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110: Caleb Porzio - Embracing the Backend with Livewire
Mar 14 • 58 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Caleb Porzio about Livewire, a new library he’s working on that lets you build interactive user interfaces using server-side code.
109: The Road to Tailwind CSS v1.0
Feb 27 • 103 min
In this episode, the tables are turned as Sam Selikoff interviews Adam about the upcoming release of Tailwind CSS v1.0.
108: Jonathan Reinink - Client-Side Rendering, Server-Side Routing
Feb 14 • 69 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about a new approach he has been using to build Laravel and Vue.js apps that lets him match the UI fidelity of an SPA, without abandoning server-side routing or data fetching.
107: Sam Selikoff - Pushing Complexity to the Client-Side
Jan 30 • 50 min
In this episode, Adam continues his discussion with Sam Selikoff about building single page applications, this time focusing on strategies for keeping your API layer as simple as possible, so all of your complexity lives in your client-side codebase…
106: Sam Selikoff - Single Page Application Architecture
Jan 16 • 55 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Sam Selikoff about single page application architecture, and why you should think of client-side applications like desktop applications.
105: Strength Training for Nerds
Jan 3 • 63 min
In the spirit of the new year, Adam and Ben Orenstein talk about getting in shape through strength training.
104: Jonathan Reinink - Pushing More Work to the Database
Dec 19, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about strategies for off-loading resource intensive work from your application code and into your database.
103: Steve Schoger - Design Q&A + Refactoring UI Details
Dec 5, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode, Adam and Steve Schoger answer listener questions about UI design, and share all of the details about their upcoming book and design resource Refactoring UI.
102: Paul Jarvis - Staying Small
Nov 21, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode Adam talks to Paul Jarvis about defining your own version of success and why you might not need to build a big business to achieve it.
101: Ben Orenstein - How to Build an App in a Week
Nov 7, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode Adam talks to Ben Orenstein about the common mistakes people make when working on a new project that prevent them from getting it to the finish line.
100: Sébastien Chopin - Building Universal Vue.js Apps with Nuxt.js
Oct 24, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode Adam talks to Sébastien Chopin about Nuxt.js, a Next.js-inspired framework for building server-rendered client-side applications with Vue.js.
99: Tim Neutkens - Building React Apps with Next.js
Oct 10, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode Adam talks to Tim Neutkens about Next.js, an opinionated React framework for building server-rendered client-side applications.
98: Ryan Chenkie - Securing Single Page Applications
Sep 26, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode Adam talks to Ryan Chenkie of Angularcasts about authentication strategies and security best practices when building client-side applications with frameworks like React, Vue, Angular, or Ember.
97: Ryan Florence - Building Accessible UI Components
Sep 12, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode Adam talks to Ryan Florence about the challenges of making custom UI components accessible, and how Ryan is trying to make that easier with Reach UI.
96: James Clear - Designing Your Environment to Shape Your Behavior
Aug 29, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode, Adam talks to James Clear about why goal setting isn’t enough, why you should focus on building habits instead, and how to build habits that you’ll actually stick with.
95: Frank de Jonge - Implementing Event Sourcing
Aug 15, 2018 • 88 min
In this episode, Adam continues his event sourcing discussion with Frank de Jonge from episode 85, going deep into how to actually implement event sourcing using Frank’s library EventSauce.
94: Ben Orenstein - The Art of Pairing
Aug 1, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Ben Orenstein about the benefits of pair programming and how to do it effectively.
93: Justin Jackson - Who You Want to Help > What You Want to Build
Jul 18, 2018 • 74 min
In this episode, Adam and Justin Jackson have a candid conversation about a life-changing realization Adam recently had about what he does for a living. They talk about why it’s important to define your business by the people it serves instead of the…
92: Derrick Reimer - Building an SPA with Elm, Phoenix and GraphQL
Jul 3, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about building his new app Level as an SPA using Elm, Phoenix, and GraphQL.
91: Derrick Reimer - Designing a Calmer Team Communication Platform
Jun 20, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about the product design decisions behind Level, a new team communication platform Derrick is building. They also talk about Derrick’s decision to open-source the entire codebase, despite the fact that he’s…
90: David Hemphill - Using JSX with Vue.js
Jun 13, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode, Adam talks to David Hemphill about using JSX instead of templates in Vue.js, and why you might want to give it a try.
89: Sam Selikoff - Choosing Ember.js in 2018
May 23, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Sam Selikoff about how Ember fits into the JS framework landscape in 2018, and why it might be the right choice for your next project.
