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JS Party JS Party #276

The ORMazing show

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2023-05-19T15:30:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 16,065

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 🎧 16,582

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 🎧 16,512

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 🎧 17,750

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 #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 🎧 16,066

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 #252

Gremlins in the water

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2022-11-18T18:30:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 15,603

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.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #509

A new batch of web frameworks emerge!

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2022-10-07T21:00:00Z #javascript +3 🎧 35,539

This week we’re talking fresh, faster, and new web frameworks by way of JS Party. Yes, today’s show is a web framework sampler because a new batch of web frameworks have emerged. There’s always something new happening in the front-end world and JS Party does an amazing job of keeping us up to date. So…what’s fresh, faster, and new?

The first segment of the show focuses on Deno’s Fresh new web framework. Luca Casonato joins Jerod & Feross to talk about Fresh – a next generation web framework, built for speed, reliability, and simplicity.

In segment two, AngularJS creator Miško Hevery joins Jerod and KBall to talk about Qwik. He says Qwik is a fundamental rethinking of how a web application should work. And he’s attempting to convince Jerod & KBall that the implications of that are BIG.

In the last segment, Amal talks with Fred Schott about Astro 1.0. They go deep on how Astro is built to pull content from anywhere and serve it fast with their next-gen island architecture.

Plus there’s an 8 minute bonus for our ++ subscribers (changelog.com/++). Fred Schott explains Astro Islands and how Astro extracts your UI into smaller, isolated components on the page, and the unused JavaScript gets replaced with lightweight HTML — leading to faster loads and time-to-interactive.

JS Party JS Party #244

The spicy React debate show 🌶️

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2022-09-23T18:30:00Z #react +2 🎧 19,951

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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