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Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats

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How does stuff get added to CSS? Adam Argyle answers!
Aug 12 • 63 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Adam Argyle about how stuff gets added to CSS. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker,…
Hasty Treat - How To Refine Your Process
Aug 10 • 18 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about refining your processes, how to evaluate them, make them better, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error…
React State Round Up
Aug 5 • 54 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about React State libraries, should you use them, pros, cons, and more! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered…
Hasty Treat - Upgrading Next.js Syntax Site
Aug 3 • 17 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about their experience upgrading and some of the site’s big changes. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster….
Meteor’s 2nd Life
Jul 29 • 64 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Filipe Névola about Meteor and the exciting things happening in the Meteor world! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues…
Hasty Treat - Target=_blank security issue? What’s the deal with noopener and noreferrer?
Jul 27 • 14 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about noopener and noreferrer and why you should use them with links that have blank targets. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is…
Potluck - Beating Procrastination × Rollup vs Webpack × Leadership × Code Planning × Styled Components × More!
Jul 22 • 50 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about transitioning to backend dev, tips for beating procrastination, Rollup vs Webpack, code planning, growing as a leader and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you…
Hasty Treat - Turbolinks + Server Generated HTML + JS Sprinkles
Jul 20 • 15 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about turbolinks — what it is, how to use is, popular apps using is, and more! Prismic - Sponsor Prismic is a Headless CMS that makes it easy to build website pages as a set of components. Break pages into…
Video for the Web 2020 and Beyond
Jul 15 • 53 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about the future of video for the web! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up and running in minutes…
Hasty Treat - The Domain Name Game
Jul 13 • 19 min
In this Hasty Treat it’s another edition of the Top Level Domain Game! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and…
Jerome Hardaway + Vets Who Code
Jul 8 • 62 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Jerome Hardaway about web dev, vets who code, diversity in tech, and more! .TECH Domains - Sponsor If you need eyes on your project, you’ll need a domain, and .TECH is perfect for representing your…
Hasty Treat - Forms, Captchas, Honeypots, Dealing With Malicious Users and the Sad State of Contact Forms
Jul 6 • 20 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about forms, captchas, dealing with malicious users, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception…
Our React Wish List
Jul 1 • 51 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about what they wish existed in React! DevLifts - Sponsor Refactor your body with DevLifts. They have a few different programs: 1) (normally $19/month) has a few options (lean, bodyweight, and strong)….
Hasty Treat - Rural and Mobile Internet Revisited
Jun 29 • 34 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about rural and mobile internet — options, tools, and things to be aware of. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s…
Potluck - Libraries vs Frameworks × Firefox × Career Advice For Teenagers × Who Would Win a Thumb War × More!
Jun 24 • 51 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about libraries vs frameworks, Firefox, who would win a thumb war, and more! Prismic - Sponsor Prismic is a Headless CMS that makes it easy to build website pages as a set…
Hasty Treat - Some Neat CSS Functions That You Should Know About
Jun 22 • 19 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about CSS functions, what they are, how to use them, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception…
The Fundamentals Leftovers - Terminal, Shortcuts, View Source, Github + More!
Jun 17 • 44 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes continue their discussion of fundamentals — Bash, text editors, Regex, Github, Dev tools, and more! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React….
Hasty Treat - Scott Goes Linux with Pop OS
Jun 15 • 22 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott tells Wes about his new Linux laptop — what it is, why he did it, pros and cons, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s…
WebRTC and Peer-to-Peer Video Calling with Ian Ramzy
Jun 10 • 54 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Ian Ramzy about — how he built it, why, and some of the surprising choices he made along the way. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
Hasty Treat - Slow Connections Part 2
Jun 8 • 19 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are back with part 2 on how to develop for slow internet connections. Kyle Prinsloo Freelancing - Sponsor Kyle Prinsloo teaches you everything you need to know about freelancing, including how to quit your job, earn…
Headless CMS Break Down & Roundup
Jun 3 • 61 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about headless content management systems — why you might want to use one, things you should take into account, and more! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable…
Hasty Treat - Developing for Slow and Spotty Connections
Jun 1 • 16 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about how to develop for slow internet connections. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a…
Potluck - Courses for Kids × Sub-Components × Recursion × DB Hosting × Frameworks × Data Structures & Algorithms × More!
May 27 • 65 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about kids learning to code, React sub-components, why it’s so hard to scale, new frameworks, data structures, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what…
Hasty Treat - Should You Support IE11?
May 25 • 15 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about IE11 — should you support it, what to be aware of if you do, and what data is important in making that decision. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
Scott Teaches Wes Svelte and Sapper
May 20 • 50 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott teaches Wes about Svelte and Sapper — general premise, best practices, and more! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site…
Hasty Treat - Scott’s New Personal Website
May 18 • 14 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Scott’s new website! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in…
What’s New in Javascript
May 13 • 48 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about what is new in Javascript — a whole bunch of new stuff that you can use now and in the next sixth months or so. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping…
Hasty Treat - Wes’ New Personal Website
May 11 • 28 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Wes’ new website - its first update since 2014! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers…
Bootcamps, Getting a Job, and Income Share Agreements with Heather Payne
May 6 • 61 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Heather Payne about bootcamps — how to get the most out of them and what to look out for! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React….
Hasty Treat - Things You Should Know About Javascript Events
May 4 • 13 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about javascript events, and how to avoid some common pitfalls! Prismic - Sponsor Prismic is a Headless CMS that makes it easy to build website pages as a set of components. Break pages into sections of…
Potluck Part 2 - Magic GQLess × Are classes dead? × Custom Hooks × Staying Up To Date × CSS × More!
Apr 29 • 64 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about custom hooks, static site generators, code management, CSS, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with ….
Hasty Treat - Getting Buy-in for a Tool Like Prettier From Your Team
Apr 27 • 17 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about getting buy-in from your team when using new tools. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker,…
Potluck - Mobile First × Arrow Functions × Deno × JSON APIs × Refactoring Tips × More!
Apr 22 • 62 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about mobile first development, ES6 arrow functions, Deno.js, tips for refactoring your code, best e-commerce platforms and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you…
Hasty Treat - 5 More Things That Make Your Site Slow
Apr 20 • 21 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes continue their discussion of website page speed — five more things that make your site slow! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source…
Thinking Ahead for Emergency UI When Building a Website
Apr 15 • 45 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about emergency UI when building a website. During an emergency, you need to relay information to your website visitors as quickly and efficiently as possible. How do you do that? What do you need in place…
Hasty Treat - 5 Things That Make Your Site Slow
Apr 13 • 24 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about five things that could potentially be making your website slow. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an…
Working From Home During the Pandemic (With or Without Kids)
Apr 8 • 54 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about working from home. How do we do our best in these unprecedented times? Here are our tips for working from home and staying productive and sane! .TECH Domains - Sponsor If you need eyes on your…
Hasty Treat - Abstraction
Apr 6 • 17 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about abstraction in general as well as javascript programming. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception…
Mental Health and Dev ft Dr. Courtney Tolinski - Depression, Anxiety, Imposter Syndrome, Focus, Motivation, Burnout
Apr 1 • 62 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Dr. Courtney Tolinski about mental health and web development. Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up…
Hasty Treat - Get Gud at Passwords & Password Management
Mar 30 • 34 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about security and how to get good at passwords. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers…
Potluck - Bootcamps × Career Change × Figma × Gatsby × AMP × Mongoose × More!
