Lindsay Wardell is a software engineer at This Dot Labs, and participates in many podcasts and shows. She loves learning about new languages and tools, and sharing that knowledge with the community.
March 8th, 2022 | 1 hr 11 mins
Lindsay and Steve get to talk with Matias Capaletto (also known as Patak) about the explosive growth of the Vite ecosystem. They talk about how he got into Vite, and the work that’s gone into making it such a compelling ecosystem for a number of frameworks. They also discuss the origins of Vitest, the first-class test runner for Vite, and Matias’ recent hire by Stackblitz to work full time on Vite.
February 22nd, 2022 | 38 mins 43 secs
Lindsay and Steve talk with Subha Chanda, freelance developer, about a number of topics related to building and managing your own sites. They discuss Subha’s work as a writer, and his work writing for LogRocket (and others), focusing on his article on using ImageKit and Vue. They also discuss the current state of using Nuxt, integrating with a CMS, and what tools Subha reaches for when doing freelance work.
February 15th, 2022 | 51 mins 44 secs
Lindsay and Steve talk with Alvaro Saburido about TroisJS, the ThreeJS wrapper for Vue. They talk about Alvaro’s work with Vue at work and creating public content, and then dive into what Three.js is, what it does, and why it’s so exciting.
January 12th, 2022 | 56 mins 35 secs
Lindsay and Steve talk with Markus about his project, “Writing Good Tests for Vue Applications.” They discuss how Markus got into programming with PHP, and then later moved into Vue development, as well as how he got into testing. Markus explains how testing “clicked” for him, and that he felt there weren’t enough good resources on writing Vue tests. They then dive into testing with Vue, including component testing, integration testing, and some key concepts for how to write tests.
January 5th, 2022 | 55 mins 5 secs
2022 is here to stay, but do you know what tech will? In this episode, Lindsay and Steve run through their top tech choices for this upcoming year. They agree on why Vite is here to stay, Lindsay’s favorite Vite features that’ll change the game, and tech that you NEED to watch closely this year.
“I think Vite is gonna take over. I think it’s how programmers are gonna want to code on the front end.”
In This Episode:
Why Lindsay and Steve believe that Vite will be around for YEARS to come
Lindsay’s favorite Vite features that streamline the coding process and keep programmers programming
Want to know THE tech to make waves in 2022? Listen in for Lindsay’s and Steve’s exhaustive lists
How to integrate older web components into these emerging frameworks efficiently
Everything I googled in a week as a professional software engineer - localghost
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December 22nd, 2021 | 41 mins 2 secs
Lindsay talks with John Lim about Progressive Web Apps - what they are, and how to utilize them in a Vue application. They talk about John’s work in the construction industry with Vue, and how he started working with Vue applications and writing articles at Vue Mastery. They then dive into PWAs, how best to implement one, and what drawbacks exist in the ecosystem today. They also discuss using Firebase with PWAs for real-time features like notifications.
November 30th, 2021 | 49 mins 52 secs
Lindsay and Luke discuss their recent projects to build new NPM packages, and the approaches that they use. Luke dives into building authentication composables for Laravel, Firebase, and others, while Lindsay explores the Elm programming language and how to build interoperability with Vue. They also discuss which tools they’re building, what their process looks like, and how to test a library in 2021.
November 16th, 2021 | 46 mins 46 secs
Lindsay and Steve sit down with Andrew Courtice, head of front-end engineering at Fathom, do discuss his global state management library Harlem. They talk about how Andrew got started in programming during university, and his move from building desktop applications to the web, as well as his initial start with Vue before it reached 1.0. They then discuss Harlem: what it is, how it works, and what problems it solves. They also discuss the state of global state management in the Vue ecosystem, and how to get started building your own library for Vue (including devtool integration!)
November 9th, 2021 | 57 mins 5 secs
Lindsay and Steve talk with Máximo Mussini, avid Vite user and plugin creator, about his recent work on Îles, a new static site generation framework built on Vite and Vue. They discuss Máximo’s journey into web development, and his work on the plugin ecosystem in Vite (such as Vite Ruby). They then dive into Îles: what it is, what problems it solves, and what it compares with. They also discuss the concept of “Islands Architecture” that was popularized by tools like Astro.
November 2nd, 2021 | 46 mins 51 secs
Lindsay and Steve talk with Martin Malinda about building performant Vue apps. They discuss his article on building a lazy loading component, and explore browser APIs like requestIdleCallback and intersectionObserver. They end with some general guidance on how to build performant websites.
October 19th, 2021 | 43 mins 17 secs
Lindsay and Steve talk about other ways to build Vue applications than Vue CLI or Vite templates. Lindsay talks about her experience migrating her personal site from Nuxt to Astro, a new static site generator that provides islands of reactivity in a framework agnostic way. Steve talks about Inertia, and building modern monoliths using Laravel and Vue. They also discuss the release of the Nuxt 3 public beta, and some of the things to keep in mind if you’re looking to migrate from Nuxt 2 to 3.
September 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 54 secs
rom graphic design to Vue and the adoption of Vue at the Wikimedia Foundation. They discuss the challenges faced in MediaWiki, the core application behind Wikipedia, and how and why the foundation moved to adopt Vue as its frontend framework of choice. They also discuss some of the future developments at the Foundation, as well as some of the challenges that they still face.