PodRocket - A web development podcast from LogRocket

About the show

PodRocket covers everything you need to know about frontend web development on a weekly basis. Join LogRocket cofounder Ben Edelstein, the LogRocket engineering team, and more, as they interview experienced developers about all the libraries, frameworks, and tech industry issues they deal with every day.

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  • Rebuilding in Rust with Eve Porcello

    September 27th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  35 mins 5 secs

    Learn about why major frameworks are building in Rust and how you can get started working with the language with Eve Porcello, co-founder of Moon Highway.

  • Designing for complex UIs with Vitaly Friedman

    September 26th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  43 mins 17 secs

    We talk to UI expert and Smashing Magazine founder and Editor-in-Chief, Vitaly Friedman, about how to tackle complex web environments to make UIs usable and seamless.

  • Building marketable apps with Eleftheria Batsou

    September 25th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  31 mins 47 secs
    ui, ux

    Learn how to create a UX and UI that is not only marketable, but also usable with Eleftheria Batsou, Community Manager at Crab Nebula.

  • PHP, web components, and reusable components

    September 22nd, 2023  |  Season 3  |  12 mins 15 secs
    php, reusable components, web components

    In this week’s roundup, we talk about why PHP doesn’t suck, when to use web components, and the trade-offs of using reusable components.

  • HTMX with Carson Gross

    September 21st, 2023  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 48 secs

    HTMX has become increasingly popular in the web dev community, so we sat down with creator Carson Gross to talk about what HTMX is, why developers should use it, and what’s on the horizon for the tool.

  • Weird CSS with Stephanie Eckles

    September 20th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  32 mins 12 secs

    CSS can be weird and tricky, but Stephanie Eckles, software engineer at Microsoft and author of Modern CSS, returns to talk about how to work with the quirky parts of CSS.

  • React concurrency with Ivan Akulov

    September 19th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  35 mins 22 secs

    Learn about the intricacies of React concurrency and performance features, specifically in React 18, with Ivan Akulov, web performance engineer and consultant at PerfPerfPerf.

  • ICYMI: Zero-dependency CLIs with Node.js with Ian Sutherland

    September 16th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  30 mins 10 secs

    Ian Sutherland, Node.js core contributor and Architect and Developer Experience Lead at Neo Financial, joins the pod to talk about zero-dependency CLIs, why they’re fun to build, and what they can teach us about developing other applications.

  • PHP doesn't suck (anymore) with Aaron Francis

    September 15th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  32 mins 59 secs

    PHP used to suck, but Aaron Francis, content creator and developer at PlanetScale, is on a mission to change the narrative. We talk about why PHP doesn’t suck anymore and the features that have improved it.

  • What web components are good at with Nolan Lawson

    September 14th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 3 secs
    web components

    Web components can be divisive, but Nolan Lawson, Web Developer at Salesforce, talks about why and when developers should use web components.

  • AI solutions need good UX with Chris Heilmann

    September 13th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 50 secs

    With AI on the rise, Chris Heilmann, Director of DevRel at WeAreDevelopers, comes on to talk about how AI has impacted how developers work and how it can improve with good UX in the future.

  • Creating reusable components with Cory House

    September 12th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  48 mins 30 secs
    reusable components

    Want to know how to create a reusable component you can actually reuse? Cory House, founder and principal consultant at reactjsconsulting.com, comes on to talk about how to create reusable components, and how to create effective design systems and reusable component libraries.

  • Deno 2.0, Astro 3.0, and local-first web

    September 8th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  12 mins 47 secs
    astro, deno, local first web

    In this week’s roundup, we talk about the upcoming release of Deno 2.0, view transitions in Astro 3.0, and why local-first web could be the way of the future.

  • ES13 and the future of JavaScript with Christina Zhu

    September 6th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  29 mins 23 secs

    Learn about the history of JavaScript, how it has evolved, and where it’s going with developer advocate and speaker, Christina Zhu, as she talks about her recent SeatleJS talk, “ES13 and Beyond.”

  • Micro-frontends with Natalia Venditto (Repeat)

    September 5th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  28 mins 37 secs

    Natalia Venditto is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, she leads the JavaScript and Node.js end-to-end experience on Azure. Natalia joins us today to talk about micro-frontends and how they can help developers.

  • ICYMI: Figma with Dylan Field

    September 2nd, 2023  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 38 secs

    In this repeat episode picked by PodRocket host Sean Rayment, CEO and Co-Founder of Figma, Dylan Field, joins us to talk about the collaborative design tool, the importance of design, and more.