Mar 25 • 57 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about bootcamps, Figma, Gatsby, AMP, Mongoose, imposter syndrome, and more! .TECH Domains - Sponsor If you need eyes on your project, you’ll need a domain, and .TECH is…
Hasty Treat - Purchasing Power Parity
Mar 23 • 17 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about purchasing power parity — what it is, and how Wes has implemented it on his course website. Prismic - Sponsor Prismic is a Headless CMS that makes it easy to build website pages as a set of components….
React Hooks - 1 Year Later
Mar 18 • 61 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about React Hooks, one year later — what’s changed, how to use them, and more! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity…
Hasty Treat - Hiring an Assistant
Mar 16 • 23 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about how to hire an assistant — something that can make your life a lot easier as a solo developer. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and…
Soft Skills Tips
Mar 11 • 60 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about soft skills tips — productivity, planning, communication, and more. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error…
Hasty Treat - Scott asks Wes about Cloudflare
Mar 9 • 25 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott asks Wes about Cloudflare — which services he uses, which ones he doesn’t, why, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster….
More on Severless - Databases × Files × Secrets × Auth × More!
Mar 4 • 60 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes do a part 2 about Serverless — databases, files, secrets, auth, and more! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site…
Hasty Treat - The Status of Element Queries / Container Queries
Mar 2 • 24 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about container queries, what they are and how you can use them. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps…
Potluck - Next vs Gatsby × Headless CMS × Vue.js × Is Ruby on Rails still good? × More!
Feb 26 • 62 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about Gastby vs everything, Next, Vue, Rails, working with agencies, CSS, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you…
Hasty Treat - What makes a server fast?
Feb 24 • 15 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about how to make servers fast! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes…
Serverless / Cloud Functions - Part 1
Feb 19 • 53 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about serverless and cloud providers - the benefits, limitations, providers and more! .TECH Domains - Sponsor If you need eyes on your project, you’ll need a domain, and .TECH is perfect for representing…
Hasty Treat - Get Movin’ With Framer Motion
Feb 17 • 23 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Framer Motion — why it is so cool, and how it can improve animations in your projects. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues…
Are Web Dev GUIs Going to Replace Us?
Feb 12 • 52 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about web dev GUIs — what are they, are they going to replace developers, are they good or bad, and more! Hasura - Sponsor Hasura is an open source real-time GraphQL engine. It connects to your…
Hasty Treat - The Power of Hobbies
Feb 10 • 23 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about hobbies — how they can improve your life and make you a better developer, as well as the hobbies they enjoy. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
The Synology Show - Backups and Home Server
Feb 5 • 59 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about running backups and a home server — Synology setups, apps, and more! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity…
Hasty Treat - Non-Glamorous Skills You Should Have
Feb 3 • 23 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the non-glamorous skills that will improve your life as a developer! Prismic - Sponsor Prismic is a Headless CMS that makes it easy to build website pages as a set of components. Break pages into sections…
Potluck - Dev Culture Fit × Slack Communities × Vanilla JS × Backpacks × Raspberry Pi × More!
Jan 29 • 60 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about dev culture fit, Slack communities, vanilla Javascript, backpacks, Raspberry Pi, beards, and more! .TECH Domains - Sponsor If you need eyes on your project, you’ll…
Hasty Treat - Building A Community Slack, Discord, Spectrum, Discourse, Forums
Jan 27 • 30 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about community building online — some of the different software techniques and things you can do to either get started with a web community or join one. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening…
Tech To Watch In 2020
Jan 22 • 55 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about tech to watch in 2020 — things you should keep an eye on and learn this year! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a…
Hasty Treat - Picking the Stack for uses.tech - Gatsby, React, Context, Styled Components
Jan 20 • 24 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Wes’ new website, uses.tech — the stack he chose for building it, as well as what it does and how to use it! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
2020 Fitness
Jan 15 • 64 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about fitness — how to stay in shape as a developer, nutrition, goals, and more! DevLifts - Sponsor Refactor your body with DevLifts. They have a few different programs: 1) (normally…
Hasty Treat - A Month On Firefox
Jan 13 • 32 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about a month of using Firefox — what they liked, what they didn’t, and whether or not they’ll keep using it. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you…
Pika Pkg
Jan 8 • 56 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Fred Schott about Pika Pkg, a new kind of package registry for the modern web. Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity…
Hasty Treat - Modules in Node
Jan 6 • 18 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about modules in Node — what are they, how they’re different from browser modules, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is…
Potluck - Fonts × Frameworks × Teas × Coding Subscriptions × Client Work × More!
Jan 1 • 57 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about fonts, frameworks vs custom, drinking tea, learning to code, client work, and more! Kyle Prinsloo Freelancing - Sponsor Kyle Prinsloo teaches you everything you need…
Hasty Treat - Wes Teaches Scott about Keystone.js
Dec 30, 2019 • 27 min
In this Hasty Treat, Wes teaches Scott about Keystone.js — best practices, things to avoid, why you should check it out, and more! Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear…
2019 YEAR END Definitely Not a Clip Show
Dec 25, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes do a 2019 year in review — the most popular Syntax episodes, what they learned, some personal updates, plans for next year, and more! Prismic - Sponsor Prismic is a Headless CMS that makes it easy to build…
Hasty Treat - How We Launch Courses
Dec 23, 2019 • 26 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about launching courses — a behind-the-scenes look at their platforms, processes, best practices, and what it takes to get a course published. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your…
State Machines, CSS and Animations with David K Piano
Dec 18, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with David K Piano about state machines, CSS, animations and more! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up…
Hasty Treat - The New MacBook Pro for Web Development
Dec 16, 2019 • 21 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the new 16” MacBook Pro and how it performs as a web development machine. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error…
2019 Gift Guide
Dec 11, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes bring you an entire episode of sick picks — the 2019 gift guide! Prismic - Sponsor Prismic is a Headless CMS that makes it easy to build website pages as a set of components. Break pages into sections of…
Hasty Treat - What Are Github Actions?
Dec 9, 2019 • 16 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Gihub Actions — what they do, why you might be interested in them, best practices and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix…
Potluck - Tabs are better? × Coding Music × SEO × Is Angular good? × Biggie Smalls × Soy Sauce × More!
Dec 4, 2019 • 55 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode Scott and Wes talk about tabs vs spaces, coding music, SEO, React vs Angular vs Vue vs Svelte, Rapping, Soy sauce and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
Hasty Treat - New CSS Logical Properties
Dec 2, 2019 • 16 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about new CSS Logical Properties. Hasura - Sponsor Hasura is an open source real-time GraphQL engine. It connects to your databases & microservices and instantly gives you a production-ready GraphQL API….
Show 200!
Nov 27, 2019 • 73 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes celebrate 200 episodes of Syntax with a live Q&A! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a…
Hasty Treat - So you want to make a course… Will people buy it?
Nov 25, 2019 • 19 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about making courses — techniques, best practices, things to avoid, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error…
How To Get Better At Problem Solving
Nov 20, 2019 • 59 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about how to get better at problem solving — one of the most important skills to build as a developer. Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features…
Hasty Treat - Tips For Writing Good CSS
Nov 18, 2019 • 25 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about tips for writing good CSS. Sizzy - Sponsor - The browser made for developers and designers. Stop manually resizing your browser window and switching between devices so you can test responsive…
Design Foundations For Developers
Nov 13, 2019 • 61 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about design foundations for developers — tips to follow that will make your designs better! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React….
