer of Basecamp about how they plan, structure, and execute on new features.
Jan 01, 2020
130: David Khourshid - Building Better UI Components with State Machines
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In this episode, Adam talks to David Khourshid about using state machines to build UI components that are simpler and more resilient to bugs.
Dec 11, 2019
129: Evan You - What's Coming in Vue.js 3.0
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In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You about all of the changes and improvements coming to Vue.js 3.0.
Nov 27, 2019
128: Alasdair Monk - Scaling CSS at Heroku with Utility Classes
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In this episode, Adam talks to Alasdair Monk about how they approach CSS at Heroku, and how using a utility-based approach has kept their team happy for the last three years.
Nov 20, 2019
127: Jonathan Reinink - Building Modern Monoliths with Inertia.js
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about Inertia.js, a new framework he recently released that lets you build single page applications with Vue, React, or Svelte, without having to give up the productivity benefits of traditional server-side development workflows using tools like Laravel or Rails.
Nov 06, 2019
126: James Long - Building Distributed Local-First JavaScript Applications
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In this episode, Adam talks to James Long (creator of Prettier) about building Actual, a local-first Electron application with no central database that syncs data peer-to-peer.
Oct 23, 2019
125: Rob Walling - Choosing the Right Product Idea
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In this episode, Adam talks to Rob Walling about choosing, validating, and marketing a viable software product.
Oct 09, 2019
124: Leslie Cohn-Wein & Rafael Conde - Designing the User Interface at Netlify
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In this episode, Adam talks to Leslie Cohn-Wein and Rafael Conde about designing and implementing new UI features at Netlify.
Sep 25, 2019
123: Ian Landsman - Marketing and Positioning a New Tailwind CSS Product
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In this episode, Adam gets some advice from Ian Landsman of Userscape on marketing and positioning a new Tailwind CSS components directory project he's working on with Steve Schoger.
Sep 11, 2019
122: Matt Biilmann - Architecting the Netlify Dashboard with React and Redux
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In this episode, Adam talks to Matt Biilmann CEO of Netlify about building the Netlify dashboard, and what makes it feel so fast.
Aug 28, 2019
121: Benedikt Deicke - Building Userlist.io
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In this episode, Adam talks to Benedikt Deicke about building Userlist.io, a new email automation product for SaaS businesses that he recently launched with his co-founder Jane Portman.
Aug 14, 2019
120: Taylor Otwell - Serverless Laravel with Vapor
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In this episode, Adam talks to Taylor Otwell about Laravel Vapor, the new serverless platform for Laravel applications that was recently announced at Laracon US.
Jul 31, 2019
119: Ryan Toronto - Why a Back-End Developer Made the Switch to SPAs
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In this episode, Adam talks to Ryan Toronto about his journey from being a full stack Rails developer to focusing on single page applications, and why application developers should be betting on UI-focused frameworks like Ember, React, and Vue.
Jul 17, 2019
118: Aaron Gustafson - Semantic HTML: The Hard Parts
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In this episode, Adam talks to Aaron Gustafson about authoring semantic HTML in the context of web applications, where choosing the right element can be a lot more complicated than it seems.
Jul 03, 2019
117: Mitchell Hamilton - Writing CSS-in-JS with Emotion
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In this episode, Adam talks to Mitchell Hamilton about writing your styles directly in your JavaScript components using the CSS-in-JS library Emotion.
Jun 20, 2019
116: Jerod Santo - Building the Changelog Platform with Elixir and Phoenix
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jerod Santo of The Changelog about building their custom podcasting platform using Elixir and Phoenix.
Jun 05, 2019
115: Jason Lengstorf - Gatsby for Skeptics
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jason Lengstorf about Gatsby, and why using React and GraphQL to build something even as simple as a blog is not as crazy of an idea as it sounds.
May 22, 2019
114: Sebastian De Deyne - React for Vue Developers
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In this episode, Adam talks to Sebastian De Deyne about learning React from the perspective of a Vue developer, and how to translate all of the Vue features you're already comfortable with to React code.
May 08, 2019
113: Justin Jackson - Growing Transistor to $10,000/month
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In this episode, Adam talks to Justin Jackson about growing his new SaaS business Transistor to $10,000 in MRR.
