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August 28, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Matt Biilmann CEO of Netlify about building the Netlify dashboard, and what makes it feel so fast.
August 14, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Benedikt Deicke about building Userlist.io, a new email automation product for SaaS businesses that he recently launched with his co-founder Jane Portman.
July 31, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Taylor Otwell about Laravel Vapor, the new serverless platform for Laravel applications that was recently announced at Laracon US.
July 17, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Ryan Toronto about his journey from being a full stack Rails developer to focusing on single page applications, and why application developers should be betting on UI-focused frameworks like Ember, React, and Vue.
July 3, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Aaron Gustafson about authoring semantic HTML in the context of web applications, where choosing the right element can be a lot more complicated than it seems.
June 20, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Mitchell Hamilton about writing your styles directly in your JavaScript components using the CSS-in-JS library Emotion.
June 5, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Jerod Santo of The Changelog about building their custom podcasting platform using Elixir and Phoenix.
May 22, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Jason Lengstorf about Gatsby, and why using React and GraphQL to build something even as simple as a blog is not as crazy of an idea as it sounds.
May 8, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Sebastian De Deyne about learning React from the perspective of a Vue developer, and how to translate all of the Vue features you're already comfortable with to React code.
April 24, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Justin Jackson about growing his new SaaS business Transistor to $10,000 in MRR.
April 10, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Guillermo Rauch building and deploying serverless web applications with Now.
March 28, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Jeffrey Way about the process of building the brand new Laracasts.com with Tailwind CSS.
March 14, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Caleb Porzio about Livewire, a new library he's working on that lets you build interactive user interfaces using server-side code.
February 27, 2019
In this episode, the tables are turned as Sam Selikoff interviews Adam about the upcoming release of Tailwind CSS v1.0.
February 14, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about a new approach he has been using to build Laravel and Vue.js apps that lets him match the UI fidelity of an SPA, without abandoning server-side routing or data fetching.
January 30, 2019
In this episode, Adam continues his discussion with Sam Selikoff about building single page applications, this time focusing on strategies for keeping your API layer as simple as possible, so all of your complexity lives in your client-side codebase instead of being spread across both.
January 16, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Sam Selikoff about single page application architecture, and why you should think of client-side applications like desktop applications.
January 3, 2019
In the spirit of the new year, Adam and Ben Orenstein talk about getting in shape through strength training.
December 19, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about strategies for off-loading resource intensive work from your application code and into your database.
December 5, 2018
In this episode, Adam and Steve Schoger answer listener questions about UI design, and share all of the details about their upcoming book and design resource Refactoring UI.
November 21, 2018
In this episode Adam talks to Paul Jarvis about defining your own version of success and why you might not need to build a big business to achieve it.
November 7, 2018
In this episode Adam talks to Ben Orenstein about the common mistakes people make when working on a new project that prevent them from getting it to the finish line.
October 24, 2018
In this episode Adam talks to Sébastien Chopin about Nuxt.js, a Next.js-inspired framework for building server-rendered client-side applications with Vue.js.
October 10, 2018
In this episode Adam talks to Tim Neutkens about Next.js, an opinionated React framework for building server-rendered client-side applications.
September 26, 2018
In this episode Adam talks to Ryan Chenkie of Angularcasts about authentication strategies and security best practices when building client-side applications with frameworks like React, Vue, Angular, or Ember.
September 12, 2018
In this episode Adam talks to Ryan Florence about the challenges of making custom UI components accessible, and how Ryan is trying to make that easier with Reach UI.
August 29, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to James Clear about why goal setting isn't enough, why you should focus on building habits instead, and how to build habits that you'll actually stick with.
August 15, 2018
In this episode, Adam continues his event sourcing discussion with Frank de Jonge from episode 85, going deep into how to actually implement event sourcing using Frank's library EventSauce.
August 1, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Ben Orenstein about the benefits of pair programming and how to do it effectively.
July 18, 2018
In this episode, Adam and Justin Jackson have a candid conversation about a life-changing realization Adam recently had about what he does for a living. They talk about why it's important to define your business by the people it serves instead of the product you make, and how to stop stressing yourself out trying to come up with the perfect SaaS app idea.
July 3, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about building his new app Level as an SPA using Elm, Phoenix, and GraphQL.
June 20, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about the product design decisions behind Level, a new team communication platform Derrick is building. They also talk about Derrick's decision to open-source the entire codebase, despite the fact that he's building a real business around it.
June 13, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to David Hemphill about using JSX instead of templates in Vue.js, and why you might want to give it a try.
