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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  • Node 20, React, and AI with Theo Browne, Michael Chan, and Eve Porcello

    April 28th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  44 mins 26 secs
    ai next, github copilot, node, react

    Theo Browne, Michael Chan, and Eve Porcello join us on PodRocket to talk about React in 2023, Next.js 13, Node 20, GitHub Copilot, AI, innovation, and so much more. Listen now!

  • State of the Node.js core with Colin Ihrig

    April 27th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 10 secs
    node 20, node js

    With the latest release of Node 20, Colin Ihrig, member of the Node Core Technical and Steering Committees, comes to give us the state of the current Node.js core and what’s to come for Node.

  • Building video games in React with Joe Hart

    April 26th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  29 mins 40 secs
    react, video games

    Ever wanted to know how to build a video game with React? Joe Hart, a web engineering consultant, teaches us how to build “Age of Empires 2” using React.

  • Micro-frontends with Natalia Venditto

    April 25th, 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.

  • React's re-rendering with Ankita Kulkarni

    April 21st, 2023  |  Season 3  |  28 mins 43 secs
    performance, re-rendering, react

    Ankita Kulkarni joins us today to talk about how to use useMemo to help performance, how to minimize component re-renderings, and other performance tips in React.

  • React and frontend development with Josh Comeau

    April 20th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  23 mins 32 secs
    ai, frontend development, react

    Will AI take our jobs? Is React still a good choice? Josh Comeau joins us to talk about React, the future of web development, and more.

  • AI code conversion with Thomas Lopes

    April 19th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  25 mins 8 secs
    ai, codeverter, web development

    With the rise of AI tools, we talk to Thomas Lopes, the creator of Codeverter, a code conversion tool hosted by Vercel, about how he sees AI will build and transform tools in web development.

  • PartyKit with Sunil Pai

    April 17th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  35 mins 58 secs

    Sunil Pai was formerly on the React core team, he built a popular css-in-js library called glamor and built the Cloudflare Workers CLI. Sunil has worked at multiple companies like Yahoo, Visa, Flipkart, Oculus/Facebook/Meta, JP Morgan, and Cloudflare, he also co-created babel macros and has made a number of contributions to the JavaScript ecosystem. Sunil joins us today to talk about his experience as well as his latest project, PartyKit.

  • Migrating to NoSQL with Michael Lynn

    April 14th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 35 secs
    migrating databases, mongodb, nosql

    On today’s episode, Michael Lynn joins us to talk about migrating databases, NoSQL, MongoDB, and more.

  • React Hooks broke my tests with Daniel Afonso

    April 12th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  31 mins 30 secs
    react, react hooks

    React Hooks can seem great, but when it comes time for testing, they can point out issues. Daniel Afonso, Dev Advocate at OLX, teaches us how to reconfigure how to test React applications to work better with React Hooks.

  • Refactoring large JavaScript codebases with Michele Riva

    April 11th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 33 secs
    javascript codebases, orama search, refractoring

    We welcome back Michele Riva, co-founder and CTO of Orama Search, to discuss how developers can easily refactor large JavaScript codebases.

  • Node.js runtimes with Erick Wendel

    April 7th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  28 mins 44 secs
    bun, deno, javascript, node js

    With JavaScript runtimes like Deno and Bun becoming increasingly popular, Node.js core team member Erick Wendel comes on to talk about how he created his own Node.js runtime and why he did it.

  • Polypane with Kilian Valkhof

    April 5th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 37 secs

    Kilian Valkhof created a browser made for developers. We talk to Kilian about Polypane, developer experience, and more!

  • Writing (really) good tests with Markus Oberlehner

    April 4th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 53 secs
    test driven development, test writing

    Markus Oberlehner, software architect, speaker, and open source contributor, comes onto the show to talk about how to better write tests with test-driven development.

  • Your UI/UX questions answered

    March 31st, 2023  |  Season 3  |  45 mins 41 secs
    ui, ux, web design

    You had questions about UI and UX design, and we answered. We go through your questions with our panel of experts, Adam Argyle, Stephanie Eckles, and Stacy Kvernmo.

  • Faster frontends with Remix with Chance Strickland

    March 29th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  29 mins 24 secs
    remix, shopify

    Chance Strickland, Senior Software Engineer at Shopify, returns to the pod to talk about how Remix helps developers create faster frontends from the backend.