88: Blake Newman - Vue.js State Management with Vuex
May 10, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Blake Newman about getting started with Vuex, and how you would use it to manage your application’s state using several practical real-world examples.
87: Chris Fritz - Vue.js Anti-Patterns (and How to Avoid Them)
Apr 25, 2018 • 70 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Chris Fritz about common mistakes people make when designing Vue.js applications, and better ways to solve the same problems.
86: Jonathan Reinink - Rebuilding a SaaS with Vue.js and Tailwind CSS
Apr 11, 2018 • 92 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about lessons learned rebuilding his SaaS app with Vue.js and Tailwind CSS.
85: Frank de Jonge - Event Sourcing for Beginners
Mar 30, 2018 • 72 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Frank de Jonge, author of the EventSauce library, about what event sourcing is, how it works, and what it looks like to use it to model some practical real-world problems.
84: Edd Yerburgh - Testing Vue.js Components
Mar 14, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Edd Yerburgh, Vue.js core team member and author of the vue-test-utils library, about testing Vue components.
83: DHH - Stimulus in Practice + On Writing Software Well
Feb 28, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, Adam talks to David Heinemeier Hansson about Basecamp’s new JavaScript framework “Stimulus” as well as David’s new YouTube series “On Writing Software Well.”
82: Sarah Drasner - Animating the Web with CSS and JavaScript
Feb 14, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Sarah Drasner about using animations and transitions to create more intuitive user interfaces, as well as technical tips, tricks and best practices for implementing them well.
81: Evan You - Advanced Vue Component Design
Jan 31, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You the creator of Vue.js about advanced component design patterns, and using features like scoped slots and render functions to build components that are much more than just UI widgets.
80: Tom Schlick - Building Multitenant Applications
Jan 17, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Tom Schlick about tackling challenges faced when building multitenant apps.
79: Kent C. Dodds - Building Reusable React Components with Render Props
Dec 21, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Kent C. Dodds about building “downshift”, a React autocomplete component he designed for experiences he needed to build at PayPal. Kent gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the library uses the render prop pattern to allow…
78: Ben Orenstein - Our All-Time Favorite Refactorings
Dec 6, 2017 • 50 min
In this episode, Adam and Ben Orenstein share nine of their favorite refactorings that you can use to clean up your code.
77: Tailwind CSS Q&A and the Road to 1.0
Nov 21, 2017 • 87 min
In this episode, Adam and Jonathan Reinink continue their discussion about Tailwind CSS, answering listener questions about the framework and sharing details behind the roadmap to 1.0.
76: Tailwind CSS vs. the World
Nov 8, 2017 • 61 min
In this episode, Adam is joined by Jonathan Reinink to discuss Tailwind CSS, a new utility-first CSS framework that they just released. They talk about what Tailwind is, how it works, and what makes it different than component-based frameworks like…
75: Diana Mounter - Design Systems and Utility Classes at GitHub
Oct 25, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Diana Mounter of GitHub to talk about using design systems to tame legacy CSS, and how GitHub is using utility classes to make it easier to build more consistent, maintainable user interfaces.
74: Steve Schoger - Tactical Design Advice for Developers
Oct 12, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode, Adam is joined by Steve Schoger to talk about five ways developers can get better at designing their own projects.
73: Justin Jackson - Making a Living From Your Own Projects
Sep 27, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode, Adam is joined by Justin Jackson to talk about how to start working towards making a full-time living from your own projects.
72: Taylor Otwell - Testing Laravel Applications
Sep 13, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode, Adam is joined by Taylor Otwell the creator of Laravel to talk about their approaches to testing Laravel applications.
71: Building a CSS Framework with PostCSS
Aug 30, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode, Adam is joined by Matt Stauffer of Tighten to talk about building a CSS framework with PostCSS.
70: Jeffrey Way - Vue.js Tactics for Server-Side Web Apps
Aug 16, 2017 • 65 min
In this episode, Adam is joined by Jeffrey Way of Laracasts to share some tips and tricks for using Vue.js elegantly with traditional server-side web apps.
