Full Stack Radio

by Adam Wathan

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.

  

Latest Episodes

152: Ben Orenstein - How to Stand Out When Applying for a Job at a Small Company

Topics:

  • Putting yourself in the shoes of the person reviewing your application
  • Crafting a high quality application tailored to a specific position
  • Standing out in a more traditional hiring process by doing something a little extra
  • Showcasing very specific examples of your work instead of asking the person reviewing your application to go hunting for it
  • Having good questions for the person interviewing you
  • Sharing your ideas and what you think the company should be focused on
  • Creating a job for yourself that doesn’t even exist
  • Proving that you can take ownership of projects and ship them by yourself
  • Showing off skills you have that aren’t directly related to the job

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Supporting the show:
I decided to stop taking sponsors for the show because I think advertisements are annoying and no one wants to listen to them.

If you do want to support the show, the best way to do it is to purchase one of my products:

  • Tailwind UI, a collection of professionally designed, fully responsive HTML components built with Tailwind CSS.
  • Refactoring UI, a book and video series I put together with Steve Schoger on designing beautiful user interfaces, without relying on a designer.
  • Advanced Vue Component Design, a course on designing simpler, more flexible Vue components that are both more powerful and easier to maintain.
  • Test-Driven Laravel, a massive video course on designing robust Laravel applications with TDD. Learn how to build a real-world application from scratch without writing a single line of untested code.
  • Refactoring to Collections, a book and video course that teaches you how to apply functional programming principles to break down ugly, complex code into simple transformations — free of loops, complex conditionals, and temporary variables.


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Posted on 28 January 2021 | 3:12 pm


151: DHH – Building HEY with Hotwire

Links:

Supporting the show:
I decided to stop taking sponsors for the show because I think advertisements are annoying and no one wants to listen to them.

If you do want to support the show, the best way to do it is to purchase one of my products:

  • Tailwind UI, a collection of professionally designed, fully responsive HTML components built with Tailwind CSS.
  • Refactoring UI, a book and video series I put together with Steve Schoger on designing beautiful user interfaces, without relying on a designer.
  • Advanced Vue Component Design, a course on designing simpler, more flexible Vue components that are both more powerful and easier to maintain.
  • Test-Driven Laravel, a massive video course on designing robust Laravel applications with TDD. Learn how to build a real-world application from scratch without writing a single line of untested code.
  • Refactoring to Collections, a book and video course that teaches you how to apply functional programming principles to break down ugly, complex code into simple transformations — free of loops, complex conditionals, and temporary variables.


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Posted on 28 December 2020 | 3:37 pm


150: Secret Screencasting Tips & Behind the Scenes of Tailwind CSS 2.0

Supporting the show:


I decided to stop taking sponsors for the show because I think advertisements are annoying and no one wants to listen to them.

If you do want to support the show, the best way to do it is to check out our products:

  • Tailwind UI, a collection of professionally designed, fully responsive HTML components built with Tailwind CSS.
  • Statamic 3, Jack's full-featured flat-file CMS, designed for developers and clients alike.
  • Refactoring UI, a book and video series I put together with Steve Schoger on designing beautiful user interfaces, without relying on a designer.
  • Advanced Vue Component Design, a course on designing simpler, more flexible Vue components that are both more powerful and easier to maintain.
  • Test-Driven Laravel, a massive video course on designing robust Laravel applications with TDD. Learn how to build a real-world application from scratch without writing a single line of untested code.
  • Refactoring to Collections, a book and video course that teaches you how to apply functional programming principles to break down ugly, complex code into simple transformations — free of loops, complex conditionals, and temporary variables.


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Posted on 21 October 2020 | 5:32 pm


149: Choosing a Payment Processor, Radical Icons & W3C Hype

Links:


Supporting the show:


I decided to stop taking sponsors for the show because I think advertisements are annoying and no one wants to listen to them.

If you do want to support the show, the best way to do it is to check out our products:

  • Tailwind UI, a collection of professionally designed, fully responsive HTML components built with Tailwind CSS.
  • Statamic 3, Jack's full-featured flat-file CMS, designed for developers and clients alike.
  • Refactoring UI, a book and video series I put together with Steve Schoger on designing beautiful user interfaces, without relying on a designer.
  • Advanced Vue Component Design, a course on designing simpler, more flexible Vue components that are both more powerful and easier to maintain.
  • Test-Driven Laravel, a massive video course on designing robust Laravel applications with TDD. Learn how to build a real-world application from scratch without writing a single line of untested code.
  • Refactoring to Collections, a book and video course that teaches you how to apply functional programming principles to break down ugly, complex code into simple transformations — free of loops, complex conditionals, and temporary variables.


