S05E06 React Native with Jay Phelps, Brent Vatne, Eric Vicenti, and Ken Wheeler

April 18, 2018

Modern Web Podcast on React Native with Jay Phelps @_jayphelps



Bent Vatne @notbrent - Front-end web/mobile developer working on Expo (https://expo.io ) and React Native

Mike Grabowski @grabbou - React Native @callstackio, member of @reactnative core team.

Eric Vicenti @EricVicenti - Open Source Entrepreneur, creator of Aven_Cloud and ReactNavigation. Formerly Facebook OpenSource ReactNative

Ken Wheeler @ken_wheeler - Director of OSS at FormidableLabs


- What is React Native?
- When you should (or shouldn't) use it 
- What is Expo?
- Gesture support on Native vs web
- What is Flutter and Dart?
- How Flutter/Dart compare to React Native


S05E05 What’s Going on in VR? with Ben Lesh, Tracy Lee, Aysegul Yonet, and Martin Splitt

April 11, 2018

In this Modern Web Podcast Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) & Ben Lesh (@benlesh) ask questions regarding “What’s going on in VR?” with guests Aysegul Yonet (@AysSomething) and Martin Splitt (@g33konaut).



Tracy (@ladyleet) - RxJS core team, Google Developer Expert, co-founder This Dot Labs

Ben (@benlesh) - RxJS core team, engineer at Google, RxWorkshop



Aysegul Yonet (@AysSomething) - Senior Angular Engineer at Narwhal Technologies Inc, GDE

Martin Splitt (@g33konaut) - Senior software engineer @ Archilogic3D



- How to get started in VR.
- Equipment you need to get started.
- Practical applications of VR.
- Where is VR used now?
- Difference between Unity and VR
- VR standards

Places you can get started:

Where to find 3D content -

Art installation in Zurich - Birdly - http://iad.zhdk.ch/en/projects/birdly/

To learn more visit www.thisdot.co

Follow today's members on twitter! @Ladyleet, @Benlesh, @AysSomething, @g33konaut, @moderndotweb

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S05E04 CSS Grid with Rachel Andrew, Jennifer Luker, and Necoline Hubner

March 29, 2018

In this Modern Web Podcast Jennifer Luker and Necoline Hubner discuss CSS Grid with Rachel Andrew.

Jen Luker @knitcodemonkey - Lead software engineer with Deseret Digital Media
Necoline Hubner @Necolinesan - Software Developer at Google Fiber (Adecco)

Rachel Andrew @rachelandrew - Web Dev, Co-founder of CMS Perch, CSS Working Group Invited Expert. Smashing Mag Editor in Chief.

Topics Discussed:
- History of CSS Grid
- Benefits of using CSS grid
- Browser compatibility and overcoming pain points of transitioning to CSS grid
- Accessibility in grid layout
- Future of grid





To learn more visit thisdot.co

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S05E03 The Truth About Developer Relations with Simona Cotin, Tara Manicsic, Tierney Cyren, and Tracy Lee

February 28, 2018

In this Modern Web Podcast Tierney Cyren (NodeSource), Tara Manicsic (Progress Developer Advocate for KendoUI, GDE), and Simona Cotin (Developer Advocate at Microsoft) discuss developer relations with Tracy Lee (GDE, This Dot Co-founder).


Topics covered:

What is developer relations?

What are some of the different types of developer relations?

How do you balance all the tasks as devrel people?

Is Developer Relations an easy job?

How are you effectively measured in your job?



To learn more visit www.thisdot.co


Follow @bitandbang, @TZMANICS, @simona_cotin, @ladyleet & @moderndotweb on Twitter!


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S05E02 Proposals Coming to your Browser with Ben Lesh, Tracy Lee, Jake Archibald, and Jay Phelps

February 23, 2018

In this Modern Web Podcast Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Ben Lesh (@benlesh) speak with guests Jake Archibald (@jaffathecake) and Jay Phelps (@_jayphelps) to talk about upcoming proposals in TC39 and WHATWG.


