Living on the Edge with Netlify (Ep. 456)
Today’s guests are two of Cassidy’s former colleagues on Netlify’s developer experience team. Director of Developer Experience Phil Hawksworth and Staff Developer Experience Engineer Salma Alam Naylor join the crew to discuss the work they do at Netlify, why ensuring a good developer experience is so important, and why Jamstack deserves a special place in your heart.
RIP Internet Explorer (1995-2022), “a good tool to download other browsers.” Bummer epitaph, but the meme stands.
Netlify’s unified web development workflow has out-of-this-world benefits for developer experience. Learn more by watching A Tale of Web Development in Two Universes.
Netlify recently announced Netlify Edge Functions, a fully serverless runtime environment. Here’s what that means and how it works.
For more on “The Edge” (not this guy or this guy), check out this episode of the Remotely Interesting podcast, featuring Phil, Salma, and Cassidy.
Jamstack makes developers’ lives “pretty peachy,” to borrow Salma’s phrase. Here, she explains what Jamstack is and how it makes the web (and developers) faster.
Salma helps “developers build stuff, learn things, and love what they do.” She loves helping people get into tech, where she started working after a career as a music teacher and comedian. Active in the developer community, she’s a Microsoft MVP for Developer Technologies, a partnered Twitch streamer, and a relentless advocate for building a truly accessible web. Salma is the founder of Unbreak.tech, Women Who Stream Tech, and Women of Jamstack, projects that call for social change and equality in tech. Connect with her on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Phil is passionate about browser technologies, the web’s empowering properties, and ingenuity and simplicity in the face of overengineering. He has built web apps for Google, Apple, Nike, R/GA, and The London Stock Exchange, and is a coauthor of Modern Web Development on the Jamstack (O’Reilly, 2019). Connect with Phil on Twitter or LinkedIn, or read his blog posts for Netlify.
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Really difficult to hear Phil. Any way to make him more audible without mucking other things up?
Now that was an interesting episode and a lot of fun. It has also finally convinced me to try Netlify.