292: Noel.js Holiday Spectacular

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Pour yourself a cup of your favorite holiday beverage, spike it with something appropriate, and join us for our holiday spectacular where Dave sings his way through your questions about best practices for deployment, logging in JavaScript, coding practices at a company, and our favorite parts of a project.


Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert in silly sunglasses and a sign that says Shawp Tawlkk Shough DOT COM

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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  • 1:03 Intros, musical interludes, and rum in your eggnog.
  • 13:45 Dave troubleshoots
  • 19:00 Oh Christmas Tree...
  • 19:20 What are the best practices you are using for deployment? What are the very specific ways you deploy at Codepen / Paravel?
  • 28:00 Dave's Xmas Wishlist
  • 31:28 I worked mainly editing files via ftp on a dev server and then duplicate and put live or work with git between the servers if there is. Is this madness?
  • 34:55 I haven't found a great solution to in JavaScript is logging. I can roll my own JS solution too, but I thought I'd ask the experts if there is a standard solution that I've missed in my 13 minutes of research.
  • 42:22 Is it standard to have "coding best practices" established within the company? I'm worried the developers might think our company is too nitpicky about code style. Thoughts?
  • 49:40 What's your favorite part of projects?