Todd Spatafore talks with Ward, Dan, and Craig about his experience working on the Vudu app. How do you write code for TVs and media devices? What sort of matrix of devices do they use? How do you do feature detection? And what worries Todd about JavaScript going forward?

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John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Todd Spatafore @Spatacoli

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  • 03:01 Guest introduction
  • 04:04 How do you write for tvs and media devices?
  • 05:58 Do you want to switch to a framework?
  • 08:43 Sponsor: Nrwl
  • 09:20 What sort of matrix of devices do you have?
  • 10:58 How do you use feature detection?
  • 13:41 What does it feel like having to write everything?
  • 21:20 What did it look like before / after a refactor?
  • 23:33 How are devices updated?
  • 26:18 Sponsor: AG Grid
  • 27:33 What worries you about JavaScript?
  • 29:17 What's the hardest thing to get around?
  • 32:44 What sort of testing infastructure do you use?
  • 38:19 How does this fit in to your career path?
  • 42:35 Final Thoughts

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