Toolsday is a 20-ish-minute podcast hosted by Una Kravets & Chris Dhanaraj. Toolsday is about the latest in tech tools, tips, and tricks on Tuesdays at 2! (Our alliteration game is so strong).
Our Developer Journeys
Sep 24 • 36 min
Today’s episode is a little more retrospective as we talk a walk through how our careers started and how they’ve changed over the years
CSS: New and Experimental
Sep 9 • 36 min
We realized that we haven’t recorded an episode about CSS in over a year!! So we decided to chat about some of the new and experimental things coming up with CSS
Svelte: A Second Look
Sep 1 • 31 min
Last year we had Rich Harris on as he was announcing Svelte v3 and we both committed to building something with it. Turns out, we didn’t do that, but we’re making good now! We chat about some of our first impressions as we build stuff with Svelte
Lessons from a Year of Typescript
Aug 12 • 31 min
Chris has been writing a blog post on the lessons he could teach his younger self about Typescript and we decided to do it live! We go and discuss the seven Typescript concepts that Chris is writing about in the post.
113. Still Working from Home
Jul 29 • 43 min
Well, it’s July (almost August) and we’re STILL working from home. We check back into our home setups and update what’s changed in the last six months.
Apr 23 • 27 min
Una’s knee deep in rebuilding her blog in Eleventy; we talk about the pro/cons and the onboarding experience of Eleventy!
111. Inspirational Documentation Sites
Apr 9 • 29 min
We both were hard at work creating and researching documentation; so figured we’d stop and chat about our favourite documentation sites
110. Working from Home
Mar 13 • 27 min
Join us as we discuss some tips and tricks for working from home! Tools, furniture recommendation, and just general ideas for not going too stir-crazy
109. Year in Review
Dec 17, 2019 • 34 min
We talk a walk through our year and revisit and revise some of our former opinions (especially around CSS in JS)
108. Chrome Dev Summit Highlights
Nov 21, 2019 • 27 min
Una recently spoke at Chrome Dev Summit and Chris… Chris watched a bunch of the videos. We chat about our favourite new things showcased at CDS
Nov 6, 2019 • 22 min
Today we’re going back in time and… using no build tools??
106. Ruminations on TypeScript
Oct 24, 2019 • 30 min
Chris has been diving into TypeScript for the last few months and tries to convince Una to give it a whirl
105. AI Ethics with Milena Pribic
Oct 15, 2019 • 32 min
We host Milena Pribic from IBM on the show to chat on the emerging field of AI and the growing awareness of the need for ethical oversight.
104. Design Tokens with Jina
Oct 2, 2019 • 28 min
Jina Anne swings by to give some history about the origins of design tokens and then lets us know about some current and upcoming tools to keep our eyes on
103. Variable Fonts
Sep 25, 2019 • 24 min
Variable Fonts! What are they, can you use them, and how can you get started today
102. New or Underrated DevTools
Sep 18, 2019 • 29 min
The one where Chris doesn’t realise we’re talking about browser devtools for a hot second, but then makes a quick pivot. We chat about new DevTools developments that you might not have realised were there!
101. Story time with Chris!
Sep 10, 2019 • 22 min
Yes you heard it correctly, this episode is just Chris (just turned 30!) regaling you with stories of things he wished he knew when he first starting on his web development career.
100. Four years in Review!
Aug 6, 2019 • 36 min
We wax nostalgic as we go over our favourite episodes from yesteryear
99. Variety Show: State Machines and Houdini
Jul 22, 2019 • 26 min
It’s that time again! We sit down and chat about what we’re currently working on - state machines and Houdini!
Jun 29, 2019 • 27 min
We have Justin Fagnani illuminate us on the current state of the lit-html / lit-element and why you should be taking another look at web components
Jun 18, 2019 • 35 min
Adam Wathan, the creator of Tailwind, drops by to give us a crash course on his library
Jun 1, 2019 • 29 min
We chat about the various people and sites that inspire us to experiment and learn more about the web
95. State of CSS Tooling
May 17, 2019 • 25 min
It’s 2019, should you still be using Sass? Is native CSS good enough by itself now? We discuss
Apr 26, 2019 • 27 min
WIll Larche from the Flutter Material Design team stops by and we chat about Google’s latest mobile framework, Flutter
Apr 20, 2019 • 32 min
We chat with Rich Harris about his Svelte and the upcoming Svelte v3!
