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S09E21- GraphQL, Microservices, Bridging the Programming Lanauge Gap, and Client App Consumption with Roy Derks

S09E21- GraphQL, Microservices, Bridging the Programming Lanauge Gap, and Client App Consumption with Roy Derks

December 7, 2022

In this episode Tracy Lee and Dustin Goodman are joined by Roy Derks- Developer Experience at StepZen ⸱ Tech Entrepreneur ⸱ GraphQL Speaker, Trainer, and Advocate- to discuss microservice design and how GraphQL can help alleviate problems derived from poorly designed microservices. They discuss different strategies teams leverage to best scale their GraphQL APIs whether they use RPC, federated schemas, or REST wrappers. They explore how GraphQL is programming language agnostic and how it’s helping to bridge gaps between different language teams. They discuss how GraphQL can positively impact consumer application usage and how it can possibly help save energy consumption and help with the world energy crisis.

 

Guest

Roy Derks

 

Hosts

Tracy Lee

Dustin Goodman

 

Sponsored by This Dot Labs

 

S09E20- Building Functional Web Apps with Enhance ft. Simon MacDonald

S09E20- Building Functional Web Apps with Enhance ft. Simon MacDonald

November 22, 2022

In this episode Rob Ocel is joined by Simon MacDonald- Head of Developer Experience at Begin-  to talk about Functional Web Apps and how Enhance can help to build them. They talk about the value of building with web-standards, HTML, and web components; progressive enhancement; how Enhance works and how it differs from other libraries such as Remix or Next; and how to use Enhance with dynamic web apps and/or legacy systems. They also discuss who are the developers whose experience Simon is the head of, and a  discussion of Simon's love of books and recommendations for what you should be reading!

 

Host

Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs

 

Guest

Simon MacDonald- Head of Developer Experience, Begin

 

Sponsored by This Dot Labs

S09E19- The Future of DevRel and Databases with Tejas Kumar

S09E19- The Future of DevRel and Databases with Tejas Kumar

November 9, 2022

In this episode Rob Ocel is joined by Tejas Kumar - international Keynote Speaker, Angel Investor, Advisor, and also the Director of Developer Relations at Xata -  to talk about how DevRel and Databases have changed over the last few years. They talk about how the state of the conference scene, and the challenges of managing a developer relations team through the global pandemic. They also talk about the pain points that developers face when selecting databases and implementing applications on top of those databases. They discuss SQL vs No-SQL, the differences between databases and CMS, schemas and low-code alternatives, branching and data migration.

 

Host

Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs

 

Guest

Tejas Kumar- Director of Developer Relations

 

Sponsored by This Dot Labs

S09E18 Modern Web Podcast- Career Transitioners, Learning Git, and Representation in Tech with Jessie Auguste

S09E18 Modern Web Podcast- Career Transitioners, Learning Git, and Representation in Tech with Jessie Auguste

October 26, 2022

In this episode Rob Ocel is joined by Jessie Auguste- Backend Software Engineer at CybSafe, co-host of the Glowing In Tech podcast, and leadership team member for Coding Black Females. They talk about coding as a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) career, the opportunities and pitfalls for junior developers transitioning from other industries, and telling the stories of underrepresented groups in tech. They also cover the cyber security challenges we face as an industry and how to meet them, learning (and teaching) Git and other difficult technical topics, dealing with ADHD in the workplace, and more!

 

Host

Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs

 

Guest

Jessie Auguste- Backend Software Engineer at CybSafe, Co-host of the Glowing in Tech Podcast, Leadership team at Coding Black Females.

 

Sponsored by This Dot Labs

S09E17 Modern Web Podcast- Hot Takes on Frameworks: React, Solid, Qwik, Svelte, Astro, Fresh, Marko, & More!

S09E17 Modern Web Podcast- Hot Takes on Frameworks: React, Solid, Qwik, Svelte, Astro, Fresh, Marko, & More!

October 12, 2022
In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Tracy Lee and Dustin Goodman join Anthony Campolo and Christopher Burns, hosts of the FSJam Podcast, to talk about the latest evolutions in new frameworks. They discuss "meta frameworks", predict trends in JavaScript, and compare the similarities and differences among newer technologies like Svelte, Solid, Qwik, Astro, Fresh, Marko, and more.
 

