Podcasts

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Adopting GraphQL with Graphcool

In episode 25 of JAMstack Radio, Brian is joined by Johannes Schickling and Soren Bramer Schmidt, the co-founders of Graphcool, a GraphQL backend development framework. They discuss the evolution of GraphQL, the communities that surround it and its use in production.

29 min

Brian Douglas posted this on February 8, 2018

Server-Side Rendering with Postmates

In Ep. #24 of JAMstack Radio, Brian is joined by Trey Huffine, software engineer at Postmates, an on-demand delivery service based in San Francisco. The pair discusses the pros and cons of server-side rendering and the joys of React. Stick around for the latest picks!

23 min

Brian Douglas posted this on January 25, 2018

Working Open Source Into Your Day Job

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian invites Kent Dodds to the studio for a chat. Kent describes how he manages to actively contribute to open source projects while balancing a full-time job and a family. He also weighs in on why the developer community has over-reacted to the recent React licensing changes and explains how TC39 membership works.

29 min

Brian Douglas posted this on December 21, 2017

Static Site Generation With Gatsby.js

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio Brian invites Kyle Mathews, founder of Gatsby, onto the show to discuss the project. Gatsby is a framework that lets you build entire websites using React.js. Kyle describes what motivated him to build Gatsby and compares Gatsby with Jekyll, explaining that Gatsby also provides a modern JavaScript and CSS development environment. He discusses the limitations of the initial release of Gatsby and the exciting new features in Gatsby 1.0 such as progressive web app enhancements and a plugin system. He also shares his plans to make Gatsby 2.0 more scalable by including Webpack 3 to support larger web projects.

34 min

Brian Douglas posted this on November 7, 2017

Why GitLab chose VueJS

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian invites Jacob Schatz and Ben Mischenko. Jacob explains how he went about deciding on a JavaScript framework for GitLab and what drew him to Vue.js. He recalls his first project for evaluating Vue’s scalability and shares his thoughts on Vue’s strengths and limitations.

33 min

Brian Douglas posted this on October 24, 2017

Spike: A Full Featured Static Website Generator

Hear Jeff Escalante at Carrot Creative talk about Spike, a next-generation static site generator. It is built on top of webpack, and has a foundation of html, css, and js parsers that accept plugins to transform the output. It’s fast, actively developed, and very data-friendly, you don't want to miss this episode of JAMstack Radio.

41 min

Brian Douglas posted this on October 4, 2017

Elm: A Well Built Compile to JavaScript Language

We have been using Elm at Netlify for almost a year now in our Redirects Playground as well as our Context Explorer tool to help us know whether the site you are viewing is a deploy preview or branch deploy. In this episode of JAMstack Radio, I am happy to be joined with Richard Feldman and Brooke Angel from NoRedInk, a product that focuses on building stronger writers through an internet-based curriculum. They are also big fans of Elm as well. We delve into Elm and how the team at NoRedink leverage it as well as onboard new developers using it the safety of compiler.

31 min

Brian Douglas posted this on August 24, 2017

An Introduction to Service Workers

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian hosts Zack Argyle & Eli Williamson to discuss what service workers are, and examine how Pinterest is using them for notifications and to cache JavaScript files. They also detail the value of service workers for serving international markets with unreliable internet. Finally, they reveal Pinterest’s vision to use service workers to deliver a more comprehensive offline experience.

26 min

Brian Douglas posted this on August 15, 2017

The Rise of Design Systems

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian invites Rafael Conde, Kaelig Deloumeau-Prigent & Craig Wattrus to share their experiences building design systems. They discuss why companies need to invest in design systems as they begin to feel the pain of scaling design principles. They also examine the benefits of design systems such as improving the designer on-boarding process, and caution against allowing designers to become complacent in design.

32 min

Brian Douglas posted this on August 1, 2017

Contentful: An API-First CMS

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian invites Stefan Judis and Rouven Wessling to discuss Contentful, a developer friendly API-first CMS. They explain the benefits of decoupling your website’s content from its presentation, including better cross-platform support. With Contentful, you are completely free to write your site in the language you want, while the service takes care of the CMS backend, storing and versioning your data, and backing everything up.

30 min

Brian Douglas posted this on July 6, 2017

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