Apr 3, 2019 • 31 min
Una has an announcement! And we talk about the ever confusing topic of interviewing
91. What’s New in CSS
Mar 13, 2019 • 24 min
The CSS WG has approved a whole bevy of new things! We chat about what’s coming up in CSS
90. React Hooks
Feb 28, 2019 • 30 min
We join in the flavour of the moment and talk about Hooks and why everyone should be maybe rewriting everything into them.
89. Pour One Out
Feb 12, 2019 • 30 min
Pour one out of the web techonologies of yesteryear. We reminisce about some of the pivotal tech technologies we used as we’ve gone through our careers
88: CUBS #6: Gatsby
Jan 29, 2019 • 33 min
Yep, we’re talking about Gatsby again. We chat about our latest projects with Gatsby (and a poor explanation of themes), and go over some of the pain points we ran into
87: Devsolutions, Gatsby.js, and SVG UI
Jan 15, 2019 • 27 min
We’re back for 2019! Today we cover our New Year’s Developer Resolutions and projects we’ve started to tackle
86. 2018 in Review
Dec 20, 2018 • 29 min
As is our annual tradition, we wrap up the year by highlighting the new tech that jumped out at us in 2018
85: VisBug with Adam Argyle
Dec 4, 2018 • 30 min
Today we talk with the awesomely excited Adam Argyle as he talks to us about his recently announced tool, VisBug
84: Chrome Dev Summit Recap
Nov 21, 2018 • 27 min
We plow through the highlights of Chrome Dev Summit and talk about some really cool new things launched during the conference
83: What’s New in React
Oct 30, 2018 • 28 min
We sync about the avalanche of changes that hit React last month and will be hitting React next month
82: Houdini Reloaded
Oct 16, 2018 • 25 min
Una’s been playing around some more with Houdini and has a ton more to share
Oct 2, 2018 • 20 min
Today Una and Chris discuss Next.js, the much buzzed about server-side rendering React platform.
80: CSS Gripes
Sep 21, 2018 • 29 min
We go through our top ten list of things we just wish so badly CSS would do, but either doesn’t or doesn’t quite yet.
79: Development Platforms
Sep 4, 2018 • 25 min
Una and Chris go over the thousand and one options developers have today to get their apps into the cloud
78: Generative Art with Tim Holman
Aug 22, 2018 • 29 min
We talk with Tim Holman about his new project, Generative Artistry, creating art with code, and side projects.
77: Is Redux Dead?
Aug 10, 2018 • 19 min
Redux: “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”
76: CUBS #5: React Native
Jul 24, 2018 • 27 min
Chris and Una take a gander at React-Native this week! We build some simple apps in React Native and share our getting started experiences.
75: Process and Ideation
Jul 10, 2018 • 26 min
Ideating is hard! We talk about getting inspired to build things, and the process we go through to hone in on what we’re creating.
74: Our VS Code Workspaces
Jun 26, 2018 • 23 min
After a year and a half, we talk about what’s new and changed about our VS Code workspaces
73: CSS Blocks
Jun 12, 2018 • 28 min
Chris Epstein comes on the show to give us the rundown of the upcoming tool, CSS Blocks
72: CSS in JS
May 29, 2018 • 27 min
CSS in JS – is it good, is it bad? Una and Chris discuss this still unresolved debate.
71: CUBS #4: D3
May 15, 2018 • 24 min
We’re back with another CUBS episode! This week Chris and Una try to build data visualizations with D3.
70: JS Interaction Libraries
May 1, 2018 • 25 min
69: Gatsby.js w/Jason Lengstorf
Apr 17, 2018 • 25 min
This episode features the great [Jason Lengstorf](https://twitter.com/jlengstorf) and we’re talking about Gatsby!
Apr 3, 2018 • 24 min
This episode features Una getting overly hyped about Houdini: the future of writing CSS via web worklets.
67: Tomorrow’s Browser
Mar 20, 2018 • 31 min
66: Learning About Netlify w/ Phil Hawksworth
Mar 6, 2018 • 36 min
Today we’re learning about Netlify and joining us is the incredible Phil Hawksworth to share his tips and tricks around it all.
65: Exploring Serverless
Feb 20, 2018 • 24 min
This week we start off exploring a serverless tutorial by Sarah Drasner, and then split off and discuss the serverless phenomena at large.
