The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 06

TFS – Episode 06

Episode 6 is available now! The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 06

Show Contents:

  • What is FEO?
  • Cross-Training Developers
  • Retina Rant

Show Notes:

For FEO (as used as a service, not a person), check out edgecast

In the Cross-training segment we say that we are using “Scout CSS”, that isn’t actually what it is called, we are using Sass and then we compile the SCSS file to CSS through the use of the wonderfully multi-platform-self-contained-ruby-in-air-app Scout.

On the Retina Rant segment anyone who can do math may have noticed that Phil says his MBP has a resolution of 1280×600 (adjusted for retina), but then gives figures out of 2560×1600 (this is the resolution printed on the box and is accurate). He realizes that 1600/2 = 800 and not 600. He is sort of apologetic, but at the same time believes in the art of forgiveness and admitting his mistake here in the show notes, and also has decided that you probably didn’t notice and if you did and wanted to call him on it,  it’s here in the show notes making your rant against his rant fairly “meh”.

Sponsor for this episode was GoldsGym, aren’t we all going for the gold?

Until next time, keep up in the comments, or on Google+, we are +DevcannonTFS

The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 05

TFS – Episode 05

Episode 5 is available now! The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 05

Show Contents:

  • The always running sampling profiler
  • JRebel, Java-compiling savior of debug-development
  • REST, useful or jargon?

Show Notes:

Read about the always running sampling profiler at the Google Group

So it turns out that in the podcast we said 30 day trial, we meant 14… but you’ll only need 10 minutes. Go and get JRebel NOW.

Sponsor for this episode was HealthRider Team up with Tony Little and his vision of the HealthRider.

Until next time, keep up in the comments, or on Google+, we are +DevcannonTFS

The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 04

TFS – Episode 04

Episode 4 is available now! The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 04

Show Contents:

  • Developer Arsenal – What software and hardware do we use?
  • Code Documentation with MarkDown
  • CES… Who Cares?

Show Notes:

The idea for our discussion on the Developer Arsenal was a post from Weedy Garden. For our “Developer Arsenal”, we use the following:

Server-side tools:

  • Eclipse (Juno)
  • Tomcat v7
  • WAS
  • Windows 7 (beefy PC’s with 24GB of RAM)
  • OS X (Macbook Pro)
  • RAD (v6 and v7.5)
  • (SOAP/REST tools?)
  • SoapUI
  • Chrome for REST
  • DBVisualizer
  • Chrome
  • SecureShell
  • JSON Editor

Client-side tools:

  • Same hardware as above, only we also include iPad 3, Nexus 10, and 7, Moto X, iPhone 4S, ZTE Open
  • Photoshop with the new Generate feature
  • Colorpick
  • Brackets
  • Sublime Text
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Chrome and Canary
  • Pingdom tools,, PageSpeed
  • Analytics from Omniture (adobe), and GA

Code Documentation links:

CES… Who Cares? For the rant this episode it was the post over on Gizmodo about CES that stoked the fire and brought our ire ;).

Sponsor for this episode was ProForm makers of the Hybrid Trainer

Until next time, keep up in the comments, or on Google+, we are +DevcannonTFS

The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 03

TFS – Episode 03

Episode 3 is available now! The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 03

Show Contents:

  • RiotJS – a 1kb front-end framework
  • Chrome with baked in Dart support
  • To Try/Catch or not

Show Notes:

Be sure to check out RiotJS on GitHub, and also the blog entry that explains the MVP system and why RiotJS may be the perfect library for your next project.

Read about the formation of the TC52 committee that will oversee Dart!

This post is just about 4 years old, but the debate rages on! Very good read about whether ot not to use Try/Catch.

Sponsor for this episode was iFit – They rocked CES 2014!

Yep, we keep teasing that REST webservice bit for the next episode, but we just want to make sure everything is shiny. Don’t worry though, next episode we’ll discuss the Developer’s arsenal, and code documentation.

Until next time, keep up in the comments, or on Google+, we are +DevcannonTFS

The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 02

TFS – Episode 02

Episode 2 is available now! The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 02

Show Contents:

  • Special guests – Sid Carpenter and Sean Duncan
  • Web App or Web Site a discussion based on a poll from CSS Tricks
  • Your Geek Number/Score

Show Notes:

View the post on CSS Tricks that talks about a recent poll that Chris ran to see what we are talking about.

View the article from Dave Fecak about figuring out your Geek Number/Score.

Sponsor for this episode was Weider Fitness – Thanks!

We’re taking a holiday break, but when we return, we’ll discuss that 1kb MVP/MVC JavaScript library, along with integrating into the REST web service.

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The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 01

TFS – Episode 01

It’s here! Our first podcast, grab it now direct from this link: The Full Stack Podcast – Episode 01

Show Contents:

  • Introduction of Casey and Phil
  • Chrome Mobile Developer Tools
  • RWD make-over of
  • A charity website build (turns out there wasn’t really any ranting 😉 )

Show Notes:

Phil Dutson is the author and/or co-author of “Sam’s Teach Yourself jQuery Mobile in 24 Hours”, “jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile: recipes and examples”, “The Android Developer’s Cookbook 2nd Edition”, along with the video series LiveLessons: jQuery Fundamentals”. He works for ICON Health & Fitness as the mobile, ux, and lead eCommerce developer working with IBM Websphere Commerce.

Casey Doolittle is a Technical Editor and lead Java developer for ICON Health & Fitness. Specializing in all things back-end, he brings programmer charm to the fore-front with a wealth of knowledge and hard-earned expertise while also grappling with new technologies, frameworks, and languages including MongoDB, Node.js, Ruby, SpringMVC, and more.

Chrome has released a new beta version of the browser for Android that can be found at the Google Play Store. After downloading and installing that, you can set up remote debugging (by following these instructions) and now you can see your device screen as well as manipulate it. If you have Chrome Canary (get the canary channel here) then you also get some great new features! See the official write up and screencast by the man Paul Irish himself for the demo of the tools on

Feel free to visit and let us know what you think of the RWD change. This was an extremely fast build (total time was about 1.5 weeks), so there may be a few rough-edges, but overall we are very pleased with how the site turned out. Note that we plan to start using SPDY in the future (which is why the site is secure from end-to-end).

The charity that ICON supports is called the ICON Foundation. This charity is dedicated to helping children, families, and employees in any way they can (they’ve donated shoes, food, and more to the local community). Every year they hold a two day sale to help raise funds. You can learn about the ICON Foundation by visiting the website. This year we set the site up on a new framework and added a open-and-close feature that matched when the brick-and-mortar store was open. The front-end layout was based on an old version of what we call “base”. This framework is what our front-end and back-end teams start with when creating any new web projects. You can check base out by visiting the project page on GitHub.

Sponsors for this episode were NordicTrack and ProForm, thanks guys!


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