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Nader Dabit Mix

This week, Nader Dabit jumps on a raft and paddles down the Mississippi to meet us in the Duck Pond. We discuss AWS Amplify, GraphQL, and React Native, before getting into the important stuff like futurism and the Matrix.

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John & Tiffany Mix Vol. 1

No new ducks in the pond this week. Instead, get to know your two favorite hosts, John and Tiffany! Listen to us ramble for 30 minutes and you'll walk away smarter, happier, and with more muscle tone; that's the Duck Tapes Guarantee!

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Eemeli's Open Source Mix

In this episode, Eemeli Aro flaps his wings and flies all the way from Finland to plop in to the duck pond to discuss coding as artistic expression, science fiction fandom, and most importantly, his involvement in the open source community. And of course we find out his favorite band (you haven't heard of them).

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Scott Tolinski Mix

This week, Scott Tolinski hops in to the duck pond to discuss break dancing, working for Ford, working for himself, among a variety of other topics. At some point a baby and a dog make an appearance. Follow Scott on Twitter and Instagram @stolinski, and browse through his website LevelUpTutorials.com!

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React Native Mix Vol. 1

This is a big week for the Duck Tapes as we welcome back our first return guest, Storybook phenom Otto Kivikarki. Otto joins us to discuss what you can expect getting started with React Native. Find more from Otto on Twitter @OttoKK, and read his top-rated informative article on Storybook: vincit.com/blog/getting-started-with-storybook-js-with-react

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Kent C. Dodds Mix

In this episode, Kent C. Dodds jumps in to the duck pond to talk teaching, learning, open source, and involvement in the development community in general. Learn more from Kent by following him on Twitter @kentcdodds and joining his newsletter, kentcdodds.com (subscribe at bottom)!

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Wes Bos Mix

We're coming back hot with an interview with the great Wes Bos! We talked to Wes about his coding journey, from customizing his friends' Myspace profiles to the javascript guru he is today. We also got his thoughts on how to stay up to date with changes in the industry and forced him to recommend a VSCode extension on the spot. Follow @wesbos on Twitter and Instagram and take his courses at wesbos.com!

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Episode 6: CSS, or Mark vs The Button

In this episode, CSS Wizard Mark Youssef trades his cloak in for some swim trunks and takes a dip in the Duck Pond to teach us a few things about styling in web development. He tells us what potions he had to drink and spells he had to cast to defeat his greatest of foes, the Voldemort to his Harry: The Button. He drops some hot tips about animating in CSS, giving his recommendations on how to take your fps from bumpy to buttery. In the end, we all agree that Magic: The Gathering is a really fun game that people shouldn't be ashamed to play. Expeliamos.

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Episode 5 - Meatgate: Social Engineering!

In this episode, we recount a tale of social engineering that we recently unwittingly took part in. Leaning heavily on the "tangentially related" portion of the phrase "tangentially related to software development," we leave no stone unturned and go into painful detail in the retelling of an incident that walks the thin line between irrelevant and enlightening. Don't put your credit card number into a site that's not secure.

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Episode 3 - Storybooks!

In this episode, storybook extraordinaire Otto Kivikärki jumps in to the duck pond. After a fierce debate about public transportation and what we can do to improve driver-to-user communication, Otto teaches us a few things about what storybooks are and how we can use them in our projects.

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Episode 2 - React Hooks!

In this episode, the King of Hooks, William Strong, stops by the duck pond to give us the rundown on what hooks are, when to use them, and when not to. We also look back at Hook and discuss Dustin Hoffman's overall influence on the javascript ecosystem (it's big).

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Episode 1 - Refactoring!

In this episode, the Duck Boys welcome all-star developer Mikko Salokangas into the Duck Pond to talk about their favorite topic: refactoring. Turn on your AC, because things get heated.

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