Hasty Treat - Buying and Selling Domain Names
Nov 11, 2019 • 21 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about domain names — buying and selling, best practices and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an…
Potluck - Gatsby vs Next × Is Google Home spying on you? × Flat File CMS × CSS Frameworks × Hosting Client Sites × More!
Nov 6, 2019 • 59 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about Gatsby vs Next, Google Home and privacy, flat file CMS, working with designers, CSS frameworks and more! Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a…
Hasty Treat - Spooky Stories
Nov 4, 2019 • 21 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes bring you more web dev horror stories! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and…
Spooky Web Dev Horror Stories
Oct 30, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about web dev horror stories — things you can only hope will never happen to you! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues…
Hasty Treat - Scott Moves to iPhone
Oct 28, 2019 • 25 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott talks about moving to iPhone — his experiences with both Android and iOS, the advantages and disadvantages of both, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with ….
Migrating, Deploying, and Hosting WordPress
Oct 23, 2019 • 62 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Brad Touesnard of about migrating, deploying, and hosting WordPress. Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers need…
Hasty Treat - React Server Side Rendering
Oct 21, 2019 • 23 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about server side rendering — what it is, how to use it, best practices, things to avoid, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is…
The Fundamentals - Server Side
Oct 16, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about server side fundamentals — the important things you should know if you’re interested in diving into server side. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track…
Hasty Treat - Float Tank Experiences
Oct 14, 2019 • 23 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about their experiences with float tanks! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session…
Potluck - Terminal Configs × CSS Reset × Flexbox × Freelancing × NPM Dependencies × Project Hand-off × More!
Oct 9, 2019 • 55 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about freelancing, handing off projects to other developers, terminal configs, podcast apps, how much flexbox is too much flexbox, npm dependencies, and more! Sanity -…
Hasty Treat - Feature + Release Planning
Oct 7, 2019 • 19 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about feature and release planning — dealing with bugs, task management, best practices, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is…
Desktop & Mobile Apps With a Single Codebase
Oct 2, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode, Scott and Wes talk with Etienne Lemay, developer of , about his experience building Missive, best practices, and the pros and cons of building desktop and mobile apps with a single codebase. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets…
Hasty Treat - Developing Better Habits
Sep 30, 2019 • 27 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are talking about developing better habits — strategies, avoiding distractions, best practices, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is…
Practical: How would we build Airbnb, Twitter, or Reddit?
Sep 25, 2019 • 51 min
In this episode, Scott and Wes are trying something new! It’s called Practical, in which Scott and Wes take a topic and flesh out all the theory into something super practical. Today’s topic comes from a listener question asking how they would…
Hasty Treat - Automating Stuff
Sep 23, 2019 • 23 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are talking about automation — apps, workflows, resources, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps…
Potluck - Why Webpack? × Serverless × Agencies × Recruiters × CSS Grid × MQ in Styled Components
Sep 18, 2019 • 59 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about webpack, serverless, agencies, recruiters, CSS Grid, media queries and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
Hasty Treat - The TLD Game
Sep 16, 2019 • 22 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are playing a game! It’s called the TLD game, where Scott and Wes try to stump each other with questions about top level domains. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping…
How We Record, Edit, and Host Our Courses
Sep 11, 2019 • 64 min
In this episode, Scott and Wes talk about how they make courses — recording, editing, hosting, best practices, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster….
Hasty Treat - Moving from PHP to Node
Sep 9, 2019 • 17 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about moving from PHP to Node — pitfalls to avoid, best practices and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking…
Building Steam Games with React
Sep 4, 2019 • 52 min
In this episode, Scott and Wes talk with Drew Conley about building games with Javascript. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a…
Hasty Treat - Stump’d
Sep 2, 2019 • 16 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are back with another edition of Stump’d! where they try to stump each other with interview questions. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is…
How to Build an API
Aug 28, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode, Scott and Wes talk about creating APIs — what’s happening behind the scenes and why it’s important. Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity…
Hasty Treat - Wes & Scott Look At Svelte 3
Aug 26, 2019 • 22 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Svelte 3 — initial impressions and more! Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers need right out of the box: Global CDN, Continuous…
Potluck - Deploying Applications × Typescript × Live Coding with Twitch × Fullstack Architecture × More!
Aug 21, 2019 • 46 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about deploying applications, the value of Typescript, live coding via Twitch and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
Hasty Treat - How To Publish A React Component To NPM
Aug 19, 2019 • 17 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about documentation libraries, starting and maintaining projects, how to publish React components to NPM, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
State In React
Aug 14, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about state in React: local state, global state, UI state, data state, caching, API data and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and…
Hasty Treat - Remote Internet
Aug 12, 2019 • 24 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about remote internet! Remote internet is an important because it opens up living options to developers as the industry moves toward more remote work. Netlify Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host…
Blogging
Aug 7, 2019 • 49 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about blogging — both the specifics of content (how to make great content), as well as the mechanics of where and how to publish blog posts. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with…
Hasty Treat - VSCode Love Part 3
Aug 5, 2019 • 18 min
It’s another VSCode episode! In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk all the things they love about VSCode — things to learn, how to get around more quickly, using keyboard commands, being more efficient, using snippets and more! Sentry - Sponsor…
Potluck - What is “State”? × Web Sockets × Remote Working × Firefox × Machines Taking Our Jobs × More!
Jul 31, 2019 • 54 min
It’s another Syntax potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about remote work, AI agendas, motivation, fitness, the future of coding, and much more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors,…
Hasty Treat - VSCode Treats Part 2
Jul 29, 2019 • 18 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about more of their favorite VSCode tasty treats - extensions, features, keyboard shortcuts and more! Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features…
A Story About Kanye West and Learning to Code
Jul 24, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Harry Dry about the crazy story behind his Kanye West dating site, how he taught himself to code, and how to come up with cool side projects! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening…
Hasty Treat - Web Dev Resource Sick Picks
Jul 22, 2019 • 21 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about all of their favorite web dev resources — a full episode of sick picks! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s…
The Fundamentals — JS
Jul 17, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about the fundamentals of JavaScript - the set of core skills you should know before branching off into other frameworks, libraries, etc. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your…
Hasty Treat - VSCode Extensions & Themes
Jul 15, 2019 • 19 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about everything they love regarding VSCode: themes, fonts, extensions, techniques and more! Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers need…
GraphQL and WordPress
Jul 10, 2019 • 64 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Jason Bahl (author of WPGraphQL) about GraphQL, headless WordPress, frameworks in WordPress, React in WordPress, and more! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable…
Hasty Treat - Front End Security
Jul 8, 2019 • 20 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about front end security and what to do in order to avoid hacking. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps…
The Fundamentals: HTML + CSS
Jul 3, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about the “fundamentals” of web development and what you need to know - HTML, CSS foundations and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with ….
Hasty Treat - What is a Headless CMS?
Jul 1, 2019 • 17 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about headless CMSs - why to use them, how they work, pros and cons, examples and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source…
Potluck - Career Switch at 33 × Cover Letters × Kids × Learning Quickly × More!
Jun 26, 2019 • 58 min
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about career changes, preprocessors, moving, “the gap”, hip hop and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with ….
