Episode 2

Published on:

29th Aug 2022

"What is JavaScript?" is the answer no developer wants to hear

Kerri and Ash reappear after a Marvel-style blip for episode 2 of I'd Rather Be Scripting.

This episode covers some fun stuff including:

  • Node.js, Deno, and Bun: emerging variety in JavaScript server runtimes
  • The JavaScript spec versus browser APIs: the oft-overlooked distinction between the two
  • Browser APIs, Node APIs, and popular node modules: factors in choosing what to support in new development environments like UXP for Photoshop and Bun for servers
  • Performance considerations when choosing a Mac for development work
  • GitHub Codespaces and the state of web development on the iPad
  • Steam Deck's hackability
  • ... and probably more

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About the Podcast

I'd Rather Be Scripting
Adventures in Technology Tangents
Ash and Kerri go on mostly random tangents about technology, music, photography, and just about anything else. You never know what you'll hear!

About your hosts

Ash Ryan Arnwine

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Here! #DevRel human. #JavaScript hacker. #vinyl newb. Life tourist.
 Wouldn't you rather be scripting?

Mastodon-don-don: https://indieweb.social/@ashryan

Kerri Shotts

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Principal Product Manager for UXP @Adobe, #JavaScript fangirl, Technical writer, Photographer, #Trans (she/her), #Atheist. All opinions are my own.

On Mastodon (@kerrishotts@mastodon.cloud): https://mastodon.cloud/@kerrishotts