Apr 24, 2019
112: Guillermo Rauch - Building Serverless Applications with Now
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In this episode, Adam talks to Guillermo Rauch building and deploying serverless web applications with Now.
Apr 10, 2019
111: Jeffrey Way - Building the New Laracasts with Tailwind CSS
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jeffrey Way about the process of building the brand new Laracasts.com with Tailwind CSS.
Mar 28, 2019
110: Caleb Porzio - Embracing the Backend with Livewire
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In this episode, Adam talks to Caleb Porzio about Livewire, a new library he's working on that lets you build interactive user interfaces using server-side code.
Mar 14, 2019
109: The Road to Tailwind CSS v1.0
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In this episode, the tables are turned as Sam Selikoff interviews Adam about the upcoming release of Tailwind CSS v1.0.
Feb 27, 2019
108: Jonathan Reinink - Client-Side Rendering, Server-Side Routing
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about a new approach he has been using to build Laravel and Vue.js apps that lets him match the UI fidelity of an SPA, without abandoning server-side routing or data fetching.
Feb 14, 2019
107: Sam Selikoff - Pushing Complexity to the Client-Side
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In this episode, Adam continues his discussion with Sam Selikoff about building single page applications, this time focusing on strategies for keeping your API layer as simple as possible, so all of your complexity lives in your client-side codebase instead of being spread across both.
Jan 30, 2019
106: Sam Selikoff - Single Page Application Architecture
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In this episode, Adam talks to Sam Selikoff about single page application architecture, and why you should think of client-side applications like desktop applications.
Jan 16, 2019
105: Strength Training for Nerds
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In the spirit of the new year, Adam and Ben Orenstein talk about getting in shape through strength training.
Jan 03, 2019
104: Jonathan Reinink - Pushing More Work to the Database
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about strategies for off-loading resource intensive work from your application code and into your database.
Dec 19, 2018
103: Steve Schoger - Design Q&A + Refactoring UI Details
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In this episode, Adam and Steve Schoger answer listener questions about UI design, and share all of the details about their upcoming book and design resource Refactoring UI.
Dec 05, 2018
102: Paul Jarvis - Staying Small
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In this episode Adam talks to Paul Jarvis about defining your own version of success and why you might not need to build a big business to achieve it.
Nov 21, 2018
101: Ben Orenstein - How to Build an App in a Week
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In this episode Adam talks to Ben Orenstein about the common mistakes people make when working on a new project that prevent them from getting it to the finish line.
Nov 07, 2018
100: Sébastien Chopin - Building Universal Vue.js Apps with Nuxt.js
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In this episode Adam talks to Sébastien Chopin about Nuxt.js, a Next.js-inspired framework for building server-rendered client-side applications with Vue.js.
Oct 24, 2018
99: Tim Neutkens - Building React Apps with Next.js
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In this episode Adam talks to Tim Neutkens about Next.js, an opinionated React framework for building server-rendered client-side applications.
Oct 10, 2018
98: Ryan Chenkie - Securing Single Page Applications
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In this episode Adam talks to Ryan Chenkie of Angularcasts about authentication strategies and security best practices when building client-side applications with frameworks like React, Vue, Angular, or Ember.
Sep 26, 2018
97: Ryan Florence - Building Accessible UI Components
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In this episode Adam talks to Ryan Florence about the challenges of making custom UI components accessible, and how Ryan is trying to make that easier with Reach UI.
Sep 12, 2018
96: James Clear - Designing Your Environment to Shape Your Behavior
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In this episode, Adam talks to James Clear about why goal setting isn't enough, why you should focus on building habits instead, and how to build habits that you'll actually stick with.
Aug 29, 2018
95: Frank de Jonge - Implementing Event Sourcing
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In this episode, Adam continues his event sourcing discussion with Frank de Jonge from episode 85, going deep into how to actually implement event sourcing using Frank's library EventSauce.
Aug 15, 2018
94: Ben Orenstein - The Art of Pairing
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In this episode, Adam talks to Ben Orenstein about the benefits of pair programming and how to do it effectively.
Aug 01, 2018
93: Justin Jackson - Who You Want to Help > What You Want to Build
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In this episode, Adam and Justin Jackson have a candid conversation about a life-changing realization Adam recently had about what he does for a living. They talk about why it's important to define your business by the people it serves instead of the product you make, and how to stop stressing yourself out trying to come up with the perfect SaaS app idea.
