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Frontend Heroes

Welcome, citizens of the globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast, where we discuss all things villainous and heroic about the front-end of software development. Co-hosted by Scott Francis and Evan Payne.

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We Interrupt this Program
A short episode to announce a big change in the future of the podcast:Evan has decided to leave the show!  He's doing so to reduce his own commitments and avoid burnout, but is leaving with a lot of goodwill for the podcast to carry on.  Scott will continue to host the show with a new co-host to be announced in the next episode.  Thank you all so much for listening, and we're both certain you'll continue to enjoy the episodes still to come.
12:10 10/23/21
Ant-man and the Wasp - w/ Debbie O'Brien
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQWe're joined this time by Debbie O'Brien, Head Developer Advocate at Bit, Github Star,  Google Developer Expert, Microsoft MVP, and much more.  We talk about starting out in the frontend, how to keep learning and growing, even while switching from one paradigm to another to another.  We also talk a fair amount about the concepts behind Bit, getting an understanding of what problems it tries to solve and why.Show Notes:https://bit.devGuests: Debbie O'Brien ( https://twitter.com/debs_obrien )True Hero: Alba Silvente ( https://twitter.com/dawntraoz )Musical Picks:Scott - St.Vincent - The Nowhere InnDebbie - Carlos Rafael Rivera - The Queen's Gambit (OST)Evan - Goto80 - GLOSON
50:11 10/6/21
The Incredibles - w/ Sam Julien
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQWe're joined this time by Sam Julien, professional gate-opener, managing DevRel at Auth0, instructor at egghead, and author of the Developer Microskills newsletter.  We talk about developer relations, finding your own voice, helping others find their own superpowers (or just find the right documentation for your product), and more! Show Notes:https://www.samjulien.com/speaker-stuff-conferenceshttps://www.samjulien.com/shy-dev-networkinghttps://developermicroskills.comhttp://www.gettingstartedindevrel.comhttps://townhall.hashnode.com/auth0-hashnode-hackathon-winnersGuests: Sam Julien ( https://twitter.com/samjulien )True Hero: Ana Cidre ( https://twitter.com/AnaCidre_ )Musical Picks:Scott - Oasis - Be Here NowSam - Radiohead - (from unreleased Kid A Mnesia) - If You Say The WordEvan - Moon Hooch - Super Cone Bros (EP)
50:27 9/21/21
X-Ray Vision - w/ Amelia Wattenberger
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQWe're joined this time by Amelia Wattenberger, a Staff Engineer at Github Next and Author of the Fullstack D3 and Data Visualization course & book.  We talk about data-visualization, using technology to find stories within data, mentorship, how to find a balance between experimentation/failure/learning and more! Show Notes:What does 100% mean in CSS ( https://wattenberger.com/blog/css-percents )Fullstack D3 and Data Visualization ( https://www.newline.co/fullstack-d3 )Github Next: Visualizing a Codebase ( https://next.github.com/projects/repo-visualization )Guests: Amelia Wattenberger ( https://twitter.com/Wattenberger )True Hero: Steve Ruiz ( https://twitter.com/steveruizok )Musical Picks:Scott - The Killers - Pressure MachineAmelia - Paul Simon - GracelandEvan - Kristofer Maddigan - Cuphead (Original Soundtrack)
53:15 9/7/21
Fortress of Solitude - w/ Maggie Appleton
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQTune in for a fascinating discussion with Maggie Appleton, UX designer, art director & anthropologist at egghead.io.  We touched on Second Brains and Digital Gardens, talked about her recent collaboration with Dan Abramov and their course Just JavaScript, as well as mental models for programming concepts, and we talked about how we learn, how we communicate, and how each of us need to find our own way to bridge the gap between the two.  Show Notes:Just JavaScript ( https://justjavascript.com/ )Guests: Maggie Appleton ( https://twitter.com/Mappletons )True Hero: Bret Victor ( https://twitter.com/worrydream )Musical Picks:Scott - Michael Kiwanuka - Love & HateMaggie - Jacob Collier - Moon River (song)Evan - LUMP - Animal
49:36 8/10/21
Agents of A.N.G.U.L.A.R - w/ Brandon Roberts