69: Hybrid Mobile Apps with Turbolinks and Laravel
Aug 2, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about what it’s like to build a Laravel application using Turbolinks, how it plays with front-end frameworks like Vue.js, and how it’s helping him quickly develop web, iOS, and Android apps for his SaaS…
68: Building Interfaces with Utility-First CSS
Jul 19, 2017 • 64 min
In this episode, Adam welcomes back Jonathan Reinink to talk about implementing designs with a utility-first approach to CSS. They talk about the problems this approach has solved for them, the surprising workflow benefits, and some tips and tricks for…
67: Launch Takeways, Interface Breakthroughs, and First Round Armbars
Jun 21, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode, David shares some lessons learned from the PushSilver Infinite launch: what went well, what could’ve been improved, and what he would double down on next time. Adam talks about some of the UI design challenges he and Steve have been…
66: Pre-Launch Engineering and Testing an HTTP Client
Jun 8, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode, David talks about getting ready for the launch of PushSilver Infinite, and the unexpected engineering effort needed to make the most of a marketing initiative. Adam gives an update on gracefully handling errors in the KiteTail checkout…
65: New PushSilver Pricing and Co-Founding KiteTail
May 24, 2017 • 61 min
In this episode, David shares the details behind the pricing changes he’s decided on for PushSilver and talks about some of the new features and marketing strategies he’s working on for the upcoming launch. Adam shares the details behind his decision to…
64: “We Solved Something, Maybe! Or It Might Be a Disaster!”
May 9, 2017 • 77 min
Adam and David are joined by Ian Landsman to talk about his latest project Thermostat.io and discuss some pricing ideas for PushSilver and KiteTail. Topics include: Thermostat.io and NPS surveys Charging more vs. charging less Finding a niche for…
63: MicroConf, Dog Food, and Image Previews
Apr 27, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode, Adam and David recap their MicroConf 2017 experiences, give some product updates, and chat about topics like: Dogfooding Cron Dog in PushSilver Dealing with complex validation Why we hate auto-saving UIs Validation issues when supporting…
62: Timezones, Webhook Security, and UI Decisions
Apr 12, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode, David talks about adding timezone support to Crondog, and Adam wrestles with some decisions about dealing with failed webhooks in KiteTail. We also talk a lot about different strategies for securing webhooks, and what we’re looking…
61: We’re Building Products!
Mar 30, 2017 • 40 min
Adam welcomes David Hemphill back to the show, but this time as a co-host! David introduces Crondog, the new product he’s working on to help developers manage dynamic recurring tasks in their applications. Adam introduces KiteTail, an app that let’s you…
60: Michelle Bu - Engineering Payments at Stripe
Mar 15, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Michelle Bu of Stripe about the new Stripe Elements library, Stripe.js v3, and the Sinatra app that powers their API.
59: Jonathan Reinink - Form Hell Part 2: Complex Validation
Feb 24, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode, Adam and Jonathan continue their discussion about forms from episode 54, this time focusing on the complexities of validation.
58: Noel Rappin - Fixing Common Payment Handling Mistakes
Feb 8, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode, I talk to Noel Rappin about common mistakes developers make when handling payments on the web and how to fix them.
57: Derrick Reimer - Building and Scaling Drip
Jan 25, 2017 • 50 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about the technical challenges behind building and scaling Drip, a sophisticated email marketing automation platform.
56: Wes Bos - Getting Things Done and Building Your Own Tools
Jan 5, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Wes Bos about how he seems to get so much done, why he built his own course platform, and growing an audience.
55: Ian Landsman - Shady Marketing Tactics That Will Hurt Your Business
Dec 7, 2016 • 57 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Ian Landsman about shady marketing tactics that will turn your customers against you, and how to be more authentic with your marketing strategy.
54: Jonathan Reinink - Forms: The Worst Part of Web Dev
Nov 18, 2016 • 58 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about dealing with common headaches when working with everyone’s favorite part of web development: forms.
53: Kyle Fiedler - Design Tips and Tricks for Developers
Nov 2, 2016 • 52 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Kyle Fiedler of thoughtbot about common mistakes developers make with design, and some tips and tricks for making your designs look more professional.
52: Taylor Otwell - Patterns for Simplifying Laravel Applications
Oct 18, 2016 • 70 min
In this episode, Adam and Taylor Otwell have a discussion about strategies they use to write cleaner, simpler code when working with the Laravel framework.
