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A weekly show covering the latest in browser features, standards, and the tools developers use to build for the Web of today and beyond. Each week, hosts Danny, Amal, Leon, and Justin are joined by a special guest to discuss the latest developments and features that you may just want to use in your next project.

A weekly show covering the latest in browser features, standards, and the tools developers use to build for the Web of today and beyond. Each week, hosts Danny, Amal, Leon, and Justin are joined by a special guest to discuss the latest developments and features that you may just want to use in your next project.
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A weekly show covering the latest in browser features, standards, and the tools developers use to build for the Web of today and beyond. Each week, hosts Danny, Amal, Leon, and Justin are joined by a special guest to discuss the latest developments and features that you may just want to use in your next project.

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Episodes

172: Behind the scenes of Babel 7

9/12/2018
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Babel, a build tool that has enabled web developers to build tomorrows JavaScript today, has finally hit it’s version 7 release. It’s been a long 3 years and Henry Zhu (@left_pad) along with the Babel core team have a lot to share with us. In this episode, Henry discusses the process of building Babel 7 as well as the new features we have long awaited from TypeScript integration to Macros and much more. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: ...

Duration:00:54:07

171: CSS In-Depth

9/7/2018
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CSS can seem like magic sometimes, but it really isn't! Join us with Aimee Knight and take an in-depth look at how the browser actually uses CSS. We talk about performance, hardware acceleration, debugging CSS issues, common pitfalls and all the things to make working with CSS easier. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/171-css-indepth Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Duration:00:45:57

170: Performance Testing Tools

9/4/2018
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This week learn why performance testing is so important, how to sell it to the business and which are Justin's favourite tools for getting the job done. Performance testing is a big topic but it's never been easier to get started thanks to simple and easy to use tools. Justin has considerable experience in this area and he shares his methodology and experience so we can all get started to ensure the apps and sites we build are fast and provide a top-notch user experience. Visit the...

Duration:00:42:31

169: Extending the DOM with Web Components

8/23/2018
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This week we talk about Customized Built-in Elements, part of the Custom Elements specification which hasn't had as much attention as other parts of the Web Component specs. Customized Built-in Elements allow developers to extend native DOM elements and add additional functionality. In this episode learn all about how they work, what benefits they provide and some practical use-cases along with a discussion on browser support for this exciting feature of the platform. Visit the website...

Duration:00:51:23

168: JavaScript & SEO

8/15/2018
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This week we discuss the important topic of SEO and how JavaScript impacts what search bots are able to crawl on your sites. Learn what developers can do to improve SEO for their sites which rely on JavaScript along with some tips and tricks from SEO expert Tomasz Rudzki. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/168-javascript-seo Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Duration:00:44:58

167: PWAs with Alex Russell

7/30/2018
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Alex Russell has been around, he has seen some things, and now he wants to share it with us! Come join our hosts as we dive into Alex's background and learn how he came to hold some of his views on many things. Browsers, JavaScript and web frameworks, he has insight into all of these things and many more on this week's episode. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/167-pwas-with-alex-russell Follow The Web Platform podcast on...

Duration:00:43:59

166: Samsung Internet

7/18/2018
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This week our panel chats with Ada Rose Cannon (@lady_ada_king) all about Samsung Internet. Haven’t heard of Samsung Internet? You may not be alone but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some very cool things happening. Learn more about how Samsung is contributing back to the community as well as some very cool hardware integrations on this week’s episode of the Web Platform Podcast. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more:...

Duration:01:07:40

165: JS Unit Testing Tools & Best Practices

7/5/2018
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Join Danny, Leon, and Amal for a discussion on unit testing modern web applications. Amal has recently taught a pilot testing workshop in Boston with Gleb from Cypress who was on the show last week. She is excited to evangelize the importance of unit testing. Unit tests are the vegetables of the JavaScript world - cooked properly, they are absolutely delicious, and you'll never want to stop eating them! Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: ...

Duration:00:55:23

164: Cypress.io

6/28/2018
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Guests Brian Mann and Gleb Bahmutov join our hosts to discuss Cypress, and open source test runner that's built for the modern web. With fast, easy and reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser, the show discusses how cypress utilizes the platform and the ease of use for end developers. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/164-cypressio Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Duration:00:51:43

163: RxJS

6/20/2018
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This week on the Web Platform Podcast our panel talks with Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Ben Lesh (@BenLesh) about RxJS. We find out just what these fancy sounding Observables are and how they help solve problems. Our panel and guests also discuss the importance of documentation in open source and good ways to start contributing. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/163-rxjs Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular...