Proposals discussed:
EventTarget Observable Proposal in WHATWG
Observable Proposal in TC39

BigInt Proposal in TC39

Structure Cloning in WHATWG

Pipeline operator in TC39

Other topics:
How to get involved if you care about a proposal
What Ben looks like with yogurt on his nose
Tracy’s BF said “let’s git committed!"


To learn more visit www.thisdot.co


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S05E01 State Management with Taras Mankovski, Tim Dorr, Michel Weststrate, and Charles Lowell

February 8, 2018

In this Modern Web Podcast This Dot Labs CTO, Taras Mankovski @tarasm, discusses State Management with guests...

Charles Lowell @cowboyd (Frontside),

Michel Weststrate @mweststrate (Mobx),

and Tim Dorr @timdorr (React, Redux Router) 

Topics covered:

- MobX tracking changes in objects
- Redux changes to accommodate async rendering in React
- Best practices around batch operations in Redux
- Immer.js


To learn more visit www.thisdot.co

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S04E12 - Web A11y with Jen Luker and Necoline Hubner

January 4, 2018

In this Modern Web podcast Necoline Hubner discusses the web accessibility with Jen Luker.


Topics covered:

-What is accessibility

-How to write more accessible code

Follow Necoline and Jen on Twitter @necolinesan and @knitcodemonkey

Listen to more podcasts at http://moderndotweb.com


ESPN a11y guide: http://www.espn.com/core/toolkit/page/webAccessibilityGuide

checklist: https://a11yproject.com/checklist.html

a11y es-lint plugin: https://www.npmjs.com/package/eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y


gov specs: https://www.usability.gov/what-and-why/accessibility.html



S04E14 Current State of WebAssembly with Sean Larkin, Jay Phelps, Ben Lesh, and Tracy Lee

January 3, 2018

In this Modern Web podcast 4 JavaScripters discuss WebAssembly.

Sean Larkin (@thelarkinn), core team member webpack

Jay Phelps (@_jayphelps), co-author redux-observable, wasm enthusiast, compiler freak

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet), RxJS core team, Google Developer Expert, co-founder This Dot Labs

Ben Lesh (@benlesh), RxJS core team, engineer at Google, RxWorkshop

Topics covered:

- Should you care about WebAssembly?
- How is webpack involved with WebAssembly?
- What can you do now with wasm?
- How is the wasm spec being formed and advancing?
- How can you get involved with wasm?

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S04E11 - The Future of RxJS 6 & 7 - Roadmapping Operators with Ben Lesh and Tracy Lee

July 18, 2017

In this Modern Web podcast Ben Lesh discusses the future of RxJS with Tracy Lee.

Topics covered:

- Decreasing the bundle size of RxJS
- Implementing new operators
- Lettable operators
- A more functional RxJS
- Using RxJS in frameworks

To learn RxJS, visit http://reactivex.io/rxjs.
Follow Ben and Tracy on Twitter @benlesh and @ladyleet
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S04E10 - The New Payment Request API with Molly Dalton, Zach Koch, and Ray Shan

July 18, 2017

Making and accepting payments on the web is quite cumbersome.

Thankfully, the new Payment Request API and vendors like Apple and Stripe make the implementation simple and secure. Molly Dalton and Zach Koch, who work closely with Edge, Chrome and the Payment Request API, join us to discuss how to use this new standard for seamless payments on the web.



Molly Dalton @mollyadalton

Zach Koch @zachk



Ray Shan @rayshan https://shan.io




W3C Payment Request API



W3C Technical Report Development Process with various stages



Microsoft Edge



Google Chrome



Apple Pay JS









Firefox Payment Request API implementation tracking



Washington Post integrates Payment Request API



Payment request integration guides


Google guide



Mozilla guide



Microsoft guide



Live Payment Request API demos from Microsoft



Google I/O 2017 - The future of web payments



What’s new in Microsoft Edge in the Windows 10 Creators Update



Simpler web payments: Introducing the Payment Request API



Simplify payments in UWP Apps with the Payment Request API from Microsoft