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JS Party

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A community celebration of JavaScript and the web. This show records LIVE on Thursdays at 1pm US/Eastern time. Panelists include Mikeal Rogers, Rachel White, and Alex Sexton, Nick Nisi, Suz Hinton, Safia Abdalla, Feross Aboukhadijeh, Kevin Ball, Chr...Show More
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1:04:22 | Sep 13th

KBall, Divya, Feross, and Jerod get together to discuss tips and tricks for communicating with other coders, project stakeholders, and users.

1:06:45 | Sep 6th

This episode is all about conferences and there is a lot to talk about! Why even go? What makes a conference worth it? How can you get the most of the experience? Is speaking worth all the effort? How can you make your talk amazing? How can you get y...Show More

1:05:26 | Aug 30th

With the jumping off point of KBall’s question: “What are best practices for organizing a Node project?” Mikeal and Feross drop an incredible amount of wisdom about Node, organizing using modules, release management, deployment approaches, how to ado...Show More

56:17 | Aug 16th

Adam adds a twist to our YepNope format this week. Instead of 2v2, it’s 1v1v1 with Mikeal reppin’ team Yep, Divya on team Nope, and Feross sitting in the middle on team It Depends. You don’t want to miss this excellent debate/discussion all about JS ...Show More

49:57 | Aug 9th

Jerod, Feross, and Nick discuss the latest npm security fiasco, opine on the strengths and weaknesses of spreadsheets, explain CORS like they’re 5 (sorta), and give shout outs to deserving purveyors of fine software.

45:54 | Jul 15th

KBall catches up with Florian Rival about bring a C++ based game engine to the web by compiling to WebAssembly and creating a React-based frontend.

1:02:27 | Jul 9th

Suz, Feross, and Emma have an honest conversation about burnout. They ask questions like — How do developers deal with burnout? What is burnout? What are examples of burnout in open source? Plus they close the show by sharing tips for avoiding burnou...Show More

35:29 | Jul 1st

KBall MC’d a live show at NodeConf Colombia with a panel of 4 experts from the Node community — Kat Marchán, Anna Henningsen, Ruben Bridgewater, and James Snell. It was a great discussion about the future of Node.js and the Node.js ecosystem.

54:01 | Jun 21st

Jerod and Divya are joined by George Mandis to learn all about his “frivolous” JavaScript library that’s helped countless websites implement the beloved cheat code. Ten years later and still actively maintained, Konami-JS has stood the test of time a...Show More

1:04:35 | Jun 14th

KBall, Divya, and Nick get together with Chris Ferdinandi to talk about vanilla JavaScript, best resources for learning, and our favorite vanilla JavaScript tips, tricks and APIs.

1:06:38 | Jun 10th

Zach Leatherman joins the party with Divya and Nick to talk about fonts and static site generators! Zach shares his knowledge about font loading, what can go wrong, and how we can avoid issues. Then we discuss Zach’s newest project, Eleventy, a simpl...Show More

57:00 | May 31st

Jerod, Suz, Divya, and Kball share their thoughts, opinions, and advice on developer strengths and weaknesses — compromise, communication, tool mastery, deep dives into dev history, and mentorship/sponsorship. .

1:17:12 | May 24th

Jerod, Kball, Divya, and Nick share their initial impressions of GitHub’s recently announced package registry, what JS skills are trending in job listings, and shout outs!

53:05 | May 18th

KBall, Emma, and Chris explain some things to each other like we’re five, bring stories of the week, and share some sweet pro tips.