Duration:00:47:24

162: WebAssembly

6/6/2018
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This week on the Web Platform Podcast our panel chats about WebAssembly and the future of the web. What exactly is WebAssembly? Is it a replacement for JavaScript? Do I need to learn C++ if I want to use it? Sooooo many questions about this very cool technology. Come listen to Thomas Nattestad and Ben Smith give answers to all of these questions and many more! Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/162-webassembly Follow The Web...

Duration:00:56:24

161: UNPKG

5/30/2018
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This week on the Web Platform Podcast Amal, Danny & Justin talk with Michael Jackson about his project UNPKG and how it can help make front-end development easier. Our panel also chats about the current state of front-end tooling including the JavaScript module spec and how things have led up to where it is now. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/161-unpkg Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates...

Duration:01:15:43

160: NG-CONF 2018

5/25/2018
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Ng-conf has happened! There were a bunch of excellent talks and and excellent people. Jeff Whelpley was one of them! Jeff helps us dive into what is coming in Angular. Angular 6, the new Angular CLI, RxJs 6 and more! There is a ton to unpack in this week’s episode. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/160-ngconf-2018 Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Duration:00:58:01

159: lit-html - HTML Templates via JavaScript Template Literals

4/4/2018
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This week we chat with lit-html creator Justin Fagnani. Lit-html is a framework agnostic library that uses new JavaScript features to efficiently render HTML templates. In this episode, you’ll learn what lit-html is in detail and why it was created. We compare the lit-html approach to VDOM in terms of performance and also how it compares to JSX structurally. We also discuss some of the upcoming proposals for standardising HTML template instantiation. Visit the website for This Week in...

Duration:00:59:23

158: A Developer's Guide into the World of Web Standards

3/28/2018
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The world of web standards can be complicated and confusing, Jory Burson joins us to help make things clearer! We discuss the different standards organisations, why standards are important and why it's good for developers to get involved. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/158-a-developers-guide-into-the-world-of-web-standards Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates @TheWebPlatform.

Duration:01:06:12

157: Cross-Platform Development with Ionic and Capacitor

3/16/2018
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Ionic has focused on Angular for many years, but the recent move to Web Components has opened up new and exciting framework agnostic possibilities. Leon, Danny and Justin talk to Mike Hartington from Ionic about this and a new project called Capacitor a cross-platform API for building desktop, mobile and progressive-web apps. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/157-crossplatform-development-with-ionic-and-capacitor Follow The Web...

Duration:00:50:03

156: React 16 - Fiber and Beyond

3/8/2018
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In the past few years React has become a mainstay in the front end development community and React 16 has more to offer than ever. This week our hosts chat with Andrew Clark of the React core team about some of React’s history as well as some of the new exciting things in React 16 and beyond. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/156-react-16-fiber-and-beyond Follow The Web Platform podcast on Twitter for regular updates...

Duration:01:05:45

155: WeDeploy

2/21/2018
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Infrastructure is hard, that is one of the big reasons "the cloud" has become such a popular option, but it can still be difficult. As the website says: "WeDeploy helps you build from simple to complex applications. We give you predefined services that can speed up your development process." Our hosts welcome back Zeno Rocha and discuss the platform, what it can do and how it can improve your process. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more:...

Duration:00:56:50

154: StackBlitz

2/14/2018
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Modern web development has a lot of cool stuff, but that cool stuff can come at a cost. Getting a development environment set up can be a task even for folks that know what they are doing. Enter StackBlitz, a way to get up and running with Angular, Ionic or React (with others on the way). This week our hosts talk to Eric Simons about the benefits of such a platform as well as some of the challenges with building it. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more:...

Duration:00:52:02

153: Microsoft Edge in 2018

2/9/2018
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This week we are joined by Patrick Kettner to find out what's new with Microsoft Edge. We ask about Web Component support, speak about the PWA story for Edge and learn a lot about how browsers decide which specifications to implement next. Also, find out what the Edge team are doing to improve DevTools and the development experience. Visit the website for This Week in Web, resources & more: https://thewebplatformpodcast.com/153-microsoft-edge-in-2018 Follow The Web Platform podcast on...

Duration:01:00:11