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

JS Party JS Party #267

The future of React

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2023-03-17T16:00:00Z #react +1 🎧 22,920

Dan Abramov & Joe Savona from the React Team join Jerod & Nick for a wide-ranging discussion about React’s place in the frontend ecosystem. We cover everything from React competing with React, their responses to SPA fatigue and recent criticisms, to Server Components and the future of the framework.

JS Party JS Party #212

A deep-dive on Vite

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2022-02-11T17:00:00Z #vue +1 🎧 22,650

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?!

JS Party JS Party #210

What's in your package.json?

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2022-01-29T15:15:00Z #oss +4 🎧 22,185

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.

JS Party JS Party #216

Enabling performance-centric engineering orgs

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2022-03-11T18:30:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 20,506

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.

JS Party JS Party #256

Big news in Deno Land

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2022-12-16T18:30:00Z #deno +2 🎧 20,031

Deno creator Ryan Dahl goes one-on-one with Jerod to discuss their new npm support, why he’s so excited about JavaScript containers, Deno Deploy’s present & future, what he thinks about alternative runtimes like Bun, WinterCG, how Wasm fits into the story & more!

JS Party JS Party #244

The spicy React debate show 🌶️

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2022-09-23T18:30:00Z #react +2 🎧 19,928

We’re back with another spicy YepNope debate! This time, Amelia and KBall are arguing that there’s real value to (continue) using React in 2022, while Amal and special guest (and author of the post which stemmed the whole debate) Josh Collinsworth argue that React’s time leading innovation has passed. Of course, the stance each panelist is taking is assigned ahead of time. Is that how they really feel? Tune in and find out!

JS Party JS Party #229

WTF, JS?

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2022-06-10T16:00:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 19,794

KBall, Ali & Nick explore a new type of segment: “WTFJS” talking about wild and wooly “it’s not a bug it’s a feature” examples in the JavaScript language. They also dive into code maintainability, and end by discussing the whiplash shift in the tech industry from “hottest market for engineers in history” to “oh noes everything is stopping!”

JS Party JS Party #204

JavaScript will kill you in the Apocalypse

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2021-12-03T17:00:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 19,184

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.

JS Party JS Party #201

The inside story on React’s all new docs

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2021-11-12T18:15:00Z #react +2 🎧 19,140

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.

JS Party JS Party #221

Postgres.js

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2022-04-15T19:15:00Z #postgresql +2 🎧 18,808

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.

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