May 23, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Sam Selikoff about how Ember fits into the JS framework landscape in 2018, and why it might be the right choice for your next project.
May 10, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Blake Newman about getting started with Vuex, and how you would use it to manage your application's state using several practical real-world examples.
April 25, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Chris Fritz about common mistakes people make when designing Vue.js applications, and better ways to solve the same problems.
April 11, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about lessons learned rebuilding his SaaS app with Vue.js and Tailwind CSS.
March 30, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Frank de Jonge, author of the EventSauce library, about what event sourcing is, how it works, and what it looks like to use it to model some practical real-world problems.
March 14, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Edd Yerburgh, Vue.js core team member and author of the vue-test-utils library, about testing Vue components.
February 28, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to David Heinemeier Hansson about Basecamp's new JavaScript framework "Stimulus" as well as David's new YouTube series "On Writing Software Well."
February 14, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Sarah Drasner about using animations and transitions to create more intuitive user interfaces, as well as technical tips, tricks and best practices for implementing them well.
January 31, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You the creator of Vue.js about advanced component design patterns, and using features like scoped slots and render functions to build components that are much more than just UI widgets.
January 17, 2018
In this episode, Adam talks to Tom Schlick about tackling challenges faced when building multitenant apps.
December 21, 2017
In this episode, Adam talks to Kent C. Dodds about building "downshift", a React autocomplete component he designed for experiences he needed to build at PayPal. Kent gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the library uses the render prop pattern to allow maximum customizability without complex configuration.
December 6, 2017
In this episode, Adam and Ben Orenstein share nine of their favorite refactorings that you can use to clean up your code.
November 21, 2017
In this episode, Adam and Jonathan Reinink continue their discussion about Tailwind CSS, answering listener questions about the framework and sharing details behind the roadmap to 1.0.
November 8, 2017
In this episode, Adam is joined by Jonathan Reinink to discuss Tailwind CSS, a new utility-first CSS framework that they just released. They talk about what Tailwind is, how it works, and what makes it different than component-based frameworks like Bootstrap or other utility frameworks like Tachyons.
October 25, 2017
In this episode, Adam talks to Diana Mounter of GitHub to talk about using design systems to tame legacy CSS, and how GitHub is using utility classes to make it easier to build more consistent, maintainable user interfaces.
October 12, 2017
In this episode, Adam is joined by Steve Schoger to talk about five ways developers can get better at designing their own projects.
September 27, 2017
In this episode, Adam is joined by Justin Jackson to talk about how to start working towards making a full-time living from your own projects.
September 13, 2017
In this episode, Adam is joined by Taylor Otwell the creator of Laravel to talk about their approaches to testing Laravel applications.
August 30, 2017
In this episode, Adam is joined by Matt Stauffer of Tighten to talk about building a CSS framework with PostCSS.
August 16, 2017
In this episode, Adam is joined by Jeffrey Way of Laracasts to share some tips and tricks for using Vue.js elegantly with traditional server-side web apps.
August 2, 2017
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about what it's like to build a Laravel application using Turbolinks, how it plays with front-end frameworks like Vue.js, and how it's helping him quickly develop web, iOS, and Android apps for his SaaS business all by himself. They also discuss the benefits of using a Turbolinks-style approach for small teams, and how Turbolinks on mobile compares to other popular tools like Ionic.
July 19, 2017
In this episode, Adam welcomes back Jonathan Reinink to talk about implementing designs with a utility-first approach to CSS. They talk about the problems this approach has solved for them, the surprising workflow benefits, and some tips and tricks for using this approach well.
June 21, 2017
In this episode, David shares some lessons learned from the PushSilver Infinite launch: what went well, what could've been improved, and what he would double down on next time. Adam talks about some of the UI design challenges he and Steve have been trying to solve, and shares some of the creative solutions they came up with.
June 8, 2017
In this episode, David talks about getting ready for the launch of PushSilver Infinite, and the unexpected engineering effort needed to make the most of a marketing initiative. Adam gives an update on gracefully handling errors in the KiteTail checkout process, launching Zttp as an open-source package, and how he used Lumen to power the Zttp integration test suite.
May 24, 2017
In this episode, David shares the details behind the pricing changes he's decided on for PushSilver and talks about some of the new features and marketing strategies he's working on for the upcoming launch. Adam shares the details behind his decision to bring on a co-founder for KiteTail, talks the collaboration process when working on an app with somebody else, and give an update on where he's at with getting KiteTail integrated into the Test-Driven Laravel course app.
