Toolsday is a 20-ish-minute podcast about the latest in tech tools, tips, and tricks on Tuesdays at 2! (Our alliteration game is so strong). The podcast is brought to you by Chris Dhanaraj and Una Kravets.
September 19th, 2017
This week, Chris and Una take on the challenge of extending Slack (the messaging system) with their own bots!
Electron.js lets you build desktop apps using web technologies. It’s pretty rad! In the first episode of our new CUBS series, we explore Electron ourselves!
August 29th, 2017
This week we have Rachel Nabors teaching us all about the future of the Web Animations API!
August 22nd, 2017
This week, we’re wrapping our heads around Headless Chrome with Tim Holman!
August 15th, 2017
If you’ve ever wondered what its like to live and work around the world, this is the show for you. This week we talk to Nicole Dominguez about running her own business as a digital nomad.
August 8th, 2017
This week we talk with the awesome Kat Marchán about her new tool NPX and how it can improve your NPM workflow.
August 1st, 2017
This week we talk about getting started with RxJS and its data streaming possibilities with David Khourshid!
July 18th, 2017
This week we discuss writing! An essential tool to get your voice heard and work seen in the dev community.
July 5th, 2017
CSS variables are so freaking useful and their fast adoption has us more than excited. In this short episode, we discuss implementation and some use cases.
June 27, 2017
What happens when our shiny design system has its first birthday? Chris and Una discuss lessons learned from their years in the field.
May 23rd, 2017
Tune in this week to hear us ford through unfamiliar waters as we tackle GraphQL! We go through why you should get excited about this new way of dealing with APIs.
May 16th, 2017
Live from JSConf.EU, we speak with Nadieh Bremer & Shirley Wu about their incredible data sketches project and their experiences with data visualization.
May 2nd, 2017
We go through our 8 favorite tools that we use to improve web performance.
April 25th, 2017
We talk with Suz Hinton about how to write software interconnected with physical objects. How cool is that wizardry!?
March 28th, 2017
Everyone’s talking about CSS Grid—the latest spec to surface in modern browsers. Listen up on why its so great!
March 14th, 2017
What's super trendy in tech right now? Virtual Reality. We break it down this week at SXSW.
March 7th, 2017
We talk to Jason Ormand about gifv! The latest in image performance technology. No but really, it's pretty cool.
February 28th, 2017
Git is something we use every day—this week we talk about some tools, tips, and tricks to make it better.
February 14th, 2017
What is Windows up to these days? Una and Chris give you the down low of developing on this operating system in 2017!
February 7th, 2017
This week we sit down and talk with Sean Larkin about newly released Webpack 2! ES6 modules, tree-shaking, and more fun things in this episode.
January 24th, 2017
CSS in JS: is it the next big thing? We break down some techniques with Glen Maddern
January 10th, 2017
Every year introduces new tools. We recount our favorite discoveries from 2016.
December 20th, 2016
This week we learn about animation in UI: basics, libraries, performance considerations, and more with Sarah Drasner.
November 22nd, 2016
We care about you! This week we talk about tools that can help you stay healthy and productive.
November 15th, 2016
This week's episode is full of image optimization tooks, formats, and some fun facts about images!
November 8th, 2016
We rapid fire through our favourite Chrome extensions
November 1st, 2016
Chris interviews Una on her experience as a conference speaker and how you can become one too!
October 25th, 2016
We stray off the beaten road of Atom and Sublime, and instead discuss our new favourite editor, Visual Studio Code, and our top five extensions for it.
October 18th, 2016
We’re back! With an overview of what people have been talking about lately: the abundance of tools in web development.
August 30th, 2016
We highlight thirteen conference talks that dazzled us, inspired us, and drove our careers forward
August 23rd, 2016
After a short hiatus, Toolsday returns with CSS Wizardry himself, Harry Roberts, to talk about travel.
August 3rd, 2016
Mathias, CEO of Travis CI, comes on the show to give us an overview of what Travis CI is and how it can help your next project.
July 19, 2016
What’s the “correct” way to write code? We can’t say for sure, but these standards and linters can. This week we explore the options.
July 12, 2016
CSS frameworks / design systems/ pattern libraries — so many names, so little time! We revisit the topic with so much more knowledges.
June 21, 2016
We chat about how we use completely different hardware to do our work
June 15, 2016
We had Helen Holmes, UI designer of Firefox Dev tools to teach us some tricks we didn't know existed!
June 7, 2016
The tools we love and use that we forgot or just didn't fit into any other category.
May 17, 2016
We poke around, ruminate, and explore Service Workers.
May 10, 2016
How can we make sure people are able to access data on poor connections? Hear about offline-first this week with Hoodie's Gregor Martynus.
May 4, 2016
Some of the things you'll need to set up a MacBook from scratch, and some fun quirks that will make your life easier day to day.
April 19, 2016
For our 20th episode, we do a recap of our favourite tools that we use everyday.
April 12, 2016
This week we talk about web accessibility concerns — what the heck all those acronyms are, and how to test for compliance.
March 29, 2016
Animation brings the web to life! Today we talk about (mostly CSS) animation — how it works, tools, and resources.
March 22, 2016
March 8, 2016
Achieved in CryEngine 3 — wait no, Unity, wait no, Phaser?
March 1, 2016
This week we're talking CSS layout — from CSS 1 to current best practices to what's coming down the pipeline.
February 16, 2016
We all agree performance testing is important, but how do you track it over time? This week Taylor Jones tells us how.
February 9, 2016
There are 412 options for static site generators. This week we discuss (mostly three) of them.
February 2, 2016
We picked our top five ES6/7/2015/2016 upgrades and talk about how they make our lives so much easier.
January 19, 2016
Our guest Jon Ballands chats with us about the IBM Swift Sandbox, and building it with Node & Express.
January 12, 2016
With frameworks being so hot right now, we talk to Iheanyi Ekechukwu about Ember
January 05, 2016
This week we talk about React and why it's so darn hard to get started with!
December 22, 2015
Chrome DevTools is the topic of the week, which we've simply deemed "awesome".
December 15, 2015
This week's episode is about the past, present and future of CSS Pre and Post-processors.
December 8, 2015
Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Let's talk about remote collaboration and the tools that make it possible.
November 24, 2015
Sublime or Atom? Wait, WEBSTORM? We talk about our favourite developer environment tips and tricks.
November 17, 2015
We discuss the challenges of creating scalable styleguides with guest Brian Han
November 3, 2015
College? Where we're going, we don't need college (or do we?).
October 27, 2015
We'll talk about modules and module loaders! Everything from AMD to common.js and spend a bit of time going over Browserify and Webpack.
October 20, 2015
Grunt, Gulp, Broccoli, Brunch, Mimosa, oh my! So many task runners, so little time. In this weeks episode, we explore each of these delectable breakfast items/task runners.