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQJoin us for a talk with Brandon Roberts, web dev, Developer Advocate at Nrwl, and a maintainer of NgRx.  We touch on working in open source, what it takes to be an empathetic library creator, what monorepo tools like Nx are even for, and more!Show Notes:NgRx ( https://ngrx.io )Nx ( https://nx.dev )Guests: Brandon Roberts ( https://twitter.com/brandontroberts )True Hero: Brian Douglas ( https://twitter.com/bdougieYO )Musical Picks:Scott - The Warning - Hot Chip Brandon - Donda - Kanye West (unreleased) Evan - We Like It Here - Snarky Puppy
51:15 7/27/21
Cyclops's Visor - w/ Shaundai Person
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQWe're joined by Shaundai Person this time,  UI Engineer at Salesloft and an instructor at Egghead.  We talk a great deal about TypeScript, what it's like to come into the industry from a non-traditional path, and whether or not all our jobs will be destroyed by advances in AI.Show links:TypeScript for JavaScript Developers Course ( https://www.tsforjs.com )Guests: Shaundai Person ( https://twitter.com/shaundai )True Hero: Will Johnson ( https://twitter.com/willjohnsonio )Musical Picks:Scott - Up The Bracket - The LibertinesShaundai - Black Violin and Brass TracksEvan - I can feel you creep into my private life - Tune-Yards
55:52 7/13/21
Build Your Own Superpowers - w/ Jason Lengstorf
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQWe're joined by Jason Lengstorf this time, VP of Developer Experience at Netlify and host of LearnWithJason.dev.  We talked about a lot of things, including continuous learning, developer superpowers with Netlify, paying it forward and teaching, and a lot more. Show Links:NetlifyLearn With JasonGuests: Jason Lengstorf ( https://twitter.com/jlengstorf )True Hero: Henri Helvetica ( https://twitter.com/HenriHelvetica )Musical Picks:Scott - Fear and Loathing in La Liga (book) - Sid LoweJason - Cautious ClayEvan - Little Feat - Time Loves a Hero
53:19 6/29/21
The Bizzarro DOM - w/ Cassie Evans
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is now available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQIn this episode we are joined by Cassie Evans, Lead bestower of animation superpowers at Greensock, speaker, educator, and SVG Magician.  We talked about her path into the frontend, working with SVG and animations, and also how to keep yourself balanced when facing the demands of an ever-changing frontend landscape. Show Links:#Laptops4DevelopersGreensockGuests: Cassie Evans ( https://twitter.com/cassiecodes )True Hero: Sultan Akintunde ( https://twitter.com/hackSultan )Musical Picks:Scott - 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (book) - Yuval Noah HarariCassie - Four TetEvan - Liminal Migration - Steve Moore & Bluetech
49:39 6/15/21
Professor X - w/ Ryan Burgess
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is now available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQIn this episode we are joined by Ryan Burgess, Engineering Manager at Netflix, and host of the engineering podcast Frontend Happy Hour.  We talked about what it's like being an Engineering Manager, whether or not the role is suited for everyone, and also talked in general about career paths within the frontend.Guests: Ryan Burgess ( https://twitter.com/burgessdryan )True Hero: Jem Young ( https://twitter.com/JemYoung )Musical Picks:Scott - Into Thin Air (book) - Jon KrakauerRyan - Reset (audiobook) - Ellen PauEvan - St Vincent - Daddy's Home
46:34 6/1/21
The Danger Room - w/ Stephanie Eckles
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is now available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQIn this episode we are joined by Stephanie Eckles, author of ModernCSS.dev, Egghead instructor, and creator of styleStage.dev.  She joined us to talk about how to start making use of new and modern CSS, as well as just how much new stuff there has been lately.  It's an exciting time to be in the front end!  Also touched on is teaching, Eleventy, and accessibility.Guests: Stephanie Eckles ( https://twitter.com/5t3ph )Articles Mentioned:https://moderncss.dev/https://stylestage.dev/https://www.11ty.dev/True Hero: Nick Taylor ( https://twitter.com/nickytonline )Musical Picks:Scott - David Bowie - Alladin SaneStephanie - The Greatest Showman - A Million DreamsEvan - Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
46:45 5/18/21
C.S.S.F.T.W. - w/ Ahmad Shadeed