May 9, 2017
Adam and David are joined by Ian Landsman to talk about his latest project Thermostat.io and discuss some pricing ideas for PushSilver and KiteTail. Topics include: Thermostat.io and NPS surveys Charging more vs. charging less Finding a niche for PushSilver and how to appeal to that niche One-time purchase lifetime plans for SaaS Percentage-based vs. tiered pricing
April 27, 2017
In this episode, Adam and David recap their MicroConf 2017 experiences, give some product updates, and chat about topics like: Dogfooding Cron Dog in PushSilver Dealing with complex validation Why we hate auto-saving UIs Validation issues when supporting "draft" models Expanding the scope of KiteTail Different ways to handle client-side image preview Building a Cron Dog SDK
April 12, 2017
In this episode, David talks about adding timezone support to Crondog, and Adam wrestles with some decisions about dealing with failed webhooks in KiteTail. We also talk a lot about different strategies for securing webhooks, and what we're looking forward to at MicroConf.
March 30, 2017
Adam welcomes David Hemphill back to the show, but this time as a co-host! David introduces Crondog, the new product he's working on to help developers manage dynamic recurring tasks in their applications. Adam introduces KiteTail, an app that let's you create webhook-driven hosted checkout pages; something he wishes he'd had when he launched his course. From here on out, Full Stack Radio will follow David and Adam's journey building these new products; discussing interesting technical, design, and business challenges they face along the way.
March 15, 2017
In this episode, Adam talks to Michelle Bu of Stripe about the new Stripe Elements library, Stripe.js v3, and the Sinatra app that powers their API.
February 24, 2017
In this episode, Adam and Jonathan continue their discussion about forms from episode 54, this time focusing on the complexities of validation.
February 8, 2017
In this episode, I talk to Noel Rappin about common mistakes developers make when handling payments on the web and how to fix them.
January 25, 2017
In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about the technical challenges behind building and scaling Drip, a sophisticated email marketing automation platform.
January 5, 2017
In this episode, Adam talks to Wes Bos about how he seems to get so much done, why he built his own course platform, and growing an audience.
December 7, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Ian Landsman about shady marketing tactics that will turn your customers against you, and how to be more authentic with your marketing strategy.
November 18, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about dealing with common headaches when working with everyone's favorite part of web development: forms.
November 2, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Kyle Fiedler of thoughtbot about common mistakes developers make with design, and some tips and tricks for making your designs look more professional.
October 18, 2016
In this episode, Adam and Taylor Otwell have a discussion about strategies they use to write cleaner, simpler code when working with the Laravel framework.
October 5, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Matt Wynne about Behavior Driven Development with Cucumber. Topics include: What exactly is BDD? Is BDD a technical or non-technical practice? How do you get started with BDD? How do you keep the number of system tests low to keep your test suite fast? What's your strategy for dealing with external services in acceptance tests? What are the advantages of using Cucumber even as a solo developer working on a side project?
September 21, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You about what's coming in Vue.js 2.0. Topics include: The motivation for rewriting Vue.js from scratch What is a virtual DOM and what are the benefits? How does Vue.js 2.0 stack up performance wise? (spoiler alert, it's fast) When should you use templates vs. a render function? Why two-way props have been deprecated and what you should do instead Best practices for dealing with custom component events The 1.0 to 2.0 upgrade path Building native mobile applications with Vue.js and Weex
September 7, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Toran Billups about the test driven development workflow he uses to build Ember applications.
August 23, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Jessica Lord of GitHub about building desktop applications in HTML and JavaScript using Electron.
August 10, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Sara Soueidan about the benefits of using SVG over icon fonts, and the best workflow for using SVG in your projects.
July 28, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Joe Ferris, CTO at thoughtbot, about the test-driven development workflow he uses to build Rails applications.
July 13, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Derek Prior about building web applications in Elixir with Phoenix, and how it compares to building an application in Ruby on Rails.
June 29, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Joel Clermont about the Elm programming language and getting started with functional programming.
June 15, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Snook, author of SMACSS, about finding the balance between utility and component driven CSS approaches, design systems engineering, and using container queries to build better responsive web experiences.
May 24, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Justin Jackson, maker extraordinaire, about how to find new product ideas, finding customers for your products, and marketing for developers.
May 4, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Jason McCreary, creator of Laravel Shift, about Git tips, tricks, and best practices, and how to develop a solid Git workflow for your team.
April 19, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Edd Mann, host of Three Devs and a Maybe, about the advantages of using PostgreSQL over MySQL, common obstacles people running into when switching to Postgres, and deciding when to push work into the database instead of doing it in code.
April 5, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Michael Feathers, author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code, about strategies for writing cleaner error handling code, the "tell don't ask" principle, and transforming data with collection pipelines.