51: Matt Wynne - Building the Right Thing with BDD
Oct 5, 2016 • 64 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Matt Wynne about Behavior Driven Development with Cucumber. Topics include: What exactly is BDD? Is BDD a technical or non-technical practice? How do you get started with BDD? How do you keep the number of system tests low…
50: Evan You - What’s Coming in Vue.js 2.0
Sep 21, 2016 • 52 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You about what’s coming in Vue.js 2.0. Topics include: The motivation for rewriting Vue.js from scratch What is a virtual DOM and what are the benefits? How does Vue.js 2.0 stack up performance wise? (spoiler alert,…
49: Toran Billups - Test Driving the Front-end
Sep 7, 2016 • 39 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Toran Billups about the test driven development workflow he uses to build Ember applications.
48: Jessica Lord - Building Desktop Apps with Electron
Aug 23, 2016 • 46 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Jessica Lord of GitHub about building desktop applications in HTML and JavaScript using Electron.
47: Sara Soueidan - Ditching Icon Fonts for SVG
Aug 10, 2016 • 45 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Sara Soueidan about the benefits of using SVG over icon fonts, and the best workflow for using SVG in your projects.
46: Joe Ferris - Test Driven Rails
Jul 28, 2016 • 52 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Joe Ferris, CTO at thoughtbot, about the test-driven development workflow he uses to build Rails applications.
45: Derek Prior - From Rails to Phoenix
Jul 13, 2016 • 45 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Derek Prior about building web applications in Elixir with Phoenix, and how it compares to building an application in Ruby on Rails.
44: Joel Clermont - What the heck is Elm?
Jun 28, 2016 • 54 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Joel Clermont about the Elm programming language and getting started with functional programming.
43: Jonathan Snook - Managing Complexity, Design Systems, and Container Queries
Jun 14, 2016 • 67 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Snook, author of SMACSS, about finding the balance between utility and component driven CSS approaches, design systems engineering, and using container queries to build better responsive web experiences.
42: Justin Jackson - Marketing for Developers
May 24, 2016 • 52 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Justin Jackson, maker extraordinaire, about how to find new product ideas, finding customers for your products, and marketing for developers.
41: Jason McCreary - Git Tips, Tricks and Workflows
May 4, 2016 • 64 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Jason McCreary, creator of Laravel Shift, about Git tips, tricks, and best practices, and how to develop a solid Git workflow for your team.
40: Edd Mann - You Should Switch to Postgres
Apr 19, 2016 • 51 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Edd Mann, host of Three Devs and a Maybe, about the advantages of using PostgreSQL over MySQL, common obstacles people running into when switching to Postgres, and deciding when to push work into the database instead of…
39: Michael Feathers - First Class Error Handling, Tell Don’t Ask, and Collection Pipelines
Apr 5, 2016 • 58 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Michael Feathers, author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code, about strategies for writing cleaner error handling code, the “tell don’t ask” principle, and transforming data with collection pipelines.
38: J.B. Rainsberger - Unit Testability and the Universal Architecture
Mar 23, 2016 • 64 min
In this episode, Adam talks to J.B. Rainsberger about how to keep your adapter layer thin, designing unit testable code, and the importance of paying attention to how your code is changing vs. how your code looks today. This episode is brought to you by…
37: Chris Hartjes - Getting Started with Testing
Mar 9, 2016 • 43 min
In this episode, Adam talks to the Grumpy Programmer himself about getting started with testing PHP applications. Topics include: Recommended testing tools PHPUnit vs. PHPSpec Mockery vs. Prophecy The benefits of defensive programming How to convince your…
36: Jason McCreary - Building Laravel Shift
Feb 25, 2016 • 32 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Jason McCreary about building Shift, a tool that automates upgrading your application between framework versions. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
35: Jonathan Reinink - Fixing Common API Design Mistakes
Feb 12, 2016 • 49 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink of Code Distillery about common API design challenges and how to fix them. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
34: Matt Machuga - Dealing with Dependencies in Active Record Models
Jan 27, 2016 • 38 min
In this episode, Matt Machuga of Think Through Math returns to talk with Adam about design options when you find yourself wanting access to a collaborator in an Active Record or Eloquent model. They discuss the pros and cons of four specific designs, and…
33: David Hemphill - Building PushSilver with Vue.js and Beard
