MW S04E08 - Vue.js with Evan You and Sarah Drasner

April 27, 2017

Topic

Vue.js with creator Evan You and Sarah Drasner

Summary

Vue.js is a JavaScript UI framework built to be approachable, versatile and performant. Its creator Evan You and the award winning writer of CSS-Tricks Sarah Drasner join us to discuss the creation of Vue.js, the beginner learning curve, how it handles data and animations, and how it differs from Angular and React.

Panelists

Evan You @youyuxi http://evanyou.me/

Sarah Drasner @sarah_edo https://sarahdrasnerdesign.com/

Host

Ray Shan @rayshan https://shan.io

Links

Vue.js

https://vuejs.org/

Angular

https://angular.io/

Laravel

https://laravel.com/

Object.defineProperty()

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Object/defineProperty

Getter / setters in JavaScript

http://speakingjs.com/es5/ch17.html#getters_setters

http://exploringjs.com/es6/ch_classes.html#_getters-and-setters

Animations in Angular

https://angular.io/docs/ts/latest/guide/animations.html

React Motion

https://github.com/chenglou/react-motion

Redux

http://redux.js.org/

Vuex

https://vuex.vuejs.org/

MobX

https://mobx.js.org/

RxJS

http://reactivex.io/

Ben Lesh

https://twitter.com/BenLesh

Chris Fritz

https://github.com/chrisvfritz

Evan’s Patreon

https://www.patreon.com/evanyou

Sarah’s CodePen

http://codepen.io/sdras/

Upcoming VueConf in Poland, June 2017

https://conf.vuejs.org/

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MW S04E07 - Accessibility with Rob Dodson and Alice Boxhall

March 27, 2017

Topic

Accessibility on the Web

Summary

This episode is all about web accessibility. We’re joined by Rob Dodson, developer advocate at Google, and Alice Boxhall, software engineer at Google. We talk about why accessibility matters to everyone, even beyond people with disabilities. We dive into the implementation details, such as navigation, semantics and styling, based on Rob and Alice’s Web Accessibility course. We explore various guidelines and learning resources to improve your design and implementation.

Panelists

Rob Dodson @rob_dodson

Alice Boxhall @sundress

Host

Ray Shan @rayshan https://shan.io

Links

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/

U.S. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

https://www.section508.gov/

Free Udacity Web Accessibility course by Google

https://www.udacity.com/course/web-accessibility--ud891

tabindex attribute

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Global_attributes/tabindex

Heydon Pickering

http://www.heydonworks.com/

Inclusive Design at Microsoft

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/design/inclusive

Webkit no longer respects user-scalable=no

https://webkit.org/blog/7367/new-interaction-behaviors-in-ios-10/

Testing tools

aXe / axe-cli

https://github.com/dequelabs/axe-core

https://github.com/dequelabs/axe-cli

WAVE

http://wave.webaim.org/

tota11y

http://khan.github.io/tota11y/

Lighthouse for progressive web apps

https://developers.google.com/web/tools/lighthouse/

Accessibility tools in Chrome DevTools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBJZsp5LsOE

macOS VoiceOver

https://help.apple.com/voiceover/info/guide/10.12/

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)

https://www.nvaccess.org/

Learning Resources

Google Developers - Web Fundamentals - Accessibility

https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/accessibility/

A11ycasts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9Qff0b-lHk&list=PLNYkxOF6rcICWx0C9LVWWVqvHlYJyqw7g

WebAIM and its mailing list

http://webaim.org/

Web Accessibility Slack

https://web-a11y.herokuapp.com/

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) specs and Authoring Practices

https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/

https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices-1.1/

Good accessibility reference implementations

Bootstrap http://v4-alpha.getbootstrap.com/getting-started/accessibility/

Medium https://medium.com/

Apple https://www.apple.com/

GitHub https://github.com/

Accessibility Wins

https://a11ywins.tumblr.com/

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S04E06 - Web Analytics with Andy Elliott (Google) and Calvin French-Owen (Segment)

February 21, 2017

Topic

The What, Why and How of Web Analytics

 

Summary

Calvin French-Owen, CTO of Segment, and Andy Elliott, business analyst at Google, join us to discuss analytics. We talk about what business metrics to measure and how to select analytics vendors for businesses large and small. We also discuss the technical challenges of analytics instrumentation, such as measuring web apps vs. websites, automation and data schema design.

 

Panelists

Calvin French-Owen @calvinfo http://calv.info

Andy Elliott https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewwelliott

 

Host

Ray Shan @rayshan https://shan.io

 

Links

 

Segment

https://segment.com/

 

Google Analytics

https://www.google.com/analytics/#?modal_active=none

 

Mixpanel pushing for meaningful metrics beyond pageviews

http://allthingsd.com/20121217/andreessen-and-mixpanel-call-for-an-end-to-bullshit-metrics/

 

Adobe Analytics (Omniture)

http://www.adobe.com/marketing-cloud/web-analytics.html

 

Amplitude

https://amplitude.com/

 

Customer.io

https://customer.io/

 

Amazon Redshift

https://aws.amazon.com/redshift/

 

Google BigQuery

https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/

 

Automated instrumentation

 

Google Analytics autotrack

https://github.com/googleanalytics/autotrack

 

Heap

https://heapanalytics.com

 

Coverage on “data lake”

https://martinfowler.com/bliki/DataLake.html

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/technology-forecast/2014/cloud-computing/features/data-lakes.html

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S04E05 - NeuroJavaScript + Angular of Things with Stephen Fluin, Alex Castillo, and Uri Shaked

February 1, 2017

In this episode, Stephen Fluin (@stephenfluin), Angular core team member and Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) interview Alex Castillo (@castillo__io) and Uri Shaked (@urishaked) on unique and interesting projects utilizing Angular (2).

