A podcast in which we merge, filter, scan and map streams of thoughts and talk about software engineering (often JavaScript or PHP related), culture, and technology..
68: It’s Enough For Me To Know The Gist
Apr 20 • 62 min
Henning is out so we have Mosquito facts! Glitch is a place where you can learn how to dev even. CodePen launched Projects. VPN for Americans. Kahlil shipped tinydraft. Instagram is eating everything.
67: It Lets You Get In At The 10th Or 15th Floor
Apr 16 • 69 min
You can find out if you have been pwned. LastPass had a breach. The Manager’s Path is a cool book. Mastodon is a thing. So is Scuttlebutt. Windows 10 is ugly. There is npm news! Twitter made a PWA. Is Magic™ good or bad?
66: Our Commits Really Do Matter
Apr 6 • 58 min
Raquel and Henning have Manager Problems™. Kahlil writes bad commit messages. Henning is starting Brown Bag Talks at work. Raquel is kinda obsessed with the iPad Pro. Ember releases Glimmer.js. React is ruling framework-land. Node 6 had an issue. npm…
65: The Principle Of Least Astonishment
Mar 17 • 55 min
Animal of the week … Kea. Raquel is back from nz.js. Wikileaks happened. Uber just can’t help it. Lots of JS news from Kahlil: webpack, cycle.js, Rails loves JS, Hoodie.js and Quokka.js. Jenn Schiffer has a new job!
64: packages
Mar 2 • 55 min
Raquel is heading to NZ. Cloudflare had some really bad days last week. AWS had a meltdown. npm has served up a HUGE number of packages. Goat facts. What happens to your digital assets when you depart this planet? Giving notice and some design changes at…
63: Crazy Stuff At Uber
Feb 23 • 62 min
Kahlil is in a music video. Raquel is out. Disney has some cool tech at Magic Kingdom. Henning talks about work stuff. A mini jsonapi update. Crazy disturbing things at Uber. DHH tweets.
62: Using Facts Instead Of Emotion
Feb 17 • 60 min
Henning was at Sunshine PHP. Henning bought his son a Lego Mindstorm Set. Raquel switched to Visual Studio Code. Node might be in Hennings future. Next.js v2 is coming. Henning shipped JSON API endpoints. We talk about bringing work laptops home. What is…
61: The Only Way Forward Is Write Something, Anything
Feb 13 • 51 min
Henning is out being a super-bat-dad. We have bat facts! npm is hiring. is a cool tool. How do we remember useful things? Helium is also a cool tool. GitLab had a fiasco. How to keep up writing regularly as a developer?
60: How To Refactor, When To Refactor
Feb 2 • 62 min
Henning is out on mission once again. Rockbot is back from ScriptConf in Austria. Kahlil works on a big Angular Reactive form. We like refactoring. More React code will come to Unsplash has a cool story. Facebook Stories are coming. ES2017 has…
59: Altaba Is Basically Yahoo’s Zombie Name
Jan 20 • 59 min
While Henning is out fighting the sinister doings of Evil-Henning, Kahlil and Raquel talk about tech stuff! The Basilisk Lizard is the animal of the week. Trello has been sold to Atlassian. Rockbot is off to Austria next week. Medium fired 50 people.…
58: Job Title: Owner Advisor
Dec 30, 2016 • 59 min
There are panthers in Florida. Raquel got a new MacBook Pro. Tesla is doing radar magic. The uber comedy continues. npm has a NEW search. The GOP is doing sad stuff. A new markdown editor called Typora.
57: How Delicious Was The T-Rex?
Dec 22, 2016 • 53 min
We are down a(n) Henning and that’s why we have chicken facts!!! Kahlil has problems believing anything any officials say about hacking elections. Slack now has video calls. Skype does not care about security. Kahlil wrote a thing on his blog. npm are…
56: Things Going The Way Of The Dodo
Dec 15, 2016 • 45 min
Kahlil caught something. Some duck facts. Storage space problems. Google gives up on self-driving cars. Pebble went away. Uber is testing self-driving cars. You should use 2-factor authentication.
