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, Director of Content Brian Neville-O'Neill, and PodRocket producer Kate Trahan, as they interview experienced developers about all the libraries, frameworks, and tech industry issues they deal with every day.

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Episodes

  • The middle-end and subtweeting with Laurie Barth

    May 25th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 45 secs
    software engineering, tech, web development

    In this episode, Brian interviews Laurie Barth, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix, about what it means to be a middle-end developer, job titles, and Web Dev Twitter.

  • GraphQL 101 with Anthony Campolo

    May 18th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 27 secs
    frontend development, graphql, software engineering, tech, technology, web development

    We sit down with Anthony Campolo to talk about the history, common misconceptions, and increased popularity of GraphQL.

  • Open source at Facebook with Dmitry Vinnik

    May 11th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 8 secs
    developer advocate, developer relations, open source, open source technology, software engineering, tech, technology, web development

    Facebook Open Source now has over 600 publicly available projects in its portfolio including some well-known projects like React, React Native, PyTorch, Docusaurus, GraphQL, Jest, and more.

    Listen to this episode of PodRocket to hear Dmitry Vinnick, a Developer Advocate at Facebook Open Source, talk about what it means to be open source at Facebook, how to manage such a large portfolio, and what it's like to engage with a community remotely.

  • Redux is alive and well with Mark Erikson

    May 4th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  45 mins 58 secs
    frontend development, frontend web development, react, redux, software engineering, tech, technology, web development

    What is modern Redux? What is it with the obsession of declaring Redux dead? In this episode, Ben and Brian interview Mark Erikson to talk about all things Redux.

  • Founder Friday: Madeleine Reese of Allma

    April 30th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 56 secs
    business, frontend development, incident management, software engineering, startup, tech, web development

    Ben interviews Madeleine Reese, Founder and CEO of Allma. Allma is building next-generation alerting, incident response, and service cataloging natively in Slack. Their focus is on helping the entire organization to resolve incidents faster and be able to communicate more effectively during an incident. Learn more about Allma in this episode.

  • Firebase, development, and design in 2021 with David East

    April 27th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 4 secs
    design, developer relations, firebase, frontend development, frontend web development, software engineering, tech, technology, web development

    In this episode, Ben and Kate talk to David East, Developer Relations Engineer at Firebase. They talk about the three tiers of the Firebase product -- Build, Release & Monitor, and Engage. They also get into design vs. development and what that means for web developers in 2021.

  • What you need to know about Wasp with Martin Šošić

    April 20th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  20 mins
    frontend development, frontend web development, software engineering, tech, technology, web development

    Ben interviews Martin Šošić about Wasp, an open-source, declarative DSL for devs. Learn more about how Wasp works and why it has been getting attention on Product Hunt and Hacker News.

  • spACE jam

    April 13th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 45 secs
    developer experience, devrel, frontend development, frontend engineering, software engineering, web development

    Brian interviews Adewale Abati, also known as Ace, a frontend engineer and developer advocate at Flutterwave. Ace is known for sharing his developer experiences through social media, technical writing, public speaking, and his YouTube channel. He also maintains Made in Nigeria -- a curation of awesome open source tools and projects built by Nigerian developers.

  • Typesense with Jason Bosco

    April 6th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 17 secs
    frontend development, frontend web development, software engineering, tech, technology, web development

    Ben interviews Jason Bosco, cofounder of Typesense, an open source search engine that’s optimized for both performance and ease of use. They talk about how Typesense compares to Algolia and Elasticsearch, how to get started using Typesense, and how you can get involved.

  • Rocket Surgery: Different flavors of frontend

    March 30th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 25 secs
    frontend development, frontend web development, software engineering, tech, technology, web development

    Should all frontend developers know CSS and HTML like the back of their hand? What about React, Angular, Vue, and webpack? Where does the list end? In this episode, Kaelan and Brian talk about the nature of frontend and what that means for the future of the profession.

  • Founder Friday: David Thor of Architect.io

    March 26th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 13 secs
    business, developer operations, devops, software engineering, tech, web development

    In this Founder Friday episode, Ben interviews David Thor, founder and CEO of Architect, the world’s first DevOps-as-a-Service platform. They talk about the DevOps landscape, how Architect improves developer productivity, and how it helps teams adopt best practices.

  • Expo with Charlie Cheever

    March 23rd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 58 secs
    expo, frontend development, mobile development, react native, software engineering, tech, technology, web development

    Ben interviews Charlie Cheever, CEO and cofounder of Expo. They talk about the difficulties of building a cross-platform app and what Expo is doing to make that easier for developers. They also get into the state of React Native and more.

  • goober with Cristian Bote

    March 16th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 24 secs
    css-in-js, engineering, frontend development, javascript, software engineering, tech, web development
  • Shawn Swyx Wang: swyxtape vol. 1

    March 9th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 19 secs
    developer experience, developer relations, devrel, frontend development, software engineering, tech, web development

    Ben and Brian talk to Shawn Wang, better known as Swyx, about infinite building, his experience as a Reddit moderator, blogging platforms, scaling developer relations, and more.

  • Alpine.js with Caleb Porzio

    March 2nd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 47 secs
    alpinejs, frontend development, javascript, javascript frameworks, software engineering, tech, web development

    Ben and Kate talk to Caleb Porzio about Alpine.js and what to expect in 2021. They also get into some of Caleb’s other creations like Laravel Livewire and makevscodeawesome.com.

  • Founder Friday: Tomas Reimers and Greg Foster of Screenplay

    February 26th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 1 sec
    business, founder, founders, frontend development, mobile development, react native, software engineering, startup, tech

    In the second installment of our Founder Friday series, Ben talks with Screenplay cofounders, Tomas Reimers and Greg Foster. They discuss the technical details behind Screenplay, what it’s like trying to get funding during a pandemic, and the Screenplay roadmap.