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is now available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQIn this episode we are joined by Ahmad Shadeed, an independent product designer and frontend developer from Palestine, and author of the book Debugging CSS.  He joined us to talk about CSS itself, and how he's able to so consistently break down the complexities of the language on his blog and in his book.  We touch a bit on container queries, css custom properties, and more. Guests: Ahmad Shadeed ( https://twitter.com/shadeed9 )Articles Mentioned:https://ishadeed.com/article/practical-css-variables/https://debuggingcss.com/https://ishadeed.com/article/css-vars-101/True Hero: Bramus Van Damme ( https://twitter.com/bramus )Musical Picks:Scott - Bob Dylan - Blonde on BlondeAhmad - Podcast: The Laracasts SnippetEvan - Podcast: I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats
45:28 5/4/21
Performance Returns - w/ Nolan Lawson
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is now available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQIn this episode we are joined by Nolan Lawson, a Frontend Engineer and web performance expert.  He joined us to talk about his blog article JavaScript Performance Beyond Bundle Size, about why we likely focus on bundle size first, and what else is important to consider here.Guests: Nolan Lawson ( https://nolanlawson.com )Articles Mentioned:https://nolanlawson.com/2021/02/23/javascript-performance-beyond-bundle-size/https://philipwalton.com/articles/idle-until-urgent/https://github.com/Netcentric/progux/True Hero: Calvin Metcalf ( https://twitter.com/cwmma )Musical Picks:Scott - SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE - ENTERTAINMENT,DEATHNolan - City Pop シティーポップEvan - Caterina Barbieri - Patterns of Consciousness
48:56 4/20/21
A Bit Like Cerebro - w/ Shirley Wu
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is now available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQIn this episode we are joined by Shirley Wu, award winning creative and co-author of the book Data Sketches.  We skim the surface of data visualisation and creativity within the frontend.Guests: Shirley Wu ( https://twitter.com/sxywu )True Hero: Amelia Wattenberger ( https://twitter.com/Wattenberger )You can get Shirley and Nadieh's book here: https://www.datasketch.es/Musical Picks:Scott - Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over The Country ClubShirley - CHUNG HA - Dream of You (with R3HAB) Evan - Loreena McKennit - The Book of Secrets
44:02 4/6/21
Here's the Plan - w/ Sarah Dayan
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is now available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQIn this episode we are joined by Sarah Dayan, a Staff Software Engineer at Algolia.  We discuss how to approach adoption of new tools such as utility-first CSS, test driven development, or that fancy new framework.Guests: Sarah Dayan ( https://twitter.com/frontstuff_io )True Hero: Francois Chalifour ( https://twitter.com/FrancoisChlfr )Musical Picks:Scott - St. Vincent - Pay Your Way In PainSarah - Hole - Celebrity SkinEvan - Professor Kliq - Entertainment System
50:49 3/23/21
The Daily Planet - w/ Chris Sev
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  Our show is now available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQThis time around, we are joined by Chris Sevilleja, founder of Scotch.io and Dev Advocate at Digital Ocean.  We discuss the overlaps between content production, writing and the frontend, as well as being entrepreneurial minded, and the value of sharing knowledge as you learn it.Guests: Chris Sevilleja ( https://twitter.com/chris__sev )True Hero: Sam Julien ( https://twitter.com/samjulien )Musical Picks:Scott - Anaconda Con Leche - Anaconda Con LecheChris - Ken Wheeler - Love Songs for Your MotherEvan - Fionn Regan - The Meetings of the Waters
44:49 3/9/21
The League of Extraordinary Developers - w/ Natalia Venditto
Welcome, Citizens of the Globe, to the Frontend Heroes podcast.  This episode marks the beginning of Season 2 of our show, which is now available to watch on Youtube as well as in audio form!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHOQaJkM-ckTkoN8sGLbhQThis time around, we are joined by Natalia Venditto, a talented FE Solution Architect.  We discuss how she was brought into the Google Developer Expert (GDE) program, how to foster a community, how the FE has been growing in scope (and how to help newcomers handle that), and being a woman/minority in tech.Guests: Natalia Venditto ( https://twitter.com/AnfibiaCreativa )True Hero: Diana Rodriguez ( https://twitter.com/cotufa82 )Musical Picks:Scott - Bob Dylan - The Best of the Bootleg Series Natalia - Pearl Jam Evan - Pye Corner Audio - The Black Mill Tapes