55: I’ve Been Up To … Stuff
Dec 12, 2016 • 63 min
Raquel is back from Singapore where Monitor Lizards roam. Amazon is building a new kind of store. Thoughts on open source maintainer burnout. Standing desks. A new really good podcast.
54: There Was An Election
Nov 10, 2016 • 58 min
All together again - finally! The election happened and we cannot help but vent. Raquel is going on some exciting trips. JSConf EU was announced. How to teach programming to kids. Next.js is pretty cool and butterfly feet.
53: It’s About Removing Cognitive Load
Oct 28, 2016 • 67 min
Grizzly bear facts. Baby talk. Henning is team-lead now. JSON API + Swagger =
52: Keep The Fuzzies Going
Oct 15, 2016 • 54 min
This week’s animal facts are about the European Hedgehog. Facebook released Yarn - a new npm CLI client. Florida has hurricanes, California has earthquakes. The sad state of people securing their sensitive data. How to get developers to agree on stuff.…
51: This Is Not Necessarily My Favorite Subject Ever
Sep 29, 2016 • 53 min
Kahlil is a dad! Twitter is for sale. Babel, Seti, Mars and other small news items. Homebrew hit 1.0.0. Raquel and Henning still don’t like Snap Chat. Interviewing is hard. Raquel’s upcoming talks.
50: Big Up Alligator Moms
Sep 1, 2016 • 57 min
Alligators are awesome. Raquel was in Iceland. Electron continues to be awesome. Aliens are signaling us. Pokémon GO may be over. Some follow-up on Functors. Uber is experimenting with autonomous cars. Jenn Schiffer has a new Medium article out. André…
49: That Finds Its Expression Somehow In The Framework
Aug 25, 2016 • 60 min
Raquel is in Iceland. What’s What is a functor? Angular modal follow-up. Henning did something with the Contentful CMS. Kahlil has a new side-project.
Aug 18, 2016 • 62 min
To celebrate the first year of our podcast and Henning’s return after he moved to Florida with his family we answer questions from our listeners.
47: With Great Visibility Comes A Lot Of Knee-Jerk Reactions
Aug 13, 2016 • 44 min
Once again we have a bunch of technical problems. We have a funny JavaScript satire article for you. Kahlil learned React. npm website code is no longer public. Kahlil is fighting with this Angular component. Trump is getting beat up more.
46: Look At Me Writing Bash Scripts!
Aug 4, 2016 • 61 min
Raquel is still playing Pokémon Go. npm camp happened. KarlsruheJS happened. npm’s WD-40 tools week happened. Kahlil likes create-react-app. Nodebots Day happened. Rockbot will be speaking at various conferences. Stackoverflow Documentation is a thing.…
45: Pokémon Go Came Out And The Internet Just Shut Up
Jul 21, 2016 • 60 min
Henning is still moving to Florida. Github changed their fonts and people freaked out. Raquel explains Pokémon Go to Kahlil. HyperTerm is hype. npm has a new CTO. Reply All told the left_pad story. American politics are weird.
44: I’m Kind Of A Big Deal On Snapchat
Jul 7, 2016 • 59 min
We talk about Snapchat, what is it good for? How do you use it? This might be Henning’s last show from Germany. Jessica Lorde explained Electron on Hanselminutes. Maciej CegÅ‚owski talks morality in tech. Kahlil ditches Browserify for Webpack. Trello made…
43: npm install space-suit
Jun 23, 2016 • 57 min
Kahlil is back and has HUGE news! NASA is using node. We speculate about why Samsung bought Joyent. We talk about politics a bit and what to do about gun violence. Kahlil gives a shoutout to Browserify and Raquel gives us an update on her React learnings.
42: Yep, I’m Just A Weird Little Muppet
Jun 17, 2016 • 44 min
Henning plays video games. Microsoft is buying Linkedin. WWDC happened. Raquel talked to Lewis., a new npm search, emerged. More on npm web hooks. We are sad about the Orlando shooting.
41: It Really Was Wonderful To Hear You Talk About How You’re Scared All The Time
Jun 10, 2016 • 58 min
Raquel is back from ScottlandJS. Henning started a new job and is moving across the ocean. Getting your dev environment setup quickly with VMs. Fixing apple devices. Some highlights from ScottlandJS.
