On this episode I give some quick updates on libraries I'm using in a fresh React Native project and attempt to sell you on the greatness of Mt. Eddy. Simple Shadow View: https://github.com/pinqy520/react-native-shadow-view React Native Doctor: https://reactnative.dev/blog/2019/11/18/react-native-doctor React Native SVG: https://github.com/react-native-community/react-native-svg Ben Awad's React Navigation 5.0 video: https://youtu.be/Hln37dE19bs Mt. Eddy: https://open.spotify.com/track/0TlibQyd5tx5rvWqakp8wk?si=lMVpw6RYTNiS6iaLbqPPDQ
March 1, 2020
Quick Quack: GraphQL Codegen in a monorepo
This episode is the quickest of the quackest. Hear about smashing lego trucks from a young Haupenthal, get a pretty high-level overview of an awesome library called Graphql-Codgen and how I use it in a monorepo with Typescript projects, and get a silly opinion on the Yarn 2 meltdowns. Graphql Codgen: https://github.com/dotansimha/graphql-code-generator Yarn 2: https://dev.to/arcanis/introducing-yarn-2-4eh1 Great article on Yarn 2 vs 1 vs NPM from the folks at Infinite Red: https://shift.infinite.red/yarn-1-vs-yarn-2-vs-npm-a69ccf0229cd Great video on Yarn 2 from Ben Awad: https://youtu.be/bPae4Z8BFt8 Cowboy by The Rumble Strips: https://youtu.be/wmIVu622zRM
February 9, 2020
See you guys in a week; go practice your 3's. RIP Kobe Bryant
January 27, 2020
Quick Quacks: Rematch and D-7
This week is the introduction of Quick Quacks aka shorter episodes that I can put out while I'm busy with project work. Today I go over and awesome state management library that makes using redux feel like you're not using redux: Rematch! Also I FINALLY reveal my favorite Nirvana song (I got tired of being harassed on Twitter). Check out Rematch here: https://rematch.github.io/rematch/ Check out Nirvana's D-7 on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4bmY2jXW8ToL019R4NbQlH?si=kOjKpgqhRm64h-Y0naSLCA or YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcXoRlvpLVY Serving the Servants book: https://www.amazon.com/Serving-Servant-Remembering-Kurt-Cobain/dp/0062861506
January 13, 2020
Native Modules and Blockchain with Adem Bilican
December 23, 2019
Code School life with Alex Aranda
In this episode, I welcome Alex Aranda into the duck pond to discuss his current enrollment in a coding bootcamp, his motivation for switching careers, and strategies for his job hunt in the tech industry after he finishes the program. Duck Tapes Spotify Playlist Drummers are smart article Follow Alex on LinkedIn because he has no other online presence
December 9, 2019
React Native, FastLane, and PWAs with Gant Laborde
This week, fan-favorite Gant Laborde comes around to discuss his work at Infinite Red using React Native and Native development, Progressive Web Apps and what they aim to solve, and organizing Chain React Conf in Portland. We also get into our Cocoa pods gripes, how Fastlane is amazing after you go through the pains of it's setup, and how to effectively create a workplace playlist that makes everyone happy (not, it's not as simple as shuffling Weezer's first two albums and early B-sides...). Follow Gant on Twitter: @GantLaborde React Native Fastlane tutorials: https://shift.infinite.red/simple-react-native-ios-releases-4c28bb53a97b https://shift.infinite.red/simple-react-native-android-releases-319dc5e29605 AI tutorial: https://academy.infinite.red/p/ai-demystified-free-5-day-mini-course Plug DJ for workplace community radio: https://plug.dj/
November 25, 2019
BONUS EPISODE - James Snell talks QUIC
For our first ever BONUS episode, we're bringing you James Snell's recent talk from NodeJS OC. James discusses his involvement with http/3 and QUIC and fields some questions from the audience. It was a great talk about complex topics, presented in a way that was easily digestible and interesting. Even John understood it (well, most of it)! Follow James on Twitter: @jasnell James is Head of Research at NearForm: https://www.nearform.com/ Check out NodeJS OC: https://www.nodejsoc.com/
November 18, 2019
SVGs with Chris Coyier
This week, we talk to Chris Coyier about the image format (language? file extension?) that confuses us all the most (or at least John): SVGs. Chris gives us the skinny on what makes SVGs so great before we talk about how he cofounded his two most popular projects: CSS-Tricks and Codepen.io. We also talk IE and how it "encourages" online CSS research, code schools and their various enrollment options, and before trying to figure out what a lolDad really is.
