Toolsday

Toolsday

toolsday.io
Hosted by Una Kravets and Chris Dhanaraj
GraphQL
May 24 • 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.
Data Sketches
May 16 • 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 • 26 min
We blast through our top four tips, tricks, tools, and things to optimize your website for peak performance.
Hardware
Apr 25 • 29 min
We talk with Suz Hinton about how to write software interconnected with physical objects. How cool is that wizardry!?
CSS Grid
Mar 28 • 22 min
Everyone’s talking about CSS Grid—the latest spec to surface in modern browsers. Listen up on why its so great!
VR
Mar 15 • 35 min
What’s super trendy in tech right now? Virtual Reality. We break it down this week at SXSW.
Gifv
Mar 8 • 32 min
We talk to Jason Ormand about gifv! The latest in image performance technology. No, but really, it’s pretty cool
Git
Mar 1 • 26 min
Git is something we use every day—this week we talk about some tools, tips, and tricks to make it better.
Windows
Feb 15 • 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!
Webpack 2
Feb 2 • 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 • 30 min
CSS in JS: is it the next big thing? We break down some techniques with Glen Maddern.
Discovered in 2016
Jan 10 • 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
Fitness Tools
Nov 22, 2016 • 26 min
We care about you! This week we talk about tools that can help you stay healthy and productive.
Images!
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
Conference Talks
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.
State of Javascript
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.
Conference Talks
Aug 30, 2016 • 23 min
We highlight thirteen conference talks that dazzled us, inspired us, and drove our careers forward
Travel Tools
Aug 23, 2016 • 29 min
After a short hiatus, Toolsday returns with CSS Wizardry himself, Harry Roberts, to talk about travel.
Travis CI
Aug 3, 2016 • 27 min
Mathias, CEO of Travis CI, comes on the show to give us an overview of what Travis CI is and how it can help your next project
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.
CSS Frameworks
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.
Our Hardware!
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.
Service Workers
May 17, 2016 • 21 min
We poke around, ruminate, and explore Service Workers.
Offline-first
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.
System Tools
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.
Web Accessibility
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.
Unit Testing
Mar 22, 2016 • 25 min
Today we discuss JavaScript unit testing with ColbyCheeze! Learn about spying, stubbing, and mocking this week.
Game Engines
Mar 8, 2016 • 26 min
Achieved in CryEngine 3 — wait no, Unity, wait no, Phaser?
CSS Layout
Mar 1, 2016 • 33 min
This week we’re talking CSS layout — from CSS 1 to current best practices to what’s coming down the pipeline.
Performance Profiling
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.
Ember
Jan 12, 2016 • 23 min
With frameworks being so hot right now, we talk to Iheanyi Ekechukwu about Ember
React
Jan 5, 2016 • 25 min
This week we talk about React and why it’s so darn hard to get started with!
Chrome DevTools
Dec 22, 2015 • 19 min
Chrome DevTools is the topic of the week, which we’ve simply deemed “awesome”.
CSS Processors
Dec 15, 2015 • 24 min
This week’s episode is about the past, present and future of CSS Pre and Post-processors.
Remote Collaboration
Dec 8, 2015 • 30 min
Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Let’s talk about remote collaboration and the tools that make it possible.
Developer Environment
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
Learning Tools
Nov 3, 2015 • 32 min
College? Where we’re going, we don’t need college (or do we?).
Module Loaders
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.
Task Runners
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.