Modern Web
S07E20 Modern Web Podcast - Building State Machines using XState with David Khourshid

S07E20 Modern Web Podcast - Building State Machines using XState with David Khourshid

January 20, 2021

In this podcast episode, Rob Ocel (@robocell) chats with David Khourshid (@DavidKPiano), software engineer at Microsoft and creator of XState!

 

Topics discussed:

  • What are state machines and why was XState created?
  • Is XState a replacement for Redux or any other state management libraries?
  • How to get started with state machines
  • When to adopt libraries such as XState
  • What are the advanced features of state charts and how do you learn about them

 

Guest:

David Khourshid (@DavidKPiano) - Software Engineer, Microsoft & Creator of XState

 

Hosts:

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

 

This episode is sponsored by Syncfusion & This Dot Labs.

 

S07E19 Modern Web Podcast - Google’s Project Fugu, Web Performance, & User Experience with Alex Russell

S07E19 Modern Web Podcast - Google’s Project Fugu, Web Performance, & User Experience with Alex Russell

January 13, 2021

In this podcast episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) sits down with Alex Russell (@slightlylate) from Google to discuss web performance, user experience, & his work at project fugu! We also talk about core web vitals, lighthouse, the chrome user experience report, APIS, webpagetest, & more.

 

Guest:

Alex Russell (@slightlylate) - Senior Staff Software Engineer, Google

 

Hosts:

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs

 

This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs.

S07E18 Modern Web Podcast -  Full Stack JavaScript is here! Blitz.js with Brandon Bayer, Creator of Blitz

S07E18 Modern Web Podcast - Full Stack JavaScript is here! Blitz.js with Brandon Bayer, Creator of Blitz

December 30, 2020

With Blitz gaining 6000 stars on Github, over 150 contributors, and nearly 1000 slack members in less than 1 year, the excitement for Blitz.js rings true within the JavaScript community! In this episode, Wes Copeland and Tracy Lee interview Brandon Bayer about what Blitz.js is, and why to start considering using this full stack javascript framework for your projects. Topics covered are forms, testing, styling, and using Blitz with other technologies.

 

Guest:

Brandon Bayer (@flybayer) - Creator of Blitz.js

 

Hosts:

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs

Wes Copeland (@wescopeland_) - Senior Software Engineer, This Dot Labs

 

This episode is sponsored by Pluralsight & This Dot Labs.

S07E17 Modern Web Podcast - Getting LIT (HTML & Element) with Justin Fagnani: What You Should Prepare for 2021

S07E17 Modern Web Podcast - Getting LIT (HTML & Element) with Justin Fagnani: What You Should Prepare for 2021

December 23, 2020
In this podcast, we talk to Justin Fagnani, Tech Lead for the Polymer team! He gives us an update on what to expect for Lit with new features, SSR, and so much more for 2021. We also talk about new tools such as Tachometer, and touch on new web standards that you should be aware of and how they are changing the web ecosystem for developers.
 

Guest:

Justin Fagnani (@justinfagnani) - Software Engineer, Google

 

Hosts:

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs

 

This episode is sponsored by Pluralsight & This Dot Labs.

S07E16 Modern Web Podcast - Core Web Vitals, Mobile Dev, Performance & PWAs with Max Firtman

S07E16 Modern Web Podcast - Core Web Vitals, Mobile Dev, Performance & PWAs with Max Firtman

December 16, 2020

In this podcast, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Ben Lesh (@benlesh) sit down with Maximiliano Firtman (@firt) and discuss how performance in development is becoming required for development on the web and mobile, and the implications for not making sure performance is a part of your product strategy. They talk about what’s next after Lighthouse in a developer’s web performance journey, other tools such as Microsoft's webhint, and the new core web vitals that Google has recently published. Plus, they explore the importance (or lack thereof these days) of PWAs and how that is changing on mobile platforms.