44:59 2/23/21
Frontend Begins
In this episode we kick off a new year and discuss what's in store for the future of the front end with two new guests!Guests:Ines Akrap @InesAkrapAlvaro Saburido @alvarosaburido1True Hero pick:Anthony Fu @antfu7Music picks:Scott: Uprise MusicEvan: Nhato - Trace of WillInes: 2CELLOS - Supermassive Black HoleAlvaro: The Kiffness feat. Bilal Göregen - Ievan Polkka (Club Remix)
48:57 2/7/21
Great Responsibility
In this episode we discuss web performance, core vitals, and more with our latest guest!Guests:Fabian Krumbholtz @fabkruTrue Hero pick:Harry Roberts @csswizardryMusic picks:Scott: Black Pumas - Black PumasEvan: Tiasu - W_holeFabian: Pauline En La Playa
46:26 1/22/21
An Everyday Hero
In this episode we discuss reactivity, Svelte, and how sometimes it's ok to do things the easy way with our latest guest!Guests:Ignacio Bustos @linkedinTrue Hero pick:Rich Harris @Rich_HarrisMusic picks:Scott: Podcast - The Jason & Osi Podcast & Bright Eyes - Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once WasEvan: Toumani Diabaté - The Mandé VariationsIgnacio: Hoobastank - The Reason
48:10 11/11/20
Mask, Gloves, and Cape
In this episode we discuss the tools and ticks we use on the frontend related to visual styling and CSS.  We talk about grid systems, Tailwind (!), Css design patterns, and more.True Hero pick:Rachel Andrew @rachelandrewMusic picks:Scott: David Wenngren - Summer SongsEvan: Hidden Orchestra - Archipelago
46:41 9/22/20
Mild Mannered Alter-Ego
In this episode, we discuss work-life balance, avoiding burnout, and how to switch off when you need to.  It's something that we all need to be aware of so that we take care of our mental health.True Hero pick:Adam Wathan @adamwathanMusic picks:Scott: Alfa 9 - My Sweet MovidaEvan: Photay - Waking Hours
41:30 8/27/20
Twelve Monkeys, But With Batman
In this episode (with an obscure reference in the title), we discuss asynchronous programming, diving into another area that frontenders need to understand: Time.  Touching upon Promises, RxJs, NgRx, and somehow avoiding async/await!True Hero pick:Erik Grijzen @ErikGrijzenMusic picks:Scott: Tame Impala - The Slow RushEvan: Disasterpeace - Hyper Light Drifter
44:12 6/19/20
Backend Villains
Frontend and Backend are two sides of the same coin, right?  Not necessarily!  Join us as we discuss the overlap between the two, with special guests from the world of full-stack.Guests:David Pelayo @ddpelayoPawel SobolewskiTrue Hero picks:Fabian Krumbholz @fabkruArnau Vazquez Palma linkedinMusic picks:Scott: Stevie Wonder - InnervisionsDavid: Muse - The ResistanceEvan: Pomplamoose - En FrancaisPawel: John Coltrane - Blue Train && John Coltrane - My Favorite Things && Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
46:16 5/27/20
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
As Frontend Heroes, one of our super-powers is making websites run fast, aka Performance.  In this episode we talk through our own experiences with Web Performance, covering tooling, techniques and pitching the idea to clients.References:https://web.dev/vitals/True Hero picks:Natalia Venditto @AnfibiaCreativaAddy Osmani @addyosmaniMusic picks:Scott: The Strokes - The New AbnormalEvan: Joep Beving - Solipsism
46:56 5/15/20
Where Do They Get Those Wonderful Toys?
Like any self-made hero, we all have a utility-belt with special tools we reach for.  In this episode we discuss those tools, covering things like ResizeObserver, Sass, Typescript and more.
52:39 4/21/20
Remote Control Heroes
In this episode, we discuss not only working remotely (a necessity in these strange times), but also the ways in which we frontenders build the web remotely.  Discussed are tools like BrowserStack and VirtualBox.  And also referenced is a talk and site by Jeremy Keith, https://resilientwebdesign.com/ 
53:44 3/25/20
Heroes in Training
In this episode, we discuss how we handle leadership within the frontend, working with those that are new to coding, and the edge cases that arise of working with people with less experience than you.
53:15 2/24/20
To Framework, or not to Framework
In our first podcast, we discuss a bit of our own backgrounds with using frameworks, and whether or not they are the right fit for any and all situations.
45:38 2/18/20

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