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Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats
Wes Bos & Scott Tolinski - Full Stack JavaScript Web DevelopersNews, Technology
Wes Bos & Scott Tolinski - Full Stack JavaScript Web DevelopersNews, Technology

Episode Summary

It’s a workflow extravaganza! Scott and Wes talk about their development workflows, covering everything from design to deployment. Coffeecup’s CSS Grid Builder Tool Check out Coffeecup’s CSS Grid.cc builder tool and resources to learn, prototype and build next gen layouts with CSS Grid! VueSchool.io's Vue.js Masterclass Check out VueSchool.io’s new Vue.js Masterclass taught by Alex Kyriakidis. Learn Vue.js along with best practices, modern Javascript, and other exciting technologies, by building a real-world application - a forum. The first 50 people to visit VueSchool.io/syntax to get 25% off. Show Notes 4:00 - Design Workflow Wes: Screenshots of look + feels Sketch layouts out in pencil Mock up layout in Sketch Once rough layout is done, I refine Once I have: colors, type, patterns, textures and overall layout, I move to code. A design program is important to vs designing in code Scott Mirrored component structure in Figma Using Ideas from Atomic design and React components Goal is for Figma components to be 100% mapped to styled components Flexible and testable in different layouts My design philosophy is refinement through iteration Light theft Footer from Pitchfork New card animation idea from Patagonia 15:55 - Design to Dev Workflow Wes: Happy with design so far Setup tooling - styled components, stylus, sass… Setup type, variables, partials, resets… Do as much HTML as possible before styling CSS it up for layouts, then go section by section Broad first, then zoom in on finesse Browsersync / Hot Reload Test across browsers / Devices Scott: Define parameters in Figma Styled components in React, hand write that CSS bruh Move aspects of styled components lib like breakpoints, colors, functions, helpers, base components 32:06 - Git Workflow Wes: Tear off a branch - name after issue - DEV113 Do your work Rebase Squash Pull Request Rinse + Repeat Scott Master branch is 1-1 with live Develop is where work is done (but not really because I make a feature branch for each feature and merge in) Contributors issue pull requests into develop 42:34 - Deployment Workflow Scott: Hosted on Meteor Galaxy, container based hosting Develop is merged into master, all tests run, if everything passes tests and manual check, I deploy to Galaxy via NPM script. Soon I’ll be adding in automated test running & auto deploy to galaxy on push to master. Secrets are kept in a settings.json file that’s used during deployment. Wes: Codeship DeployHQ Git Rsync Dealing with secrets 49:53 - Project Folder Structure Wes: Folder Structure - 0100, 0101… Scott: API UI element -> styled components with index Startup Utilities
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