33:29 | May 14th

Emma Wedekind MC’d a live show at ReactJS Girls with a panel of 3 amazing women — Eve Porcello, Marcy Sutton, and Kate Beard. It was a great discussion covering the biggest challenges they’ve faced, how no matter who you are imposter syndrome occurs ...Show More

59:52 | May 7th

Nick and Mikeal catch up with Henry Zhu, the maintainer of Babel and host of the Maintainers Anonymous and Hope in Source podcasts. We discuss his path to open source maintainer-ship. We also chat about best practices for interacting with maintainers...Show More

1:15:41 | Apr 30th

Jerod welcomes new panelists Emma Wedekind and Divya Sasidharan to the party! We get to know these two amazing ladies and then open up the conversation to talk about what’s on their mind. Divya broaches the nuanced topics of keeping up with the fast ...Show More

42:27 | Apr 19th

KBall MC’d a live show at React Amsterdam with a panel of 5 amazing React experts — Kitze, Michel Weststrate, Mike Grabowski, Vladimir Novick, and Andrey Okonetchnikov. It was a great discussion of state management solutions and the future of state m...Show More

1:10:23 | Apr 12th

KBall and Jason geek out on the ins and outs of Gatsby. They talked through the fundamentals of working with Gatsby, the development process, and look into the future of Gatsby.

57:12 | Apr 5th

KBall, Nick, and Chris dig into the various dimensions along which projects vary, dig into testing and best practices, and share a number of lessons learned from legacy projects.

59:47 | Mar 29th

Jerod and Nick are joined by Fred K. Schott – the main brain behind Pika. What’s that, you ask? An effort to make modern JavaScript more accessible by making it easier to find, publish, install, and use modern packages on npm.

57:52 | Mar 22nd

We discuss the news (built-in modules, OpenJSFoundation, Lambda School stipends), chat about the internet of JS things, and finish up with one of our favorite segments: shout outs!

1:02:09 | Mar 20th

Chris Coyier joins Suz and Jerod to continue the discussion on The Great Divide in front-end-land. We also use this as an opportunity to gush on how much CSS-Tricks has done for the community, get Chris’ perspective on the history of the website, and...Show More

56:19 | Mar 8th

KBall and Suz interview Ashi Krishnan, visual poet and senior software engineer at GitHub. Topics include how Ashi got into programming, her upcoming talk at React Amsterdam, code bootcamps, and developer tools.

1:22:26 | Mar 4th

Panelist Jerod Santo and first-time panelist Adam Stacoviak talk with Adam Wathan of Full Stack Radio fame about his CSS utility library called Tailwind CSS that’s growing in popularity to rapidly build custom user interfaces.

1:04:03 | Feb 25th

Panelists Suz Hinton and Nick Nisi discuss TensorFlow.js and Machine Learning in JavaScript with special guest Paige Bailey, TensorFlow mom and developer Advocate for Google AI.

36:49 | Feb 15th

KBall picks the brains of 4 of the speakers at JSConf Hawai’i to investigate the future of JavaScript and Web Development.

1:04:44 | Feb 8th

KBall and Nick catch up with Nara Kaspergen and Jen Looper for a pair of conversations covering Voice UI Devices, using NativeScript for mobile development, and Jen’s work with Vue Vixens helping make the Vue.js community welcoming to women and non-b...Show More

55:41 | Feb 1st

Panelists Nick Nisi, Suz Hinton, and Kevin Ball chat about the perceived Great Divide in front end development, why 2019 is the year of TypeScript, and shout outs to inspirational members of the community.

1:01:44 | Jan 25th

Your 3 intrepid hosts try to explain JS concepts (bind/apply, thunks, and ReasonML) to each other as if we’re five year olds. Hilarity and/or confusion ensues. During Pro Tip Time, Suz tells a story of woe, KBall motivates himself, and Jerod tries to...Show More

1:02:26 | Jan 18th

The JS Party crew discuss static site generators, our experiences with them, and what the future might hold for this ever-evolving technology.

45:45 | Jan 11th

KBall and Nick meet up with Jory Burson and Amal Hussein at Node+JS Interactive. Together we open up the black box of the JavaScript standards process, talk about how to get involved, and then dig into the use of ASTs to transform and analyze JavaScr...Show More

1:09:45 | Dec 21st, 2018

Nick, KBall, and Chris respond to follow up on the State of JavaScript survey, discuss Chromium, Edge, and the future of the web, and reminisce about the past year in the final JS Party of 2018!