November 11, 2019
This week, we get two guests for the price of one. Asbjørn Thirslund and Andreas Gielov from Brackeys join us to talk about how they ended up running a Game Development YouTube channel with 800k+ subscribers. We had a lot of fun this episode, and for the first time in Duck Tapes history the guest takes us to task on our duck knowledge; turns out our namesake from the animal kingdom may not be as cute and friendly as we previously thought. Also, everyone loves licorice! Check out Brackeys' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYbK_tjZ2OrIZFBvU6CCMiA Pay-what-you-want games assets: http://devassets.com/ Thom Yorke showing he's still got those pipes: https://youtu.be/sseeWU25RvA John Frusciante tearing it up in Dani California: https://youtu.be/M2j4vbTYM3Y We're going to a biweekly episode after today, so our next episode will drop 11/11!
October 28, 2019
The Week Off Mix
Bad news, duckheads. The duck pond froze over this week, because your two favorite hosts were so busy with projects they forgot to turn the heat on. Don't fret- we'll be back next week with a huge guest! In the meantime, catch up on our back catalog, give John's new podcast a listen, and watch Tiffany's twitch channel if you are really fiending for some new duckiness. See you next week! John's other podcast: https://anchor.fm/triplet Tiffany's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/teamtalima
October 21, 2019
Rachel Valentine Mix
This week, Rachel Valentine swoops in to discuss her role as Head of People at Vincit California, where your two favorite hosts work! Rachel gives a peek into the HR world as she discusses which resumes stand out from the rest, good and bad interviewing techniques, her background as a recruiter, and obvie Vanderpump Rules comes up. We forgot to ask Rachel what music she listens to when she codes, since she doesn't code, but it's a well-known fact that Rachel is an emo fanatic. Follow Rachel on Twitter: @rachvalentine Rachel's favorite song ever: https://youtu.be/_wjFahULCK8
October 14, 2019
Jonny Burger Mix
Boy, do we have a Whopper© of an episode for you this week! Software hacker (we make the distinction between hacker vs engineer in the episode) Jonny Burger aka the Burger King jumps head first into the duck pond after his 1,342nd consecutive run to discuss why he runs every single day (no exaggeration), hackathon strategy and mindset, and his multitude of apps and projects. We also get to the bottom of the mystery haunting us all: What does John's last name really mean? Follow Jonny on Twitter: @JNYBGR Check out AnySticker Check out Jonny's portfolio! John's Weezer playlist
October 7, 2019
Laurence Bradford Mix
This week, Laurence Bradford flies in from the East Coast for a dip in the cool, calm waters of the duck pond. We talk about her inspiration for creating her online community at Learn To Code With Me, and discuss why she chose to leave her career in Economic Development in Bangkok to pursue the a life of coding, teaching, and more teaching in New York. Check out learntocodewith.me, especially if you're nervous about transitioning into the tech field! Follow Laurence on Instagram and Twitter! Check out Learn To Code With.Me! Here is a pretty sad country song: Chris Stapleton - Whiskey And You Here's a soul-crusher of a country song: Little Big Town - Girl Crush And here's a cheerful one so you can get on with your day: Cory Branan - Yeah So What
September 30, 2019
Ben Wurth Mix
This week, Ben Wurth plops into the pond to talk about his agency experience working with .NET, C#, F#, G#, and A♭. Some of those are jokes but that's up to you to figure out. We also discuss where web assembly is going, how context works, and the fact that, as per usual with our guests, he doesn't have a favorite band. SNAKE WARNING: An anaconda followed Ben into the pond and hissed during the entirety of his interview. Apologies for the audio quality! Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenWurth Ben's favorite composer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masakatsu_Takagi Mirai soundtrack: https://open.spotify.com/album/6YLLBlOlzRNd4lVkV0zETA Crash Course: Computer Science: https://youtu.be/tpIctyqH29Q
September 23, 2019
William Strong: Resources and Testing Mix
