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Welcome to JS Party, a weekly celebration of JavaScript and the web

New episodes drop on Thursdays!


JS Party JS Party #331

Building LLM agents in JS

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2024-07-18T18:30:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 7,149

KBall and returning guest Tejas Kumar dive into the topic of building LLM agents using JavaScript. What they are, how they can be useful (including how Tejas used home-built agents to double his podcasting productivity) & how to get started building and running your own agents, even all on your own device with local models.

JS Party JS Party #330

The Ember take on recent hot topics

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2024-07-11T16:00:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 8,118

KBall takes another dive into recent hot topics around reactivity and build systems, this time with three members of the Ember core team. They also talk about some of the reasons why the Ember community has been so long lived, how thinking about upgradeability leads to universality, and how features first built specifically for frameworks make their way into the language specification or universal libraries.

JS Party JS Party #329

A standard library for JavaScript

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2024-07-04T14:00:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 9,635

Philipp Burckhardt, Athan Reines & the team behind stdlib.io believe in a future in which the web is a preferred environment for numerical computation. They’ve been working toward building that future for over a decade. Thanks to listener, Brian Zelip, Jerod sits down with Philipp to learn all about this excellent effort: where it’s been & where it’s headed.

JS Party JS Party #327

Polypane-demonium

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2024-06-20T19:30:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 9,758

Polypane purveyor Kilian Valkhof joins Nick & Jerod to tell us all about his efforts building a web browser just for web development. We cover it all: from the business concerns, to the technical details, to his excellent choice not to use TypeScript! We even sneak in a feature request that already made its way into this excellent dev tool for ambitious web developers.

JS Party JS Party #318

Off to see the Wiz

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2024-04-11T19:45:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 10,505

How does Google build Search? What about YouTube and Google Drive? We rely on Chrome’s Lighthouse scores when optimizing our websites, but what does Google prioritize? Recently the Angular and Wiz teams announced their intention to responsibly merge their internal frontend framework, Wiz, with Angular to bring some of Wiz’s best ideas to Angular. We’re chatting with Minko from Angular and Jatin from the Wiz team to learn about how Wiz has been used in Google historically, what it’s good at, and why it’s worth bringing some of its ideas to Angular.

JS Party JS Party #316

Advocating for the future of the open web

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2024-03-14T21:00:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 12,532

Alex & James Moore, founding members of the Open Web Advocacy (OWA), join Amal to talk about the critical work the OWA has been doing to ensure users have browser choice and that web apps can be first-class citizens on mobile devices. We learn about how an ad-hoc group of software engineers worked with regulators, legislators & policymakers to help drive some of the most impactful legislation curbing anti-competitive behaviors on the web for tech giants such as Apple, Google & Microsoft via the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA).

Tune in for this deeply important & timely discussion as we also unpack recent events with Apple and their DMA (un)compliance, and how the OWA helped successfully organize thousands of web developers from around the world to hold ground for a free & open web.

JS Party JS Party #315

Getting a pulse on your Core Web Vitals 🩺

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2024-03-07T20:00:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 11,669

This week, Amal and Nick are joined by Rick Viscomi and Annie Sullivan from the Chrome team to dive into Core Web Vitals, a set of performance metrics geared towards helping developers surface web page quality signals that are key to delivering great user experiences.

We deconstruct the different vitals and learn how they are helpful, as well as introduce the newest vital to hit the scene, Interaction to Next Paint (INP). Join us for a fun and nerdtastic discussion as we dive into the humbling universe of web performance!

JS Party JS Party #312

Angular moves fast without breaking things

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2024-02-15T17:00:00Z #angular +1 🎧 11,306

KBall & Amal dive deep with the “Dazzle of Zebras” (possible future band name), Angular team members Jessica Janiuk & Mark “Techson” Thompson. Along with an absolute riot of puns, they cover topics such as Angular’s new deferrable views feature, how the Angular core team handles change, and lessons learned from the AngularJS-Angular 2 debacle that allow Angular to now move fast without breaking things.

JS Party JS Party #311

React Server Components 🧐

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2024-02-08T22:00:00Z #react +1 🎧 14,015

The week Amal & guest co-host Eric Clemmons talk to Dan Abramov all about React Server Components. We learn about why they were created, what problems they solve & how they work to improve application performance. We also dive into the rollout and current support status, the origin story, the community response & walk through the 10+ years of React history which have forever shifted the world of web development.

JS Party JS Party #310

Angular Signals

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2024-02-01T17:45:00Z #angular +1 🎧 11,549

KBall & Amal interview Alex & Pavel from the Angular Signals team. They cover the history, how the Angular team decided to move to signals, what the new mental model looks like, migration path & even dive into community integrations and future roadmap.

JS Party JS Party #307

htmx: a new old way to build the web

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2024-01-12T15:15:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 13,761

Carson Gross (creator of htmx) & Alex Russell (Mr. Web Platform 3000) join Amal for an EPIC discussion on web architectures, the evolution of rendering patterns & the advantages of hypermedia and htmx. We dive deep on why modern web app best practices are falling short & explore how htmx gives devs an HTML-first approach to use tech that’s over 20 years old.

Tune in to learn a new way to do something old, so you can simplify your code & use JavaScript when/where it’s uniquely able to shine ✨

JS Party JS Party #305

What's next in JavaScript (a TC39 update)

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2023-12-20T21:30:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 14,769

Daniel Ehrenberg (software engineer at Bloomberg, web standards author / champion & VP of ECMA International) joins us to discuss new features that have landed in JavaScript and to preview what’s cooking in various standards bodies across the web platform.

We cover a wide array (get it?) of topics from improvements to built-ins such as Promises, Maps & Sets, as well as new primitives like Records, Tuples & Temporal. We round out this epic discussion with a look at cross-project standardization efforts like WinterCG, open source sustainability & how Bloomberg’s open source program gives back in important projects in the web ecosystem.

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