Feb 6, 2018 • 32 min
2017 in Review
Jan 2, 2018 • 30 min
It’s time to wrap up the year and welcome 2018. So in this episode, Chris and Una go over their favorite tools and apps from 2017!
CUBS #3: Preact CLI
Dec 12, 2017 • 30 min
CUBS is back with an episode on the Preact CLI! Chris and Una try it out for their own projects and discuss.
Nov 8, 2017 • 24 min
We take a quick look through the different graphing and svg libraries you can use to build your own data visualizations
CUBS #2: Slackbots
Sep 27, 2017 • 23 min
This week, Chris and Una take on the challenge of extending Slack (the messaging system) with their own bots!
Sep 20, 2017 • 25 min
Electron.js lets you build desktop apps using web technologies. It’s pretty rad! In the first episode of our new CUBS series, we explore Electron ourselves!
Web Animation API
Aug 29, 2017 • 28 min
This week we have Rachel Nabors teaching us all about the future of the Web Animations API!
Aug 22, 2017 • 28 min
This week, we’re wrapping our heads around Headless Chrome with Tim Holman!
Aug 15, 2017 • 32 min
If you’ve ever wondered what its like to live and work around the world, this is the show for you. This week we talk to Nicole Dominguez about running her own business as a digital nomad.
Aug 9, 2017 • 27 min
This week we talk with the awesome Kat Marchán about her new tool NPX and how it can improve your NPM workflow.
Aug 1, 2017 • 31 min
This week we talk getting started with RxJS and its data streaming possibilities with David Khourshid.
Jul 18, 2017 • 24 min
This week we discuss writing! An essential tool to get your voice heard and work seen in the dev community.
Jul 5, 2017 • 17 min
CSS variables are so freaking useful and their fast adoption has us more than excited. In this short episode, we discuss implementation and some use cases.
Design Systems Revisted
Jun 28, 2017 • 31 min
What happens when our shiny design system has its first birthday? Chris and Una discuss lessons learned from their years in the field
May 24, 2017 • 23 min
Tune in this week to hear us ford through unfamiliar waters as we tackle GraphQL! We go through why you should get excited about this new way of dealing with APIs.
May 16, 2017 • 24 min
Live from JSConf.EU, we speak with Nadieh Bremer & Shirley Wu about their incredible data sketches project and their experiences with data visualization.
Performance Tips and Tricks
May 3, 2017 • 26 min
We blast through our top four tips, tricks, tools, and things to optimize your website for peak performance.
Apr 25, 2017 • 29 min
We talk with Suz Hinton about how to write software interconnected with physical objects. How cool is that wizardry!?
Mar 28, 2017 • 23 min
Everyone’s talking about CSS Grid—the latest spec to surface in modern browsers. Listen up on why its so great!
Mar 15, 2017 • 35 min
What’s super trendy in tech right now? Virtual Reality. We break it down this week at SXSW.
Mar 8, 2017 • 32 min
We talk to Jason Ormand about gifv! The latest in image performance technology. No, but really, it’s pretty cool
Mar 1, 2017 • 26 min
Git is something we use every day—this week we talk about some tools, tips, and tricks to make it better.
Feb 15, 2017 • 30 min
What is Windows up to these days? Una and Chris give you the down low of developing on this operating system in 2017!
Feb 2, 2017 • 24 min
This week we sit down and talk with Sean Larkin about newly released Webpack 2! ES6 modules, tree-shaking, and more fun things in this episode.
CSS in JS
Jan 24, 2017 • 30 min
CSS in JS: is it the next big thing? We break down some techniques with Glen Maddern.
Discovered in 2016
Jan 10, 2017 • 33 min
Every year introduces new tools. We recount our favorite discoveries from 2016.
Animation Tools with Sarah
Dec 20, 2016 • 36 min
This week we learn about animation in UI: basics, libraries, performance considerations, and more with Sarah Drasner
Nov 22, 2016 • 26 min
We care about you! This week we talk about tools that can help you stay healthy and productive.
Nov 15, 2016 • 29 min
This week’s episode is full of image optimization tooks, formats, and some fun facts about images!
Our Favourite Chrome Extensions
Nov 8, 2016 • 25 min
We rapid fire through our top eight Chrome extensions
Nov 1, 2016 • 27 min
Chris interviews Una on her experience as a conference speaker and how you can become one too!
