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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S03E05 - Open Sourcery and The React Community (React Rally Edition)

September 5, 2016

Modern Web sits down with Devon Lindsey (@devonbl), Sarah Drasner (@sarah_edo), James Kyle (@thejameskyle), and Katherine Poulter (@katpoulter) at React Rally (@reactrally). 


Our main goal was to put them in power ranger outfits, but you’ll have to watch that on Youtube. Listen as they discuss the benefits of being an individual technical contributor versus taking the management route. The four share their views on the excitement of being a JavaScript developer, learning new technologies and how the trend of openly sharing code has helped speed up the evolution of OSS and technology. Other topics discussed are companies giving engineers time for open source projects, how awesome the React community is at being nice to each other, and how conferences help you get to know community leaders better.

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S03E04 - The Truth Behind The Practical Dev

September 5, 2016

Ben Lesh and Tracy Lee interview Ben Halpern, the "voice" behind the famous twitter handle, @ThePracticalDev. 


Did you know you can tweet The Practical Dev about your javascript homework? This podcast gives us a fun and quick view into what it's like behind the scenes as The Practical Dev. Learn about the organization and its the future. 

Hear stories about run-ins with Tim O'Reilly, the JavaScript community, and how why Sebastian McKenzie once blocked Jay Phelps on Twitter. Hint: It was Sam Saccone's fault.

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S03E03 - Authorization vs Authentication in Ember with Rock ‘n Roll Ember

July 25, 2016

In this podcast episode, Taras Mankovski, aka EmberSherpa, interviews Balint Erdi, the author of Rock and Roll with Ember about authentication and authorization in Ember applications. They discuss common authentication strategies and how to implement them with addons like Ember Simple Auth and Torii.


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S03E02 - D3 Solutions in Ember and Composable Helpers

July 18, 2016
Ivan Vanderbyl (Co-Founder, flood.io) and Taras Mankovski (Founder, EmberSherpa), 2 Ember developers have a discussion around D3 in Ember and the solutions they have been working on to make graphing easier with the framework using add-ons. Ivan and Taras have been working on separate D3 ember solutions - ember-d3-helpers and maximum plaid.

This podcast illustrates how separate projects solving the same problems in a community can converge and move towards a common solution. Discussion revolves around using composable helpers and creating solutions on an atomic level that can be used to solve problems across various unrelated matters.

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S3E01 - The Evolution of the React Community & React Rally

July 18, 2016
Ben Lesh and Tracy Lee interview Zabriskie’s Beard and Jamison Dance on the accidental creation of React Rally, how the JavaScript framework communities are organically formed based on the strength of the framework's opinions and exploration into why the react community exists in the form that it does.

Also discussed are Power Rangers fighting bananas at React Rally, how redux is pushing the envelope for react developers to solve harder problems, and discussing the possibilities of a future react cli.

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S02E01 - The Jeff Cross & Alex Eagle Dino Show on Modern Web with Ben Lesh

July 6, 2016
In this episode filmed at #ngconf, Jeff Cross and Alex Eagle fight over Ben Lesh and his awesomeness while wearing dino hoodies. 

The show begins with an angularjs tattoo branding of The Ben Lesh, then moves on to conversations around last minute bundling decisions for the Angular 2 RC and when RxJS will be incorporated in. 

Jeff, Alex, and Ben banter over TypeScript pros and cons (Ben doesn't hate TypeScript all the time), reveal the real reason that Ben Lesh is in all of Jeff Cross' talks, how to use operators and subscriptions in RxJS, decorators, antipatterns in RxJS, meta decorators, and the issues behind Angular 2 tree shaking and decorators.

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S02E04 - Bringing Laughter and Excitement to Conferences and How to be a Better Speaker

July 6, 2016

In this special episode, Ben and Shai crawl into bed together dressed as dinosaurs and talk about his career as a comedian, how he's bringing laughter and excitement to the Angular community, and give advice to developers for speaking at conferences.


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