Returning guest William Strong comes in hot in this episode, planning to discuss resources for self-learning before quickly getting sidetracked by his two favorite hosts. Then we talk about when Will utilizes testing before getting into a Lord of the Rings vs Harry Potter vs Game of Throne debate, some book recommendations, and a little music talk. Obviously we end up pondering the emotional damage device addiction can have before shaming Tiffany about not knowing Jack White by name. The Hook King has returned! Tristan Harris Ted Talk: https://youtu.be/C74amJRp730 Center For Humane Technology: https://humanetech.com/ Will's favorite White Stripes song: https://youtu.be/yqS5T2PgDDo Will's favorite site: https://www.tolkienestate.com/en/home.html
September 16, 2019
William Candillon Mix
This week, William Candillon pops in the duck pond to discuss React Native gestures and animations. We talk about the differences between handling the two in vanilla React Native vs using the popular declarative libraries react-native-gesture-handler and react-native-reanimated. Will convinces us to go back on our initial denouncing of Expo before discussing his popular YouTube series "Can It Be Done In React Native?" Follow William on twitter: @wcandillon Check out his YouTube series: https://www.youtube.com/user/wcandill Check out his awesome new course for declarative gestures and animations in RN: https://start-react-native.dev/ Will's favorite artist: https://youtu.be/rE7GU7SLguo 4°C = 39.2°F everyone. Too cold for your average duck I'm afraid.
September 9, 2019
John and Tiffany Mix Vol. 2
No guest this week! Instead, we pick up where we left off in our last John & Tiffany Mix and answer the questions you, the fans, have been begging us to address. We cover the new React DevTools update, because after all this is a tech podcast, before jumping into the meaty stuff like World of Warcraft, Bon Jovi, chips and salsa, and Rivers Cuomo. It all ties together seamlessly. Check out Will Strong's blog at the DevTools update: https://www.vincit.com/blog/the-new-features-in-react-devtools-4 Tweet at Rivers to come on the podcast: https://twitter.com/RiversCuomo Powered by Vincit
September 2, 2019
This week, Shawn "Swyx" Wang joins us in the Duck Pond to take a deep dive into his coding philosophy "Learning in Public." We take some time to discuss his role at Netlify, how he got started in coding (after a full career in a different industry!), and of course Jack White comes up. Follow Shawn on twitter: @swyx Check out his recent React Hooks talk: https://youtu.be/KJP1E-Y-xyo And his retrospective on his first year at Netlify: https://www.swyx.io/writing/netlify-year-one Powered by Vincit
August 26, 2019
Nader Dabit Mix
This week, Nader Dabit jumps on a raft and paddles down the Mississippi to meet us in the Duck Pond. We discuss AWS Amplify, GraphQL, and React Native, before getting into the important stuff like futurism and the Matrix. Follow Nader on Twitter @dabit3 Sort and rank Nader's project on GitHub Check out Jay-Zeezer Powered by Vincit
August 19, 2019
John & Tiffany Mix Vol. 1
No new ducks in the pond this week. Instead, get to know your two favorite hosts, John and Tiffany! Listen to us ramble for 30 minutes and you'll walk away smarter, happier, and with more muscle tone; that's the Duck Tapes Guarantee! Tiffany's favorite song: https://open.spotify.com/track/74My82t6r6j68L3RPg18qL?si=Ibu7wZxtQK-8sf-uOhtKVA John's favorite song: https://open.spotify.com/track/2Wm84PF0DHyRQx79Lj9NwI?si=YbYYDNcPRvSVskAWN-6sHQ The White Stripes ripping up a Dolly Parton song: https://youtu.be/yXlULkwhgrc
August 12, 2019
Eemeli's Open Source Mix
In this episode, Eemeli Aro flaps his wings and flies all the way from Finland to plop in to the duck pond to discuss coding as artistic expression, science fiction fandom, and most importantly, his involvement in the open source community. And of course we find out his favorite band (you haven't heard of them). Eemeli's Github: https://github.com/eemeli Eemeli's Twitter: https://twitter.com/eemeli_aro?lang=en Eemeli's favorite band: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1mXwYnXKiqmfKHVKb526oB?si=z_k9uSv4Qn6nrriRnGPGoA WorldCon 2019: https://dublin2019.com/ Follow us everywhere @ducktapesfm Powered by Vincit.
