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Web development discussions and interviews from Peter Fisher. Covering JavaScript, Linux, Docker, PHP, Python, MYSQL, HTML and more Peter Fisher is a freelance web and mobile developer in Gloucestershire UK and the Host of the How To Code Well YouTube channel. If you have any feedback or wish to do a collaboration then please get in touch.
 
Welcome to The Critical Shift. We’re on a mission to find the points in people’s lives where things shifted to launch them toward success. We are interviewing people to find the influences or moments that affected them the most. We want to find the similarities so we can propel our own lives higher toward success.
 
Hello and welcome to making UX work; I’m Joe Natoli. Our focus here is on folks like you doing the tough, often unglamorous UX work in the real world. My guests will share their struggles, their successes, and their journey to and through the trenches of product design, development, and of course, user experience. Before we get into it, I’d like to give a shout out to our sponsor, Stache Studio — a streetwear clothing brand focusing on quality products with a positive message, inspired by th ...
 
Gosh - keeping up with web development technologies is hard! We interview the best devs in the industry who share their strategies on how they do it. We get insight into their passion for programming, the methods and tools they can’t live without, and how they keep up with the industry's rapid pace. Every episode ends with a "Quickfire Question Round": answers to 5 rapid-fire questions provide some invaluable tips on how to become a first class dev. Keep pushing the limits, and keep pushing ...
 
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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about spooky web dev stories — listener-submitted stories about web dev gone wrong. Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best way to deploy and host a front-end website. All the features developers need right out of the box: Global CDN, Continuous Deployment, one click HTTPS and more. Hit up netlify.com/syn…
 
As remote work gains more traction, we have to find the best ways to communicate from a distance, so today on the show we discuss our favorite screen sharing and remote collaboration apps. From pair programming and code sharing software to video chat applications boasting drawing functionality and cool screen widgets, you’ll hear our take on the la…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about stretching for developers — techniques, misconceptions, and how to feel better. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days free at logroc…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Galen Rice walks us throughbuilding an internal inventory management system with Django and Python. It’srunning on a single bare metal server and has been up and running since 2013. Galen talks about replacing an Excel sheet with a custom app, using 20 Djangoapps, taking advantage of the Django admin and de…
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about how to make freelancing easier — how to avoid burnout, and tips and tricks to make it successful. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut you…
 
Kubernetes versus serverless – the battle of the decade! Both deserve their status as exciting and powerful platforms that offer organizations tremendous boosts in agility, scalability, and computing performance, but it is easy to forget that Kubernetes offers advantages that serverless alternatives don’t — and vice versa. In this episode, Michael …
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about updating web apps that have running for a long time — the problems to look out for and how to avoid them. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. …
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Umar Hansa talks about buildinga video course platform with Express and Node. It’s hosted on a single $10 /month DigitalOcean server. It took about 3 months of part time development andhas been up and running since late 2017. Umar talks about keeping it simple, building a server rendered monolith, usingSQLi…
 
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about getting your first web dev job, what makes a software engineer senior, handing off projects to clients, Angular vs React, the best social platforms for devs, and more! Sanity - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about enums in JS — what they are, what they do, and how they work in JavaScript. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days free at logrocket.…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Dalton Polhill goes over buildinga text based course platform with Django and Python. It’s running on a singleEC2 instance and was up and running after 2.5 months of development time. Dalton talks about doing contract work for a client, how the Django admin wasa big help, happily using SQLite, the value in …
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes are back with part 2 of Tales from Web Dev Past — this time looking at iFrames, layout trends, icon fonts, web rings, and more! Sanity - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up and running in minutes at sanity.io/crea…
 
After discovering that we made it on to a list of awesome podcasts about tech, we decided to use this episode to look at that list and share some of our favorite podcast content and what we are currently listening to! To start off we share different ways and times to consume podcast content, from the shower to the car! We run through the best tech …
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about records and tuples in javascript — what they are, why you might want to use them, and more! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days fr…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Paul Cappaert talks about buildinga leader board for a flight simulator that he developed at University.It’s built with Django and Python and runs on the Heroku free tier. It was indevelopment for most of the 2019 school year. Paul goes over using QR codes as a login mechanism and what it was likebuilding a…
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about Git fundamentals — what it is, why you need it, best practices, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resoluti…
 
“Agile is a devastated wasteland. The life has been sucked out of it.” Those are the words of Kent Beck, creator of Extreme Programming, and co-signer of the Agile Manifesto. According to Kent, many development teams have adopted Agile methodologies without understanding their purpose. In today’s episode, we’ve recruited Aaron Foster Braylin and St…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about their first steps in the word of entrepreneurship and web dev specifically. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resolution f…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Dan Kolbman goes over usingDjango to build an internal tool that helps make sense of ~5 Petabytes ofGenomic data that is then made available to clinicians. It’s running acrossmany different AWS resources using ECS Fargate. Dan walks us through what their app does, dealing with loads of data, usingGraphQL, g…
 