1:08:30 | Dec 14th, 2018

KBall, Chris, Nick, and Safia discuss how they keep a healthy relationship with dependencies in their codebase. Listen to learn how they decide when to use third-party dependencies, how they verify and validate dependencies, and how to support the ec...Show More

44:59 | Dec 7th, 2018

In this special episode of JS Party, KBall and Nick are on location at Node + JS Interactive in Vancouver. They talks with Laurie Voss, co-founder and COO of npm Inc. They chat about his talk, “npm and the Future of JavaScript”, JavaScript frameworks...Show More

55:15 | Nov 30th, 2018

KBall, Jerod, and Nick break down some recent events in the JavaScript world. Take a dive into the recent event-stream malware attack, breaking down the State of JavaScript 2018 survey, and sharing pro tips to make your life better.

1:08:31 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Google UX Engineer Adam Argyle joins Jerod and KBall to share all the details on VisBug, his just-released Chrome Extension that “makes any webpage feel like an artboard.” Adam is passionate about doing for designers what Firebug (and later DevTools)...Show More

58:00 | Nov 16th, 2018

NESTED LOOPS is a JavaScript band that combines music and video with web tech to perform live at JSConf. In this episode, Jerod and Suz are joined by Jan Monschke and Kahlil Lechelt, which comprise 2/3 of the group. After sampling one of their tracks...Show More

1:02:33 | Nov 9th, 2018

In this episode, Nick talks with Ives van Hoorne about his project CodeSandbox. They chat about Ives deciding to work on it full-time, how CodeSandbox is built, some of its best features, and what lies ahead.

54:30 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Safia, Nick, Jerod, and Chris get together to talk about documentation. Documentation is essential in our work but it can be difficult to get buy-in. The crew talks about how you can get others to care about it in your organization, tools that make d...Show More

1:05:35 | Oct 26th, 2018

Disclaimer: no servers were harmed in the taping of this show. We hosted a special discussion with Jeremy Daly, Kevin Ball, Nick Nisi, and Christopher Hiller on the ideas around serverless, managed services, Functions as a Service (FaaS), micro-servi...Show More

51:11 | Oct 19th, 2018

In this special episode of JS Party at Node + JS Interactive in Vancouver, KBall, Nick and Suz explore the proposed merger between the JS Foundation and the Node Foundation. They pick the brains of special guests Tierney Cyren (Node Foundation) and D...Show More

1:10:31 | Oct 12th, 2018

Where does Feross get all those wonderful toys? He builds them with JavaScript, of course! BitMidi – a website for listening to your favorite MIDI files – is his latest creation. In this episode, Jerod “sits down” with Feross to learn all about it. H...Show More

58:42 | Oct 5th, 2018

Safia, Suz, KBall and Nick get together to talk about bugs! Not those pesky things you’re scared to squash because they might suddenly jump on you — this is all about JavaScript bugs; how you prevent some of the common ones, what tools you can use to...Show More

1:00:02 | Sep 28th, 2018

Suz, Nick, and KBall are joined by special guest Aimee Knight to talk about CSS, how it’s often trivialized and how that in turn affects the people who write it, what CSS in JS is, and how to get started with it.

1:05:59 | Sep 21st, 2018

Suz, Jerod, Nick and KBall talk about cringeworthy mistakes and failures they (and the community!) have experienced with JavaScript. They also give advice to themselves as if they were just starting out today in the JavaScript industry.

1:28:55 | Sep 14th, 2018

KBall interviews with Michael Chan, Juan Pablo Buriticá and Julián David Duque, and Tim Doherty at JSConf.US. Conversations about the importance of DRY code, the metaphors we use for software, JavaScript communities across Latin America, how to advoc...Show More

1:07:15 | Sep 7th, 2018

Feross talks with Mathias Buus and Paul Frazee about the decentralized web, why the average person should care about decentralization of the web, the Beaker browser, Dat and the differences and similarities to BitTorrent, and how Paul and Mathias fir...Show More

52:43 | Aug 31st, 2018

KBall and Chad Hietala meet up at JSConf and talk about compilers for the frontend, Ember’s binary opcodes, webassembly, and the future of performance optimization for the web.

49:20 | Aug 24th, 2018

In this special episode of JS Party at JS Conf in Carlsbad, Nick, Suz, Feross, and KBall talk about crazy JavaScript combinations, tips to get started speaking, being committed to diversity as a conference organizer, and much more.

1:07:17 | Aug 17th, 2018

Jerod, Nick, KBall, and Chris pre-party for JSConf by testing out some brand new segment ideas: Story of the Week, What the WHAT… WG, and Protip Time. What do you think of these segments? Like ’em? Love ’em? Not sure why we even? Please let us know!

1:04:26 | Aug 10th, 2018

Jerod and Suz talk with John Resig about how he’s using GraphQL at Khan Academy, some of the mistakes and successes using GraphQL, John’s feelings on jQuery, and community Q&A.

53:43 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Jerod, Nick, and Chris talk with Jeff Lembeck about his tweets, the people behind npm, the need for empathy, and things they’re excited about.

23:28 | Jul 27th, 2018

Adam and Jerod catch up with Suz about her presentation at OSCON, some cool stuff she’s doing at her house, and more.

1:03:24 | Jul 27th, 2018

Suz, Safia, and Kball get together to talk about accessibility; what does it mean, why should we care, and what tools and resources can we use to better educate ourselves, and improve our work.

1:04:26 | Jun 8th, 2018

Big week! KBall, Nick, and JBall (nooch) dive deep in to the 2018 Node.js user survey results. What does it all mean?! They also review Ryan Dahl’s “10” regrets about Node and sound off on Microsoft’s assimilatio… err… acquisition of GitHub.

53:44 | Jun 1st, 2018

Suz Hinton, Jerod Santo, Kevin Ball, and Christopher Hiller talk about machine learning, the ethics surrounding it, why you would use JavaScript with it, and much more.

57:58 | May 25th, 2018

Kevin Ball, Alex Sexton, Nick Nisi, and Christopher Hiller talk all things tooling. Build tooling, linting, formatting, IDEs, and a small tangent on Vim.

59:08 | May 18th, 2018

Jerod Santo, Nick Nisi, and Christopher Hiller talk about what TypeScript is and why we should care, who’s using TypeScript, and thoughts on developer titles.

1:06:24 | May 11th, 2018

Suz Hinton, Alex Sexton, and Nick Nisi talk with Dylan Schiemann about Dojo 2.0, managing an open source project, web standards, and more.

54:24 | May 7th, 2018

Feross Aboukhadijeh, Suz Hinton, Nick Nisi, and Alex Sexton get weird this week talking about their favorite old and weird HTML tags, web APIs that do or don’t require permission, and their favorite weird websites.

54:51 | Apr 30th, 2018

Suz Hinton, Christopher Hiller, and Jerod Santo talk with Adam Baldwin about his company being acquired by NPM, the security of Node, best practices, and more.

56:25 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Jerod Santo, Safia Abdalla, Nick Nisi, and Kevin Ball talk about progressive web apps. What are they, what do they do, what are some practical ways of using them, and more.

54:47 | Apr 13th, 2018

Jerod Santo, Suz Hinton, Feross Aboukhadijeh, and Kevin Ball talk about awesome things being done with JavaScript like WebUSB, WebTorrent, and DSLs.

48:34 | Apr 6th, 2018

The party is back! In this episode, we talk about what we love about JS, Tabler and admin UI’s, and shoutouts to some of our favorite projects and people.

41:47 | Aug 18th, 2017

Alex Sexton, Rachel White, and Myles Borins talk about the Web Audio API and how TypeScript is “Turing Complete”.

55:07 | Aug 18th, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Paul Frazee talk about the 2017 Node.js user survey and Beaker Browser - an experimental peer-to-peer web browser that uses the Dat protocol to host sites from a user’s device.