With these two pushing the edge on what is possible with JavaScript and as speakers on the upcoming ngcruise, listen in to hear about IoT, neurojavascript, and Angular.

Guests

Alex Castillo (@castillo__io)

Uri Shaked (@urishaked)

Hosts

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet)

Stephen Fluin (@stephenfluin)

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S04E04 - Firefox Developer Tools with James Long

January 17, 2017

Summary

James Long, Mozilla, speaks to us about developer tooling in this podcast. What is the state of firefox tooling? How was the migration of firefox developer tools to react? What are some upcoming features in firefox like reverse debugging?

We discuss other topics such as browsers standardizing on the chrome debugging protocol, redux-observable, redux middleware, error trapping issues with promises, and implications in the observable spec.

Panelists

James Long @jlongster

Ben Lesh @benlesh

Tracy Lee @ladyleet

 

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S04E03 - UI Components - Challenges and Best Practices Across Web and Native

December 29, 2016

Summary

Benoit Marchant, create of the Montage Framework, and Andy Matuschak, UIKit engineer, researcher and head of mobile engineering at Khan Academy, join us to discuss UI components. We reminisce Benoit and Andy’s extensive history of web and native engineering at Apple. We debate various challenges and best practices of component reusability, encapsulation, gestures, data binding, and collaboration between engineers and designers.

Panelists

Benoit Marchant @benoitmarchant

Andy Matuschak @andy_matuschak https://andymatuschak.org/

Host

Ray Shan @rayshan https://shan.io

Links 

WebObjects

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebObjects 

Montage Framework

http://montagestudio.com/montagejs/

UIKit gesture recognizers

https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/EventHandling/Conceptual/EventHandlingiPhoneOS/GestureRecognizer_basics/GestureRecognizer_basics.html

Gestures in React Native

https://facebook.github.io/react-native/docs/handling-touches.html

https://facebook.github.io/react-native/docs/gesture-responder-system.html

WebComponents

http://webcomponents.org/

Elm

http://elm-lang.org/

Khan Academy Long-Term Research

http://klr.tumblr.com/

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S04E02 - Polymer and Web Components vs Frameworks (Jerry Springer Edition)

December 22, 2016

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast - Ben Lesh stars as the Jerry Springer of JavaScript stirs things up with the Polymer team Monica Dinculescu and Fred Schott with hard questions about louder voices representing Polymer on twitter and the reasoning behind perceived abrasiveness.

Thankfully, no one gets pregnant in this episode and hard conversations are all in jest. The meat of this podcast is centered around the difference between Polymer and web components, composable components nested inside svg, where browsers are in supporting native custom elements, web components versus frameworks, the concept of using the platform, using Polymer in frameworks like Angular 2, the progression of the polymer-cli.

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S04E01 - Data Visualization on the Web with DataSketches

December 1, 2016

We talk to Shirley Wu and Nadieh Bremer, long-time members of the D3 and data visualization communities, about their latest collaboration DataSketches and building data visualization using web technologies.

 

Panelists

Shirley Wu @sxywu http://sxywu.com/

Nadieh Bremer @NadiehBremer http://www.visualcinnamon.com/

 

Hosts

Tracy Lee @ladyleet

Ray Shan @rayshan https://shan.io

 

Links

Data Sketches http://www.datasketch.es/

Bay Area d3 User Group http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-d3-User-Group/

D3.unconf, an annual D3-focused conference http://visfest.com/d3unconf-2016/

Using Pinterest to collect inspiration https://www.pinterest.com/nadiehbremer/

R for data processing https://www.r-project.org/

Linear Digressions podcast - What's the biggest #bigdata? http://lineardigressions.com/episodes/2016/7/30/whats-the-biggest-bigdata

Create React App to quickly bootstrap a data visualization project using React https://github.com/facebookincubator/create-react-app

Mike Bostock, author of D3, and his visualization work on New York Times https://bost.ocks.org/mike/

D3 4.0 with improved force layout and modularity https://github.com/d3/d3/releases/tag/v4.0.0

Charting libraries

Highcharts http://www.highcharts.com/

NVD3, built on top of D3 http://nvd3.org/

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S03E06 - React Router, HistoryJS, State Management, Webpack vs Rollup, and more (React Rally Edition)

September 10, 2016

Michael Jackson, Stephen Rivas Jr, and Jay Phelps discuss React and other front end frameworks at React Rally. 


Topics covered: 

- Create-react-app
- How using ember prior to react has affected the thinking behind working on react
- React trainings
- Building complex react apps
- Webpack vs Rollup 
- HistoryJS (react history)
- How you should approach open source projects
- React Router v4
- Early mistakes in the early router
- Previews some of the changes happening with react router and react history. 
-Integration of redux with react router and react history
- React Router 4
- Sate management in react

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S03E07 - React, Node, TC39, Cancellable Promises, and Observables, Oh My! (React Rally Edition)

September 5, 2016
Tracy Lee interviews Ben Lesh at React Rally. They discuss the React community compared to other JavaScript communities, which they boil down to being very similar to a “choose-your-own-adventure”.

Important things to note in this podcast: The benefits and costs of new ES2015 features, Node’s position in the JavaScript ecosystem and how TC39 standards are affecting the node ecosystem, senior developers mentoring and making junior developers feel comfortable, the promises spec and cancellation tokens with observables.

Other topics: how React trainings differ from Angular or Ember trainings, the new create-react-app and why it’s so amazing, the new screencast site Yolobrolo, and why @godtributes is the most amazing twitter bot ever.

Ben also might have said that Dan Abramov is a React superstar, but you’ll have to listen to be sure. Tracy called out Ben on not wearing the hat that Sam Saccone’s mother purchased him.

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