March 23, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to J.B. Rainsberger about how to keep your adapter layer thin, designing unit testable code, and the importance of paying attention to how your code is changing vs. how your code looks today. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
March 9, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to the Grumpy Programmer himself about getting started with testing PHP applications. Topics include: Recommended testing tools PHPUnit vs. PHPSpec Mockery vs. Prophecy The benefits of defensive programming How to convince your manager to let you write tests This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
February 25, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Jason McCreary about building Shift, a tool that automates upgrading your application between framework versions. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
February 12, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink of Code Distillery about common API design challenges and how to fix them. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
January 27, 2016
In this episode, Matt Machuga of Think Through Math returns to talk with Adam about design options when you find yourself wanting access to a collaborator in an Active Record or Eloquent model. They discuss the pros and cons of four specific designs, and finish off with their personal recommendations. Topics include: Are facades and service location automatically bad? Are NounVerber classes anti-OO? Adding a layer of composition to create domain models with dependencies Using method injection for a temporary dependency Using optional parameters to improve testability This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
January 12, 2016
In this episode, Adam talks to David Hemphill about his latest project PushSilver. Topics include: Deciding when to build something yourself vs. paying for something off the shelf Choosing a Javascript framework for more traditional server rendered apps Vue.js compared to Angular and Ember The advantages of using a utility-focused CSS approach Distributing front-end libraries This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
December 22, 2015
DHH returns to the podcast to talk in-depth about how Basecamp 3 is designed and implemented! Topics include: Why Basecamp is a "majestic monolith", and the impact of organizational shape and size on technical decision making in product development How ActionCable works, and where Basecamp 3 uses websockets that you might not expect Strategies for avoiding duplication in client-side and server-side code The automated testing strategy for Basecamp 3, and how it's influencing the future of testing in Rails 5 Why Basecamp 3 has 179 controllers, and what you can learn from their approach that will clean up your codebase This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
December 9, 2015
In this episode Adam talks to Woody Zuill about software project estimation. They talk about the #NoEstimates hash tag, and what it means and where it came from. They also talk about ways to manage software projects without worrying about estimation, and alternative ways to make the decisions that estimates are usually used for. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
November 24, 2015
In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You, the creator of Vue.js. Evan talks about his time at Google Creative Lab and the sort of work that inspired him to create Vue. He also explains in depth how data binding works in Vue, and how it's different and more performant than Angular. Additionally, Evan discusses the benefits of Vue over React, why Vue works so well in both SPAs and traditional server-side web applications, and strategies for testing Vue components.
November 10, 2015
In this episode, Adam talks to Mark Otto, creator of Bootstrap and director of design at GitHub. They talk about the brand new alpha release of Bootstrap 4 and some of the most significant changes. They also talk about choosing units, when to use utility classes, and the importance of a component based CSS strategy. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
October 27, 2015
In this episode, Adam talks to recurring guests Jeffrey Way and Dave Marshall about "don't mock what you don't own". They talk about how to design code that needs to work with external services, how you should test that code, and the pitfalls you run into when you use mocks incorrectly in your test suite. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
October 13, 2015
In this episode, Adam talks to Ben Orenstein of thoughtbot about useful tips for writing the first few tests in your application and working your way down to the unit level by starting with acceptance tests. They also talk about why dependency injection has a bad rap in the Ruby world, and common mistakes Ben sees junior Rails developers make. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
September 29, 2015
In this episode, Adam talks to Josh Pigford, founder of Baremetrics, about what you should have ready when you start a SaaS business. They also talk about how most businesses aren't doing as well as you think, content marketing, the benefits of different pricing models, and staying focused on your best idea. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
September 15, 2015
In this episode, Adam talks to recurring guest Matt Machuga about tips and tricks that lead to better code. They talk about bringing functional programming concepts to OO, simple patterns for cleaning up typical MVC web app code, and about how imposing crazy rules like banning conditionals and loops can lead to creative solutions that change the way you think about solving problems. They also get a little too excited about anonymous functions and compositional chains. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
September 1, 2015
In this episode, Adam talks to Wes Bos about solving all of your CSS problems with Flexbox. They also talk about Bootstrap 4, ReactJS, and Wes' favorite Sublime Text tips and tricks. This episode is brought to you by Laracasts.
August 4, 2015
In this episode, Adam talks to the Healthy Hacker, Chris Hunt, about how his team at GitHub works remotely. They also talk about entertaining your audience at conferences, taking a Codecation, and adventure motorcycling. This episode is brought to you by Hired.
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