Jan 12, 2016 • 42 min
In this episode, Adam talks to David Hemphill about his latest project PushSilver. Topics include: Deciding when to build something yourself vs. paying for something off the shelf Choosing a Javascript framework for more traditional server rendered apps…
32: DHH - Building Basecamp 3 like a Porsche 911
Dec 22, 2015 • 62 min
DHH returns to the podcast to talk in-depth about how Basecamp 3 is designed and implemented! Topics include: Why Basecamp is a “majestic monolith”, and the impact of organizational shape and size on technical decision making in product development How…
31: Woody Zuill - #NoEstimates
Dec 8, 2015 • 46 min
In this episode Adam talks to Woody Zuill about software project estimation. They talk about the #NoEstimates hash tag, and what it means and where it came from. They also talk about ways to manage software projects without worrying about estimation, and…
30: Evan You - Diving Deep into Vue.js
Nov 23, 2015 • 36 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You, the creator of Vue.js. Evan talks about his time at Google Creative Lab and the sort of work that inspired him to create Vue. He also explains in depth how data binding works in Vue, and how it’s different and more…
29: Mark Otto - Bootstrap 4 and CSS architecture at scale
Nov 10, 2015 • 48 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Mark Otto, creator of Bootstrap and director of design at GitHub. They talk about the brand new alpha release of Bootstrap 4 and some of the most significant changes. They also talk about choosing units, when to use utility…
28: Jeffrey Way and Dave Marshall - “Don’t mock what you don’t own”
Oct 26, 2015 • 58 min
In this episode, Adam talks to recurring guests Jeffrey Way and Dave Marshall about “don’t mock what you don’t own”. They talk about how to design code that needs to work with external services, how you should test that code, and the pitfalls you run into…
27: Ben Orenstein - Outside-in TDD and Dependency Injection in Rails
Oct 12, 2015 • 36 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Ben Orenstein of thoughtbot about useful tips for writing the first few tests in your application and working your way down to the unit level by starting with acceptance tests. They also talk about why dependency injection…
26: Josh Pigford - What do you need when you launch?
Sep 28, 2015 • 31 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Josh Pigford, founder of Baremetrics, about what you should have ready when you start a SaaS business. They also talk about how most businesses aren’t doing as well as you think, content marketing, the benefits of different…
25: Matt Machuga - Tips and tricks to make your code awesome
Sep 14, 2015 • 50 min
In this episode, Adam talks to recurring guest Matt Machuga about tips and tricks that lead to better code. They talk about bringing functional programming concepts to OO, simple patterns for cleaning up typical MVC web app code, and about how imposing…
24: Wes Bos - What the Flexbox?!
Sep 1, 2015 • 38 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Wes Bos about solving all of your CSS problems with Flexbox. They also talk about Bootstrap 4, ReactJS, and Wes’ favorite Sublime Text tips and tricks. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
23: Chris Hunt - How GitHub does remote work
Aug 4, 2015 • 38 min
In this episode, Adam talks to the Healthy Hacker, Chris Hunt, about how his team at GitHub works remotely. They also talk about entertaining your audience at conferences, taking a Codecation, and adventure motorcycling. This episode is brought to you by…
22: Corey Haines - The 4 Rules of Simple Design
Jul 21, 2015 • 64 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Corey Haines, author of “Understanding the 4 Rules of Simple Design”. They talk about the importance of low-level design decisions, tricks for naming things well, why you shouldn’t model your objects after the real world,…
21: Chad Pytel - Sticking to your guns
Jul 6, 2015 • 49 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Chad Pytel, CEO of thoughtbot. Chad gives tips for balancing client work with internal product work, growing your client-base without compromising your principles, and applying Jobs to be Done to new client projects. This…
20: Ian Landsman - Code is not a business
Jun 22, 2015 • 70 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Ian Landsman, founder of Userscape and creator of HelpSpot. Ian talks about the biggest mistakes programmers make when trying to start their own business, where to find new ideas, and why your new software product shouldn’t…
19: Dave Marshall - Designing Effective Tests
Jun 9, 2015 • 70 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Dave Marshall, testing guru and host of That Podcast. Dave talks to Adam about the upcoming Mockery 1.0 release and some interesting API changes destined for 2.0. They also talk about how fakes can improve your tests,…
18: Katie Cerar - Designing and Prototyping for Clients
May 26, 2015 • 39 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Katie Cerar, user experience designer at Boltmade. Katie talks to Adam about running a successful kick off meeting, understanding the problems your client is trying to solve, and strategies for getting clients to keep their…
