Nick Reese chats with us about what Elder.js is and why would someone use it for development? What are short codes and how do they benefit development in Svelte? How does Elder.js fit alongside Sveltekit? And how does hydration work with Elder.js?

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 158,
  title: 'Svelte and Elder.js',
  topics: [ 
    'elder.js', 'svelte', 'hydration'
  guest: 'Nick Reese'
  hosts: [
    'Craig Shoemaker', 'Dan Wahlin', 'John Papa'

Recording date: Oct 15, 2021

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Nick Reese @NickReese

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  • 01:54 Guest introduction
  • 02:22 What is Elder.js and why?
  • 08:14 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 09:19 What are short codes in Svelte?
  • 15:00 Where does Elder.js fit with Sveltekit?
  • 17:35 What is hydration on a website?
  • 21:14 Sponsor: Ionic
  • 21:54 How do you figure out if your site is interactive enough for hydration?
  • 30:13 How does someone get started with Elder.js?
  • 38:52 Final thoughts

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