Sunny Commutes

Sunny Commutes

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The worlds of web development and business, combined. Hosted by Sunny Singh.


74: Building open source with Erik Rasmussen
Jul 18 • 30 min
I met up with Erik to discuss his open source projects (Redux Form and Final Form), his personal experience with the open source community, and some key React concepts. Note that this was recorded outside on my phone, so apologies for the background noise…
73: Branding & indie making with Sergio Mattei (from Shipcast)
Jul 3 • 55 min
This is a repost from The Shipcast, a live streamed podcast by Sergio Mattei. We talked about and shared some useful knowledge/advice around these topics: πŸ€‘ Strategies to get SaaS customers 🚨 Reducing friction for user onboarding πŸ₯° Advice for new makers πŸ”₯…
72: Continuous learning
Jun 19 • 11 min
Don’t stagnate with your learning! I explain why continuous learning is important, and how to continue enhancing and adding upon your current skills. πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/2s80blzu0o0 πŸ“° Weekly content and resources in my Sunday newsletter:…
71: Annoyance as a marketing strategy
Jun 5 • 7 min
Marketing should not be annoying, and yet many companies still employ annoyance as their primary marketing strategy. πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/M1GAAuixj4w Mentioned in the episode: - Makerlog: https://getmakerlog.com - Sergio’s Twitch:…
70: Lessons in podcasting with Pradip Khakhar
May 22 • 32 min
Pradip and I share what we learned from both of our podcasting journeys. πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/ijO6cJRNt0A Mentioned in the episode: - https://podcaststuffnotebook.com/ - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tagr/id903733783?mt=12 -…
69: My biggest product launches πŸš€
May 16 • 14 min
It’s always amazing to see an idea come to fruition, but these launches were my biggest and most exciting ones. πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/Mydh0aszqj0 Mentioned in the episode: - IronMic: https://ironmic.fm - CodeBee: https://codebee.io πŸ“° Want to…
68: My thoughts on copying code
Apr 24 • 10 min
Copying and pasting code is something that every developer does, but there is a misconception around not being a “real developer” by doing so. Also, if you do copy code, what’s the best way to do it to keep proper maintainability of your codebase? I…
67: Beyond the basics of SEO - With guest Leon Hitchens
Apr 17 • 21 min
I’m joined with my second guest, Leon Hitchens. Join us as we discuss Search Engine Optimization (SEO) beyond the basics of what most developers are familiar with. πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/g03jWI6IG0k Mentioned in the episode: - Google Search…
66: Providing a good developer UX
Mar 27 • 8 min
UX typically refers to regular everyday users, but what happens when you build an app for developers? I tackle this topic in terms of misconceptions, benefits, and ways to provide good developer UX. πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/k6G5rr0XYBU πŸ“° Want to…
65: Are websites still important? - With guest Kyle McDonald
Feb 20 • 17 min
I’m joined with my very first guest, Kyle McDonald. Join us as we discuss websites and whether they’re still important in the world of social media. πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/j-vglWmeYjs If you enjoyed Kyle on the podcast, go follow him: πŸ“ Twitter:…
64: Ditching jQuery
Feb 13 • 8 min
Why you should ditch jQuery, and how. πŸ“Ί Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qgi-21q3xyA 🎨 I also redesigned my personal website! Go to https://sunnysingh.io and give me some feedback. That is also where you will easily be able to find all my projects,…
63: Why communication is an important skill
Feb 6 • 17 min
Learn why and how to improve your communication skills, whether you’re a developer or not. Note: Sorry for the high pitched background noise in part of the episode! It was coming from outside and I didn’t realize until editing. πŸ“Ί Watch on YouTube:…
62: Why is everyone using React?
