Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats

Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats

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Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski are two full stack web developers who like to break down complex topics and make them easy to understand.
Hasty Treat - Feedback and Criticism
Sep 17 • 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. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers…
11 Habits of Highly Effective Developers
Sep 12 • 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 • 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 • 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 Cloudinary is a heavy duty media hosting stack for your websites and…
Hasty Treat - Stumped! Interview Questions
Sep 3 • 30 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes try to stump each other with interview questions from 30 Seconds of Interviews. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error…
Potluck - Programming Languages × Soft Skills × PHP vs JS × Breakdancing x Spice Blends
Aug 29 • 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 • 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 • 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. Sanity.io - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time…
Hasty Treat - Goal Setting
Aug 20 • 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 • 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 DevLifts - Thad and JC are on a mission to make web developers healthy. They’re…
Hasty Treat - Building Curriculum for Courses
Aug 13 • 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 • 64 min
Scott and Wes talk office setups and all things gear. Gotta get the 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…
Hasty Treat - JSON, JSONP and CORS
Aug 6 • 17 min
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes discuss all things cross-origin - APIs, Javascript, JSON, CORS, 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…
Potluck - Editor Fonts × Portfolios × Meetup Tips × Switching to Windows × Freelancing Sources
Aug 1 • 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! VueSchool.io’s Vue.js Masterclass — Sponsor Check out VueSchool.io’s new…
Hasty Treat - Whats the deal with npm, yarn and lock files?!
Jul 30 • 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 Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All…
The Undocumented Web: scraping, private APIs, proxies and “alternative solutions”
Jul 25 • 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 • 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 Netlify 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 • 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 CSS Grid.cc builder tool and…
Hasty Treat - Dot Files
Jul 16 • 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 Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the…
Design Systems
Jul 11 • 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… VueSchool.io’s Vue.js Masterclass — Sponsor Check…
Hasty Treat - User Role Systems
Jul 9 • 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 Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features…
Potluck EP × Remote Work × Headless WordPress × Good Client Questions × Alternate Careers × React API Credentials
Jul 4 • 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 • 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 Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end…
Marketing for Developers
Jun 27 • 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 freshbooks.com/syntax and put SYNTAX in the “How…
Our Workflows: Design, Development, Git, Deployment
Jun 20 • 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 CSS Grid.cc builder tool and resources to learn,…
Progressive Web Apps
Jun 13 • 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 freshbooks.com/syntax and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about…
SSR, SEO, Tips for Students, music, security and GraphQL
Jun 6 • 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 freshbooks.com/syntax and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about us?”…
VS Code Round Two
May 30 • 68 min
Scott and Wes are back with another round of tips, tricks and tasty treats for their favorite code editor, VS Code. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster….
How to Get Better at Debugging
May 23 • 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 freshbooks.com/syntax and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about us?” section….
What’s New in Javascript
May 16 • 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 • 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 • 62 min
Scott and Wes talk about how they learn new things quickly. Scott also tells a crazy story about his weekend. Netlify — Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers need right out of the…
20 JavaScript Array and Object Methods to make you a better developer
Apr 25 • 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 Breaking The Time Barrier. Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks…
Potluck EP × Vue.js × Headless WP × Typescript & Flow × Productivity × Server Side Rendering × Yeoman
Apr 18 • 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 • 62 min
Scott and Wes Chat about burnout! Freshbooks - Sponsor This is episode Wes mentions the free book Breaking The Time Barrier. Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at freshbooks.com/syntax. Fluent Conf - Sponsor Developers, software…
The Testing Show!
Apr 4 • 68 min
Wes and Scott talk all about testing! SnapShooter - Sponsor SnapShooter 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…
Is jQuery Dead?
Mar 28 • 63 min
Wes and Scott dive into jQuery. Is it dead? Should you still use it? Why not? What are some alternatives? LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an…
20 Easy Win Performance Tips
Mar 21 • 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 Cloudinary is the best way to host, compress and transform your images on the web. Sign…
Recording Screencasts - Hardware, Software, Dos and Don’ts
Mar 14 • 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 Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features…
Hasty Treat — Freelancing Hot Tips πŸ”₯
Mar 9 • 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 • 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 Netlify is the best…
Why Static Site Generators are Awesome
Feb 27 • 64 min
Wes and Scott talk all about Static Site Generators! 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 Deployment, one click HTTPS and…
Large Files - CDNs, Image Compression, Video Hosting, and Big Zips
Feb 21 • 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 Cloudinary is the best way to host, compress and transform your images on the web. Sign up for their…
Designing, Templating, Inlining and Sending Email!