 

Guest:

Maximiliano Firtman (@firt) - Freelance Mobile+Web developer | Author, Speaker, & Trainer 

 

Hosts:

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs

Ben Lesh (@benlesh) - Software Engineer at Citadel & Author of RxJS

 

This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs

S07E15 Modern Web Podcast - How To: WebPerf with Henri Helvetica

S07E15 Modern Web Podcast - How To: WebPerf with Henri Helvetica

December 9, 2020

In this podcast, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Rob Ocel (@robocell) talk to Henri Helvetica (@HenriHelvetica), your friendly Canadian web performance expert, about optimizing performance, how to become a web performance expert, keeping up with ever changing metrics, and the history of image standards on the web + what you should expect in the coming years.

 

Guest:

Henri Helvetica (@HenriHelvetica) - Freelance Developer, Web Perf Expert, Conference Speaker

 

Host:

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs 

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

 

This episode is sponsored by KendoReact This Dot Labs

S07E14 Modern Web Podcast - What Does It Take To Be a Principal Engineer? Interview with Stacy Devino

S07E14 Modern Web Podcast - What Does It Take To Be a Principal Engineer? Interview with Stacy Devino

December 2, 2020

In this podcast episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) interviews Principal Engineer at Stitchfix, Stacy Devino (@doesitpew), about being a principal engineer. We cover topics around what it takes to be a principal engineer, how to facilitate your learning within an organization, what a good culture in an engineering team looks like, the considerations one might take to look at to rewrite code or build something from scratch, and the skills needed to be successful at this level of your career.

 

Guest:

Stacy Devino (@doesitpew) - Principal Engineer at Stitchfix

 

Host:

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs 

 

This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs

S07E13 Modern Web Podcast - The Need for JS Speed | Using Preact - Interview with Jason Miller, Creator of Preact

S07E13 Modern Web Podcast - The Need for JS Speed | Using Preact - Interview with Jason Miller, Creator of Preact

November 25, 2020

In this podcast Tracy Lee (@ladyleet), Hunter Miller (@hmillerdev), and Ben Lesh (@benlesh) interview Jason Miller (@_developit), creator and core team member of Preact about Preact - its conception, where it's at today, who's using it, and what's coming up for the library. We also ask Jason about how being on the Google Chrome team has impacted the direction of Preact, and about his current project at Google, ModernJS.

 

Guests:

Jason Miller (@_developit) - Creator & Core Team Member, Preact | DevRel, Google 

 

Hosts:

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs

Ben Lesh (@benlesh) - Software Engineer at Citadel & Author of RxJS

Hunter Miller (@hmillerdev) - Software Engineer, This Dot Labs

 

This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs

S07E12 Modern Web Podcast - How to Pass FAANG Technical Interviews with Sam Saccone

S07E12 Modern Web Podcast - How to Pass FAANG Technical Interviews with Sam Saccone

November 11, 2020

In this podcast episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Ben Lesh (@benlesh) speak with Sam Saccone (@samccone), a software engineer at Google, about how to prepare for a tech interview.

 

Topics discussed:

  • How to approach interviewers
  • What questions to prepare for
  • What questions you should be asking the interviewer
  • What algorithm questions are asked
  • What questions are NOT asked

 

Guests:

Sam Saccone (@samccone) - Software Engineer, Google

 

Hosts:

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs

Ben Lesh (@benlesh) - Software Engineer at Citadel & Author of RxJS

 

This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs

S07E11 Modern Web Podcast - New CSS & Media Query APIs You Need to Learn Today

S07E11 Modern Web Podcast - New CSS & Media Query APIs You Need to Learn Today

November 5, 2020

In this podcast episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Ben Lesh (@benlesh) sit down with special guests, Zouhir Chahoud, Stephanie Stimac, and Craig Dunn from Microsoft about new CSS & media query APIs!

 

Topics discussed:

  • What is the new CSS & JS primitives 
  • What does this mea for developers and designers?
  • How can you start experimenting right now?
  • docs.microsoft.com/dual-screen for more info on designing and developing for these devices 

 

Guests:

Zouhir Chahoud - Program Manager, Edge 

Stephanie Stimac - Program Manager, Edge 

Craig Dunn - Principle Software Engineer, Microsoft 

 

Hosts:

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs

Ben Lesh (@benlesh) - Software Engineer at Citadel & Author of RxJS

 

This episode is sponsored by KendoReact This Dot Labs

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