JS Party

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 Suz Hinton, Feross Aboukhadijeh, Kevin Ball, Emma Wedekind, Jerod Santo, Nick Nisi, Divya Sasidharan, and Chris Hiller. Topics discussed include the web platform (Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox, Brave, etc), front-end frameworks (React, Ember, Angular, Vue, etc), Node.js, web animation, SVG, robotics, IoT, and much more. If JavaScript and/or the web touch your life, this show’s for you. Some people search for JSParty and can’t find the show, so now the string JSParty is in our description too.
LIVE from React Amsterdam
Apr 19 • 42 min
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…
Wow, Gatsby is a mashup on steroids
Apr 12 • 70 min
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.
Refactoring script soup
Apr 5 • 57 min
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.
Bundle because you want to, not because you need to
Mar 29 • 59 min
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.
What kind of moisture sensors do you use?
Mar 22 • 57 min
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!
The great divide reprise
Mar 20 • 62 min
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…
Mastering the art of conference-driven development
Mar 8 • 56 min
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.
Building rapid UI with utility-first CSS
Mar 4 • 82 min
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.
TensorFlow.js and Machine Learning in JavaScript
Feb 25 • 64 min
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.
LIVE from JSConf Hawai’i
Feb 15 • 36 min
KBall picks the brains of 4 of the speakers at JSConf Hawai’i to investigate the future of JavaScript and Web Development.
From voice devices to mobile, you just can’t escape JavaScript
Feb 8 • 64 min
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-binary…
How great the (front end) divide
Feb 1 • 55 min
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.
You might want to read up on PAW Patrol
Jan 25 • 61 min
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 keep…
Our thoughts and experiences with SSGs
Jan 18 • 62 min
The JS Party crew discuss static site generators, our experiences with them, and what the future might hold for this ever-evolving technology.
Real JavaScript, not too much, stage three and above
Jan 11 • 45 min
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 JavaScript.
Jumping off the Edge into Chromium
Dec 21, 2018 • 69 min
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!
We’re dependent. See?
Dec 14, 2018 • 68 min
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…
The future of the web is npm, but maybe not JavaScript
Dec 7, 2018 • 44 min
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, and…
trust.js but verify
Nov 30, 2018 • 55 min
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.
VisBug is like DevTools for designers
Nov 23, 2018 • 68 min
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) did…
Nest ‘dem loops
Nov 16, 2018 • 58 min
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, we…
Come play in the CodeSandbox
Nov 9, 2018 • 62 min
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.
What up, docs? 🥕
Nov 2, 2018 • 54 min
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…
Serverless? We don’t need no stinkin’ SERVERS
Oct 26, 2018 • 65 min
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-services,…
Foundation foundations (live at Node + JS Interactive)
Oct 19, 2018 • 51 min
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 Dave…
The nitty gritty on BitMidi
Oct 12, 2018 • 70 min
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. How do…
Fantastic bugs and how to squash them
Oct 5, 2018 • 58 min
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…
The CSS expertise kerfuffle
Sep 28, 2018 • 60 min
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.
Stories of personal JavaScript failures
Sep 21, 2018 • 65 min
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.
Interviews from JSConf
Sep 14, 2018 • 88 min
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 advocate…
Decentralizing the web with Beaker
Sep 7, 2018 • 67 min
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 first…
Applying the magic of compilers to the frontend
Aug 31, 2018 • 52 min
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.
LIVE from JSConf!
Aug 24, 2018 • 49 min
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.
Experimenting with some new ideas 🔬
Aug 17, 2018 • 67 min
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!
REST easy, GraphQL is here
Aug 10, 2018 • 64 min
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.
npm is made of people. PEOPLE!
Aug 3, 2018 • 53 min
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.
Behind the party with Suz at OSCON
Jul 27, 2018 • 23 min
Adam and Jerod catch up with Suz about her presentation at OSCON, some cool stuff she’s doing at her house, and more.
A11y is your ally
Jul 27, 2018 • 63 min
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.
Justin Jackson finds focus [rebroadcast]
Jul 20, 2018 • 27 min
In this special episode of JS Party, we’re sharing a full-length episode of our new show, Away from Keyboard. This show explores the human side of creative work. In this episode, Tim talks with Justin Jackson about his parents, dealing with depression,…
JavaScript eating the world, desktop edition
Jul 13, 2018 • 62 min
Kball and Feross talk with Shelley Vohr and Jeremy Apthorp about what Electron is, why to use it, and what comes next for the platform.
Enough string to hang yourself
Jul 6, 2018 • 58 min
Jerod, Nick, and KBall shake off their July 4th malaise by diving deep in to ES6 Proxies, wondering how best to share components across projects, and giving their younger selves advice. Also: shout outs!