40: It Just Doesn’t Make Any Sense! Discuss.
May 26, 2016 • 58 min
Raquel will be at ScotlandJS next week. Kahlil is back from Thailand. Raquel’s sister got married. Henning got a new job and is moving to the US! Node 6 showed a bug in npm. Raquel keeps playing with React. npmcamp is coming! Boilerplates can be bad.
39: Making The Web Great Again Or Whatever
May 19, 2016 • 63 min
Raquel is hanging out with wombats. Kahlil called Henning from Thailand and they talked about Monitor Lizards, there was some Bublé backpedaling, Twitter might be increasing its character limit. “.js” needs some defending. Parsey McParseface uses…
38: Nobody Actually Knows What They’re Doing
May 13, 2016 • 59 min
Kahlil is hanging out with rhinos and bats. How C should be taught. Turns out our show notes are useful. Budo is awesome! Squishy Circuits are not just for kids! Github changed its pricing model. We have tons of new slack members!
37: We’re Experiencing Technical Difficulties. Please Stand By
Apr 28, 2016 • 59 min
Raquel and Henning experience some technical problems during the recording of this episode. Henning is wrangling Salesforce. Apple revenues are down. Anders Hejlsberg nerds out over TypeScript and compilers. Being a developer over 40. Raquel is allergic…
36: I Love Significant Whitespace
Apr 21, 2016 • 59 min
Henning’s laptop was stolen by a Raccoon. Rockbot got a promotion. Kahlil spoke at StuttgartJS. Jade is now Pug. Bublé aims to be faster than Babel. Employee-friendly companies can be awesome. Who owns an engineering team’s skill debt?
35: Look, I’m Just Sayin’ I Could Survive Off Of Pizza … For The Rest Of My Life
Apr 14, 2016 • 57 min
Raquel and Henning talk about Emoji pillows, Fitbit and why Slack is so popular while Kahlil is out sick. Also in the mix is Facebook’s F8 and encryption for Whatsapp.
34: Meanwhile I’m Going To Hang Out In Australia With Some Wombats
Apr 7, 2016 • 59 min
Raquel likes Kahlil follows-up about ember-redux. Migrating to Angular 2. Microsoft should sponsor Raquel’s trip to Europe. PHPStorm themes are messy. What was up with the LambdaConf situation?
33: There Is An Implicit MIT License On Everything You Do On Your Phone
Mar 31, 2016 • 52 min
UX in Banking is an abomination. Kahlil is late because of Skype issues. A recap of last week’s craziness in Javascript Land. npm has a new unpublish policy and a shiny new website. Bash is coming to Windows.
32: We Went To Dramatown In JavaScriptland
Mar 24, 2016 • 58 min
Henning had his first podcast guest appearance. Kahlil is going on an observables road show. Raquel is probably dealing with #left-padgage.
31: The Queen of the United Kingdom of America is in Need of Corgi Assistance
Mar 18, 2016 • 62 min
Henning is away on an important mission. Kahlil attended a Thoughtram Training for Angular 2. StuttgartJS and CallbackWomen happened. Raquel was on The Changelog Podcast. Kahlil discovered Budo. Should there be a javascript-cli?
30: So That’s How You Do It, Like Ninja Style
Mar 3, 2016 • 49 min
Kid safe web searching with Kiddle. What is the deal with ES6 const? More about our podcasts and a challenge by Rockbot. Issues with Overcast. Ember has LTS releases now. Conference news.
29: The Accounting Nightmare Goes Away By Doing That
Feb 25, 2016 • 51 min
Henning botches the intro. Raquel was on the Creative Coding podcast. is cool. Stripe makes starting a business easy and taxes are pretty lame. We are looking for a co-host for Descriptive.
28: You Are Asking For a Massive, Massive Unicorn
Feb 18, 2016 • 65 min
Apple takes on the US government. The Hyper Card cliff hanger that was not. In case you did not know what a quokka is - now you do. Some comments about Mr. Crockford. Writing tests for browser-JS is annoyingly hard. Beautiful pictures from space and…
27: The Person Did Not Come to Us After the Talk
Feb 11, 2016 • 59 min
Kahlil and Henning are back from TopConf in Austria and brought some Linzer torte. Raquel reviews “2015 in review” by Sebastian McKenzie’s, creator of Babel.js. A summary of “Simple Made Easy” and grand plans for the Reactive Germany tour.
