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Conversations about the emerging world of Fullstack Jamstack applications. Anthony Campolo and Christopher Burns explore the development practices of the frameworks, libraries, and services enabling this new paradigm.
28 Episodes
Monica Powell is a software engineer at Newsela, Egghead Instructor, and organizer of the React Ladies meetup. In this episode we discuss how to create free, high quality educational material, the Redwood IDE and structure package, and how to build a more diverse open source community.
Claire Froelich is a Software Developer at Mintbean and a Core Member of RedwoodJS. In this episode we discuss the inherent complexity of translation, how to approach incorporating internationalization and localization into large scale open source projects, and whether linguistics can ever be captured by numbers.
Nader Dabit is a Developer Advocate. In this episode we discuss building fullstack applications with AWS Amplify, tools for enabling frontend developers, and the different architectures that can be created in the cloud.
Jim Fisk is a web developer and creator of Plenti, a Svelte Static Site Generator built with Go. In this episode we discuss the differences between Svelte and React, how to compare different bundlers including Webpack and Rollup, ESM imports, and the next generation of build tools.
Rob Cameron is a web developer, woodworker, and Founding Member of RedwoodJS. In this episode we discuss how to create a useful tutorial, the differences between mocks and tests, and why you should just use Ruby on Rails for solving any problem.
Ryan Chenkie is a Developer Advocate at Prisma and creator of the React Security Fundamentals course. In this episode we discuss the role of a developer advocate, public versus private endpoints, and the necessity of a fullstack mindset in securing React applications.
Anant Jhingran is the CEO of StepZen, a tool that enables frontend developers to quickly spin up a GraphQL API from a set of backends. In this episode we discuss imperative versus declarative programming, the definition of API management, the challenges of working with complex backend systems, and the unique capabilities of GraphQL.
Chris Ball is the CTO of Echobind and creator of Bison. Bison is a Fullstack Jamstack framework representing Echobind's "Greenfield Web Stack" for creating web applications for clients. In this episode we discuss the origins of Bison, conventions for continuous integration, and the need for differing opinions in nascent ecosystems.
Mike Cavaliere is a Senior Software Engineer at Echobind. His upcoming book, Cut Into the Jamstack, utilizes Next.js, Prisma, and Vercel to build a photo collaboration app. In this episode we discuss his experience working on a range of client projects and the considerations behind the technology stack selected for the book.
Tanner Linsley is a Co-founder at Nozzle, a monitoring tool for reverse engineering Google's Search Engine Results Pages. He is also the maintainer of a suite of open source libraries including React Query, React Table, React Charts, and many more. In this episode we discuss the benefits of sane defaults, data visualization anti-patterns, the challenges of asynchronous interfaces, and why you should dogfood open source tools.
The Jamstack Book by Raymond Camden and Brian Rinaldi includes a series of projects that teach how to lay out and generate a site, deploy to the cloud, and add dynamic features like user logins and search functionality. The projects employ a variety of tools including Hugo, Jekyll, Eleventy, and Netlify. In this episode we discuss the evolution of the term "Jamstack," the methodology behind the selection of technologies for the projects, and the book's intended audience.
Danny Choudhury is a member of the RedwoodJS Core Team and the founder of, a screen recording and collaboration tool for software teams. We discuss motivations for building with a nascent framework, the power of simplicity in screen capture workflows, the upcoming Redwood prerender implementation, and the cognitive cost of acronym salads.
Simon Knott is an Open Sourcerer and creator of Quirrel and SuperJSON. We discuss his various contributions to open source and the company he is building around Quirrel.
Peter Cooper is a developer, author, and founder of Cooperpress. We discuss Frontend First vs. Backend First Development, HotWire and the lasting influence of Ruby on Rails, different approaches to personal branding, the potential cultural influence of WebAssembly, and the economics of Open Source.
Brecht De Rooms is a Developer Advocate at Fauna. We discuss the architecture and consistency guarantees of Fauna, the Fauna Query Language, the origin of the term NoSQL, the problems with ORMs, modeling relations in a document database, and the importance of database developer experience.
Shawn (Swyx) Wang works on Developer Experience at AWS Amplify. We discuss Amplify, DataStore, the difference between teaching and learning in public, migrating existing projects to AWS, containers vs. serverless, and the endgame of layer 2 clouds.
Kim-Adeline Miguel is a Software Engineer at Microsoft. We discuss her work on the Python extension for Visual Studio Code, how she integrated RedwoodJS with Azure Postgres, Microsoft's ambitions for the Jamstack, and the promise of WebAssembly.
Jason Kuhrt is the co-creator of Nexus and works on the developer productivity team at Prisma. We discuss the origins of Nexus, how Nexus fits into the Prisma ecosystem, and other contributions Jason has made to Prisma and the broader open source world.
As 2020 comes to a close, our hosts discuss projects, frameworks, and tools they are looking forward to in 2021.
For the final episode of the year, we have representatives from all the major FSJam frameworks! We discuss what happened in 2020, what still needs to be done, and what everyone is looking forward to in the new year. Thank you for listening and we look forward to having you join us in 2021!
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