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The Function Call

The Function Call

By Austin Gil
The Function Call is a show about friends, and it’s also a show about programming. We get together and talk about tech, what we're working on, and the little things, like what we had for dinner last night. Come hang out, have a laugh, and maybe learn something new.
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Ep 12 (Fixed): Whose Code is it Anyway? Pedantic Opinions About Tech That Really Don’t Matter.
In this episode we covered a whole gamut of client side options for storing data. Here's a list of some of the things we talked about: In memory storage ("Throw it on the window" - Grant) sessionStorage localStorage IndexedDB Cookies Service Worker URL FileSystem API Links: https://serviceworkies.com/ https://squoosh.app/ https://localforage.github.io/localForage/ Shoutouts: Austin - Sleep stories by Wysa Grant - sleep train your baby.
52:30
February 25, 2021
11: The State of the Web
In this episode, Grant and Austin share their thoughts on the state of the web. We cover topics ranging from operating systems to browser features to modifications in the language. No shoutouts this time. Predictions instead.
01:01:22
February 16, 2021
Ep 10: Ambidextrous development (Grant made it up)
In this episode, Grant and Austin talk about the idea of ambidextrous development, or the ability to translate between various frameworks, libraries, and languages. Well covered "stack blinders", copying code from StackOverflow, and freeing yourself from a framework limited view of development. Background: Grant suggested this topic after seeing this tweet. “I'm working on some ecommerce components that would play nicely with use-shopping-cart right now. Anyone have a good resource on making ACCESSIBLE side panels to slide from the right? They can't be keyboard selected when off-screen” https://twitter.com/Dayhaysoos/status/1307843621404790784 Links: https://reach.tech/ Shoutouts: Grant: Riding bikes. Austin: NPR podcasts
48:42
February 5, 2021
Is it CMSs, CMS's or CMSes? Content Management Systems with Stuart Runyan
In this episode, we get a guest visit from Stuart Runyan, VP of Engineering at Zesty.io. Aside from his insights, we fumble our way through explaining what a content management system is, different types of CMSs, why they're awesome, when they're not so awesome, and what to look for when shopping for one.
01:14:48
January 17, 2021
The JWT show. Alt title: What the heck is a "joot"?
In this episode, Austin shares everything he knows about JSON Web Tokens (JWT). Grant and AJ come along for the ride as we get into authentication vs. authorization, sessions, databases and more.
01:20:02
December 18, 2020
Breaking into Tech Twitter with Sarah Shook
In this episode, Austin sits down to chat with Sarah Shook all about her experience breaking into the Twitter tech scene. We covered tips on growing an audience, how to make friends, can Twitter help with your job search, and does it make you a better developer? Sarah is a very nice person and was a great guest. 
39:19
November 10, 2020
Thocks > Clacks: Our thoughts on mechanical keyboards.
In this episode, our senior mechanical keyboard expert, Grant, tells us all about mechanical keyboards. A bit of history, a lot about different options, and we go into what we like or dislike about keyboards.
01:04:26
September 29, 2020
Grant schools us on CSS-in-JS
In this episode, we take a whirlwind tour of CSS-in-JS, lead by our trusty pilot, Grant. We get an overview on what it is, why we need it, and what some good options are. ** spoiler alert ** Austin does not approve.
58:48
September 12, 2020
What do you call a restaurant with no waiters? Serverless!
In this episode, we talk about serverless architecture. What it is, how it works, and what we think about it. ** Spoiler alert ** Grant doesn't like serverless. 
01:08:32
September 11, 2020
SSR: You mean it's not Sweet Sticky Raspberries!?!?!?
Sitting down with Austin and Grant to talk about Server Side Rendering (SSR). We covered some of the benefits, some of the myths, and different ways to can accomplish it.
01:26:24
August 7, 2020
Stacks: Where Pancakes & Technology Meet.
In this episode, we walk through some of the tech stacks we're currently working with, what we would pick today if we were starting a greenfield project, and what technology we are interested in but have little to no experience. Give it a listen and let us know what your favorite tech stacks or pancake stacks are.
55:56
August 7, 2020
Origin Stories: Get to Know the Crew
We walk through a little history of our developer journeys. Where we were before programming, how we broke in, and what we're doing today. Give it a listen and get to know us a little better.
41:54
August 7, 2020