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JS Party JS Party #312

Angular moves fast without breaking things

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2024-02-15T17:00:00Z #angular +1 🎧 7,658

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 #310

Angular Signals

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2024-02-01T17:45:00Z #angular +1 🎧 9,493

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 #294

Reports of Node's death are greatly exaggerated

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2023-09-28T21:00:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 15,599

Amal, KBall & Chris convene a “semi-emergency” pod to discuss the recent (deserved) hype over Bun and what it all means for Node’s community, maintainers & users.

They’re joined by Node Technical Steering Committee members Matteo Collina & James Snell who are here to dispel Bun antagonism rumors, discuss the pros & cons of each runtime, explain how Node continues to thrive & even announce a VERY big upcoming feature!

JS Party JS Party #284

This is going to be Lit 🔥

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2023-07-20T16:30:00Z #javascript 🎧 16,029

Justin Fagnani joins us this week to talk about Lit, a library that helps you build web components. With 17% of pageviews in Chrome registering use of web components, Lit has gained widespread adoption across a variety of companies looking to create reusable components which leverage the power and interoperability of the web platform. Tune in to learn about what makes this tiny library so incredibly lit!

JS Party JS Party #280

It's all part of the process

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2023-06-15T18:20:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 15,694

The panel dives into all of the supporting structures that we build around writing code, what works in different environments, and good and bad practices they have seen. From PR etiquette to CI/CD to how to write a ticket, they look at them from an open source perspective, an enterprise perspective, and everything in between.

JS Party JS Party #276

The ORMazing show

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2023-05-19T15:30:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 15,827

Nick & KBall sit down with the brilliant Stephen Haberman to discuss all things ORMs! 💻🔍

From the advantages and disadvantages of ORMs in general, to delving into the intricacies of his innovative project Joist, which brings a fresh, idiomatic, ActiveRecord-esque approach to TypeScript. 🚀

So sit back, relax, and let’s dive deep into the world of ORMs with the experts!

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 🎧 16,363

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 🎧 16,291

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!

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