Hasty Treat - Making Yourself Uncomfortable To Grow
Jun 24, 2019 • 25 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about pushing yourself in uncomfortable areas to grow as a programmer, be a better developer, and become more efficient in general. Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end…
SVGs with Sara Soueidan
Jun 19, 2019 • 61 min
In this episode of Syntax, Wes is joined by Sara Soueidan, a freelance front-end UI developer and trainer. While Scott is taking a break to spend time with his new baby girl, Wes and Sara dive into all things SVG! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know…
Hasty Treat - New Intl Methods Are Straight Fire
Jun 17, 2019 • 18 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about internationalization - how to deal with different languages, different currencies, and more! Log Rocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix…
Debugging Tools + Tips
Jun 12, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about debugging — tools, techniques, and the mindset needed to debug a problem and get through it as quickly as possible. Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website….
Hasty Treat - Std Lib in JavaScript
Jun 10, 2019 • 18 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes discuss the Javascript standard library proposal — what it is, how it could influence dev, and what they’d like to see. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
Gatsby Themes
Jun 5, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Jason Lengstorf from the Gatsby team about Gatsby themes, and the future of Gatsby in general. LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix…
Hasty Treat - Workshops
Jun 3, 2019 • 23 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about how to give a killer workshop, as well as benefits and best practices! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking…
Potluck - CSS × Angular × Dev job preparation × Svelte × File organization × Gear × More!
May 29, 2019 • 49 min
It’s another Potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about CSS, Angular, Svelte, dev job preparation and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is…
Hasty Treat - Knowing Your Weaknesses
May 27, 2019 • 22 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about how to identify and work on your weaknesses. Logrocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session…
CSS the 😎😎😎 Cool Parts
May 22, 2019 • 58 min
In this episode Wes and Scott talk about the cool parts of CSS! From filters to variables, here are some cool (and amazing) things you can do with CSS in 2019. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
Hasty Treat - AMA - Our Wives, Careers Outside Tech, and Favorites
May 20, 2019 • 29 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are back with another AMA. This time they talk about their spouses, careers outside of tech, lots of favorites (movies, colors, clothes), and more! Clubhouse - Sponsor Clubhouse is the first project management…
Side Hustles with Courtland Allen from Indie Hackers
May 15, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk all about side hustles with special guest Courtland Allen, from Indie Hackers! They talk about the story behind Indie Hackers, how to start your own side hustle, where to find ideas, listener questions,…
Hasty Treat - The SHADOW DOM
May 13, 2019 • 14 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Shadow Doms - what they are, the individual pieces involved with them, why they’re important, and how to get started using them. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors,…
Travis Neilson on Skills Gap, Design, Focus and Working at Google
May 8, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk to Travis Neilson about his career at Google, the challenges he faced, how to choose projects tips for devs wanting to get better at design, and more. Stackbit - Sponsor Build modern JAMStack websites in…
Hasty Treat - Async + Await Error Handling Strategies
May 6, 2019 • 12 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes discuss different error handling strategies. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix…
Potluck - Media Queries × NPM Vulnerabilities × Fullstack JS vs JAMstack × Web VR/AR × Switching Jobs × More!
May 1, 2019 • 50 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions! This month - Media Queries, NPM Vulnerabilities, Web VR and AR, Fullstack JS vs JAMstack for freelancers, switching jobs, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know…
Hasty Treat - AMA - Money x Investments x Online Presence x More!
Apr 29, 2019 • 23 min
In this special Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes answer your questions about money, investments, online presence and more! LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an…
What’s New in Web Development
Apr 24, 2019 • 49 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about what’s new in web development: new promise static methods, new CSS functions, PWAs and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry…
Hasty Treat - CSS Frameworks
Apr 22, 2019 • 27 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about CSS frameworks - what they are, why they’re important, and when (and when not) to use them. Stackbit - Sponsor Build modern JAMStack websites in minutes. Stackbit lets you combine any theme, site…
9 Ways to Stay Sane While Working Remotely
Apr 17, 2019 • 51 min
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about working remotely — problems, challenges, and how to keep yourself sane, productive and efficient. LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs…
Hasty Treat - Cranky Developers
Apr 15, 2019 • 24 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about cranky developers — those devs who never seem happy about anything, always mad about tech choices, and constantly writing off any new tech as simply a “fad” or unnecessary. Sponsor If you want to…
Syntax Live React Edition
Apr 10, 2019 • 66 min
It’s another live episode of Syntax in which Wes and Scott do Hook’d on Hooks, Who’s Snackin’ on React, Stump’d, Unpopular Opinions, Q & Eh, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
Hasty Treat - Tips For A Good Portfolio
Apr 8, 2019 • 20 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about portfolios - best practices, organization, and how to use what people are looking for to stand out in the right ways. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
Potluck - Interview Qs × Headless CMS × React Hooks × Resume Design × Redux vs Context × More!
Apr 3, 2019 • 49 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions! This month - interview questions, headless CMSs, resume design, redux vs context, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track…
Hasty Treat - Bike Shedding
Apr 1, 2019 • 30 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about bike shedding - issues that are hotly debated, but may not matter that much in the long run. LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues…
The VueJS Show (Scott teaches Wes)
Mar 27, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode Wes and Scott talk about VueJS - what it is, how it compares to other frontend frameworks, and how to get the most out of it. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is…
Hasty Treat - Why Use a Frontend Framework at All?
Mar 25, 2019 • 20 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about frontend frameworks — what they are, when you need one, how to organize your code for maximum efficiency, and more! Stackbit - Sponsor Build modern JAMStack websites in minutes. Stackbit lets you combine…
How To Find Freelance Clients
Mar 20, 2019 • 60 min
In this episode Wes and Scott talk about how to find freelance clients — tangible things you can do to position yourself and set yourself up for success. Stackbit - Sponsor Build modern JAMStack websites in minutes. Stackbit lets you combine any…
Hasty Treat - React Suspense
Mar 18, 2019 • 21 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about React Suspense — what it is, how it works, support and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that…
Bootcamps vs School vs Self-learning
Mar 13, 2019 • 61 min
In this episode Wes and Scott talk about developer education — what to look for, what to avoid, and how to be a life-long learner with good problem solving skills. - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content…
Hasty Treat - Communication Skillz
Mar 11, 2019 • 16 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about communication — why it’s important, how to improve, building good habits, tools and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is…
Potluck - Are classes dead? × Tutorials vs Real Life × CRA vs Next × Scraping × More
Mar 6, 2019 • 45 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions! This month - are classes dead?, tutorials vs real life, the smart home, developers and mental health, and more! Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks…
Hasty Treat - Authentication: LocalStorage vs Cookies vs Sessions vs Tokens
Mar 4, 2019 • 16 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about authentication — the difference between localStorage, cookies, session, tokens and more! LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues…
How We Manage Our Lives — Notion, Todos, Notes, Focusing, Calendars, Goal tracking, and more!
