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Does Not Compute on Smash Notes

Does Not Compute podcast.

December 28, 2019

A weekly chat about the lives and workflows of modern web developers, hosted by Sean Washington & Friends.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Sean, Paul, and Rockwell get together for the first – and last! – time to wrap DNC. There's a walk down memory lane, discussion of overarching themes throughout the run, a mini-topic about spaced repetition, and looks towards the future.

Sean expounds on his newfound love of front-end testing with Cypress, and Rockwell rants entirely too long about subdomains.

Drew Clements returns to talk with Sean about leveling up over the years, project estimation and velocity, tech stacks, and what it means to graduate from the title of junior developer.

Sean and Rockwell talk about building ridiculous projects for run, Prisma in production, JS hot-takes, improving the successful odds of side-projects and work projects, emergent design, PAGNI, and a few tales of production woes.

Sean and Rockwell talk about leveraging TypeScript and React to write library-grade interfaces, Sean's latest most-productive web stack, exploiting the low barriers to entry of new languages, an update on Rodinia, and the rules of the wave.

Sean and Rockwell discuss project estimation: taking risk into account, planning for the unknown, building versus buying features, and accepting the reality that every estimate will be wrong.

Sean and Rockwell search their souls about putting bounds on learning time, blogging, and using code challenges to step outside your comfort zone.

Sean welcomes back Anthony Campolo to talk about the latest from Redwood.js, Stepzen, front-end meta-frameworks, thoughtfully picking new tech to learn, and grunge.

Sean and Rockwell discuss LiveView, React.rb/Reactrb/Hyper-react, web tech that's blurring the client-server boundary, more on Balena, and an outstanding bounty for our listeners.

Sean and Rockwell talk about gradually converting JS to TS, dependency war stories, learning to play nice with code reviews, and a first look at balenaCloud.

Rockwell discusses tools and strategies for testing in Elixir, and Sean talks more about the pros, woes, and hidden traps of TypeScript development.

Rockwell reviews his new ZSA Moonlander keyboard, and Sean talks about getting back to the roots of the Web with the new framework Remix.