June 15th, 2022 × #Programming#Web Development#JavaScript

Potluck - Headless WordPress, Databases, Regex

Wes and Scott answer listener questions on topics like hosting databases, learning new programming languages, fitness goals, CSS environment variables, and more.


In this episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott answer your questions about headless WordPress, Regex, their health and fitness, CSS custom properties in media queries, and more.

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Show Notes

  • 00:10 Welcome
  • 03:30 If I host a NextJS app on Digital Ocean, should I use a Digital Ocean database?
  • 09:14 Will either of you ever do a regex course?
  • Regex101
  • 13:58 Is it possible to use the WordPress users database as the same database that the app uses?
  • WPGraphQL
  • 18:46 Sponsor: Sentry
  • 19:43 How is health and fitness going for the both of you?
  • 26:08 Does Wes know who Gendo Ikari is?
  • 27:36 Dart popularity follow up
  • 29:40 Is it vital that I should learn another programming language?
  • 33:42 Sponsor: Sanity
  • 34:54 If I'm trying to get my first job in web development, do I need to be familiar with design software?
  • Figma
  • 40:01 Thank you for the confidence to apply for a web dev job
  • Syntax 463 with Tom Preston-Werner
  • 41:55 What advice will you give in terms of setting up core important things around network, state management, folder structure?
  • 45:37 .TECH Domain Names
  • 46:22 I just had an interview with a "major tech company" and your article on using string templates was really helpful.
  • Template Strings
  • 48:43 If 80% of the time ew need to use preventDefault on form submission, why don't the simply change the HTML spec?
  • 50:01 What's the rationale for not supporting CSS custom properties in media queries when using max/min width?
  • CSS Env
  • MDN CSS Env
  • 55:37 ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ×××


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