Feb 14 • 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 • 75 min
Freshbooks - Sponsor If you are a small business or freelancer check out Freshbooks.com Cloud Accountingand 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…
Snack Pack — CSS Frameworks, React HOC, Render Props, Coding Designers, Early Career Advice and a sound board!
Jan 31 • 63 min
Dev Lifts - Sponsor Dev Lifts - 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 slack-only memberships for…
Hosting & Servers — Heroku, Now, Galaxy, Digital Ocean, Linode, Docker, Netlify and more!
Jan 24 • 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 • 54 min
Freshbooks — Sponsor If you are a small business or freelancer check out Freshbooks.com Cloud Accountingand get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear about us” section. Show Notes 02:55 Wes’ Async + Await talk on…
GraphQL? Here is what you need to know!
Jan 10 • 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 • 26 min
Dev Lifts — Sponsor Dev Lifts 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…
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 Freshbooks.com Cloud…
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 Bug Replay for recording and re-playing browser based bugs. It’s a bug reporting…
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 Dev Lifts - Thad and JC are on a mission to make web developers…
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! Freshbooks.com/syntax - Get 30 days free. Make sure to…
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 Save A Bro is selling absolutely hilarious mustache t-shirts for $18 - all proceeds go to support the fight against…
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 Freshbooks - 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…
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? Becoming a Supple Leopard Q: Is a hot dog a sandwich? 🌭 Q If Google offered you a job today, would you…
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 Freshbooks - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear…
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 Intro to The Serverless Framework by Loren Stewart. The first 20 people to use the code SYNTAX_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’ Dive into Docker course which is currently on sale! Show…
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’ Dive into Docker course which is currently on sale! Follow us on twitter! …
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 Freshbooks - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did…
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 Freshbooks - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX…
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 Freshbooks - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear about us” section. Show Notes Lodash Underscore…
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 Freshbooks - Get 30 days free. Make sure to enter SYNTAX into the “How did you hear about us” section. Show Notes Brootal PS20.itgo.com CDN…
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 Freshbooks - 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 Deliciousbrains WP Migrate DB Pro - Use the code SYNTAX for 20% off Show Notes Stickers - SOLD OUT MORE SOON Scott’s Personal Website on Gatsby Gatsby Codealong Gatsby MJML Email Framework The E-Myth Revisited Book Design is a Job…
JavaScript Tooling - 004
Jul 26, 2017 • 50 min
Show Notes Deliciousbrains WP Migrate DB Pro WesBos Website Level Up Tutorials WHY USE WWW? Webpack Babel ESLint Prettier Babili Prepack Sick Picks Figma Turn Ideas into Products Faster Design, prototype, and gather feedback all in one place with…
CSS Preprocessors and Structuring CSS - 003
Jul 19, 2017 • 63 min
Show Notes WesBos Website Level Up Tutorials GraphQL Dinosaur JS Conference Angular Pug / Jade EJS BEM Methodology Stylus Rupture Less Sass PostCSS PostCSS Autoprefixer RuckSack cssnext LostGrid Bootstrap Haml Babel Flickity Plugin webpack Compass…
Webcam and audio access with WebRTC and getUserMedia() - 002
Jul 12, 2017 • 40 min
Show Notes WebRTC Apple WebRTC Support GetUserMedia Slack WebTorrent https://github.com/webtorrent/webtorrent Soctt WebRtc Mirror - TBC MediaRecorder Electron Kap Wes Security Cam Scott Colorbars YouTube - TBC Wes Face Detection Fluent Conf Sick…
React Tools - 001
Jul 5, 2017 • 50 min
Show Notes Wes Bos’ Site Level Up Tutorials site Level Up Tutorials YouTube channel Scott Tolinski personal site Cloudflare Next.js Hacker News Example in Next.js GraphQL Graphcool create-react-app React dev-tools Redux dev-tools Preact.js React…
Syntax 000 - PREVIEW
Jun 27, 2017 • 2 min
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