Jul 18, 2018
92: Derrick Reimer - Building an SPA with Elm, Phoenix and GraphQL
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In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about building his new app Level as an SPA using Elm, Phoenix, and GraphQL.
Jul 03, 2018
91: Derrick Reimer - Designing a Calmer Team Communication Platform
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In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about the product design decisions behind Level, a new team communication platform Derrick is building. They also talk about Derrick's decision to open-source the entire codebase, despite the fact that he's building a real business around it.
Jun 20, 2018
90: David Hemphill - Using JSX with Vue.js
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In this episode, Adam talks to David Hemphill about using JSX instead of templates in Vue.js, and why you might want to give it a try.
Jun 13, 2018
89: Sam Selikoff - Choosing Ember.js in 2018
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In this episode, Adam talks to Sam Selikoff about how Ember fits into the JS framework landscape in 2018, and why it might be the right choice for your next project.
May 23, 2018
88: Blake Newman - Vue.js State Management with Vuex
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In this episode, Adam talks to Blake Newman about getting started with Vuex, and how you would use it to manage your application's state using several practical real-world examples.
May 10, 2018
87: Chris Fritz - Vue.js Anti-Patterns (and How to Avoid Them)
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In this episode, Adam talks to Chris Fritz about common mistakes people make when designing Vue.js applications, and better ways to solve the same problems.
Apr 25, 2018
86: Jonathan Reinink - Rebuilding a SaaS with Vue.js and Tailwind CSS
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about lessons learned rebuilding his SaaS app with Vue.js and Tailwind CSS.
Apr 11, 2018
85: Frank de Jonge - Event Sourcing for Beginners
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In this episode, Adam talks to Frank de Jonge, author of the EventSauce library, about what event sourcing is, how it works, and what it looks like to use it to model some practical real-world problems.
Mar 30, 2018
84: Edd Yerburgh - Testing Vue.js Components
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In this episode, Adam talks to Edd Yerburgh, Vue.js core team member and author of the vue-test-utils library, about testing Vue components.
Mar 14, 2018
83: DHH - Stimulus in Practice + On Writing Software Well
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In this episode, Adam talks to David Heinemeier Hansson about Basecamp's new JavaScript framework "Stimulus" as well as David's new YouTube series "On Writing Software Well."
Feb 28, 2018
82: Sarah Drasner - Animating the Web with CSS and JavaScript
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In this episode, Adam talks to Sarah Drasner about using animations and transitions to create more intuitive user interfaces, as well as technical tips, tricks and best practices for implementing them well.
Feb 14, 2018
81: Evan You - Advanced Vue Component Design
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In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You the creator of Vue.js about advanced component design patterns, and using features like scoped slots and render functions to build components that are much more than just UI widgets.
Jan 31, 2018
80: Tom Schlick - Building Multitenant Applications
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In this episode, Adam talks to Tom Schlick about tackling challenges faced when building multitenant apps.
Jan 17, 2018
79: Kent C. Dodds - Building Reusable React Components with Render Props
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In this episode, Adam talks to Kent C. Dodds about building "downshift", a React autocomplete component he designed for experiences he needed to build at PayPal.
Dec 21, 2017
78: Ben Orenstein - Our All-Time Favorite Refactorings
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In this episode, Adam and Ben Orenstein share nine of their favorite refactorings that you can use to clean up your code.
Dec 06, 2017
77: Tailwind CSS Q&A and the Road to 1.0
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In this episode, Adam and Jonathan Reinink continue their discussion about Tailwind CSS, answering listener questions about the framework and sharing details behind the roadmap to 1.0.
Nov 21, 2017
76: Tailwind CSS vs. the World
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In this episode, Adam is joined by Jonathan Reinink to discuss Tailwind CSS, a new utility-first CSS framework that they just released. They talk about what Tailwind is, how it works, and what makes it different than component-based frameworks like Bootstrap or other utility frameworks like Tachyons.
Nov 08, 2017
75: Diana Mounter - Design Systems and Utility Classes at GitHub
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In this episode, Adam talks to Diana Mounter of GitHub to talk about using design systems to tame legacy CSS, and how GitHub is using utility classes to make it easier to build more consistent, maintainable user interfaces.
