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Author: Chucho Castañeda & Ricard Torres

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Take a break, grab a cup of coffee and join us to discuss what's new in frontend development and, why not, outside of it? Jesus 'Chucho' Castañeda is a Senior Frontend Software Engineer and Ricard Torres is a Principal Frontend Software Engineer, both at Cognizant Netcentric. We bring your most needed monthly break. Tune in!
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We discuss different ways to do knowledge sharing in your team or company. The challenges we've faced and what has worked for us.Find out about our Netcentric Academy https://www.netcentric.biz/jobsFollow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
Did you know we have both this and a different internal FE podcast? The internal podcast started first and gave us the idea to start one on YouTube. Tune in to know how it all began and what we learned along the way.Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
What is Accessibility? What's your experience with Web Accessibility? What does it mean a website is accessible? Keyboard navigation? Labels? These and more in today's episode.https://accessibility.day/https://www.w3.org/WAI/https://dynomapper.com/blog/27-accessibility-testing/273-wcag-the-web-content-accessibility-guidelines-explainedFollow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
What's your take on Web Components? What are the best use cases? Should you use them for regular AEM projects? What's the best thing about Web Components?Check out a performance comparison of different frameworks and techniques to create Web Components: https://webcomponents.dev/blog/all-the-ways-to-make-a-web-component/Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
SPA? MPA? Are these still relevant in 2024? When would you use an SPA vs a regular MPA? Have you heard about the new View Transitions API?Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
FE Manager, FE Lead... there are many names for what we think might be the same thing. We discuss what a FE Lead is accountable for. What to expect from a FE Lead? Types of leaderships. Join the conversation and tell us what's the your ideal type of FE Lead.Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
We discuss UI, UX, design and the role of the frontend developer. Reading recommendationsLinkshttps://www.nngroup.com/articles/https://www.nngroup.com/articles/usability-101-introduction-to-usability/Books by Donald NormanThe design of Everyday ThingsEmotional DesignBooks by Jakob NielsenUsability EngineeringDesigning Web UsabilityEyetracking Web UsabilityBooks by Steve KrugDon't make me thinkRocket Surgery Made EasyBooks by Robin Williams (not the actor or singer)The Non-Designer's Design BookBooks by Jason BeairdThe Principals of Beautiful Web DesignFollow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
Today we're joined by Dragan Filipovic, Senior Front-end Software Engineer at Cognizant Netcentric. We talk how he spearheaded the initiative to open source our FE Build.A Frontend build system that can be used in both AEM and non-AEM projects.Try it out here:https://github.com/Netcentric/fe-buildFollow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
When creating web components for content editors, do you give them all the options? or take decisions that will work best for development and maintenance?We discuss headless vs server-side rendering as well. Ricard loves JSON files. Chucho? Maybe not.Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
What is the Impostor Syndrome? How to fight it? Why is it more common than we think in Frontend development? We discuss this and offer some tips that have worked for us!Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
We talk about GitHub Copilot, ChatGPT, phind, and Bard. We share how we use it for coding. How about you?Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
How can you find time for your career development? ⏱️ Here’s our take on it:   In the latest episode of the hit Frontend Coffee Break podcast, we discuss the strategies that frontend leads and managers employ to make room for growth amidst their daily responsibilities.Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
Is the mobile-first mindset still relevant in the world of development? 🧐 Here’s the deal:Today we discuss the best practices and approaches for developing websites and apps for mobile devices.Chucho mentions Ricard's library for Two Way Data Binding, here it is: https://github.com/quicoto/two-way-data-binding Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
What benefits frontend developers the most: working on long-term projects, or switching every six months?  🤝We discuss the FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) on new technologies in the changing world of frontend development.Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
Looking for a better way to optimize and improve your project’s web performance? 🚀 We’ve got you covered:Today Chucho and Ricard are joined by Ines Akrap, Senior Web Performance Engineer, for insights into Core Web Vitals in 2023.Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricardAdditional resources:🔗 https://github.com/Netcentric/progux
Are you a web developer or designer passionate about creating visually stunning, high-performance websites? 🤩We review the optimal ways how to upload images in 2023.Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricardAdditional resources:- https://web.dev/learn/images- https://squoosh.app
Today we react! It's not necessary but it would give you more context if you watched first Rich Harris' video before listening to the episode. If not, that's ok too, we'll try to give you as much context as possible.Rich Harris' video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXCipjbcQfMFollow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
There is one question on the minds of web developers and tech enthusiasts everywhere: How 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘺 relevant is progressive enhancement and graceful degradation in 2023?In the latest episode of the Frontend Coffee Break podcast, we spill the tea on whether these approaches are still worth it, as well as the best techniques to get the most out of them according to the device you’re using.Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
We talk about what we look for on a website when it comes to web performance. What are the basic things we first check? What tools do we use?FE developers even if not web performance experts need to be able to identify issues and how to solve them.At Cognizant Netcentric we've written some articles about web performance, have a look:https://www.netcentric.biz/insights/2019/01/web-font-performancehttps://www.netcentric.biz/insights/2021/08/css-loading-strategies-1https://www.netcentric.biz/insights/2021/09/css-loading-strategies-2Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
Time to get real: Should you 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 document your code?We’re breaking it down in the latest episode of the Frontend Coffee Break podcast. Our resident experts, Jesús and Ricard, weigh in on whether you should document your code, how often this should be done, and why every developer should use JSDoc on a daily basis. What's your take on this topic? Any recommendations we might’ve missed?Follow us:- Chucho Castañeda https://twitter.com/honupo- Ricard Torres https://ricard.social/@ricard
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