Feb 27, 2019 • 54 min
In this episode, Wes and Scott talk about life management — the systems and tools for managing all the the busy details of life and work. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and put SYNTAX in the “How…
Hasty Treat - Tips to Succeed on YouTube
Feb 25, 2019 • 23 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk tips to succeed on YouTube! Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about us?” section. Show Notes 1:55 How YouTube has…
Gatsby vs Next
Feb 20, 2019 • 52 min
In this episode, Wes and Scott debate Gatsby vs Next — how they compare, the pros and cons of each, why you might chose one over the other for your next project, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping…
Hasty Treat - Better Living Through Side Projects
Feb 18, 2019 • 16 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about side projects — what you can learn, why they’re great, how to come up with ideas, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is…
The Smart Home
Feb 13, 2019 • 71 min
In this episode, Wes and Scott talk about the Smart Home — all the different tech available, how it works together, pitfalls to avoid, hardware, software, and more! - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content…
Hasty Treat - How To Email Busy People
Feb 11, 2019 • 23 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes tackle email, specifically, how to email busy people — how to write emails that actually get read, and don’t just get tossed in the archive. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your…
Potluck - Changing careers × Repo organization × CSS Grid × Certifications × Freelancing × Spammers × More
Feb 6, 2019 • 50 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions! This month - organizing your Git repos, the difference between freelancing and contracting, changing careers, how to deal with spammers and more! - Sponsor is a…
Hasty Treat - Code Quality Tooling Part 2
Feb 4, 2019 • 13 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes continue their discussion about code quality tooling - how to get your code extra nice and clean, and the tools that will help you along the way. LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site,…
The Freelance Client Lifecycle - Part 2
Jan 30, 2019 • 62 min
In this episode Scott and Wes continue their discussion about the freelance client lifecycle—from design and development, to project hand-off, and everything in between. - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable…
Hasty Treat - Code Quality Tooling
Jan 28, 2019 • 26 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about code quality tooling - how to get your code extra nice and clean, and the tools that will help you along the way. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
The Freelance Client Lifecycle - Part 1
Jan 23, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode Scott and Wes talk about the freelance client lifecycle—from gathering requirements, to project hand-off, and everything in between. Techmeme Ride Home Podcast From , Silicon Valley’s most-read news source, The Techmeme Ride…
Hasty Treat - Tidying Up Code #MarieKondo
Jan 21, 2019 • 21 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about tidying up your code - why it’s important and how it can make your (dev) life better. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is…
Tips for Work Life Balance
Jan 16, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode Scott and Wes talk about work life balance. These tips aren’t hard-and-fast - part of the beauty of being a web developer is that you do get to enjoy some flexibility. Work is a big part of our live and these are tips that will…
Hasty Treat - CSS Grid Level 2 aka Subgrid
Jan 14, 2019 • 15 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about CSS Grid Level 2 - aka subgrid. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix…
Potluck - Where to start with JS × Freelancing × Cron jobs × Split testing × Frameworks in 2019 × More
Jan 10, 2019 • 51 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions! This month - thoughts on frameworks for 2019, React Native, when should you start freelancing, where to start with JS, cron jobs, split testing and more! DevLifts — Sponsor…
Hasty Treat - CSS Units
Jan 7, 2019 • 24 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about CSS units (e.g. rems vs ems, px, ch, vmax), when and why you want to be using them, tips and tricks, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce…
A Look Forward to 2019
Jan 2, 2019 • 60 min
In this episode Wes and Scott take a look back at 2018 as well as a look forward to what’s coming in 2019. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that…
Hasty Treat - CSS and JS Pointer Events
Dec 31, 2018 • 21 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about pointer events in CSS and JS - what they are, their differences, why you may want to use them, potential downfalls and more! - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable…
CSS Layout
Dec 26, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode Wes and Scott are talking all about CSS layout - how it works, things to watch out for and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that…
Hasty Treat - Where are they now? Part 2
Dec 24, 2018 • 26 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes continue their discussion of libraries and tech that where super hot in the past, but not so much any more. - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React….
Potluck - Typescript × E-commerce platforms × Job-hopping × Working for agencies × More
Dec 19, 2018 • 51 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions! This month - thoughts on Typescript, e-commerce platforms vs custom, working for agencies, job-hopping and more! Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks…
Hasty Treat - Where are they now?! Gulp, Grunt, Bower, Backbone and Compass
Dec 17, 2018 • 22 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about libraries that have been super hot in the past, but not so much any more. Contentful - Sponsor Contentful is a great way to manage your data. Update once and publish everywhere. Contentful gives you a ton…
Not a Clip Show - Episode 100!
Dec 12, 2018 • 67 min
To celebrate episode 100, Wes and Scott are talking about Syntax - their most popular episodes, stats, Q&A, and a bunch of cool stuff about what it’s been like making this show for 100 episodes. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s…
Hasty Treat - Costs of Running a Business
Dec 10, 2018 • 36 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the costs of running a business when you’re a solopreneur or solo founder. Contentful - Sponsor Contentful is a great way to manage your data. Update once and publish everywhere. Contentful gives you a…
The State of JavaScript 2018
Dec 5, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode Wes and Scott are joined by their first ever guest on the show: Sacha Greif. Sacha is one of the makers of the - the topic for today’s show. Wes, Scott and Sacha discuss the results of 2018’s survey, what they think, and…
Hasty Treat - Uses for CSS Variables
Dec 3, 2018 • 25 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about CSS variables, a.k.a CSS Custom Properties - why you might want to use them, why they’re better than various preprocessor’s variables, and pitfalls to watch out for and avoid. Kyle Prinsloo’s…
Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 28, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode Wes and Scott bring you their holiday gift guide - things, ideas or experiences that would make great gifts for any developer, ranging from a few bucks to a few hundred bucks. Contentful - Sponsor Contentful is a great way to manage…
Hasty Treat - Should you install a dependency or roll your own?
Nov 26, 2018 • 19 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about installing dependencies vs rolling your own - the advantages and disadvantages, and how to know when to do either. LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you…
Potluck - $100/hr × Redux Replacements × Full Stack Designers × JWT × VS Code Tips × More
Nov 21, 2018 • 52 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions! This month - raising your rates, full stack designers, JWT, VS Code tips, and more. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and…
Hasty Treat - How to become well liked at work
Nov 19, 2018 • 24 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about how to be well liked at work - dealing with difficult co-workers, being a better co-worker yourself, and general tips for improving your people skills. LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users…
React Hooks
Nov 14, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode Wes and Scott discuss React Hooks - what they are, why you might want to use them, their differences with regular classes, and more. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and put SYNTAX in…
Hasty Treat - How to become a sticker mogul
Nov 12, 2018 • 35 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about stickers and break down Wes’ entire process for creating and selling his sticker packs. Check out for more info. LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping…
Live at JAMstack_conf
Nov 7, 2018 • 63 min
This week Scott and Wes are live at JAMstack_conf with games, Spicy JAM Tips, Q&As and more. Netlify — Sponsor is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers need right out of the box: Global CDN,…
Hasty Treat - Stumped! 03
Nov 5, 2018 • 21 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are back for another edition of Stumped! where they try to stump each other with interview questions. Today’s questions are from . EmailOctopus - Sponsor Email marketing for less, via Amazon SES. EmailOctopus…
Pre-launch Checklist
Oct 31, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode Wes and Scott discuss their pre-launch checklists. They talk about performance, accessibility, compatibility, SEO, analytics, and more - all the things you should check before launching something to the world. Sentry - Sponsor If you…
Hasty Treat - Old Browsers, Fallbacks and Polyfills - Part 3
Oct 29, 2018 • 25 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes conclude a three-part series about old browsers, fallbacks and polyfills. In part three, they talk specifically about transpiling and polyfilling. — Sponsor Check out new subscription plans. Get…
Potluck - Working with designers × Is WordPress Crap? × When to stop working × More
Oct 24, 2018 • 59 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions! This month - working with designers, criticisms of WordPress, avoiding burnout, time management, and more. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your…
Hasty Treat - Old Browsers, Fallbacks and Polyfills - Part 2
Oct 22, 2018 • 22 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes continue a three-part series about old browsers, fallbacks and polyfills. In part two, they talk specifically about CSS Grid, Flexbox, new features and fallbacks, and how to use them. — Sponsor Check…
Fitness for Developers
Oct 17, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode Wes and Scott discuss fitness for developers. As a follow-up to , they talk about the status of their fitness goals from that episode, what’s worked, what hasn’t, and how you can be more fit yourself in 2018. DevLifts —…
Hasty Treat - Old Browsers, Fallbacks and Polyfills - Part 1
Oct 15, 2018 • 28 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes kickoff a three-part series about old browsers, fallbacks and polyfills. In part one, Scott and Wes talk specifically about old browsers, how best to support them, and whether or not you should support them at all….