Visual Studio Code
Oct 25, 2016 • 22 min
We stray off the beaten road of Atom and Sublime, and instead discuss our new favourite editor, Visual Studio Code, and our top five extensions for it.
Oct 18, 2016 • 28 min
We’re back! With an overview of what people have been talking about lately: the abundance of tools in web development.
Aug 30, 2016 • 23 min
We highlight thirteen conference talks that dazzled us, inspired us, and drove our careers forward
Aug 23, 2016 • 29 min
After a short hiatus, Toolsday returns with CSS Wizardry himself, Harry Roberts, to talk about travel.
Aug 3, 2016 • 27 min
In today’s episode we’re joined by Mathias Meyer to talk about Travis CI
Standards and Linters
Jul 20, 2016 • 25 min
What’s the “correct” way to write code? We can’t say for sure, but these standards and linters can. This week we explore the options.
Jul 12, 2016 • 31 min
CSS frameworks / design systems/ pattern libraries — so many names, so little time! We revisit the topic with so much more knowledges.
Jun 21, 2016 • 20 min
We chat about how we use completely different hardware to do our work
Firefox Dev Tools
Jun 15, 2016 • 27 min
We had Helen Holmes, UI designer of Firefox Dev tools to teach us some tricks we didn’t know existed!
The Variety Show
Jun 7, 2016 • 18 min
The tools we love and use that we forgot or just didn’t fit into any other category.
May 17, 2016 • 21 min
We poke around, ruminate, and explore Service Workers.
May 10, 2016 • 26 min
How can we make sure people are able to access data on poor connections? Hear about offline-first this week with Hoodie’s Gregor Martynus.
May 4, 2016 • 24 min
Some of the things you’ll need to set up a MacBook from scratch, and some fun quirks that will make your life easier day to day.
Top 10 Tools
Apr 19, 2016 • 27 min
For our 20th episode, we do a recap of our favourite tools that we use everyday.
Apr 12, 2016 • 25 min
This week we talk about web accessibility concerns — what the heck all those acronyms are, and how to test for compliance.
(Mostly CSS) Animation
Mar 29, 2016 • 24 min
Animation brings the web to life! Today we talk about (mostly CSS) animation — how it works, tools, and resources.
Mar 22, 2016 • 25 min
Mar 8, 2016 • 26 min
Achieved in CryEngine 3 — wait no, Unity, wait no, Phaser?
Mar 1, 2016 • 34 min
This week we’re talking CSS layout — from CSS 1 to current best practices to what’s coming down the pipeline.
Feb 16, 2016 • 20 min
We all agree performance testing is important, but how do you track it over time? This week Taylor Jones tells us how.
Static Site Generators
Feb 9, 2016 • 23 min
There are 412 options for static site generators. This week we discuss (mostly three) of them.
Solved by ES6 (ES2015)
Feb 2, 2016 • 19 min
We picked our top five ES6/7/2015/2016 upgrades and talk about how they make our lives so much easier.
Express & Middleware
Jan 19, 2016 • 25 min
Our guest Jon Ballands chats with us about the IBM Swift Sandbox, and building it with Node & Express.
Jan 12, 2016 • 23 min
With frameworks being so hot right now, we talk to Iheanyi Ekechukwu about Ember
Jan 5, 2016 • 25 min
This week we talk about React and why it’s so darn hard to get started with!
Dec 22, 2015 • 19 min
Chrome DevTools is the topic of the week, which we’ve simply deemed “awesome”.
Dec 15, 2015 • 24 min
This week’s episode is about the past, present and future of CSS Pre and Post-processors.
Dec 8, 2015 • 30 min
Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Let’s talk about remote collaboration and the tools that make it possible.
Nov 24, 2015 • 27 min
Sublime or Atom? Wait, WEBSTORM? We talk about our favourite developer environment tips and tricks.
Styleguides at Scale
Nov 17, 2015 • 30 min
We discuss the challenges of creating scalable styleguides with guest Brian Han
Nov 3, 2015 • 32 min
College? Where we’re going, we don’t need college (or do we?).
Oct 27, 2015 • 27 min
We’ll talk about modules and module loaders! Everything from AMD to common.js and spend a bit of time going over Browserify and Webpack.
Oct 20, 2015 • 25 min
Grunt, Gulp, Broccoli, Brunch, Mimosa, oh my! So many task runners, so little time. In this weeks episode, we explore each of these delectable breakfast items/task runners.
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