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Ep. 24: The HOWL stack is your new tech stack - An explanation of Hypermedia and HTMX with Carson Gross

Episode Description: What is your tech stack of choice these days? Have you tried the HOWL stack? Do you have front end clients that are bloated, have huge bundle sizes and have complicated tooling? Are you having to write business logic on the server AND the front end? The HOWL stack might be just for you. The HOWL stack is Hypermedia On Whatever (backend) you’d Like. Hypertext you say? Yeah you know like text displayed on a computer screen that has references to other text....

July 10, 2023 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 23: Always Be Curious - The ABCs of running your own software consultancy with Matthew Holland

Episode Description: There are so many different types of career paths in the world of software, how do you know which path to take? Would you like wearing many hats (not just software), working for yourself and being exposed to lots of different types of tech? If so, maybe software consulting is the right path. In today’s episode we are joined by a React Native Mobile consultant who will answer questions like how do you put yourself out there to become a consultant?...

June 12, 2023 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 22: Contending with Contenda - Crafting a video to text AI catalyst with Lilly Chen

Episode Description: Sign up for a Private Contenda Beta @ The tech landscape is exploding with AI tools to help you automate all sorts of workflows like code completion with Github Copilot or personal assistants like Chat GPT. But what about if you are a content creator with hours of recorded video content, what tools exist for you? “Content is King” so you have to be putting out diverse content continuously....

May 8, 2023 · 3 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 21: iSnap youSnap let’s build a scalable app - Designing for scale with Denny Sam

Episode Description: When you design and build a web application for scale, you need to make a lot of decisions and small details can add up to create massive impact. So when you build a web application how do you know what framework to use, which cloud provider to choose or database solution to use? Relational, Document, Graph? You may also need users to login to your site but how do you authenticate them?...

April 10, 2023 · 3 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 20: DxE and Me - Reducing time to hello world through Developer Experience Engineering with Cassidy Williams

Episode Description: As a developer have you ever worked on an API endpoint but you can’t easily find the documentation for the API to see how pieces work, or can’t find the specific sequence diagram on how your domains interact, or how about using some clunky outdated internal tool that you have to use to compile your code, well your user experience is suffering, more specifically your developer experience is poor....

March 7, 2023 · 3 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 19: Grab your cloak and wand its TypeScript Wizardry time with Matt Pocock

Episode Description: TypeScript here, TypeScript there, everywhere a little TypeScript! Grab your cloak and wand and join us on this wizarding journey!! That’s right today’s episode is all things TypeScript. We dive into TypeScript and uncover its true power of catching errors early, running anywhere javascript does, and giving you type inference all with the help form a true master of the language. We also touch on different ways to think about imposter syndrome and ways to grow your audience as a content creator....

February 6, 2023 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 18: Optimizing for happiness - Building a code deployment platform with Marko Anastasov

Episode Description: How long does it take to get your code into the hands of your customers? Do you manually copy your files to a production server? If you answered longer than a day and yes then the code deployment product, Semaphore, is what you need. Today, we chat with, Marko Anastasov, the co-founder of Semaphore, a code integration and delivery platform, about the inception, creation, and his team’s learning journey building Semaphore....

January 9, 2023 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 17: May the test be with you - Becoming a Jedi test master with Kent C. Dodds

Episode Description: Production is down!! Faulty code was released!! Users are losing your trust by the second!! Ugh, how did this happen and how could this have been prevented? By writing the right tests! Today, Jedi test master, Kent C. Dodds, joins us as we discuss all things testing, from the types of tests in your tool belt, how to write the right tests, when to run them, tools you can and should use, and ways to ensure your tests are performant....

December 10, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 16: From zero to guitar hero to UX engineer rockstar - Jamming on design systems with Kelly Harrop

Episode Description: In today’s digital world you must have an online presence to be effective. Not only a presence but a unified, beautiful, and fast user experience. How do companies achieve consistency across thousands of pages? How do different stakeholders across the organization gain visibility into the capabilities of a system? One way is through a single design system which essentially is a set of standards intended to manage design at scale using reusable components and patterns....

November 8, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 15: Doers Document - Building systems and sustainable documentation with Eddie Hinkle

Episode Description: Let’s say you work on a team and you have a bunch of services, how do you share knowledge about the important parts of how things work? I would hope documentation is the answer and not “tribal knowledge”. But good documentation can be hard. So is communication and so is continuing to grow your career when there are so many directions you could go. In today’s show we are joined by a guest who gives us tips and tricks on better ways to create sustainable documentation, thoughts on how to communicate more effectively especially in an interview and shares a continuous learning framework he uses to help him grow....

October 10, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley