It's like hanging out at our software studio in Austin, Texas with Charles Lowell and the Frontside Team. We talk to smart people about how to make the world of software better for the people who make and use it. Managed and produced by @therubyrep.
In this episode, Kristian Freeman tells us about ByteConf: why he decided to start the conference, unique challenges of putting an online conference together, what he expects in terms of viewership and his hope for sponsors, and supporting speakers who haven’t recorded videos or maybe haven't ever even given a talk before.
In this episode, the panelists talk about automating GitHub with Probot. The origins of Probot are discussed, as well as making GitHub apps with the GitHub API, automating workflows with Probot, must-have Probots for every repo, and GitHub’s V4 GraphQL API.
In this episode of The Frontside Podcast, panelists Charles Lowell, Rob DeLuca, and Sam Keathley, discuss how much the distinction between frontend, backend, and fullstack developers matter in both personal and professional senses.
Charles and Alex Matchneer have a great discussion that centers around routing in Ember.js: what they want to see in a router, what problems it solves, what’s wrong with the routing solutions we currently have, and what the ideal future looks like in respect to routing.
In this episode, we talk about IoT: what’s coming, why we’re intrigued, and how we’ve already started it incorporating it in our office. In the next episodes to come, we will be having guests on the show to take a deeper dive into this technology.
In this episode, we talk to Liz Baillie, of Tilde Inc., about demystifying software: understanding programming, coming to peace with ignorance, math and programming, and getting involved in Open Source.
In this episode, Sarah Mei, founder of RailsBridge, Director of Ruby Central, and Chief Consultant of DevMynd Software, talks about the way we write software: What’s right? What’s wrong? How can we do better?
In this episode, LaToya Allen, developer at Big Cartel and founder of SheNomads talks about apprenticeship and mentoring, finding community while working remotely, how companies can be more inclusive for hiring women and people of diverse backgrounds in technology, and avoiding burnout and maintaining balance.
In this episode, Leah Silber, CEO of Tilde, Inc. and Ember.js core team member talks about what she's learned building communities, organizing events, and running a business. We talk about how people can move from "observer" to "participant" and grow their own healthy communities and companies.
In this episode we cover how to handle apprenticeship, share with listeners how they can start participating in mentoring and apprenticeship in their companies and communities, and help them to understand the impact apprenticeship and mentoring can have on everybody involved.
Recently, there was a flurry of activity around one of Brandon's posts about defining the term "senior developer". But he left the purely technical aspects of the role for later discussion, which left a lot of lingering questions.
In this episode, Charles and Brandon dive into the technical side of identifying, hiring, and growing senior developers, and explain The Frontside's somewhat unconventional standards.
After a "perfect storm" of events rocked The Frontside, Charles and Brandon were faced with the prospect of what kind of future they saw, if any, for the business.
In this episode, Brandon and Charles discuss what happened and why, what they are doing to avoid another "perfect storm", and how finding mentors and friends at OpsConf completely changed how they think about running The Frontside.
There's a huge shortage of senior developers, and one (often overlooked) way to fill those positions is by training up some junior developers. But how do you mentor junior devs when you have so much work to do? How can you make sure that your new hires get the support they need?
This week, Charles Lowell is joined by Stephanie Riera, Lydia Guarino, and Alex Ford to talk about the challenges companies face when hiring junior devs, what steps you can take to make sure the on-boarding and training process goes smoothly, and how keep new developers productive and frustration-free.
This week we have Trek Glowacki (@trek) back to talk about the challenges of choosing frameworks, building reusable components, and why “thought leader driven development” (TLDD) might actually be the right way to go.
Brandon and Charles discuss their slightly unusual approach to hiring, why they focus on creating success for their candidates, the hidden value of mentoring, the vision that led them to start The Frontside, the value of exit interviews, and more.
Allison McMillan (from General Assembly) joins us this week to talk about working remotely.
She shares great tips for finding your first remote development job, how to be a more effective remote employee, how to overcome the fear of asking questions, why working remotely might not be right for everyone, and more.
Jamie White joins us this week to talk about how to prepare for your conference talk, organizing meetups, tips for starting conversations with strangers at meetups, how to design a community, and more.
Robert Jackson works at Aptible and is a member of the Ember core team. In this episode, we discuss how he got into Ember, his past experience with running a business, how he manages his OSS workflow at Ember's scale, working remotely, work/life balance, and more.
We're joined this week by special guest Trek Glowacki. Trek is a member of the Ember core team and maintains Pretender.js. We discuss how Trek got started with programming, Ember (of course), getting pigeonholed, how to get started contributing to open source projects, the curse of knowledge, and more.
This week, Brandon and Charles sit down to talk about communication at work, the importance of being honest with your employees even when it's painful, how to build trust in work relationships, why checking in with employees regularly has become a core value at Frontside, and more.
What separates a senior developer from a junior developer?
With Charles back from sunny Finland, the guys are back to podcasting! This week, they're talking about what makes someone a senior developer, when stop thinking like a developer, and why some problems require a different skillset and mindset.
This week we're joined by Matthew Beale to talk about Ember 2.0 and more.
Matthew shares his path to programming and getting involved with Ember, why the core team is focusing on making Ember 2.0 future friendly, Glimmer, add-on authors,
how to prep for the switch to 2.0, and more.
This week, Charles shares an experience he had at a group Ukulele lesson with his son, and applies the lessons he learned there towards hiring and creating roles to utilize junior level talent in software development.
Yehuda Katz and Tom Dale join us to talk about the road to Ember 2.0 and "Fast Boot". They share insight about why they stick to a 6 week release cycle, and why they think JS frameworks might be the future of all web apps (especially content sites). We also chat about what "indie open source" means, and exactly how much design goes into the Ember project and community.
Stanley Stuart hosts a Canadian edition with Ember contributors mixonic (Matthew Beale) and mmun (Martin Muñoz). They talk about what’s up with Ember 1.8, Handlebars, HTMLbars, Metal Views, the differences between them, and why you won’t see script tags in Ember markup anymore.
This week the Frontside nerds are joined by "Mr. Router" himself, Alex Matchneer. We discuss the benefits & pain of routing in client-side applications, using the Ember router without Ember, how Alex got into working on Ember core, and some OSS projects to keep an eye on.
This week Brandon and Charles discuss Brandon's perhaps-controversial appearance on JS Jabber, the dangers of being a solitary genius (the Good Will Hunting myth), and why you aren't a special snowflake (the Luke Skywalker myth).
Client-side apps are great, but they're not perfect for every situation. Charles and Brandon discuss times single-page apps might not make sense. Also, they discuss how Jim Weirich affected their lives.