Top 18 New Things in JS - Part 2
Oct 10, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode Wes and Scott continue the discussion of their favorite top 18 new things in Javascript. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about us?” section….
Hasty Treat - Hacktoberfest
Oct 8, 2018 • 25 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about this year’s - a great way to support open source. NativeScript - Sponsor NativeScript is an open source framework for building truly native mobile apps with Angular, Vue.js, TypeScript, or…
Top 18 New Things in JS - Part 1
Oct 3, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode Wes and Scott discuss their favorite top 18 new things in Javascript. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about us?” section. Mlab - Sponsor…
Hasty Treat - Stumped! 02
Oct 1, 2018 • 22 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are back for a second edition of Stumped! where they try to stump each other with interview questions from . NativeScript - Sponsor NativeScript is an open source framework for building truly native mobile apps…
Potluck - JS × Web Components × Security × They took our jobs!
Sep 26, 2018 • 70 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions! This month - all things JS, go-to dev stacks, website security and the ever-changing nature of development. Mlab - Sponsor mLab is the leading Database-as-a-Service for…
Hasty Treat - Positivity and Web Development
Sep 24, 2018 • 21 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about positivity in the web industry - how it can affect you, your work, and the people around you. NativeScript - Sponsor NativeScript is an open source framework for building truly native mobile apps with…
Specialization vs Generalization
Sep 19, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode Wes and Scott discuss specialization vs generalization - the different ways one can be a generalist or a specialist, advantages and disadvantages to both, and, ultimately, which is the better career path. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30…
Hasty Treat - Feedback and Criticism
Sep 17, 2018 • 38 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about feedback and criticism in the web industry. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers…
11 Habits of Highly Effective Developers
Sep 12, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode Wes and Scott discuss 11 habits that will make you a better developer - everything from understanding the business goals behind your projects to maintaining work-life balance, staying curious, and developing empathy. Freshbooks -…
Hasty Treat - Reading Documentation
Sep 10, 2018 • 33 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes dive into documentation - how to avoid common pitfalls and overwhelm, as well as how to read, understand and get the most out of documentation. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your…
Accessibility
Sep 5, 2018 • 73 min
In this episode Wes and Scott dive into the very big topic of accessibility, from the basics and easy wins to best practices, tools, resources and more! Cloudinary - Sponsor is a heavy duty media hosting stack for your websites and applications….
Hasty Treat - Stumped! Interview Questions
Sep 3, 2018 • 30 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes try to stump each other with interview questions from . Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with . Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers…
Potluck - Programming Languages × Soft Skills × PHP vs JS × Breakdancing x Spice Blends
Aug 29, 2018 • 65 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions! This month - programming languages, how to practice soft skills, PHP vs JS, is it every too late to become a developer, and more. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial…
Hasty Treat - Framer X and Prototyping Tools
Aug 27, 2018 • 24 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about prototyping and design tools in the development space, specifically Framer X - what it is, what it isn’t, and some cool stuff coming down the pipeline. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s…
Design Tips for Developers
Aug 22, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode Wes and Scott dive into designing for developers - tips and tricks for improving your designs, and how to up your game in small ways that will have a big impact on your projects. - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a…
Hasty Treat - Goal Setting
Aug 20, 2018 • 32 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk goal setting - why it’s important, when to do it, how to stick to them, and more. Tweet us your goals with the hashtag #syntaxgoals. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors,…
The React Episode
Aug 15, 2018 • 73 min
In this episode Wes and Scott do a deep dive into React - what it is, best practices and all the ins and outs of how the framework works. Dev Lifts — Sponsor - Thad and JC are on a mission to make web developers healthy. They’re currently…
Hasty Treat - Building Curriculum for Courses
Aug 13, 2018 • 32 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes discuss how they create courses, design and build curriculum, as well as insights and best practices for content creation. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them…
Our Office Setups (Gotta Get The Gear)
Aug 8, 2018 • 64 min
Scott and Wes talk office setups and all things gear. Mlab - Sponsor mLab is the leading Database-as-a-Service for MongoDB, powering over half a million deployments worldwide. Wes and Scott use mLab to host their own databases as well as take…
Hasty Treat - JSON, JSONP and CORS
Aug 6, 2018 • 17 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes discuss all things cross-origin - APIs, Javascript, JSON, CORS, and more. Netlify — Sponsor is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers need right out of the box:…
Potluck - Editor Fonts × Portfolios × Meetup Tips × Switching to Windows × Freelancing Sources
Aug 1, 2018 • 59 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions about freelancing, portfolios, code editors, meetup tips, switching to windows and more! ‘s Vue.js Masterclass — Sponsor Check out taught by Alex Kyriakidis….
Hasty Treat - Whats the deal with npm, yarn and lock files?!
Jul 30, 2018 • 26 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes discuss npm, yarn, lock files, why they’re useful, why you would or wouldn’t want to track them in Git and much more! Netlify — Sponsor is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the…
The Undocumented Web: scraping, private APIs, proxies and “alternative solutions”
Jul 25, 2018 • 64 min
What is the undocumented web? Scott and Wes dive into it, discussing APIs, faking, scraping, automation, proxies as well as tips and tricks for best practices. Kyle Prinsloo’s Freelancing & Beyond — Sponsor Kyle Prinsloo teaches you everything…
Hasty Treat - Refactoring
Jul 23, 2018 • 26 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes discuss refactoring, what it is, why you should do it, when to do it, as well as best practices and much more. Netlify — Sponsor is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features…
Advice For Beginners - Tech Skills, Applying for Jobs, Focus, Imposter Syndrome + More
Jul 18, 2018 • 60 min
Scott and Wes give their best advice for beginners, including tech skills, applying for jobs, focus, imposter syndrome, and more… Coffeecup’s CSS Grid Builder Tool — Sponsor Check out Coffeecup’s builder tool and resources to learn,…
Hasty Treat - Dot Files
Jul 16, 2018 • 25 min
In this Hasty Treat (Short episode) Scott and Wes discuss dot files, what they are, how to use and manage them as well as best practices and more. Netlify — Sponsor is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features…
Design Systems
Jul 11, 2018 • 56 min
In this highly requested episode, Scott and Wes talk about design systems, what they are, why you may want or need one, how to use them, efficiency, best practices, and much more… ‘s Vue.js Masterclass — Sponsor Check out taught by Alex…
Hasty Treat - User Role Systems
Jul 9, 2018 • 18 min
In this Hasty Treat (Short episode) Scott and Wes discuss user roles, what to think about when creating your own, security implications, etc. Netlify — Sponsor is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers…
Potluck EP × Remote Work × Headless WordPress × Good Client Questions × Alternate Careers × React API Credentials
Jul 4, 2018 • 63 min
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott talk about freelancing best practices, tips for working remotely, what they would do if they had to pick a different career, and much more! Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of…
Hasty Treat - Domain Management
Jul 2, 2018 • 27 min
In this Hasty Treat (Short episode) Scott and Wes discus all things domains. Where to get them, how to set them up and how to safe time managing them all in one place. Netlify — Sponsor is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website….