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Posted on 7 October 2020 | 3:42 pm


148: Accessible Focus Styles, Tailwind Labs on YouTube, and Secret Projects

Supporting the show:


I decided to stop taking sponsors for the show because I think advertisements are annoying and no one wants to listen to them.

If you do want to support the show, the best way to do it is to check out our products:

  • Tailwind UI, a collection of professionally designed, fully responsive HTML components built with Tailwind CSS.
  • Statamic 3, Jack's full-featured flat-file CMS, designed for developers and clients alike.
  • Refactoring UI, a book and video series I put together with Steve Schoger on designing beautiful user interfaces, without relying on a designer.
  • Advanced Vue Component Design, a course on designing simpler, more flexible Vue components that are both more powerful and easier to maintain.
  • Test-Driven Laravel, a massive video course on designing robust Laravel applications with TDD. Learn how to build a real-world application from scratch without writing a single line of untested code.
  • Refactoring to Collections, a book and video course that teaches you how to apply functional programming principles to break down ugly, complex code into simple transformations — free of loops, complex conditionals, and temporary variables.


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Posted on 29 September 2020 | 8:17 pm


147: Surviving GitHub Issues, the Statamic 3 Launch Aftermath, Tailwind 1.8, and Headless UI

Supporting the show:


I decided to stop taking sponsors for the show because I think advertisements are annoying and no one wants to listen to them.

If you do want to support the show, the best way to do it is to check out our products:

  • Tailwind UI, a collection of professionally designed, fully responsive HTML components built with Tailwind CSS.
  • Statamic 3, Jack's full-featured flat-file CMS, designed for developers and clients alike.
  • Refactoring UI, a book and video series I put together with Steve Schoger on designing beautiful user interfaces, without relying on a designer.
  • Advanced Vue Component Design, a course on designing simpler, more flexible Vue components that are both more powerful and easier to maintain.
  • Test-Driven Laravel, a massive video course on designing robust Laravel applications with TDD. Learn how to build a real-world application from scratch without writing a single line of untested code.
  • Refactoring to Collections, a book and video course that teaches you how to apply functional programming principles to break down ugly, complex code into simple transformations — free of loops, complex conditionals, and temporary variables.


Audio Download

Posted on 23 September 2020 | 12:16 pm


146: Launching Statamic 3, GitHub Sponsors, Tailwind CSS v1.7, and Preparing for Laracon

Adam and Jack talk about how the Statamic 3 launch went, and adding GitHub Sponsor tiers to the Statamic GitHub organization and what to give people in exchange for sponsoring. They also talk about the new Tailwind CSS v1.7 release, and the new features like gradient support. Finally, they work through some ideas Adam is preparing for his Laracon talk on “Building component libraries with Tailwind CSS”.


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Posted on 4 September 2020 | 1:29 pm


145: Statamic 3.0 and Tailwind CSS 2.0

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Posted on 20 August 2020 | 5:09 pm


144: Gary Bernhardt - TypeScript and Testing

Topics include:

  • Why Gary decided to write Execute Program as a full-stack TypeScript application instead of using a Ruby or Python backend like he may have traditionally
  • Do you actually have to write less tests if you have a good type system?
  • What does a good type system give you that tests can't give you?
  • Using io-ts to type check incoming data
  • How to think about structuring your code to best take advantage of the benefits your type system gives you and minimize the need to write tests
  • Pushing conditional logic to the core of your system to reduce the number of tests you need to write at the edges
  • The correlation between type errors and behavioral bugs, and how a type system can help you catch mistakes you don't think to test for
  • Do type errors signal that you're missing a test?
  • Structural vs. nominal type systems, and the benefits of structural type systems like used by TypeScript and Go
  • Best practices for type-checking within a function in a structural type system like TypeScript
  • The power of supporting literal types like true or "active" in addition to traditional types

Links:

Supporting the show:
I decided to stop taking sponsors for the show because I think advertisements are annoying and no one wants to listen to them.

If you do want to support the show, the best way to do it is to purchase one of my products:

  • Tailwind UI, a collection of professionally designed, fully responsive HTML components built with Tailwind CSS.
  • Refactoring UI, a book and video series I put together with Steve Schoger on designing beautiful user interfaces, without relying on a designer.
  • Advanced Vue Component Design, a course on designing simpler, more flexible Vue components that are both more powerful and easier to maintain.
  • Test-Driven Laravel, a massive video course on designing robust Laravel applications with TDD. Learn how to build a real-world application from scratch without writing a single line of untested code.
  • Refactoring to Collections, a book and video course that teaches you how to apply functional programming principles to break down ugly, complex code into simple transformations — free of loops, complex conditionals, and temporary variables.


Audio Download

Posted on 5 August 2020 | 3:27 pm