Duck Tapes

Duck Tapes
Welcome to the Duck Tapes: A tech podcast for duckheads. You might learn something, but you’ll always hear something. Hosted by John Haupenthal

Mt. Eddy
Mar 1 • 12 min
On this episode I give some quick updates on libraries I’m using in a fresh React Native project and attempt to sell you on the greatness of Mt. Eddy. Simple Shadow View: React Native Doctor:…
Quick Quack: GraphQL Codegen in a monorepo
Feb 9 • 12 min
This episode is the quickest of the quackest. Hear about smashing lego trucks from a young Haupenthal, get a pretty high-level overview of an awesome library called Graphql-Codgen and how I use it in a monorepo with Typescript projects, and get a silly…
Week Off
Jan 26 • 3 min
See you guys in a week; go practice your 3’s. RIP Kobe Bryant
Quick Quacks: Rematch and D-7
Jan 13 • 13 min
This week is the introduction of Quick Quacks aka shorter episodes that I can put out while I’m busy with project work. Today I go over and awesome state management library that makes using redux feel like you’re not using redux: Rematch! Also I FINALLY…
Native Modules and Blockchain with Adem Bilican
Dec 23, 2019 • 34 min
Adem Bilican plops into the duck pond this week to share his experience coming from native development with Java and Objective-C to working in React Native. Adem gives his advice (and encouragement!) regarding how to create your own native modules and…
Code School life with Alex Aranda
Dec 9, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, I welcome Alex Aranda into the duck pond to discuss his current enrollment in a coding bootcamp, his motivation for switching careers, and strategies for his job hunt in the tech industry after he finishes the program. Duck Tapes Spotify…
React Native, FastLane, and PWAs with Gant Laborde
Nov 25, 2019 • 43 min
This week, fan-favorite Gant Laborde comes around to discuss his work at Infinite Red using React Native and Native development, Progressive Web Apps and what they aim to solve, and organizing Chain React Conf in Portland. We also get into our Cocoa pods…
BONUS EPISODE - James Snell talks QUIC
Nov 18, 2019 • 57 min
For our first ever BONUS episode, we’re bringing you James Snell’s recent talk from NodeJS OC. James discusses his involvement with http/3 and QUIC and fields some questions from the audience. It was a great talk about complex topics, presented in a way…
SVGs with Chris Coyier
Nov 11, 2019 • 63 min
This week, we talk to Chris Coyier about the image format (language? file extension?) that confuses us all the most (or at least John): SVGs. Chris gives us the skinny on what makes SVGs so great before we talk about how he cofounded his two most popular…
Brackeys Mix
Oct 28, 2019 • 62 min
This week, we get two guests for the price of one. Asbjørn Thirslund and Andreas Gielov from Brackeys join us to talk about how they ended up running a Game Development YouTube channel with 800k+ subscribers. We had a lot of fun this episode, and for the…
The Week Off Mix
Oct 21, 2019 • 3 min
Bad news, duckheads. The duck pond froze over this week, because your two favorite hosts were so busy with projects they forgot to turn the heat on. Don’t fret- we’ll be back next week with a huge guest! In the meantime, catch up on our back catalog, give…
Rachel Valentine Mix
Oct 14, 2019 • 40 min
This week, Rachel Valentine swoops in to discuss her role as Head of People at Vincit California, where your two favorite hosts work! Rachel gives a peek into the HR world as she discusses which resumes stand out from the rest, good and bad interviewing…
Jonny Burger Mix
Oct 7, 2019 • 46 min
Boy, do we have a Whopper© of an episode for you this week! Software hacker (we make the distinction between hacker vs engineer in the episode) Jonny Burger aka the Burger King jumps head first into the duck pond after his 1,342nd consecutive run to…
Laurence Bradford Mix
Sep 30, 2019 • 50 min
This week, Laurence Bradford flies in from the East Coast for a dip in the cool, calm waters of the duck pond. We talk about her inspiration for creating her online community at Learn To Code With Me, and discuss why she chose to leave her career in…
Ben Wurth Mix
Sep 23, 2019 • 35 min
This week, Ben Wurth plops into the pond to talk about his agency experience working with .NET, C#, F#, G#, and A♭. Some of those are jokes but that’s up to you to figure out. We also discuss where web assembly is going, how context works, and the fact…
William Strong: Resources and Testing Mix
Sep 16, 2019 • 51 min
Returning guest William Strong comes in hot in this episode, planning to discuss resources for self-learning before quickly getting sidetracked by his two favorite hosts. Then we talk about when Will utilizes testing before getting into a Lord of the…
William Candillon Mix
Sep 9, 2019 • 38 min