Oct 25, 2017
74: Steve Schoger - Tactical Design Advice for Developers
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In this episode, Adam is joined by Steve Schoger to talk about five ways developers can get better at designing their own projects.
Oct 12, 2017
73: Justin Jackson - Making a Living From Your Own Projects
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In this episode, Adam is joined by Justin Jackson to talk about how to start working towards making a full-time living from your own projects.
Sep 27, 2017
72: Taylor Otwell - Testing Laravel Applications
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In this episode, Adam is joined by Taylor Otwell the creator of Laravel to talk about their approaches to testing Laravel applications.
Sep 13, 2017
71: Building a CSS Framework with PostCSS
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In this episode, Adam is joined by Matt Stauffer of Tighten to talk about building a CSS framework with PostCSS.
Aug 30, 2017
70: Jeffrey Way - Vue.js Tactics for Server-Side Web Apps
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In this episode, Adam is joined by Jeffrey Way of Laracasts to share some tips and tricks for using Vue.js elegantly with traditional server-side web apps.
Aug 16, 2017
69: Hybrid Mobile Apps with Turbolinks and Laravel
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about what it's like to build a Laravel application using Turbolinks, how it plays with front-end frameworks like Vue.js, and how it's helping him quickly develop web, iOS, and Android apps for his SaaS business all by himself.
Aug 02, 2017
68: Building Interfaces with Utility-First CSS
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In this episode, Adam welcomes back Jonathan Reinink to talk about implementing designs with a utility-first approach to CSS.
Jul 19, 2017
67: Launch Takeways, Interface Breakthroughs, and First Round Armbars
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In this episode, David shares some lessons learned from the PushSilver Infinite launch: what went well, what could've been improved, and what he would double down on next time.
Jun 21, 2017
66: Pre-Launch Engineering and Testing an HTTP Client
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In this episode, David talks about getting ready for the launch of PushSilver Infinite, and the unexpected engineering effort needed to make the most of a marketing initiative.
Jun 08, 2017
65: New PushSilver Pricing and Co-Founding KiteTail
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In this episode, David shares the details behind the pricing changes he's decided on for PushSilver and talks about some of the new features and marketing strategies he's working on for the upcoming launch.
May 24, 2017
64: "We Solved Something, Maybe! Or It Might Be a Disaster!"
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Adam and David are joined by Ian Landsman to talk about his latest project Thermostat.io and discuss some pricing ideas for PushSilver and KiteTail.
May 09, 2017
63: MicroConf, Dog Food, and Image Previews
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In this episode, Adam and David recap their MicroConf 2017 experiences, and give some product updates.
Apr 27, 2017
62: Timezones, Webhook Security, and UI Decisions
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In this episode, David talks about adding timezone support to Crondog, and Adam wrestles with some decisions about dealing with failed webhooks in KiteTail.
Apr 12, 2017
61: We're Building Products!
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Adam welcomes David Hemphill back to the show, but this time as a co-host!
Mar 30, 2017
60: Michelle Bu - Engineering Payments at Stripe
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In this episode, Adam talks to Michelle Bu of Stripe about the new Stripe Elements library, Stripe.js v3, and the Sinatra app that powers their API.
Mar 15, 2017
59: Jonathan Reinink - Form Hell Part 2: Complex Validation
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In this episode, Adam and Jonathan continue their discussion about forms from episode 54, this time focusing on the complexities of validation.
Feb 24, 2017
58: Noel Rappin - Fixing Common Payment Handling Mistakes
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In this episode, I talk to Noel Rappin about common mistakes developers make when handling payments on the web and how to fix them.
Feb 08, 2017
57: Derrick Reimer - Building and Scaling Drip
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In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about the technical challenges behind building and scaling Drip, a sophisticated email marketing automation platform.
Jan 25, 2017
56: Wes Bos - Getting Things Done and Building Your Own Tools
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In this episode, Adam talks to Wes Bos about how he seems to get so much done, why he built his own course platform, and growing an audience.
Jan 05, 2017
55: Ian Landsman - Shady Marketing Tactics That Will Hurt Your Business
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In this episode, Adam talks to Ian Landsman about shady marketing tactics that will turn your customers against you, and how to be more authentic with your marketing strategy.
Dec 07, 2016
54: Jonathan Reinink - Forms: The Worst Part of Web Dev
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about dealing with common headaches when working with everyone's favorite part of web development: forms.
