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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 and Rockwell discuss applying design patterns across languages and frameworks, Prisma.js, developing against an in-development library, CSS hacks, and the most boring modern Web stack you've ever heard.

Sean and Rockwell talk about streaming video games with WebRTC and OBS, exposing DBs to the web with a couple of niche tools, writing code for today instead of tomorrow, and reigniting that creative spark.

Sean and Rockwell talk about Rails and gems from the past, integrating Rails and JS with Inertia, deploying to Dokku and DigitalOcean, mocking web services with Mirage.js, and battling scope creep with extreme prejudice.

Sean and Rockwell talk about managing time as a manager, evaluating performance based on results, some follow-up on JS MVC frameworks, and the Cult of Done.

Sean and Rockwell discuss jumping between two dev machines, if MVC is still relevant in the JS ecosystem, and comparing the flexibility of frameworks to fully-custom solutions.

Rockwell talks about splitting Electron apps up for performance gains, .NET 5.0, and UDP packet fragmentation. Then Sean provides updates on settling into this new job, plus some new video game talk.

Sean and Rockwell talk about developing new hardware and software protocols for some old communication methods, the evolution of guitar pedals and effects, Setapp, and defending your time estimates as an outlier.

Sean tells us more about his new job: agile methodologies, some new tech to learn, job responsibilities, and Watson taking his Zoom-meeting spotlight. Rockwell provides updates on his Nuxt-powered homepage and revamping a 20-year-old project.

Sean and Rockwell talk at about Sean easing into his new job, TypeScript, building a simple static site with Nuxt, and why you shouldn't always bet on JavaScript.

Sean and Rockwell talk about vacation backlog, Sean's new job (!!!), transitioning to the new position, a retrospective of his time at DK, and learning new skills through spaced repetition.

Friend of the show Thomas Eckert joins Sean to talk about Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) at Microsoft, a side gig with some persistence problems, keeping creative goals in mind when surveying new tech, and some casual nuclear science.

Sean and Rockwell talk about working during natural disasters, keeping your team on the same page, dealing with support and feedback, what makes a good boss, and different styles of job interviews.