55:52 | Aug 18th, 2017

This is an AMA show with live questions from the #jsparty Slack channel. We cover everything from BasicAttentionToken, Robotics, Microsoft, IDE’s, and other fun stuff.

1:09:28 | Jul 26th, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and John-David Dalton talk about ES Modules history and current status, and JDD’s ESM loader.

1:10:42 | Jul 7th, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Kyle Simpson talk about Async Control Flow and Threats to the Open Web, plus our project of the week Blake2b-WASM.

46:27 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Jessica Lord talk with James Snell (Node.js TSC Director) about the release of Node.js version 8. Then, in the second half of the show, we discuss Glitch and their new “raise your hand” feature and building a community...Show More

54:54 | Jun 13th, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Rachel White, and Alex Sexton talk with Rebecca Turner and Kat Marchán about npm@5 and Jessica Lord about Sheetsee.

1:05:05 | Jun 1st, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Rachel White, and Alex Sexton discuss how they’re using ES6/7 with and without a compiler, updates to create-react-app, and the beloved Electron.

1:03:34 | May 26th, 2017

Wes Bos and Mike Taylor joined Alex Sexton this week to talk about Web Standards stuff, compileTo CSS libraries, ECMAScript Modules in Browsers, and Learning JS.

1:10:25 | May 2nd, 2017

In this special episode, it’s a yayQuery podcast reunion. Alex Sexton, Paul Irish, Rebecca Murphey, and Adam Sontag are back for a takeover episode here on JS Party where they catch up on the latest happenings in JavaScript, share JavaScript predicti...Show More

1:01:01 | Apr 25th, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss the P2P web — including WebRTC, WebTorrent, and IPFS. They also get into React and React VR and the project of the week, PouchDB.

53:54 | Apr 23rd, 2017

Tracy Hinds, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss good documentation, API docs, playbooks, Non-blocking UI Rendering, ember-concurrency, React Fiber and updates from Tracy on the Node.js Foundation and Node community.

58:30 | Apr 14th, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss VM Neutrality in Node.js, learning JavaScript, and Mastodon - the open source friendly alternative to Twitter, et al.

56:58 | Apr 11th, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss Web Components and questions like — “WTF is Shadow DOM?” and “Are custom elements ready?” We also discuss the JavaScript conference scene as well as attending, speaking and organizing conferences. ...Show More

1:01:56 | Mar 31st, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and special guest Juan Pablo Buritica discuss all things JavaScript in Latin America. The conferences, the communities, the meetups, JavaScript tooling, and more.

1:01:55 | Mar 24th, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss PWAs (Progressive Web Apps), Service Workers, and Time in JavaScript. Jenn Schiffer also joined the show to talk about Glitch, our project of the week.

58:08 | Mar 17th, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss JavaScript Fatigue, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and the project of the week Paths.js

55:32 | Mar 10th, 2017

Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss all the details around Web Assembly, and the effects of higher education and JavaScript, and JS Standards.

56:47 | Mar 3rd, 2017

In this first episode of JS Party, Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss security on the web and how SHA-1 is broken, Node.js v7.6 and async/await, and this week’s featured project AR.js.

29:10 | Feb 24th, 2017

In this show we meet Rachel White, front-end engineer, Tech Evangelist on the DX team at Microsoft, and panelist on this show — JS Party. Rachel shares her fun attitude, her backstory, topics she’s excited to discuss, and who she hopes listens to thi...Show More

37:46 | Feb 24th, 2017

In this show we meet Alex Sexton, a front-end infrastructure engineer at Stripe, Modernizr core team member, and panelist on this show — JS Party. Alex shares his backstory, where he’s coming from, topics he’s excited to discuss, and more.

37:51 | Feb 24th, 2017

In this show we meet Mikeal Rogers, Community Manager for The Node.js Foundation, host of Request For Commits, and panelist on this show — JS Party. Mikeal shares his backstory, where he’s coming from, topics he’s excited to discuss, and how you (the...Show More