WASM is AWSM
Jun 29, 2018 • 61 min
Kevin Ball and Suz Hinton talk with Jay Phelps about WebAssembly; what it is, how to use it, and how some are using it already.
GraphQL, when to use JavaScript, JS robotics
Jun 22, 2018 • 66 min
KBall and Tim are on location at Fluent/Velocity and had the chance to talk with Brian Douglas about GraphQL and GitHub’s recent changes, Aimee Knight about knowing when to use JavaScript over CSS, and Bryan Hughes about his start and robotics with…
Do what every developer does: blame other people
Jun 19, 2018 • 71 min
Nick Nisi, Suz Hinton, and Jerod Santo talk about their debugging methods, the cool things that JavaScript can do but isn’t talked about much, and their opinions on Git history.
Node’s survey, Ry’s regrets, Microsoft’s GitHub
Jun 8, 2018 • 64 min
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.
ML in JS… well… yes?
Jun 1, 2018 • 53 min
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.
A tooling extravaganza!
May 25, 2018 • 57 min
Kevin Ball, Alex Sexton, Nick Nisi, and Christopher Hiller talk all things tooling. Build tooling, linting, formatting, IDEs, and a small tangent on Vim.
🎊 TS Party! 🎊
May 18, 2018 • 59 min
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.
Dojo 2.0
May 11, 2018 • 66 min
Suz Hinton, Alex Sexton, and Nick Nisi talk with Dylan Schiemann about Dojo 2.0, managing an open source project, web standards, and more.
Cool, depending on your definition of cool
May 7, 2018 • 54 min
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.
The state of Node security
Apr 30, 2018 • 54 min
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.
PWAs to eat the world. Or maybe not. News at 11!
Apr 23, 2018 • 56 min
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.
Oh, the places JS will go
Apr 13, 2018 • 54 min
Jerod Santo, Suz Hinton, Feross Aboukhadijeh, and Kevin Ball talk about awesome things being done with JavaScript like WebUSB, WebTorrent, and DSLs.
JS Party is back! 🎉
Apr 6, 2018 • 48 min
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.
Web Audio API and TypeScript is Turing Complete
Aug 18, 2017 • 41 min
Alex Sexton, Rachel White, and Myles Borins talk about the Web Audio API and how TypeScript is “Turing Complete”.
2017 Node.js User Survey and Beaker Browser
Aug 18, 2017 • 55 min
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.
AMA — BasicAttentionToken, Robotics, IDE’s and Stuff
Aug 18, 2017 • 55 min
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.
ES Modules and ESM Loader
Jul 26, 2017 • 69 min
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and John-David Dalton talk about ES Modules history and current status, and JDD’s ESM loader.
Async Control Flow and Threats to the Open Web
Jul 7, 2017 • 70 min
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.
Inside Node 8, Glitch, Building a Community Around Education
Jun 23, 2017 • 46 min
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…
Inside the Release of [email protected] and Sheetsee
Jun 13, 2017 • 54 min
Mikeal Rogers, Rachel White, and Alex Sexton talk with Rebecca Turner and Kat Marchán about [email protected] and Jessica Lord about Sheetsee.
Using ES6/7, create-react-app, and Electron!
Jun 1, 2017 • 65 min
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.
Web Standards, ECMAScript Modules in Browsers, and Learning JS
May 26, 2017 • 63 min
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.
yayQuery Reunion!
May 2, 2017 • 70 min
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 predictions,…
P2P Web, WebRTC, WebTorrent, IPFS, and React VR
Apr 25, 2017 • 61 min
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.
Good Documentation, Non-blocking UI Rendering, Node Community Updates
Apr 23, 2017 • 53 min
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.
VM Neutrality in Node (N-API), Learning JavaScript, Mastodon
Apr 14, 2017 • 58 min
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.
Web Components and WTF is Shadow DOM?
Apr 11, 2017 • 56 min
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. Plus,…
JavaScript in Latin America
Mar 31, 2017 • 61 min
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.
PWAs (Progressive Web Apps), Service Workers, Time, Glitch
Mar 24, 2017 • 61 min
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.
JavaScript Fatigue, AMP, Paths.js
Mar 17, 2017 • 58 min
Mikeal Rogers, Alex Sexton, and Rachel White discuss JavaScript Fatigue, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and the project of the week Paths.js
Web Assembly, Higher Education with JavaScript, JS Standards
Mar 10, 2017 • 55 min
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.
Security on the web, Node async/await, AR.js
Mar 3, 2017 • 56 min
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.
Meet Rachel White
Feb 24, 2017 • 29 min
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 this…
Meet Alex Sexton
Feb 24, 2017 • 37 min
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.
Meet Mikeal Rogers
Feb 24, 2017 • 37 min
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…