Torqd examines the tools and concepts that developers use on the job. We talk web frameworks, career choices, community events, industry news, and anything else that keeps the engine running.

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    019 - Open for Extension: Adaptability in Laravel

    Moving to Laravel from an existing application doesn’t have to hurt! Adapting Laravel to fit your team’s needs doesn’t either. Colin DeCarlo and Lucas Gladding join Dan and Margaret to talk strategies and experience in shuffling Laravel components between applications.

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    018 - Gives Everybody The Context: Paired Programming

    What exactly is paired programming? How do you make it work for you and your team? What happens when you make it a mob? Colin DeCarlo and Grant Lovell join Dan and Margaret to talk through getting collaborative with your code.

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    017 - I Think “It Depends”: Clean Architecture (Part 2)

    We’re back with part two of our inaugural Torqd book club; discussing Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin’s “Clean Architecture” with Colin DeCarlo, Brad Brothers, and Lucas Gladding. This time, we’re starting from the beginning of the book, diving into the SOLID acronym, dissecting the principles behind it, and debating when and how to put new lessons from a book into daily practice.

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    016 - Back to the Book: Clean Architecture (Part 1)

    Gather ‘round for the inaugural Torqd book club. For our first entry, we’re looking at “Clean Architecture” by Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin. With guests Colin DeCarlo, Brad Brothers, and Lucas Gladding, we’ll explore some of the larger concepts covered in the book (dependency inversion, plugin architecture, design patterns, tech debt) and hit on a few of our guests’ favourite parts.

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    015 - I Don’t Belong Here: Imposter Syndrome

    What is imposter syndrome? What makes it so tough to get over? Does it hit our industry harder than others? Brian and Daniel join Margaret and Dan to explore their own views on, experiences of, and ways to cope with that “I don’t belong here” feeling.

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    014 - VueConf US Recap

    Adam and Stephen rejoin Margaret and Dan for a short recap of VueConf US 2018 in New Orleans. How much did we learn? What did we eat? Where did we drink? Who got searched for contraband at the airport? Tune in to find out!

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    013 - The Vueture: VueConf US Preview

    Heading to VueConf US in New Orleans this week? So are we! Adam and Stephen join Margaret and Dan to talk food, drinks, and fun in The Big Easy. Stick it out long enough, and we might even talk about the conference.

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    012 - Batteries Included: Vue In Practice

    With VueConf US approaching, we’re looking at our experiences with Vue in production. Returning guest Colin DeCarlo and new-to-the-show guest Brian Hogg sit down with Dan and Margaret for an overVue.

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    011 - The Entirety of Humanity: Web Accessibility

    What is a11y all about? What does this mean from a user’s perspective? How does accessibility weigh-in on your project costs? Join us in this episode as our producer (and front end developer), Stephen Belyea talks about the importance of web accessibility.

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    010 - Don’t Float Things Anymore: CSS Grid

    New to CSS Grid? Heard of Grid but hesitant to ship it in the wild? Margaret and (our brand new co-host) Dan speak with designer Darren Galway about Grid’s new syntax, browser support, and getting it integrated into current projects.

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