Fish and Scripts

Fish and Scripts

www.fishandscripts.com
The all things web development podcast by two Brits with opinions and puns. Join Phil and Jack for a relaxed chat as we sprinkle some salt and lavishly apply vinegar to a variety of topics from the world of frontend web development.


Sites and apps and games and Googlers
Jun 18 • 75 min
For this episode of Fish and Scripts Phil and Jack happily welcomed special guests Jake and Surma, from the HTTP 203 podcast. Together we talk about the computer games and activities which have been keeping us busy. We discuss the differences between web…
Learning a large codebase and live coding on stage
Apr 8 • 46 min
It’s been a while and we’re truly sorry about that - real life reared its head and left us both a bit busy for recording and editing - but we are back! In this episode Jack talks about settling into a new role, Phil discusses the pros and cons of live…
Svelte, Rollup and being proper adults
Jan 20 • 54 min
It’s a new year but the same pod as we’re back talking in more detail about Svelte and Rollup after Jack tried rebuilding the Fish and Scripts site over Christmas. Phil has been merging his favourite tools - Eleventy and TailwindCSS - into a new fancy…
Fish and Christmas special!
Dec 23, 2019 • 58 min
After a spell of Phil being the grump, this festive episode features a grumpy Jack who has had his feathers ruffled by Twitter tropes. Meanwhile Phil shares some of his opinions and observations after starting to use Tailwind for utility-first CSS, we…
Untangling TypeScript and onboarding new developers
Dec 16, 2019 • 50 min
Today we’re diving into a variety of topics including _other podcasts_ that we like (although we’re sure Fish and Scripts fills your entire podcasting needs) before Jack shares a frustrating story of TypeScript which lead to him _actually removing it_…
CSS Grid, React Suspense and AirPod page weight frustrations
Dec 2, 2019 • 50 min
Today Phil is sharing what exactly has got him down with Apple’s latest marketing site, Jack reflects on the growing complexities in React and we struggle with CSS margins and padding like the two amateurs we really are. More details and links to the show…
Fast or finished? Balancing speed and quality in software
Nov 10, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode we reflect on how much fun it was to both be at the lovely Fronteers conference in Amsterdam and talk about some of our highlights from the event. We also wax lyrical about that tricky balancing act between shipping features fast and…
Utility CSS, teaching beginners and flashy PCs
Oct 21, 2019 • 53 min
Today we dive into working on Windows and building outrageously flashy gaming PCs before moving onto discussing utility CSS frameworks like Tachyons and Tailwind and how they compare to other approaches out there. The highlights reel today poses an…
Flamboyant fans and getting things done
Oct 8, 2019 • 58 min
We’re a day late but just as great! Today we reflect on the English summer and the London heatwave that had all us Brits sweating profusely. Phil shares his tips on criteria for buying cooling devices, Jack talks about a great experience using the VSCode…
Backpacks, conferences and GitHub templates
Sep 23, 2019 • 52 min
We’re back with another episode of Fish and Scripts! Today we’re slightly less technical than normal and talking about investing in gear to make conference and other trips abroad more productive. Phil talks about his adventures at Smashing Conf Toronto…
Misconceptions about programming
Sep 8, 2019 • 55 min
Thank you all for the kind words and support on our first episode, it’s really appreciated and it makes us even more excited to share episode 2 with you. Today we talk about life away from the keyboard and Phil’s love for basketball, utility based CSS,…
Episode 1: Welcome to Fish and Scripts
Aug 23, 2019 • 50 min
Is this thing on? Hello? One two three… Welcome to the first episode of Fish and Scripts! Today we’re getting our feet under the table and making ourselves at home. We introduce ourselves as your glamorous hosts before diving into things we’ve been…