Nov 18, 2016
53: Kyle Fiedler - Design Tips and Tricks for Developers
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In this episode, Adam talks to Kyle Fiedler of thoughtbot about common mistakes developers make with design, and some tips and tricks for making your designs look more professional.
Nov 02, 2016
52: Taylor Otwell - Patterns for Simplifying Laravel Applications
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In this episode, Adam and Taylor Otwell have a discussion about strategies they use to write cleaner, simpler code when working with the Laravel framework.
Oct 18, 2016
51: Matt Wynne - Building the Right Thing with BDD
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In this episode, Adam talks to Matt Wynne about Behavior Driven Development with Cucumber.
Oct 05, 2016
50: Evan You - What's Coming in Vue.js 2.0
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In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You about what's coming in Vue.js 2.0.
Sep 21, 2016
49: Toran Billups - Test Driving the Front-end
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In this episode, Adam talks to Toran Billups about the test driven development workflow he uses to build Ember applications.
Sep 07, 2016
48: Jessica Lord - Building Desktop Apps with Electron
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jessica Lord of GitHub about building desktop applications in HTML and JavaScript using Electron.
Aug 23, 2016
47: Sara Soueidan - Ditching Icon Fonts for SVG
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In this episode, Adam talks to Sara Soueidan about the benefits of using SVG over icon fonts, and the best workflow for using SVG in your projects.
Aug 10, 2016
46: Joe Ferris - Test Driven Rails
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In this episode, Adam talks to Joe Ferris, CTO at thoughtbot, about the test-driven development workflow he uses to build Rails applications.
Jul 28, 2016
45: Derek Prior - From Rails to Phoenix
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In this episode, Adam talks to Derek Prior about building web applications in Elixir with Phoenix, and how it compares to building an application in Ruby on Rails.
Jul 13, 2016
44: Joel Clermont - What the heck is Elm?
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In this episode, Adam talks to Joel Clermont about the Elm programming language and getting started with functional programming.
Jun 29, 2016
43: Jonathan Snook - Managing Complexity, Design Systems, and Container Queries
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Snook, author of SMACSS, about finding the balance between utility and component driven CSS approaches, design systems engineering, and using container queries to build better responsive web experiences.
Jun 15, 2016
42: Justin Jackson - Marketing for Developers
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In this episode, Adam talks to Justin Jackson, maker extraordinaire, about how to find new product ideas, finding customers for your products, and marketing for developers.
May 24, 2016
41: Jason McCreary - Git Tips, Tricks and Workflows
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jason McCreary, creator of Laravel Shift, about Git tips, tricks, and best practices, and how to develop a solid Git workflow for your team.
May 04, 2016
40: Edd Mann - You Should Switch to Postgres
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In this episode, Adam talks to Edd Mann, host of Three Devs and a Maybe, about the advantages of using PostgreSQL over MySQL, common obstacles people running into when switching to Postgres, and deciding when to push work into the database instead of doing it in code.
Apr 19, 2016
39: Michael Feathers - First Class Error Handling, Tell Don't Ask, and Collection Pipelines
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In this episode, Adam talks to Michael Feathers, author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code, about strategies for writing cleaner error handling code, the "tell don't ask" principle, and transforming data with collection pipelines.
Apr 05, 2016
38: J.B. Rainsberger - Unit Testability and the Universal Architecture
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In this episode, Adam talks to J.B. Rainsberger about how to keep your adapter layer thin, designing unit testable code, and the importance of paying attention to how your code is changing vs. how your code looks today.
Mar 23, 2016
37: Chris Hartjes - Getting Started with Testing
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In this episode, Adam talks to the Grumpy Programmer himself about getting started with testing PHP applications.
Mar 09, 2016
36: Jason McCreary - Building Laravel Shift
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jason McCreary about building Shift, a tool that automates upgrading your application between framework versions.
Feb 25, 2016
35: Jonathan Reinink - Fixing Common API Design Mistakes
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink of Code Distillery about common API design challenges and how to fix them.
Feb 12, 2016
34: Matt Machuga - Dealing with Dependencies in Active Record Models
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In this episode, Matt Machuga of Think Through Math returns to talk with Adam about design options when you find yourself wanting access to a collaborator in an Active Record or Eloquent model. They discuss the pros and cons of four specific designs, and finish off with their personal recommendations.
