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A weekly show covering the latest in browser features, standards, and the tools developers use to build for the Web of today and beyond. Each week, hosts Danny, Amal, Leon, and Justin are joined by a special guest to discuss the latest developments and features that you may just want to use in your next project.

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A weekly show covering the latest in browser features, standards, and the tools developers use to build for the Web of today and beyond. Each week, hosts Danny, Amal, Leon, and Justin are joined by a special guest to discuss the latest developments and features that you may just want to use in your next project.

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A Web Wonderland!

By KatieJoy0514 - Mar 13 2019
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The entire Web Platform crew, along with their incredibly knowledgeable guests deliver nothing but value in each and every episode. Comprised of all the traditional things that make a web/tech/development show fabulous (deconstruction, innovation, etc.) coupled with authenticity and insight you won’t find anywhere else. Thanks for putting out such a wonderful show guys - keep up the great work!

really hard to listen to

By Sipajahava - Mar 14 2016
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I think this would be a pretty good podcast but the couple I’ve listened to have really bad audio and needed some serious post production/editing to remove long pauses, barking dogs, feedback etc. I’d give it another try if the production quality was greatly improved.

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
1
2
1
0

A Web Wonderland!

By KatieJoy0514 - Mar 13 2019
Read more
The entire Web Platform crew, along with their incredibly knowledgeable guests deliver nothing but value in each and every episode. Comprised of all the traditional things that make a web/tech/development show fabulous (deconstruction, innovation, etc.) coupled with authenticity and insight you won’t find anywhere else. Thanks for putting out such a wonderful show guys - keep up the great work!

really hard to listen to

By Sipajahava - Mar 14 2016
Read more
I think this would be a pretty good podcast but the couple I’ve listened to have really bad audio and needed some serious post production/editing to remove long pauses, barking dogs, feedback etc. I’d give it another try if the production quality was greatly improved.

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The Web Platform Podcast

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A weekly show covering the latest in browser features, standards, and the tools developers use to build for the Web of today and beyond. Each week, hosts Danny, Amal, Leon, and Justin are joined by a special guest to discuss the latest developments and features that you may just want to use in your next project.

Rank #1: 130: Web Worker Adoption

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This week on The Web Platform Podcast your hosts ask the question “Why aren’t Web Workers more widely adopted”? Your hosts talk about what problems can be solved by Web Workers providing some interesting use cases and talk about their own experiences in past projects.

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Around the Web in Two Minutes

Jul 05 2017

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Rank #2: 139: The state of CSS moving forward in 2018

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This week Erik Meyer joins us to talk about the past, present and future of CSS. Delving into some web history, discussing why CSS can be overlooked in regards to app development and the reasons people can be off-put by CSS this episode is a delightful insight into the mind of a web legend.

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  • Angular 4.4.X released. Be sure to update to the latest patch in 4.4 as there was an issue with the initial release
  • Quick shoutout to the npm package ng-packagr for making it simple to package angular modules for npm
  • As of Firefox 57.0a1, U2F is sitting behind a flag, which hopefully land soon the ability to use YubiKeys and the related security keys
  • Polymer 2.1.0 landed, which now allows the setting of Polymer.passiveTouchGeastures to enable better scroll performance
  • iOS 11 begins rolling out today, which means that Safari 11 has a new set of fixes and features, including more standards compliant flexbox, flags to enable experimental features, WebRTC and Media Capture for real-time video/audio, and much more
  • The upcoming iPhone X “notch” does seem to have workarounds for the web which is good news

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Oct 06 2017

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Rank #3: 188: You Don't Know JS?

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Kyle Simpson, the author of the extremely popular "You Don't Know JS?" book series has been a JavaScript developer for 20 years which is a long time considering JavaScript is only 24. Join us this week and witness Kyles obvious passion for the language, hear about his past experiences (like creating a compiler with PHP) and what it's like to be part of the JS community from the beginning.

Visit the website for This Week in Web, 15% off conference tickets, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/188-you-dont-know-js?

Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Apr 18 2019

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Rank #4: 156: React 16 - Fiber and Beyond

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In the past few years React has become a mainstay in the front end development community and React 16 has more to offer than ever. This week our hosts chat with Andrew Clark of the React core team about some of React’s history as well as some of the new exciting things in React 16 and beyond.

Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/156-react-16-fiber-and-beyond

Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Mar 08 2018

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Rank #5: 31: Building with React.js

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What is Facebook’s React.js project? When it was announced at JSConf US 2013 it met mixed reviews. One question that might enter your mind is...as developer today in 2015, do I really need to know another framework? The short answer is “yes”. In episode 31 “Building with React.js” we talk with Facebook developer and TC39 member, Sebastian Markbage (@sebmarkbage) on building apps with React, React Native, React Conf 2015, what’s new in the framework, what the core concepts are, what the hype is all about, and much more.  

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Feb 17 2015

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Rank #6: 158: A Developer's Guide into the World of Web Standards

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The world of web standards can be complicated and confusing, Jory Burson joins us to help make things clearer! We discuss the different standards organisations, why standards are important and why it's good for developers to get involved.

Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/158-a-developers-guide-into-the-world-of-web-standards

Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Mar 28 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #7: 142: Redux & it's Ecosystem

Nov 03 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #8: 171: CSS In-Depth

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CSS can seem like magic sometimes, but it really isn't! Join us with Aimee Knight and take an in-depth look at how the browser actually uses CSS. We talk about performance, hardware acceleration, debugging CSS issues, common pitfalls and all the things to make working with CSS easier.

Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/171-css-indepth

Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Sep 07 2018

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Rank #9: 114 Trends & The Future

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Erik Isaksen(@eisaksen) & Mark Nadal (@marknadal) talk about trends in web development as an industry. They discuss technology communities and how they got involved. Mark grills Erik on how technology has changed over the years & what patterns he’s seen across his career. Mark predicts the future of web technology…machine learning on AST’s. Do not resist, the future is already written.

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Nov 11 2016

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Rank #10: 133: Ionic & Web Components

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Justin Willis from Ionic joins us this week to talk about hybrid app development with Ionic and some amazing work they have been doing with Web Components. Justin gives us an overview of the Ionic project, its background and how it makes building hybrid apps super easy. We then move on to talk about why Ionic have chosen to rebuild their components as Web Components and the benefits they are seeing from making this move.

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Aug 03 2017

53mins

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Rank #11: 165: JS Unit Testing Tools & Best Practices

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Join Danny, Leon, and Amal for a discussion on unit testing modern web applications. Amal has recently taught a pilot testing workshop in Boston with Gleb from Cypress who was on the show last week. She is excited to evangelize the importance of unit testing. Unit tests are the vegetables of the JavaScript world - cooked properly, they are absolutely delicious, and you'll never want to stop eating them!

Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/165-js-unit-testing-tools-best-practices

Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Jul 05 2018

55mins

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Rank #12: 126: Gold Standard Checklist for Web Components

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This week we are joined with special guests Jan Miksovsky and Rob Bearman from Component Kitchen to talk about their work on the Web Component Gold Standard. The Gold Standard is an open source project which outlines best practices for creating Web Components. The Gold Standard presents developers with a checklist they can use to ensure their Web Components are of exceptional high quality matching that of native elements. The episode goes into where the requirement for the Gold Standard came from and why it is such an invaluable resource for Web Component developers. This includes discussion on why code reuse on the web is so difficult and how Web Components and the Gold Standard can help. We also talk about the future of the Gold Standard and how the community can help make it even better.

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Around the Web in Two Minutes

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Mar 29 2017

49mins

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Rank #13: 63: TypeScript & ES6 in Angular Applications

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Dan Wahlin (@DanWahlin) , Angular JS GDE & Software Engineer, chats on TypeScript & ES6 in Angular applications. He tells us about how he leverages the power of these tools to improve his applications. He goes into a few of his debugging stories and even about how he uses docker to quickly deploy these applications.

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Oct 02 2015

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Rank #14: 45: SSO, Open ID, & Anvil Connect

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Identity is the missing link that connects all your users, apps, services, and devices to each other and the rest of the world. Christian Smith (@anvilhacks) is founder of Anvil Research (@AnvilResearch) and the creator of Anvil Connect, an open source authorization server built with Node.js to authenticate your users and protect your APIs.

Anvil Connect simplifies security when you have many apps and services to integrate. It acts as a broker between your apps, APIs, and a long list of OAuth providers like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and GitHub. The server works with apps written in any programming language that speaks HTTP. The code is MIT licensed and implements open standards like OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, and JSON Web Tokens.

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May 26 2015

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Rank #15: 162: WebAssembly

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This week on the Web Platform Podcast our panel chats about WebAssembly and the future of the web. What exactly is WebAssembly? Is it a replacement for JavaScript? Do I need to learn C++ if I want to use it? Sooooo many questions about this very cool technology. Come listen to Thomas Nattestad and Ben Smith give answers to all of these questions and many more!

Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/162-webassembly

Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Jun 06 2018

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Rank #16: 149: Angular - A Platform for the Modern Web

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This week Michael Prentice and Stephen Fluin join Danny Blue and Amal Hussein to chat about the current state of Angular. They go over the path to get to the Angular as it is now as well as the new features available in the latest version (5.1.1 as of this recording). Compilers, template, and Observables are discussed as well as build tools & schematics. Come listen about the Angular Platform on the Web Platform!

Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/149-angular-a-platform-for-the-modern-web

Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Dec 20 2017

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Rank #17: 103: Articulating Design Decisions

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This week on the Web Platform Podcast Danny Blue and Amal Hussein chat with Tom Greever (@tomgreever), Author of ”Articulating Design Decisions”. Tom helps our hosts learn how to help communicate more effectively and we learn that maybe Danny is a jerk. Learn how design and dev can work together, how to avoid the “CEO button” and more!

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Aug 26 2016

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Rank #18: 181: Learning Design

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For many developers, design can be a mystifying topic. For many designers, writing code isn't their daily task. In this episode designer and developer Erik Kennedy walks through common approaches and talks about who designers and developers can better work together to bring forth happiness inducing products.

Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/181-learning-design

Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Jan 25 2019

47mins

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Rank #19: 62: JQuery 3

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Timmy Willison (@TimmyWil) , lead developer at The JQuery Foundation & Senior Engineer at Open Table, joins us to discuss what is new with the most popular JavaScript library of all time- JQuery. We discuss what is new in version 3, struggles and implementation decisions, performance and much more.

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Angular Remote Conf

Do you want to attend a conference with top level Angular speakers but can afford the cost and inconvenience in travelling? Angular Remote Conf is an online conference Sept. 24th through the 25th with live interactions, a dedicated forum, respected leaders in Angular, and best of all you never have to leave the comfort of your own home to attend.

The Web Platform Podcast listeners receive a 20% discount for https://angularremoteconf.com/. All you have to do is use "webplatform" as the coupon code at checkout to  get your 20% off. This works for group tickets, standard tickets, and early bird as well. Head over to angularremoteconf.com and sign up ASAP to get the maximum savings

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Sep 23 2015

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Rank #20: 15: Functional Programming with Elm, ClojureScript, Om, and React

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Episode 15 deep dives into the programming experiences of Adam Solove (@asolove), Head of Engineering at Pagemodo. Adam has spent the last ten years building web interfaces various technologies such as CGI, Flash, DHTML, RJS, jQuery, and many MVC JavaScript frameworks. Adam has found over his career that working with a more functional style of programming is much more rewarding in many ways.

Functional programming and FRP (Functional Reactive Programming) provides improvements in performance and purposely avoids changing-state and mutable data. This can be an extremely effective technique in web application development because of the stateful nature of DOM (Document Object Model) implementations in the browser. Adam evangelizes and works with several languages and tools to provide incredible functional style applications including, but not limited to, Elm, ClojureScript, OM, & React.js.

Facebook’s React.js, met with mixed reviews when it was first released in 2013.  Since then it has been stirring up support in droves within the JavaScript development community do to it’s high UI performance output in browsers. It’s Virtual DOM and ways of solving data & DOM performance problems have been highly criticized but hard to ignore. React has an effective unorthodox way of thinking about UI.

Elm, a functional reactive language for interactive applications, combines core features of functional languages like immutability & type inference with FRP to Create highly interactive applications without callbacks or shared state. Elm is similar in syntax to Haskell and it compiles to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that uses a Virtual DOM model similar in concepts to that of react.js. According to Elm’s internal benchmarks, using it’s compiled JavaScript code is actually faster than any JavaScript framework tested by a extreme margin.  

ClojureScript, is a new compiler for Clojure that targets JavaScript. It is designed to emit JavaScript code which is compatible with the advanced compilation mode of the Google Closure optimizing compiler. David Nolen, has taken ClojureScript and created an interface for react.js called OM. Om allows for simple represention of Web Application User Interfaces as an EDN. ClojureScript data is immutable data, which means that Om can always rapidly re-render the UI from the root.  According to the project description, UIs created with Om are inherently able to create & manage historical snapshots with no implementation complexity and little overhead.

 

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ClojureScript & OM
React.js

Oct 24 2014

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