17: Adam Culp - Maximizing Your Conference Experience
May 11, 2015 • 45 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Adam Culp, organizer of Sunshine PHP and ZendCon. They talk about how to get into conference speaking, how to make the most of a conference as an attendee, as well as tips for running a great local user group. This episode…
16: Kent Beck - Tiny Decisions and Emergent Design
May 4, 2015 • 46 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Kent Beck about Smalltalk vs. Java, low level design vs. big picture architecture, planning for the future vs. emergent design, and applying the principles of Extreme Programming in 2015. This episode is brought to you by…
15: Everzet - Classicist and Mockist TDD
Apr 20, 2015 • 57 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Konstantin Kudryashov, creator of Behat and BDD Practice Manager at Inviqa. Konstantin and Adam talk about the schools of TDD, how to use test doubles effectively, and common challenges people face when trying to learn TDD.…
14: Taylor Otwell - Building Envoyer, Laravel 5.1 and Learning to Program
Apr 7, 2015 • 61 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Taylor Otwell, creator of Laravel. Taylor gives an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at how Envoyer is architected, and shares some new tips and tricks he’s been using to keep his code simple. They also talk about the…
13: Phil Sturgeon - Designing and Testing APIs, Go and PHP 7
Apr 1, 2015 • 74 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Philip J. Sturgeon about designing and testing APIs at Ride. They also talk about building microservices with Go, and some of the new features coming in PHP 7. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
12: Jack McDade - Building Photoshoot.io and Getting Stuff Done
Mar 22, 2015 • 49 min
In this episode, Adam talks to Jack McDade creator of Statamic, about building his latest project Photoshoot.io. They also talk about how Jack juggles design and development, and how to buckle down and get things done. This episode is brought to you by…
11: Jeffrey Way - “But how does it feel?”
Mar 8, 2015 • 67 min
In this episode, Adam talks with Jeffrey Way of Laracasts about learning, object oriented design, testing, API usability, and whole bunch of other stuff. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
10: Type Safety Roundtable with Ryan Tablada and Matt Machuga
Feb 22, 2015 • 70 min
In this episode, Adam talks with Ryan Tablada and Matt Machuga about the philosophical differences between programming in a statically typed language vs. a dynamically typed language. They talk about things like explicit interfaces vs. duck typing,…
9: David Heinemeier Hansson - Architecture, Patterns and Design
Feb 10, 2015 • 52 min
In this episode, Adam talks with David Heinemeier Hansson, partner at Basecamp and creator of Ruby on Rails. They talk about the pursuit of “purity”, Domain Driven Design, ActiveRecord vs DataMapper, and developing an eye for “good code”.
8: Sean Devine - Ember and API first
Feb 1, 2015 • 58 min
In this episode, Adam talks with Sean Devine, host of the Ruby on Rails podcast. Sean gives Adam an introduction to building applications with Ember, and how it’s different than the way you might sprinkle AngularJS into a mostly server-side app. They talk…
7: Shawn McCool - BDD and DDD
Jan 19, 2015 • 61 min
In this episode, Adam talks with Shawn McCool about Behavior Driven Development and Domain Driven Design. They talk about how you can use these ideas to better understand your clients’ needs and to build software that closely models their business. They…
6: Chris Fidao - Servers for Hackers
Jan 4, 2015 • 42 min
In this episode, Adam talks with Chris Fidao of Userscape. They talk about things every web developer should know about server administration, platform-as-a-service vs. self-hosting, Ansible, Docker, and more.
5: Ryan Singer - Jobs-to-be-Done and Product Design
Dec 18, 2014 • 46 min
In this episode, Adam talks with Ryan Singer of Basecamp about Jobs-to-be-Done thinking, UX, and product design.
4: Alex Bilbie - OAuth 2 and API Security
Dec 8, 2014 • 56 min
In this episode, Adam gets super technical with Alex Bilbie about the OAuth 2 specification. They talk about the different grant types and what they’re each appropriate for, as well as discuss some potential API security strategies for one of Adam’s…
3: Matt Machuga - Ruby, PHP, object oriented design, testing and other crap
Nov 16, 2014 • 62 min
In this episode, Adam talks with Matt Machuga of Think Through Math about being a Rubyist who still writes PHP and the differences between writing PHP like a Rubyist vs. writing PHP like a Java developer. They also talk about common struggles when…
2: Eric Barnes - Wardrobe, Javascript and Writing
Nov 3, 2014 • 39 min
In this episode, Adam talks with Eric Barnes of Userscape about rebuilding WardrobeCMS, trends in Javascript development, and building an audience.
1: Matt Stauffer - CSS Semantics
Oct 18, 2014 • 48 min
In our very first episode, Adam talks with Matt Stauffer of Tighten Co about OOCSS, BEM, SMACSS, preprocessors, common architecture pitfalls, and CSS semantics.