Jan 27, 2016
33: David Hemphill - Building PushSilver with Vue.js and Beard
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In this episode, Adam talks to David Hemphill about his latest project PushSilver.
Jan 12, 2016
32: DHH - Building Basecamp 3 like a Porsche 911
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DHH returns to the podcast to talk in-depth about how Basecamp 3 is designed and implemented!
Dec 22, 2015
31: Woody Zuill - #NoEstimates
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In this episode Adam talks to Woody Zuill about software project estimation.
Dec 09, 2015
30: Evan You - Diving Deep into Vue.js
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In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You, the creator of Vue.js. Evan talks about his time at Google Creative Lab and the sort of work that inspired him to create Vue.
Nov 24, 2015
29: Mark Otto - Bootstrap 4 and CSS architecture at scale
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In this episode, Adam talks to Mark Otto, creator of Bootstrap and director of design at GitHub.
Nov 10, 2015
28: Jeffrey Way and Dave Marshall - "Don't mock what you don't own"
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In this episode, Adam talks to recurring guests Jeffrey Way and Dave Marshall about "don't mock what you don't own".
Oct 27, 2015
27: Ben Orenstein - Outside-in TDD and Dependency Injection in Rails
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In this episode, Adam talks to Ben Orenstein of thoughtbot about useful tips for writing the first few tests in your application and working your way down to the unit level by starting with acceptance tests. They also talk about why dependency injection has a bad rap in the Ruby world, and common mistakes Ben sees junior Rails developers make.
Oct 13, 2015
26: Josh Pigford - What do you need when you launch?
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In this episode, Adam talks to Josh Pigford, founder of Baremetrics, about what you should have ready when you start a SaaS business. They also talk about how most businesses aren't doing as well as you think, content marketing, the benefits of different pricing models, and staying focused on your best idea.
Sep 29, 2015
25: Matt Machuga - Tips and tricks to make your code awesome
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In this episode, Adam talks to recurring guest Matt Machuga about tips and tricks that lead to better code.
Sep 15, 2015
24: Wes Bos - What the Flexbox?!
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In this episode, Adam talks to Wes Bos about solving all of your CSS problems with Flexbox. They also talk about Bootstrap 4, ReactJS, and Wes' favorite Sublime Text tips and tricks. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
Sep 01, 2015
23: Chris Hunt - How GitHub does remote work
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In this episode, Adam talks to the Healthy Hacker, Chris Hunt, about how his team at GitHub works remotely. They also talk about entertaining your audience at conferences, taking a Codecation, and adventure motorcycling.
Aug 04, 2015
22: Corey Haines - The 4 Rules of Simple Design
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In this episode, Adam talks to Corey Haines, author of "Understanding the 4 Rules of Simple Design". They talk about the importance of low-level design decisions, tricks for naming things well, why you shouldn't model your objects after the real world, and of course, Active Record.
Jul 21, 2015
21: Chad Pytel - Sticking to your guns
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In this episode, Adam talks to Chad Pytel, CEO of thoughtbot. Chad gives tips for balancing client work with internal product work, growing your client-base without compromising your principles, and applying Jobs to be Done to new client projects.
Jul 07, 2015
20: Ian Landsman - Code is not a business
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In this episode, Adam talks to Ian Landsman, founder of Userscape and creator of HelpSpot. Ian talks about the biggest mistakes programmers make when trying to start their own business, where to find new ideas, and why your new software product shouldn't be a SaaS app.
Jun 23, 2015
19: Dave Marshall - Designing Effective Tests
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In this episode, Adam talks to Dave Marshall, testing guru and host of That Podcast. Dave talks to Adam about the upcoming Mockery 1.0 release and some interesting API changes destined for 2.0. They also talk about how fakes can improve your tests, fixtures vs. factories, spec-style vs xUnit style test frameworks, and mutation testing.
Jun 09, 2015
18: Katie Cerar - Designing and Prototyping for Clients
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In this episode, Adam talks to Katie Cerar, user experience designer at Boltmade. Katie talks to Adam about running a successful kick off meeting, understanding the problems your client is trying to solve, and strategies for getting clients to keep their ideas focused. Katie also talks about the difference between a prototype and an MVP, and how to choose the right prototyping tool to get the feedback you need.
