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

JS Party JS Party #272

Making "safe npm"

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2023-04-21T17:15:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 16,538

Feross and his team at Socket recently shipped a wrapper library for the ubiquitous npm package manager’s command-line interface that brings enhanced security when you need it most: before executing any code

Bradly Farias lead this effort, so Jerod & Chris invited him on the show to learn all about it.

JS Party JS Party #271

I'd like to add you to my professional network

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2023-04-14T19:45:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 16,591

The panel dives into a topic that makes most software developers cringe: Professional networking. Starting with a definition - what does it even mean? - they go into hacks they’ve found for getting more comfortable with networking, building your network in person or online, and then using your network to find new job opportunities or consulting work.

JS Party JS Party #270

Nick & KBall's "Coffee Talk"

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2023-04-07T17:00:00Z #javascript +3 🎧 16,515

Grab a comfy seat and a hot cup of joe, because it’s time for some coffee talk with Nick & KBall! Special guest Thomas Eckert joins the party and brings a bunch of questions for us to discuss.

Who wins in a fist fight: Tailwind CSS people or “real” CSS people? Is Agile overrated? What’s the longest bug you’ve ever chased? How about some underrated libraries/packages that people should know about? And more!

JS Party JS Party #268

Recreating Node.js from scratch

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2023-03-24T18:20:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 17,757

Node core committer Erick Wendel joins Jerod & KBall to talk us through how he created his own JS runtime using V8, Libuv & more. Along the way we learn from his learnings, wrap our heads around the differences between Node, Bun & Deno, and talk about creating awesome content for developers… whether they like it or not!

JS Party JS Party #267

The future of React

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2023-03-17T16:00:00Z #react +1 🎧 22,979

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 #262

Generative AI for devs

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2023-02-10T20:00:00Z #javascript +1
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The panel dives into the current hot topic that is Generative AI. They start by defining it (a surprisingly difficult topic), then go into experiences they’ve had, how to get started working with it as a developer, and where they think it will and will not be useful in the near future.

JS Party JS Party #257

New Year's Party 🪩

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2023-01-06T17:40:00Z #javascript 🎧 16,072

It’s our 4th annual New Year’s party! Jerod & the gang review our (failed) resolutions from last year, discuss what’s trending in the web world, make a few predictions of our own & even set some new (probably failed) resolutions for this year.

JS Party JS Party #256

Big news in Deno Land

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2022-12-16T18:30:00Z #deno +2 🎧 20,065

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 #253

All about Playwright

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2022-11-25T18:15:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 17,799

Debbie O’Brien –Senior Program Manager at Microsoft– joins Amal & Nick for a deep-dive on Playwright, an automation library for cross-browser end-to-end testing. Along the way, we learn why Microsoft decided to fork Puppeteer, Playwright’s unique value proposition, cool features like auto-waiting & the trace viewer, how it compares to Cypress & a lot more.

JS Party JS Party #252

Gremlins in the water

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2022-11-18T18:30:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 15,613

KBall and Boneskull dive deep with Paloma Oliveira on the cultural and social consequences of open source software, explore her background in arts and government-supported open source, and discuss practical approaches to change the culture of open source towards more sustainability.

JS Party JS Party #250

Making sense of production

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2022-11-04T19:00:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 16,961

Maggie Johnson-Pint from Stanza sits down with Amal & Divya for a deep-dive in to the production side of the development world. If you’re at all curious (and/or intimidated) by terms like Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Service Level Objective (SLO), OpenTelemetry, distributed tracing, and the like… this episode’s for you!

JS Party JS Party #245

Launching Platformatic DB 🚀

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2022-09-30T18:20:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 16,827

Patformatic co-founders Matteo Collina & Luca Maraschi join Amal & Chris to discuss their just-announced (and we mean just announced) open source database tool: Platformatic DB!

It’s a daemon that can turn any PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, or SQLite database into a REST and GraphQL endpoint. What makes it special is that it allows massive customization thanks to the flexibility of Fastify plugins.

JS Party JS Party #244

The spicy React debate show 🌶️

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2022-09-23T18:30:00Z #react +2 🎧 19,958

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!

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