Host

Tracy Lee- CEO and Co-Founder, This Dot Labs

Dustin Goodman- Engineering Manager, This Dot Labs

 

Guests

Chris Burns- Co-Host of the FSJam Podcast

Anthony Campolo- Co-Host of the FSJam Podcast

 

Sponsored by This Dot Labs

S09E16 Modern Web Podcast- Thinking About TypeScript for New Users with Josh Goldberg

S09E16 Modern Web Podcast- Thinking About TypeScript for New Users with Josh Goldberg

August 24, 2022

Join Josh Goldberg, author of the O'Reilly book Learning TypeScript, as he gives listeners a holistic introduction to using TypeScript in modern web development. With Rob Ocel, Josh discusses how he would encourage new developers to learn TypeScript, and strategies team leads can employ to introduce their developers to the language. They also discuss how TypeScript got to where it has, how it relates to and differs from other popular typed languages,  and where it (and JavaScript) might be heading in the future!

 

Host

Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs

 

Guest

Josh Goldberg- Author, Learning TypeScript

 

Sponsored by This Dot Labs

 

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S09E15 Modern Web Podcast- Accessibility in Testing with Adrián Bolonio

S09E15 Modern Web Podcast- Accessibility in Testing with Adrián Bolonio

August 10, 2022

"You don't know who's using your product." In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Adrián Bolonio, Accessibility Engineer at Github, sits down with Rob Ocel to talk about the importance of web accessibility in testing. They start by talking about the diverse benefits that teams can enjoy by prioritizing accessibility in their products, and then continue their discussion by reviewing some tools and concepts developers can employ to enable accessibility in their products.

 

Host

Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs

 

Guest

Adrián Bolonio- Accessibility Software Engineer, Github

 

Sponsored by This Dot Labs

S09E14 Modern Web Podcast- Evolution of the React Paradigm and Modern React Development with Jay Phelps

S09E14 Modern Web Podcast- Evolution of the React Paradigm and Modern React Development with Jay Phelps

July 20, 2022

The landscape of modern web development is constantly changing. In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Jay Phelps, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix talks about the evolution of the React paradigm in contemporary web development and what this means for engineers working with the library right now. They talk about where React thrives and in what contexts it may offer less utility than competing web technologies, as well as the impact that emergent meta frameworks have on the role of React for those building web technologies at the enterprise level.

 

Hosts

Tracy Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of This Dot Labs (@ladyleet)

Jesse Tomchak, Software Architect at This Dot Labs (@jtomchak)

 

Guest

Jay Phelps, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix (@_jayphelps)

 

Sponsored by HARMAN.

S09E13 Modern Web Podcast- Introduction to Remix with Kent C. Dodds

S09E13 Modern Web Podcast- Introduction to Remix with Kent C. Dodds

June 22, 2022

Curious about using the full stack web framework Remix? In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, we're talking to Kent C. Dodds, Co-founder and Director of Developer Experience at Remix. They talk about how Remix formed, what Remix's current goals are, and where the team sees the technology going in the future. Kent also discusses the features offered by the framework, how the team's philosophies about web development inform these features, and the role Remix is playing in the JavaScript ecosystem. Finally, Kent talks about what's happening in the Remix community and invites listeners to get involved.

Host

Rob Ocel, Software Architect at This Dot Labs (@robocell)

 

Guest

Kent C. Dodds, Co-Founder and Director of Developer Experience at Remix (@kentcdodds)

 

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S09E12 Modern Web Podcast- Introduction to SolidJS with Ryan Carniato

S09E12 Modern Web Podcast- Introduction to SolidJS with Ryan Carniato

June 8, 2022

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, hosts Rob Ocel and Nacho Vazquez sit down with Ryan Carniato to talk about SolidJS. They talk about how the frontend JavaScript framework came to be, and what sets SolidJS apart from other technologies in the JavaScript ecosystem. They talk about the similarities between SolidJS and React's expanding features like hooks and fine grain reactivity.They then dig into some of the features offered by SolidJS and compare them to those other available tools like Svelte, JSX, and ReactJS. Finally they discuss the ways in which SolidJS distinguishes itself from other technologies, including its server-side rendering optimization, and fine grain reactivity.

 

Guest:

Ryan Carniato- Creator of SolidJS (@RyanCarniato)

 

Hosts:

Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs (@robocell)

Nacho Vazquez- Software Engineer, This Dot Labs (@nacho_devc)

 

Sponsored by 

Cloudways- PHP Cloud Hosting - Developer Friendly Managed PHP Hosting Platform

Get up to 1 Month of Free Hosting by using code “MODERNWEB” and get a $15 free hosting credit. Cloudways offers peace of mind and flexibility so you can focus on growing your business and reaching new milestones instead of dealing with server management. With Cloudways, you get an optimized stack, managed servers, backups, staging environment, integrated Git, pre-configured, Composer, 24/7 support, and the choice of five cloud providers: AWS, DigitalOcean, Linode, Google Cloud, and Vultr.

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