26: Living in a Cave
Jan 28, 2016 • 38 min
Kahlil is on a heist, Henning is living in a cave and Raquel is back from vacation. The npm progress bar issue. Working on talks and talk proposals. JSConf Columbia videos are out. The joys of refactoring and pair programming.
25: Emergency Nap
Jan 22, 2016 • 57 min
Raquel is is taking an emergency nap. Introduction to Ember Engines. Kahlil got his Cycle.js todomvc comments PR merged. Yay! An introduction to Elixir and Phoenix. Controversy and drama around React / Redux.
24: I Love Using Interviews as Practice
Jan 14, 2016 • 65 min
Raquel is having fun in the snow. There is a new thing called Peach. Microsoft is ending support for IE 8, 9 and 10. Setting up tests with Nemo and Browser Stack. EmpireJS, CycleConf and other confs. StuttgartJS is back! Job interviews and how to deal…
23: You Can’t Be Romantic With Anything on the Web
Jan 7, 2016 • 63 min
Happy New Year! Resolutions, or not. Fix your electronic devices instead of tossing them. Will Twitter change its character limit? No JSConfEU/CSSConfEU in 2016. Raquel will keynote at ScotlandJS. If you need help with a CFP just ask @rockbot. Using Slack…
22: Stuff’s Happened. It Was Cool. Stuff’ll Happen Next Year. That’ll Better Be Cool Too. The End.
Dec 31, 2015 • 61 min
A look back at what we learned this year and what stood out. Some predictions for 2016 and what we will be doing on New Year’s Eve. We apologize for Kahlil’s audio, his internet was crappy.
21: We’ll Eat and Be Merry? Mostly?
Dec 18, 2015 • 65 min
Henning is having a baby. The world is coming to a screeching halt. Knitting ugly sweaters with JavaScript. Fido Web is a thing! Explaining Observables … AGAIN! Raquel is learning ES6. npm data is fascinating. Henning and Kahlil are speaking at TopConf.
20: The Human Brain is a Fascinating Piece of … uh Meat
Dec 11, 2015 • 60 min
Strands of cold viruses are making their rounds. Sentinel Events - agile principles in other industries. We released Descriptive Episode 24. Gigster the digital agency killer. The Reactive coding challenge and some streams of tweets about “diversity”.
19: Implode in a Ball of Spaghetti
Dec 4, 2015 • 64 min
Recap from FrankfurtJS and WaffleJS. A different take on Calypso and some German Juice.
18: One of the Uxes
Nov 27, 2015 • 57 min
Wordpress started using React, Flux, node and all sorts of modern stuff. Micro services, json-api and more on git.
17: That is Not Magic I Can Pull Out Every Single Day
Nov 20, 2015 • 58 min
npm launched Private Packages for Organizations! Raquel elaborates on the new features. Kahlil wrote a local storage driver for cycle.js. Sad things are happening in the world. More facts on the wombat anatomy.
16: I’m Stressed Out
Nov 12, 2015 • 63 min
Henning is stressed out (but better now)! Raquel plays with puppies and Kahlil successfully helps release an internal alpha. How do you handle deadline stress? git-flow and other strategies for simplifying git in teams. Duck puppies and fart squirrels in…
15: I Ended Up in Web Development Because: Reasons
Nov 5, 2015 • 64 min
We fixed Fido. Some people are upset about hearts (on Twitter). Wombats poop cubes. Why you should exercise. Competing code format standards and why Raquel is sticking with Sublime Text 3. What your first programming language should be.
14: Wizards Of The Browser
Oct 29, 2015 • 61 min
None of us like Halloween. The Martian in German. How to find node modules. What makes documentation good. CSS wizardry. More on RXJS and Observables. And the origin story of the npm wombat.
13: Don’t Game. Turn Off The Internet!