August 5, 2019
Scott Tolinski Mix
This week, Scott Tolinski hops in to the duck pond to discuss break dancing, working for Ford, working for himself, among a variety of other topics. We don't think he will ever run out of stories to share! Level Up Tutorials >> https://www.leveluptutorials.com Scott Tolinksi Breakdancing >> https://www.scotttolinski.com Scott's 90s playlist >> https://open.spotify.com/playlist/42tTDR1B1NbAWihMnxEQ6n Follow Scott on Twitter >> https://twitter.com/stolinski Follow Scott on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/stolinski Links to episode references: Scott's 90s playlist >> https://open.spotify.com/playlist/42tTDR1B1NbAWihMnxEQ6n?si=Cn-YN-FPTK23AH7llQwTRQ Scott's favorite breaking battle >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joG8XsnWlKY Scott's favorite popping battle >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QyNivouC7E Locking >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AifQ64khhY4 Radiohead making you wonder why you even bother waking up in the morning >> https://youtu.be/HDS4wOd_o1I Powered by Vincit.
July 29, 2019
React Native Mix Vol. 1
This is a big week for the Duck Tapes as we welcome back our first return guest, Storybook phenom Otto Kivikarki. Otto joins us to discuss what you can expect getting started with React Native. Otto Storytelling with Storybook >> https://vincit.com/blog/getting-started-with-storybook-js-with-react React Native Itself >> https://facebook.github.io/react-native Follow Otto on Twitter >> https://twitter.com/OttoKK Powered by Vincit.
July 22, 2019
Kent C. Dodds Mix
July 15, 2019
Wes Bos Mix
July 8, 2019
July 1, 2019
Episode 6: CSS, or Mark vs The Button
In this episode, CSS Wizard Mark Youssef trades his cloak in for some swim trunks and takes a dip in the Duck Pond to teach us a few things about styling in web development. He tells us what potions he had to drink and spells he had to cast to defeat his greatest of foes, the Voldemort to his Harry: The Button. He drops some hot tips about animating in CSS, giving his recommendations on how to take your fps from bumpy to buttery. In the end, we all agree that Magic: The Gathering is a really fun game that people shouldn't be ashamed to play. Expeliamos. Brought to you by Vincit.
May 1, 2019
Episode 5 - Meatgate: Social Engineering!
In this episode, we recount a tale of social engineering that we recently unwittingly took part in. Leaning heavily on the "tangentially related" portion of the phrase "tangentially related to software development," we leave no stone unturned and go into painful detail in the retelling of an incident that walks the thin line between irrelevant and enlightening. Don't put your credit card number into a site that's not secure. Brought to you by Vincit.
April 21, 2019
Episode 4 - Theory of Computation
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April 1, 2019
Episode 3 - Storybooks!
In this episode, storybook extraordinaire Otto Kivikärki jumps in to the duck pond. After a fierce debate about public transportation and what we can do to improve driver-to-user communication, Otto teaches us a few things about what storybooks are and how we can use them in our projects. Check out Otto's blog on getting started with Storybooks. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brought to you by Vincit.
March 25, 2019
Episode 2 - React Hooks!
March 18, 2019
Episode 1 - Refactoring!
In this episode, the Duck Boys welcome all-star developer Mikko Salokangas into the Duck Pond to talk about their favorite topic: refactoring. Turn on your AC, because things get heated. Brought to you by Vincit
March 11, 2019