Jan 24 • 11 min
If you are in the tech software industry, then you may have heard of a UI framework called React. In this episode, my goal is to provide a non-technical overview of React and explain why so many people are deciding to use it. πŸ“Ί Watch on YouTube:…
61: Building a brand with content
Jan 8 • 8 min
Over time, I learned that it takes more than just posting some links on social media to build a reputable brand. You have to release content that is also native to the platforms that your audience actually uses. πŸ“Ί Watch on YouTube:…
60: My most successful year πŸŽ‰
Dec 31, 2018 • 18 min
πŸŽ† 2018 has come to a close, so I review my most successful year ever with both my accomplishments and hardships. I also talk about new year goals and how I plan to execute mine. πŸ“Ί Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KQlk77AVOD4 🎨 I also redesigned my…
59: DevOps sucks but how I still deal with it 😎
Dec 19, 2018 • 11 min
DevOps, short for developer operations, is the process that includes everything needed to launch a website or app. On this episode, I talk about why I hate managing servers and how I deal with deploying my apps. πŸ“Ί Watch on YouTube:…
58: Benefits of Server Side Rendering
Dec 12, 2018 • 5 min
Server Side Rendering is a commonly confused topic, so I’m back with a new episode to explain the benefits and a bit on how it works. πŸ“Ί Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fP7Clzkwknc πŸ’‘ Vote on the next episode topic: https://ideascratch.com/sunnycommutes…
57: Running a software business for free
Dec 4, 2018 • 18 min
I’m back! This time I share how you can host your websites and apps absolutely for free and what services I used. πŸ“Ί Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/X4ETvIyoQU8 πŸ’‘ Vote on the next episode topic: https://ideascratch.com/sunnycommutes Follow me on other…
56: How I built a SaaS to solve my own problem
Aug 19, 2018 • 15 min
On this episode I talk about IronMic, a new service that I built to solve my own problem and hopefully others’ as well. IronMic: https://ironmic.fm New podcast site: https://sunnycommutes.fm Music by Niko Naman: https://soundcloud.com/nikonaman New to web…
55: Revisiting burn out
Jul 12, 2018 • 22 min
Discussing the topic of burn out and how I’ve learned to handle it. Video version: https://youtu.be/gXvAvvrxmhY First episode when I initially talked about burn out: https://anchor.fm/sunnysingh/episodes/Burn-out-e10hg0 Follow me on other platforms:…
54: Microsoft acquires GitHub
Jun 5, 2018 • 13 min
Microsoft recently acquired GitHub, an open source software platform, for $7.5 billion. With lots of developers “freaking out”, I wanted to share my opinion on why I don’t think this acquisition is necessarily a bad thing. Video version:…
53: Building APIs
May 30, 2018 • 31 min
Recently I’ve been working on building an API in Node. On this episode I want to explain what APIs are and my transition from building them in PHP to Node. Video version: https://youtu.be/XoRtu5M9AiY Episode Links: Feathers: https://feathersjs.com/…
52: Q&A - Overcoming excuses & Finding creators
May 6, 2018 • 16 min
On this episode I feature some call-ins and talk about overcoming excuses and finding creators. My review episode of Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuck: https://anchor.fm/sunnysingh/episodes/50-Review-of-Crushing-It-by-Gary-Vee-e1b7db Tweet me feedback:…
51: CSS in JS - Benefits, issues, and libraries.
Apr 23, 2018 • 23 min
On this episode I talk about CSS in JS, a fairly new concept where you write your CSS inside of JavaScript. Why would you want to do this, what are some common issues, and which libraries should you use? Tweet me questions for the next Q&A episode:…
50: Review of Crushing It by Gary Vee
Apr 16, 2018 • 18 min
I recently listened to the Crushing It audio book by Gary Vaynerchuk (Gary Vee). I provide my thoughts and recommendations. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/2JMooBi Tweet me feedback @sunnysinghio or call me on the Anchor app.