Marketing for Developers
Jun 27, 2018 • 78 min
Scott and Wes talk about marketing. Specifically how to do marketing if you’re a developer wondering where to start. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about…
Our Workflows: Design, Development, Git, Deployment
Jun 20, 2018 • 66 min
It’s a workflow extravaganza! Scott and Wes talk about their development workflows, covering everything from design to deployment. Coffeecup’s CSS Grid Builder Tool Check out Coffeecup’s builder tool and resources to learn, prototype…
Progressive Web Apps
Jun 13, 2018 • 59 min
Scott and Wes dive into the ins and outs, best practices and tasty tidbits of Progressive Web Apps. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about us?” section….
SSR, SEO, Tips for Students, music, security and GraphQL
Jun 6, 2018 • 60 min
It’s a Potluck episode - you bring the questions and we turn them into tasty treats. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about us?” section. Coffeecup’s CSS…
VS Code Round Two
May 30, 2018 • 68 min
Scott and Wes are back with another round of tips, tricks and tasty treats for their favorite code editor, . LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an…
How to Get Better at Debugging
May 23, 2018 • 56 min
Scott and Wes detail the tips and tools you need to get better at debugging. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about us?” section. Coffeecup’s CSS Grid…
What’s New in Javascript
May 16, 2018 • 56 min
Scott and West talk about what’s new in JavaScript. Fluent Conf - Sponsor Developers, software engineers, designers, and web performance professionals flock to Fluent in pursuit of a common goal: building a better web. That means delivering fast,…
Potluck EP × Is Redux Dead × Learning Quickly × Developing Solo × Specialist vs Generalist × Funnest Projects × Wes’ BBQ Course
May 9, 2018 • 52 min
It’s a Potluck episode - you bring the questions and we turn them into tasty treats. Fluent Conf - Sponsor Developers, software engineers, designers, and web performance professionals flock to Fluent in pursuit of a common goal: building a better…
How to Learn New Things Quickly
May 2, 2018 • 62 min
Scott and Wes talk about how they learn new things quickly. Scott also tells a crazy story about his weekend. Netlify — Sponsor is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers need right out of the box:…
20 JavaScript Array and Object Methods to make you a better developer
Apr 25, 2018 • 55 min
Wes and Scott rattle through ~20 different Object and Arra Methods that will make you a better JavaScript developer. Freshbooks - Sponsor This is episode Wes mentions the free book . Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at . Netlify —…
Potluck EP × Vue.js × Headless WP × Typescript & Flow × Productivity × Server Side Rendering × Yeoman
Apr 18, 2018 • 65 min
It’s a Potluck episode - you bring the questions and we turn them into tasty treats. DeployHQ - Sponsor DeployHQ is the easiest way to deploy websites to your servers. Invite your team and set up automated deployment processes to: Compile a…
Preventing and Dealing with Burnout in Web Development
Apr 11, 2018 • 62 min
Scott and Wes Chat about burnout! Freshbooks - Sponsor This is episode Wes mentions the free book . Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at . Fluent Conf - Sponsor Developers, software engineers, designers, and web performance professionals…
The Testing Show!
Apr 4, 2018 • 68 min
Wes and Scott talk all about testing! SnapShooter - Sponsor is a Digital Ocean backup service. You get fine grain control over when you backup and how long you backup for. Easily restore from previous snapshots. Use the code to get…
Is jQuery Dead?
Mar 28, 2018 • 63 min
Wes and Scott dive into jQuery. Is it dead? Should you still use it? Why not? What are some alternatives? LogRocket - Sponsor lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception…
20 Easy Win Performance Tips
Mar 21, 2018 • 63 min
In this episode, Scott and Wes chat about 20 different ways you can improve the perf, speed and overall user experience of your websites. Cloudinary - Sponsor is the best way to host, compress and transform your images on the web. Sign up for…
Recording Screencasts - Hardware, Software, Dos and Don’ts
Mar 14, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode, Scott and Wes everything about their recording — from gear to software to tips and tricks for creating a good screencast. Netlify — Sponsor is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers…
Hasty Treat — Freelancing Hot Tips πŸ”₯
Mar 9, 2018 • 29 min
In this Hasty Treat (Short episode) we answer your questions about Freelancing - how to charge more, building a portfolio, finding clients and our thoughts on using pre-made WordPress themes. Sign up for the Value Pricing Bootcamp - Sponsor Get…
Keeping Up with the Codeashians. Dealing with our fast paced industry.
Mar 7, 2018 • 68 min
Scott and Wes talk about how to deal with being overwhelmed with our fast paced industry. How do you keep you and your team’s skills up to date? Wes’ Note: Scott came up with the title for this one. I know. Netlify — Sponsor is the best way to…
Why Static Site Generators are Awesome
Feb 27, 2018 • 64 min
Wes and Scott talk all about Static Site Generators! Netlify — Sponsor is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers need right out of the box: Global CDN, Continuous Deployment, one click HTTPS and more….
Large Files - CDNs, Image Compression, Video Hosting, and Big Zips
Feb 21, 2018 • 68 min
Scott and Wes talk about working with images, videos and big zips. How do you host them? Do you need a CDN? What about compression?! Cloudinary is the best way to host, compress and transform your images on the web. Sign up for their free tier…
Designing, Templating, Inlining and Sending Email!
Feb 14, 2018 • 62 min
In this show, Scott and Wes talk about about sending both transactional and marketing email. Everything from designing to templating to inlining the CSS to getting it sent. Enjoy! Freshbooks - Sponsor If you are a small business or freelancer check…
Wes and Scott’s Lives - Breakdancing, BBQ, Wives, Work/Life Balance, Problem Solving, YouTube Subscriptions
Feb 7, 2018 • 75 min
Freshbooks - Sponsor If you are a small business or freelancer check out and get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear about us” section. Show Notes 0:00 Goofing Around 1:30 Real show starts 2:12 Scott explains…
Snack Pack — CSS Frameworks, React HOC, Render Props, Coding Designers, Early Career Advice and a sound board!
Jan 31, 2018 • 63 min
Dev Lifts - Sponsor - Thad and JC are on a mission to make web developers healthy. Get a Personal Training and Nutrition Plan — use the code SYNTAX for $75 off. They have also just announced their for $5/month Freshbooks - Sponsor…
Hosting & Servers — Heroku, Now, Galaxy, Digital Ocean, Linode, Docker, Netlify and more!
Jan 24, 2018 • 52 min
Xojo — Sponsor Xojo is a cross-platform development tool for creating native apps for desktop, mobile, web and Raspberry Pi. With Xojo you really can write just one version of your app, say, on the Mac, click a button, and have a completely native…
Async + Await
Jan 17, 2018 • 54 min
Freshbooks — Sponsor If you are a small business or freelancer check out and get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear about us” section. Show Notes 02:55 JavaScript is Asynchronous 06:00 Callback Hell Q…
GraphQL? Here is what you need to know!
