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On podcasts

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A couple items of podcast news! One: Turing-Incomplete is out of podfade*! * podfade – when a podcast stops publishing episodes, and sort of fades out of existence for either a break or permanently. A couple changes: For Turing-Incomplete, we’re now going to record by season (season 1 ran for two years and had 92 […]

Thoughts from Google I/O 2017 (Day 1)

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I thought I’d do some reporting on my experience here at Google I/O. This is my first one (ticket courtesy of the Google Developer Experts Program), and so I’ll collect my thoughts/learnings/experiences here. Getting in/Registration Fairly easy. I’m splitting an AirBnB with a fellow GDE who is attending his 8th Google I/O, so I have […]

The Serverless Revolution for Everyone

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I just gave my talk on “The Serverless Revolution for JavaScript Developers” at OSCON but one of the first things I did was clarify that while my code samples were in JS, serverless architecture is really a cloud architecture trend that everyone should be aware of, if not adopt somewhere in their architecture. Here are […]

2016 in review

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Welcome to the 2016 “bullets” post (previous years). The phrase I used in visioning for this year  was “to rest in my own power.” WTF does that mean? Besides (imo) sounding very cool, I consider resting in my own power to be recognizing myself for my accomplishments, but also for my inherent worth and value. […]

async/await and why it’s so great

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It took a while, but it happened … I ran into a problem that async/await solved! The problem Before we talk about async/await, let’s talk about problems where it makes sense. Let’s say we want to do asynchronous things. Because we live in the future (or use a transpiler), we write us a Promise: const […]

What I learned at Polymer Summit

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This week, I spent 2 days at the Polymer Summit in London. I confess – I went mostly because I planned to be working remotely in London at the time, and this event was (!!) completely gratis (free, $0, £0, etc). At worst, I thought, I could eat for free and mooch some wifi. As someone […]

Object.assign is pretty rad!

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It’s come up twice in the last couple of weeks, so I thought it might be a good time for a blog post! Object.assign? Ever passed around an Object and needed to modify a key? But you don’t want that modified object running around and causing other problems? There’s a cool useful web technology for […]

What is a melodica and why is it cool?

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Last week I spoke at TacoJS on “Serverless, what is it even?” You can find the slides online. It’s pretty much the same as I did at BrooklynJS, and people liked it! If you’re interested in me bringing something along those lines to a conference you’re organizing, let me know. In other happenings, I also […]