49: How we used Gatsby to relaunch Ninjality
Apr 11, 2018 • 10 min
This episode is about Gatsby, a static site generator, and how we used it to relaunch ninjality.com Learn to build a site - course on Skillshare: https://skl.sh/2okjvGm Tweet me feedback @sunnysinghio: https://twitter.com/sunnysinghio Send a call-in using…
48: Teaching and video workflow
Mar 2, 2018 • 13 min
My thoughts on teaching, benefits from teaching, and documenting your learning instead of being an expert. I also share my workflow in making videos and screencasts. Watch my Skillshare class: http://skl.sh/2okjvGm You’ll get 2 free months with my special…
47: State management in UI
Feb 6, 2018 • 9 min
Talking about two different ways of managing state in a user interface. The traditional imperative way, and the new declarative way. This is helpful in learning modern JavaScript frameworks like React, Vue, and Angular. Like the episode? Tweet me your…
46: Componetize everything
Jan 29, 2018 • 10 min
Talking about components, and the concept of componetizing everything. What problems do components solve in design and code, and what popularized them? Tweet me feedback and topic suggestions @sunnysinghio.
45: My CES trip to Vegas
Jan 23, 2018 • 10 min
I went to the CES tech conference this year. I explain what it is, why I went, and what I saw. Check out Digital Bounds: http://digitalbounds.com My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SunnySinghTV
44: Evergreen content
Jan 6, 2018 • 5 min
What is evergreen content and how can it benefit you?
43: Goodbye 2017
Dec 29, 2017 • 7 min
An update episode. Thanking everyone that listened, and I also share my goals in personal branding. Subscribe to my YouTube: http://youtube.com/SunnySinghTV
42: Net neutrality
Dec 18, 2017 • 6 min
Talking about the recent repeal of net neutrality. What is it, and how does this affect how we use and build for the Internet? Tweet me what you think @sunnysinghio.
41: Crypto and blockchain
Dec 13, 2017 • 10 min
Let’s learn together about cryptocurrency and blockchain. I share my experience in making a profit off Litecoin.
40: Cross-browser development
Dec 8, 2017 • 13 min
Responding to some call-ins today. Talking about some tools that can help.with Cross-browser development. Check out these stations/podcasts who called in: - https://anchor.fm/anchortalk - https://anchor.fm/patrick-sweetman Links from this episode: -…
39: Build for all browsers
Dec 5, 2017 • 5 min
A PSA on why you shouldn’t just optimize for Google Chrome. Article from TNW: https://thenextweb.com/dd/2017/11/28/please-build-websites-web-not-just-google-chrome/
38: Releases
Nov 29, 2017 • 5 min
Three tips that help you release software smoothly. Tweet me feedback and new topics: @sunnysinghio or @sunnycommutes
37: Giving thanks
Nov 21, 2017 • 5 min
In honor of this upcoming Thanksgiving, I give thanks to some of the things that have happened and the people that helped me. I’ll get back to regular episodes after i recover from this cold. Let me know what you’re thankful for @sunnysinghio on Twitter.
36: Featured on Product Hunt!
Nov 7, 2017 • 5 min
We just launched a new product at Ninjality, and it was featured on Product Hunt today! It’s a search engine for brands where you can easily find colors, style guides, and logos. Site: https://brand.sh Twitter: https://twitter.com/branddotsh Product Hunt:…
35: What makes a good UI?
Nov 2, 2017 • 5 min
I share my small list of things that I follow when building a UI. Tweet me @sunnysinghio for your suggestions.
34: No pre-roll ads!
Oct 30, 2017 • 9 min
I’m late on the news, but apparently Anchor has removed pre-roll ads! I talk about why I think it’s important and the story of how I came to know. Tweet me @sunnysinghio
33: Value in HTML/CSS
Oct 23, 2017 • 9 min
Is there value in people that only know how you write HTML and CSS? Should you look for JavaScript developers? Some of my thoughts on this topic in this episode. Tweet me @sunnysinghio
32: Question everything
Oct 17, 2017 • 5 min
Quick spurt of thoughts about why you should question even when talking to experts.