This week, William Candillon pops in the duck pond to discuss React Native gestures and animations. We talk about the differences between handling the two in vanilla React Native vs using the popular declarative libraries react-native-gesture-handler and…
John and Tiffany Mix Vol. 2
Sep 2, 2019 • 45 min
No guest this week! Instead, we pick up where we left off in our last John & Tiffany Mix and answer the questions you, the fans, have been begging us to address. We cover the new React DevTools update, because after all this is a tech podcast, before…
Swyx Mix
Aug 26, 2019 • 47 min
This week, Shawn “Swyx” Wang joins us in the Duck Pond to take a deep dive into his coding philosophy “Learning in Public.” We take some time to discuss his role at Netlify, how he got started in coding (after a full career in a different industry!), and…
Nader Dabit Mix
Aug 19, 2019 • 36 min
This week, Nader Dabit jumps on a raft and paddles down the Mississippi to meet us in the Duck Pond. We discuss AWS Amplify, GraphQL, and React Native, before getting into the important stuff like futurism and the Matrix. Follow Nader on Twitter @dabit3…
John & Tiffany Mix Vol. 1
Aug 12, 2019 • 35 min
No new ducks in the pond this week. Instead, get to know your two favorite hosts, John and Tiffany! Listen to us ramble for 30 minutes and you’ll walk away smarter, happier, and with more muscle tone; that’s the Duck Tapes Guarantee! Tiffany’s favorite…
Eemeli’s Open Source Mix
Aug 5, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode, Eemeli Aro flaps his wings and flies all the way from Finland to plop in to the duck pond to discuss coding as artistic expression, science fiction fandom, and most importantly, his involvement in the open source community. And of course…
Scott Tolinski Mix
Jul 29, 2019 • 40 min
This week, Scott Tolinski hops in to the duck pond to discuss break dancing, working for Ford, working for himself, among a variety of other topics. We don’t think he will ever run out of stories to share! Level Up Tutorials »…
React Native Mix Vol. 1
Jul 22, 2019 • 24 min
This is a big week for the Duck Tapes as we welcome back our first return guest, Storybook phenom Otto Kivikarki. Otto joins us to discuss what you can expect getting started with React Native. Otto Storytelling with Storybook »…
Kent C. Dodds Mix
Jul 15, 2019 • 28 min
In this episode, Kent C. Dodds jumps in to the duck pond to talk teaching, learning, open source, and involvement in the development community in general. Kent Being Kool (newsletter @ bottom) » #1 Testing JavaScript Course »…
Wes Bos Mix
Jul 8, 2019 • 36 min
We’re coming back hot with an interview with the great Wes Bos! We talked to Wes about his coding journey, from customizing his friends’ Myspace profiles to the javascript guru he is today. We also got his thoughts on how to stay up to date with changes…
We’re Back!
Jul 1, 2019 • 2 min
Hello dedicated fanbase! After an impromptu hiatus during which Scott flew off and Tiffany flew in, we’re back in your feed with the same high-quality content you duckheads have come to know and love. We’ll be returning with weekly episodes starting…
Episode 6: CSS, or Mark vs The Button
May 1, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, CSS Wizard Mark Youssef trades his cloak in for some swim trunks and takes a dip in the Duck Pond to teach us a few things about styling in web development. He tells us what potions he had to drink and spells he had to cast to defeat his…
Episode 5 - Meatgate: Social Engineering!
Apr 21, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode, we recount a tale of social engineering that we recently unwittingly took part in. Leaning heavily on the “tangentially related” portion of the phrase “tangentially related to software development,” we leave no stone unturned and go into…
Episode 4 - Theory of Computation
Apr 1, 2019 • 1 min
Brought to you by Vincit.
Episode 3 - Storybooks!
Mar 25, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, storybook extraordinaire Otto Kivikärki jumps in to the duck pond. After a fierce debate about public transportation and what we can do to improve driver-to-user communication, Otto teaches us a few things about what storybooks are and…
Episode 2 - React Hooks!
Mar 18, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode, the King of Hooks, William Strong, stops by the duck pond to give us the rundown on what hooks are, when to use them, and when not to. We also look back at Hook and discuss Dustin Hoffman’s overall influence on the javascript ecosystem…
Episode 1 - Refactoring!
Mar 11, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode, the Duck Boys welcome all-star developer Mikko Salokangas into the Duck Pond to talk about their favorite topic: refactoring. Turn on your AC, because things get heated. Brought to you by Vincit