Jan 10, 2018 • 66 min
Snipcart — Sponsor Snipcart allows you to create online shopping carts without any backend work. It’s entirely client-side which means it’s the perfect fit for anyone building a SPA in React, Angular or any other framework. Check out the full list…
All About Redux && Cookies vs JWT
Jan 3, 2018 • 26 min
Dev Lifts — Sponsor will create a personal training plan tailored to your 2018 health and fitness goals. Use the code SYNTAX for $50 off. Join with a friend and we’ll make you a Buddy Plan that you can do together (nutrition will…
Dealing With Email Overload && Prettier Setups
Dec 27, 2017 • 30 min
Wes details “Breakout” — his email management strategy for overwhelmed creatives and Scott and Wes chat about how they have their prettier setup. Freshbooks — Sponsor If you are a small business or freelancer check out and get 30 days free….
All About CSS BEM!
Dec 20, 2017 • 23 min
Scott and Wes dive into CSS BEM — What is it? Why do you need it? How does it work? Sign up for D3 in 5 Days — Sponsor D3 has a bit of a bad reputation for being hard to learn so Ben Clinkinbeard has put together this awesome 5 day email course…
Web Development in 2017 && a look ahead at 2018 🍾🍷
Dec 13, 2017 • 68 min
What happened in web development in 2017? What were our personal and professional feats in 2017? What should we look forward to in 2018? Snipcart — Sponsor Snipcart allows you to create online shopping carts without any backend work. It’s entirely…
Failure
Dec 6, 2017 • 68 min
Failure. How do you deal with it? How to learn from it? How do you know when you should give up vs keep pushing? Snipcart — Sponsor Snipcart allows you to create online shopping carts without any backend work. It’s entirely client-side which means…
What’s New in CSS? Variables, Scoping, New Selectors and Color Functions
Nov 29, 2017 • 58 min
Wes and Scott talk about the future of CSS - what is new and what should we expect to be coming in the near future? Bug Replay - Sponsor You need to try out for recording and re-playing browser based bugs. It’s a bug reporting tool that can…
Fitness, Nutrition, and Losing Weight πŸ’ͺ🏻
Nov 22, 2017 • 70 min
Wes and Scott talk about their fitness journey and how it relates to being a web developer in terms of energy, focus and mental clarity. Get Fit with Dev Lifts — Show Sponsor - Thad and JC are on a mission to make web developers healthy. They…
How to get into Speaking At Conferences
Nov 15, 2017 • 67 min
Wes talks to Scott about speaking at conferences. What are the benefits of speaking? How do you apply? What talk should you give? What makes a good conference talk? Freshbooks is the best! - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the…
All About CSS Grid
Nov 8, 2017 • 64 min
It’s a long awaited CSS Grid show! How does it work? When do you use it? What’s the difference between Grid and Flexbox? Sponsor is selling absolutely hilarious mustache t-shirts for $18 - all proceeds go to support the fight against prostate…
22 Buzz Words Explained — Mutations, Pure Functions , Serverless, Hoisting, MVC + More
Nov 1, 2017 • 64 min
Buzz Words! WTF Do they mean?! Do They Mean Things?? Let’s Find Out! Sponsor - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear about us” section. The Buzz Words This is the order in which we talk about the different…
Tasty Treats — Rems VS Ems, Remote Work, Making Money, Getting good at Design + more! 🍬
Oct 18, 2017 • 70 min
Show Notes Q: Rems vs Ems vs Pixels? What do you use? Q: What activity, that isn’t developer related, benefits you most as a developer? Q: Is a hot dog a sandwich? 🌭 Q If Google offered you a job today, would you take it? Q: How did Wes and…
Advice for New Developers, Imposter Syndrome and Interviewing at Google
Oct 11, 2017 • 71 min
Scott and Wes dish out some tasty advice to developers who are new to web development. How do you get better? How do you deal with imposter syndrome? Sponsor - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear about us”…
Our Stacks Explained πŸ–₯️ πŸ’ͺ
Oct 4, 2017 • 79 min
Scott and Wes detail their current stacks that run their training platforms. From front end code linting to the server side and databases. Sponsor by Loren Stewart. The first 20 people to use the code SYNTAX_FREE will get the course for free!…
The Command Line for Web Developers
Sep 27, 2017 • 68 min
This episode is all about how to become comfortable and proficient with the command line. This one includes windows users too! Sponsor Need to learn Docker? Check out Nick Janetakis’ course which is currently on sale! Show Notes …
Why is everyone switching to VS Code?
Sep 20, 2017 • 68 min
Scott and Wes talk about switching to VS Code. What is so good about it? Killer features? Must have Plugins! Sponsor Need to learn Docker? Check out Nick Janetakis’ course which is currently on sale! Follow us on twitter! Show Notes …
Our favourite Productivity Hacks πŸ”₯
Sep 13, 2017 • 60 min
Scott and Wes - Do you sleep? How do you get so much done? You replied to me way too fast! We share our best productivity hot tips and the apps we use the GSD. Sponsor - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear…
CSS in JS πŸ’…πŸ‘©‍πŸŽ€πŸ’πŸš’ (Drama Free!)
Sep 6, 2017 • 65 min
The most requested syntax episode ever! We break down CSS in JavaScript. Pros/Cons? What is it? What problems does it solve? What libraries should you use? Is it stupid or amazing? Sponsor - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the…
Dang, that’s handy! JavaScript Utility Libraries πŸ› οΈ
Aug 30, 2017 • 59 min
Scott and talk all about different JavaScript utility libraries that make you say “Dang, that’s handy!” Sponsor - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear about us” section. Show Notes You should…
Wes Bos Origin Story πŸŽΈπŸ’ΌπŸ’»πŸ”₯🐷
Aug 23, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode, Wes talks about his career path from a MySpace customizer to where he is now. Sponsor - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear about us” section. Show Notes Sick Picks …
Scott Tolinski Origin Story 🎧 πŸ“Ή πŸ’» πŸ•Ί
Aug 16, 2017 • 56 min
Growing your career by working on what you love
Accepting Money on the Internet πŸ’°πŸ’Έ
Aug 9, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode we talk about how to accept money on the internet including the ups of Stripe, the downs of PayPal. Sponsor - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear about us” section. Show Notes …
How to Slam Dunk Freelancing πŸ€πŸ€‘
Aug 2, 2017 • 58 min
Sponsor - Use the code SYNTAX for 20% off Show Notes - SOLD OUT MORE SOON Sick Picks Twitter
JavaScript Tooling - 004
Jul 26, 2017 • 50 min
Show Notes Sick Picks Turn Ideas into Products Faster Design, prototype, and gather feedback all in one place with Figma. The TS3 is designed for users who require their Thunderbolt™ dock to act as the main charging hub for their…
CSS Preprocessors and Structuring CSS - 003
Jul 19, 2017 • 63 min
Show Notes Sick Picks Lets you organize your menu bar apps, by hiding them, rearranging them, or moving them to the Bartender Bar. Hide menu bar icons on your Mac. One set of Power Block replaces racks of dumbbells…
Webcam and audio access with WebRTC and getUserMedia() - 002
Jul 12, 2017 • 40 min
Show Notes Sick Picks Shameless Plugs A Free 30 Day Vanilla JS Coding Challenge Course. Build 30 things in 30 days with 30 tutorials. No Frameworks No Compilers No Libraries No Boilerplate. Join 101,746 others. Over 860 free…
React Tools - 001
Jul 5, 2017 • 50 min
Show Notes Sick Picks Wes: Scott: Shameless Plugs
Syntax 000 - PREVIEW
Jun 27, 2017 • 2 min
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