Welcome to 2023 — we’re kicking off the year talking to Justin Searls about the state of web development and why he just might write a “You Might Not Need React” post. He’s been so productive using Turbo and Stimulus (and tailwind) in Rails 7 that we had to talk about the state of Rails development today and a bunch of other fun topics around building for the web in 2023.
This week Gerhard is joined by Justin Searls, Test Double co-founder and CTO. Also a 🐞 magnet. They talk about how to deal with the pressure of shipping faster, why you should optimize for smoothness not speed, and why focusing on consistency is key. Understanding the real why behind what you do is also important. There’s a lot more to it, as its a nuanced and complex discussion, and well worth your time.
Expect a decade of learnings compressed into one hour, as well as disagreements on some ops and infrastructure topics — all good fun. In the show notes, you will find Gerhard’s favorite conference talks Justin gave a few years back.
Justin Searls from Test Double joins the party to talk about patterns he’s identified that lead to failure, minimalism, and of course, testing!
Justin Searls shares some advice on working from home that he’s acquired over 9 years of running a remote company. I like how he breaks it up into advice for humans (everyone), employees, and managers.
I mentioned this post in the resources segment of today’s JS Party recording all about WFH. That conversation hits feeds a week from tomorrow.