May 27, 2015
17: Adam Culp - Maximizing Your Conference Experience
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In this episode, Adam talks to Adam Culp, organizer of Sunshine PHP and ZendCon. They talk about how to get into conference speaking, how to make the most of a conference as an attendee, as well as tips for running a great local user group.
May 12, 2015
16: Kent Beck - Tiny Decisions and Emergent Design
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In this episode, Adam talks to Kent Beck about Smalltalk vs. Java, low-level design vs. big picture architecture, planning for the future vs. emergent design, and applying the principles of Extreme Programming in 2015.
May 05, 2015
15: Everzet - Classicist and Mockist TDD
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In this episode, Adam talks to Konstantin Kudryashov, creator of Behat and BDD Practice Manager at Inviqa. Konstantin and Adam talk about the schools of TDD, how to use test doubles effectively, and common challenges people face when trying to learn TDD.
Apr 20, 2015
14: Taylor Otwell - Building Envoyer, Laravel 5.1 and Learning to Program
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In this episode, Adam talks to Taylor Otwell, creator of Laravel. Taylor gives an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at how Envoyer is architected, and shares some new tips and tricks he's been using to keep his code simple. They also talk about the decisions behind upcoming changes in Laravel 5.1, how Taylor learned to program, and how he almost became the manager of a retirement home.
Apr 07, 2015
13: Phil Sturgeon - Designing and Testing APIs, Go and PHP 7
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In this episode, Adam talks to Philip J. Sturgeon about designing and testing APIs at Ride. They also talk about building microservices with Go, and some of the new features coming in PHP 7.
Apr 02, 2015
12: Jack McDade - Building Photoshoot.io and Getting Stuff Done
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In this episode, Adam talks to Jack McDade creator of Statamic, about building his latest project Photoshoot.io. They also talk about how Jack juggles design and development, and how to buckle down and get things done.
Mar 23, 2015
11: Jeffrey Way - "But how does it feel?"
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In this episode, Adam talks with Jeffrey Way of Laracasts about learning, object oriented design, testing, API usability, and whole bunch of other stuff.
Mar 09, 2015
10: Type Safety Roundtable with Ryan Tablada and Matt Machuga
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In this episode, Adam talks with Ryan Tablada and Matt Machuga about the philosophical differences between programming in a statically typed language vs. a dynamically typed language.
Feb 23, 2015
9: David Heinemeier Hansson - Architecture, Patterns and Design
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They talk about the pursuit of "purity", Domain Driven Design, ActiveRecord vs DataMapper, and developing an eye for "good code".
Feb 11, 2015
8: Sean Devine - Ember and API first
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In this episode, Adam talks with Sean Devine, host of the Ruby on Rails podcast.
Feb 01, 2015
7: Shawn McCool - BDD and DDD
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In this episode, Adam talks with Shawn McCool about Behavior Driven Development and Domain Driven Design.
Jan 19, 2015
6: Chris Fidao - Servers for Hackers
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In this episode, Adam talks with Chris Fidao of Userscape.
Jan 05, 2015
5: Ryan Singer - Jobs-to-be-Done and Product Design
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In this episode, Adam talks with Ryan Singer of Basecamp about Jobs-to-be-Done thinking, UX, and product design.
Dec 19, 2014
4: Alex Bilbie - OAuth 2 and API Security
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In this episode, Adam gets super technical with Alex Bilbie about the OAuth 2 specification.
Dec 08, 2014
3: Matt Machuga - Ruby, PHP, object oriented design, testing and other crap
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In this episode, Adam talks with Matt Machuga of Think Through Math about being a Rubyist who still writes PHP and the differences between writing PHP like a Rubyist vs. writing PHP like a Java developer.
Nov 17, 2014
2: Eric Barnes - Wardrobe, Javascript and Writing
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In this episode, Adam talks with Eric Barnes of Userscape about rebuilding WardrobeCMS, trends in Javascript development, and building an audience.
Nov 03, 2014
1: Matt Stauffer - CSS Semantics
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In our very first episode, Adam talks with Matt Stauffer of Tighten Co about OOCSS, BEM, SMACSS, preprocessors, common architecture pitfalls, and CSS semantics.
Oct 18, 2014