In today's podcast Chris Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisginn1) and I do a deep dive into Agile. Chris is an Agile Delivery Lead and was first on the podcast in episode 78 where he talked about his career journey from a DBA to an ADL. Chris shares his extensive knowledge about the Agile delivery process and breaks down the Agile methodologie…
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about writing good CSS. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days free at logrocket.com/syntax. Netlify - Sponsor Netlify is the best wa…
 
“We’re stoked to hire a 10x Software Ninja with a coffee obsession who loves to work hard and play harder.” Looking for an engineering job requires you to wade through cringy job descriptions. Inspired by changes in the market, in this episode we explore good, bad, and ugly job descriptions. We start by looking at a recent posting by Tuple, who pre…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about time block planning — what it is and how it can help you increase your productivity! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error res…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Colin McFaul goes over usingDjango to build a social hiring platform for the food and beverage industry.It was in development for 9 months before it went live in early 2020. It’shosted on Heroku. Colin talks about building 2 separate apps and keeping the web app as amonolithic app with ~42k LOC, but it’s br…
 
Today I interview Chris Ginn https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisginn1 During his career Chris Ginn was a DBA (Database Administrator) looking after hundreds of database servers for MessageLabs/Symantec, he then worked for the 5th largest company in the world (UnitedHealth Group). Chris also worked in QA (Quality Assurance) and has loads of experience…
 
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about tales from web dev past — clearfix, floats, flash, cufon, guestbooks, hit counters, and more! Sanity - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up and running in minutes at sanity.io/create. Get an awesome supe…
 
Imagine you’re browsing a web page using only a keyboard. A loud and looping video pops up that’s impossible to close without a mouse. Now you’re trapped there. Forever. This horror story is commonly experienced on websites that haven’t been designed with accessibility in mind. This episode continues our discussion on what you should do to improve …
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about home offices, backyard offices, costs, and pros and cons! LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days free at logrocket.com/syntax. Show N…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Antonin Grêlé talks about usingDjango to build a gift card purchasing site for eco-friendly products. It’shosted on PythonAnywhere and has been up and running since fall 2019. Antonin developed it himself in a few months and covers tying together servicesusing Zapier, what it’s like to manage gift card logi…
 
In today's podcast I discuss how I am going to upgrade the HTCW CMS and API to PHP 8 and Symfony 5. Upgrading a system to a major version is always tricky and requires a lot of planning and preparation. If you rush into a major upgrade then you will risk having to do a lot of hot fixes to production after deployment so it is crucial to get it right…
 
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about the recent Mozilla layoffs, Safari, finding time to learn coding, Google Analytics alternatives, malicious Github users, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that …
 
In this episode, Nicole helps you work through your feelings and obstacles when you feel like giving up on learning to code. It happens to all of us. We're plugging alone, doing tutorials and maybe building some small projects. And then things start to get hard. (It's super rare that people continue feeling confident like they do in the beginning, …
 
We’ve all been there. You’re trying to close an ad on your browser, but the button is too small and you’ve accidentally opened it instead. Poor web design can easily frustrate even the most agile-fingered, able-bodied techies. Imagine what it’s like for users with challenges that can range from visual impairment to limited motor function. On today’…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes wrap up season one of the podcast and talk about what’s coming. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days free at logrocket.com/syntax. Show Notes …
 
In this episode of Running in Production, Clemens Wolff and Shaun Bathgate go over building an Orange Pi hardware appliance that uses Flask and variousLinux tools to help rural communities get affordable email. Besides the clienthardware, the server component is hosted on Azure. Clemens and Shaun talk about the challenges of developing and debuggin…
 
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about MDX, portfolio projects for junior devs, code commenting, CSS property order, and more! Sanity - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up and running in minutes at sanity.io/crea…
 
In this episode, Nicole tells the story of how she decided to create online tech courses, and why they were powerful enough to make them into an immensely fulfilling (AND very lucrative!) career! Online courses are more popular than they've ever been, especially in the age of social distancing. And they're not going anywhere anytime soon. They revo…
 
More workers are calling for a four-day workweek, with many claiming that it increases productivity, revenue, and workplace satisfaction. In today’s episode, we dive into the subject with show producer William Jeffries who is in the enviable position of having the mythic four-day workweek. While it didn’t seem impactful to him from the outset, Will…
 
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are back with another edition of Stump’d! where they try to stump each other with interview questions. LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days fr…
 
In this episode of Running in Production, John Debs talks about buildinga video platform with Django that helps you get stronger and be more flexible.It’s hosted on a single $5 / month DigitalOcean server and has been up andrunning since fall 2019. John really drives home the value in shipping something simple on the first passand iterating on it i…
 
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