We're chatting with Eric Simmons about the experience of building StackBlitz, how they handled C++ issues, what hcanges can be done in a web container, how do you access files and move them around in StackBlitz, and what some of the issues and joys of building StackBlitz were?

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 157,
  title: 'Building StackBlitz',
  topics: [ 
    'software', 'development', 'ide'
  guest: 'Eric Simmons'
  hosts: [
    'Craig Shoemaker', 'Dan Wahlin',

Recording date: 2021-10-07

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Eric Simmons @EricSimons40

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  • 01:11 Guest introduction
  • 03:17 What's the secret sauce behind StackBlitz?
  • 06:55 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 08:01 What was the experience like to build StackBlitz?
  • 13:29 How did you handle C++ issues?
  • 22:02 Are changes done in the web container?
  • 25:18 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 26:18 How do I access files and move them around?
  • 35:53 What were the issues and joys in building StackBlitz?
  • 39:58 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.