Episode 86 / 2020.09.07
Andrew Welch, Patrick Harrington
#frontend #javascript #html

On this episode we have Car­son from Big Sky Soft­ware on to dis­cuss how his htmx library is an exten­sion to HTML that brings need­ed dynam­ic func­tion­al­i­ty to the mod­ern web with­out bring­ing complexity.

Joined by Ben Cro­ker from PutY­ourLight­sOn, we dis­cuss the type of prob­lems that htmx is designed to solve, which is dynamism & fetch­ing back­end data.

We also dis­cuss how it’s ide­o­log­i­cal­ly sim­i­lar to Alpine.js and Tail­wind CSS, in that it’s HTML-cen­tric: you’re not writ­ing JavaScript code, you’re adding attrib­ut­es to your HTML.

We also mean­der around top­ics like REST, HATEOAS, Thick Clients vs. Thin Clients, and a ver­i­ta­ble smor­gas­bord of oth­er fun stuff, so tune in!

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