31: Accessibility in depth
Oct 11, 2017 • 8 min
Daily implementation tips for web accessibility. Tweet me suggestions at @sunnysinghio
30: Web accessibility
Oct 5, 2017 • 5 min
Talking about accessibility on the web. Mistake on the URL, it’s http://a11yproject.com. Tweet me @sunnysinghio and call in on the Anchor app.
29: 🍁Fall
Oct 2, 2017 • 4 min
I love the fall season! Some updates and what I’ll be doing.
28: Job automation?
Sep 29, 2017 • 5 min
Is it okay to automate your job?
27: Free DDoS protection
Sep 27, 2017 • 5 min
Talking about CloudFlare’s announcement of DDoS protection for all users.
26: devne.ws
Sep 22, 2017 • 4 min
A project of mine that I dogfood daily. Tweet me @sunnysinghio for feedback and topic suggestions.
25: Facebook’s React license
Sep 20, 2017 • 10 min
Talking about the BSD+Patents license.
24: Evil marketing tactics
Sep 15, 2017 • 10 min
I rant about annoying marketing schemes.
23: Estimating technical effort
Sep 13, 2017 • 5 min
Talking about how to deal with when technical effort is underestimated. Thanks to Marcus Blankenship for the great article.
22: Simplifying design
Sep 11, 2017 • 9 min
Talking about concepts related to Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug.
21: Welcome to Sunny Commutes
Sep 6, 2017 • 9 min
Talking about rebranding the podcast.
20: Frontend frameworks
Aug 31, 2017 • 9 min
My thoughts on frontend frameworks.
Backend frameworks
Aug 28, 2017 • 5 min
Talking a little bit about Laravel, Sails, and Feathers frameworks. Suggest a future topic by tweeting me @sunnysinghio.
Start podcasting!
Aug 25, 2017 • 5 min
I talk about how easy it is to start your own podcast and what my setup is like.
Email lists
Aug 21, 2017 • 6 min
How important is email and building up a newsletter for your business?
Blogging benefits
Aug 17, 2017 • 10 min
I talk about some benefits to blogging for your business.
Domain names
Aug 15, 2017 • 5 min
When should you purchase a domain name? A .com or vanity? What’s the best place to buy them? I answer these in this episode.
Technical debt
Aug 10, 2017 • 5 min
What is technical debt and how can you prepare for it?
Mixed roles
Aug 7, 2017 • 5 min
How having knowledge and experience in other roles can help your own.
Follow-up to Imposter Syndrome
Aug 3, 2017 • 7 min
I follow-up my episode on imposter syndrome by featuring some comments and call-ins. Tweet me new topics @sunnysinghio
My failed product
Jul 31, 2017 • 10 min
Talking about CodeBee, how a good idea ended in failure. Sharing the lessons I learned.
Imposter syndrome
Jul 27, 2017 • 9 min
Small talk on imposter syndrome.
Storing user assets
Jul 24, 2017 • 7 min
Talking about a common problem with storing images on a web server.
Bikeshedding
Jul 19, 2017 • 5 min
What is bikeshedding and how does it save you time?
Universal JavaScript
Jul 17, 2017 • 10 min
Talking about how a simple programming language can run your business.
Meetings
Jul 14, 2017 • 5 min
Are meetings useful?
Distribution
Jul 12, 2017 • 7 min
Advice on distributing and marketing your product and when to do it.
Static websites
Jul 10, 2017 • 15 min
What are static websites and the benefits of them versus dynamic websites? I answer these questions and more on this episode.
Side projects
Jul 6, 2017 • 15 min
Announcement from Ninjality and finding motivation in side projects.
Web apps
Jul 3, 2017 • 7 min
Talking about the future of mobile and the web platform.
Burn out
Jun 29, 2017 • 5 min
burn out • Response to burn out.