Oct 22, 2015 • 61 min
Raquel reports back from JSConf Colombia where she gave a talk in Spanish for the first time. Jafar Husain was on Descriptive. A good place to spend the proceeds of the Nested Loops T-shirt profits. Rock and Roll with Ember - the ebook and reading books…
12: Focus On The Things That Are Cool
Oct 15, 2015 • 72 min
Kahlil gave a talk on Observables. How do you keep up with technology? Twitter lays off a large number of employees. Twitter is for old people. Project management and software estimating is hard. The state of npm Orgs. Photoshop is dead and why Kahlil is…
11: My Phone is Just Freaking Out
Oct 8, 2015 • 77 min
Turns out Kahlil is not only a JavaScript developer, but also a vocalist!!! Kahlil’s musical history and the making of “Nested Loops”. Raquel gave an inspiring talk at Strange Loop about JavaScript and Robots. A new initiative for more enjoyable…
10: Wash Your Hands
Sep 24, 2015 • 50 min
Conferences, conferences and more conferences, everybody is attending conferences. Beware of conference Crud. The state of computer vision in JavaScript. What is the definition of a junior engineer? Ember Guides are getting serious. Yargs is very piraty.
9: Hulk Smash Internet
Sep 17, 2015 • 66 min
The Internet is mad. iPhone silliness. Sadly DailyJS and JSConf US are coming to an end. Raquel will be at Strange Loop next week. Kahlil got a PR merged into Gulp. Workflow stuff. npm orgs, search, shrinkwrap and more. Cilantro tastes like soap/awesome.
8: People Are Just So Scared of SemVer
Sep 10, 2015 • 66 min
The 10-minute Apple event summary. Henning introduces Fido - the thing that fetches iTunes reviews. Node 4 is out! An explanation of what Semantic Versioning is. Kahlil provides an update on the Gittens project by the Reactivists. The podcast also has a…
7: Disrupt Ads!
Sep 3, 2015 • 66 min
This week Etsy’s CTO wrote about building culture, and Brad Frost calls for “Death to Bullshit.” The after-work conference NightlyBuild has a refreshing speaker lineup. Raquel explains how the book “The Design of Everyday Things” translates to our field.…
6: We Are a Mess of Giggles
Aug 27, 2015 • 65 min
Raquel had some CSS issues this week and crafted a very amusing tweet about it. Our Slack channel is slowly growing and is now probably the best place to get in touch with us. We also discuss the Ember Community versioning project and the 2.0 release of…
5: I Don’t Know if You Are a Regular Podlebrity Anymore
Aug 20, 2015 • 60 min
Kahlil declares Raquel a Podlebrity and explains what that means. We then discuss the pending deletion of Raquel’s Wikipedia page and learn about Browserify and several of the related *ify modules such as Uglifyify. Henning confesses that he is not…
4: A Little Mouse Named Henning
Aug 13, 2015 • 57 min
Our team is complete again for this episode! Raquel, Kahlil and Henning discuss Google’s announcement about Alphabet and speculate about what it all means. Raquel shares her enthusiasm about the screen sharing app Screenhero and how it compares to other…
3: Ops is More Like Biology
Aug 7, 2015 • 42 min
Raquel and Henning tackle this weeks topics without Kahlil who had other stuff to take care of. They speculate about what Github might do with the giant wad of cash they got in their series B funding and talk about how developers could benefit from…
2: Search is Like Inherently Impossible
Jul 31, 2015 • 65 min
Raquel is back and shares her experience at the Recurse Center, where she was a resident last week. We then discuss the difficulties of search in general and how this applies to npm’s package search. Kahlil introduces Henning and Raquel to Observables and…
1: We Got a Vim User off of Vim
Jul 23, 2015 • 34 min
While Raquel is Hacker in Residence at the Recurse Center in NYC this week Kahlil and Henning do their best to record a late night Reactive episode and discuss a range of topics, such as Henning’s apparent abandoning of vim 😱 and Jafar Husain’s insane…
0: I Am Going To Leave All This In, Just So You Know
Jul 15, 2015 • 74 min
In this inaugural episode of Reactive, Raquel, Henning and Kahlil talked about what this show is, fight out an epic editor flame war, talk rapid Rest API development and some news that are HOT RIGHT NOW!