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.
In this episode, Adam is joined by Michael Chan to talk about how people who identify as React developers are building real web applications, and why it seems like nobody is talking about databases or background jobs anymore.
What do people actually mean when they say "I used to use Rails, but now I use React"?
Why back-end development is still a crucial part of building any web application
What third-party services people are using to try and replace custom back-end code
Would you default to building a Rails back-end for a React side project, or is your instinct to try and use third-party services only?
How far do you think front-end-first frameworks like Next.js are going to get their hands dirty in the back-end?
Are new developers missing out by starting with React and not realizing how important tools like Rails and Laravel are for building complete production-ready applications?
Are relational databases legacy tech or are they underappreciated?
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.
In this episode, Adam is joined by Sam Selikoff to talk about some of the interesting technical challenges he faced building Tailwind UI, and how working on the project has influenced how he will build layouts in the future.
In this episode, Adam talks to Mark Dalgleish about common mistakes people make in their approach to constructing layouts, and how dedicated layout components can make your component system much easier to work with.
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about Inertia.js, a new framework he recently released that lets you build single page applications with Vue, React, or Svelte, without having to give up the productivity benefits of traditional server-side development workflows using tools like Laravel or Rails.