Friction Log

Friction Log
Rick Blalock and Cesar Cavazos dive into technical Developer Experience (DX) and UX.

9: Friction Log: GitHub Codespaces and Play.JS
Oct 18 • 53 min
How does the Aesthetic Usability Effect play in to Github Codespaces or PlayJS? That and a few more topics in this week’s episode.
8: Friction Log: AWS Amplify
Oct 1 • 52 min
AWS Amplify’s value proposition is very attractive. In this episode, we talk about that promise and our first-time experience using it while also delving into the Zeigarnik effect and its contribution to this experience.
7: Friction Log: GraphCMS
Sep 14 • 52 min
GraphCMS is a hot topic in the headless-CMS space. This log is a first-time experience study on this CMS. We also touch on the Peak-End Rule of UX.
6: Friction Logs: and NextJS 9.5 Update
Aug 31 • 48 min
In this episode, we have two brand new types of friction logs: “end-user” and “feature experience logs. We talk about the Principle of Least Astonishment (POLA) principle.
5: Apple VS Epic
Aug 31 • 34 min
A fun side conversation on Epic’s attack against the Apple App Store rules. In this episode, we share our experiences as mobile developers in an Apple world, ponder what Epic is thinking, and ask the question: “Should we do a friction log on this?”.
4: Friction Log: NextJS
Aug 16 • 36 min
We are back with another piece of the stack that powers the Friction Log website: NextJS. In this episode, Cesar interviews Rick’s Log, and they also discuss the speed of applications using the Doherty Threshold as a baseline.
3: Friction Log: Vercel
Aug 3 • 50 min
In this episode, Rick interviews Cesar on his first time experience with Vercel (formerly known as Zeit). We also talk about the Visibility of System Status heuristic and why that’s so important for a SaaS like Vercel.
2: Friction Log: TailwindCSS
Jul 24 • 46 min
In this episode, Cesar interviews Rick about his first-time experience using TailwindCSS. Also in this episode: Hick’s Law and how it can be applied.
1: Welcome to the FrictionLog podcast
Jun 9 • 56 min
Welcome to the first episode of the Friction Log podcast! In this episode, we talk about what the Friction Log is all about and cover a brief introduction of Rick and Cesar. We hope you like it.