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 Taylor Otwell, the creator of Laravel, to talk about their approaches to testing Laravel applications.
- How their approaches have changed over time
- Feature tests vs. unit tests, when to use each
- Testing code that interacts with external services
- Using fakes instead of mocks
- Contract tests
- Testing view data vs. rendered HTML
In this episode, Adam is joined by Matt Stauffer of Tighten to talk about building a CSS framework with PostCSS.
In this episode, Adam is joined by Jeffrey Way of Laracasts to share some tips and tricks for using Vue.js elegantly with traditional server-side web apps.
In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about what it's like to build a Laravel application using Turbolinks, how it plays with front-end frameworks like Vue.js, and how it's helping him quickly develop web, iOS, and Android apps for his SaaS business all by himself.
They also discuss the benefits of using a Turbolinks-style approach for small teams, and how Turbolinks on mobile compares to other popular tools like Ionic.
In this episode, Adam welcomes back Jonathan Reinink to talk about implementing designs with a utility-first approach to CSS.
They talk about the problems this approach has solved for them, the surprising workflow benefits, and some tips and tricks for using this approach well.
In this episode, David shares some lessons learned from the PushSilver Infinite launch: what went well, what could've been improved, and what he would double down on next time.
Adam talks about some of the UI design challenges he and Steve have been trying to solve, and shares some of the creative solutions they came up with.
In this episode, David talks about getting ready for the launch of PushSilver Infinite, and the unexpected engineering effort needed to make the most of a marketing initiative.
Adam gives an update on gracefully handling errors in the KiteTail checkout process, launching Zttp as an open-source package, and how he used Lumen to power the Zttp integration test suite.
In this episode, David shares the details behind the pricing changes he's decided on for PushSilver and talks about some of the new features and marketing strategies he's working on for the upcoming launch.
Adam shares the details behind his decision to bring on a co-founder for KiteTail, talks the collaboration process when working on an app with somebody else, and give an update on where he's at with getting KiteTail integrated into the Test-Driven Laravel course app.
Adam and David are joined by Ian Landsman to talk about his latest project Thermostat.io and discuss some pricing ideas for PushSilver and KiteTail.
- Thermostat.io and NPS surveys
- Charging more vs. charging less
- Finding a niche for PushSilver and how to appeal to that niche
- One-time purchase lifetime plans for SaaS
- Percentage-based vs. tiered pricing
In this episode, Adam and David recap their MicroConf 2017 experiences, give some product updates, and chat about topics like:
- Dogfooding Cron Dog in PushSilver
- Dealing with complex validation
- Why we hate auto-saving UIs
- Validation issues when supporting "draft" models
- Expanding the scope of KiteTail
- Different ways to handle client-side image preview
- Building a Cron Dog SDK
In this episode, David talks about adding timezone support to Crondog, and Adam wrestles with some decisions about dealing with failed webhooks in KiteTail.
We also talk a lot about different strategies for securing webhooks, and what we're looking forward to at MicroConf.