Episode 233

Rapidfire 69

It's a RAPIDFire episode where we answer your questions like: applications for jobs with abstract questions, Webpack vs Gulp, marking up e-mail addresses, alpha #hex confusion, and we debate CSS preprocessors as only ShopTalk Show can.


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Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert

This episode is with just Chris & Dave, ShopTalk Show's hosts. Chris is the co-founder of CodePen and creator of CSS-Tricks, and Dave is lead developer at Paravel.

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Time Jump Links
  • 2:50 Do front-end developers really need to be amazing at building abstract algorithms?
  • 17:25 Is it worth trying to keep squeezing steps into our current build process or should we be looking at replacing the entire gulp process with something more solid like webpack?
  • 25:50 What is the most accessible way for marking up e-mail addresses these days?
  • 35:35 Is alpha hex a new thing? It seems to be supported in Chrome 52, but I can't find any more information on it.
  • 41:50 Please debate this article: Why I don’t use CSS preprocessors

Job Mentions

🔗 Senior JS Engineer at Stormpath

The role is pretty awesome. You get to drive development on all our JS projects, including our Node.js SDK to our Angular and React integrations - with the goal of building great tools for the community to help them build better software, faster. Moreover, you'd get to engage directly with the community - teaching best practices, presenting at user groups, writing popular blog content, and contributing back to open source projects.

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