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Sunny Commutes

74 EpisodesProduced by Sunny SinghWebsite

The worlds of web development and business, combined. Hosted by Sunny Singh.

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74: Building open source with Erik Rasmussen

July 18th, 2019

30:57

I met up with Erik to discuss his open source projects (Redux Form and Final Form), his personal experience with the open source community, and some key React concepts.


Note that this was recorded outside on my phone, …

73: Branding & indie making with Sergio Mattei (from Shipcast)

July 3rd, 2019

55:40

This is a repost from The Shipcast, a live streamed podcast by Sergio Mattei. We talked about and shared some useful knowledge/advice around these …

72: Continuous learning

June 19th, 2019

11:31

Don't stagnate with your learning! I explain why continuous learning is important, and how to continue enhancing and adding upon your current skills.


πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/2s80blzu0o0


πŸ“° Weekly content and …

71: Annoyance as a marketing strategy

June 5th, 2019

7:10

Marketing should not be annoying, and yet many companies still employ annoyance as their primary marketing strategy.Β 


πŸ“Ί Watch video: …

70: Lessons in podcasting with Pradip Khakhar

May 22nd, 2019

32:47

Pradip and I share what we learned from both of our podcasting journeys.


πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/ijO6cJRNt0A


Mentioned in the episode:

- https://podcaststuffnotebook.com/

- …

69: My biggest product launches πŸš€

May 16th, 2019

14:12

It's always amazing to see an idea come to fruition, but these launches were my biggest and most exciting ones.


πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/Mydh0aszqj0


Mentioned in the episode:

- IronMic: https://ironmic.fm

- …

68: My thoughts on copying code

April 24th, 2019

10:49

Copying and pasting code is something that every developer does, but there is a misconception around not being a "real developer" by doing so. Also, if you do copy code, what's the best way to do it to keep proper …

67: Beyond the basics of SEO - With guest Leon Hitchens

April 17th, 2019

21:47

I'm joined with my second guest, Leon Hitchens. Join us as we discuss Search Engine Optimization (SEO) beyond the basics of what most developers are familiar with.


πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/g03jWI6IG0k


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66: Providing a good developer UX

March 27th, 2019

8:56

UX typically refers to regular everyday users, but what happens when you build an app for developers? I tackle this topic in terms of misconceptions, …

65: Are websites still important? - With guest Kyle McDonald

February 20th, 2019

17:49

I'm joined with my very first guest, Kyle McDonald. Join us as we discuss websites and whether they're still important in the world of social media.


πŸ“Ί Watch video: https://youtu.be/j-vglWmeYjs


If you enjoyed Kyle on …

64: Ditching jQuery

February 13th, 2019

8:26

Why you should ditch jQuery, and how.

πŸ“Ί Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qgi-21q3xyA

🎨 Β I also redesigned my personal website! Go to …

63: Why communication is an important skill

February 6th, 2019

17:26

Learn why and how to improve your communication skills, whether you're a developer or not.


Note: Sorry for the high pitched background noise in part of the episode! It was coming from outside and I didn't realize until …

62: Why is everyone using React?

January 24th, 2019

11:51

If you are in the tech software industry, then you may have heard of a UI framework called React. In this episode, my goal is to provide a non-technical overview of React and explain why so many people are deciding to …

61: Building a brand with content

January 9th, 2019

8:32

Over time, I learned that it takes more than just posting some links on social media to build a reputable brand. You have to release content that is also native to the platforms that your audience actually uses.


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60: My most successful year πŸŽ‰

December 31st, 2018

18:00

πŸŽ† 2018 has come to a close, so I review my most successful year ever with both my accomplishments and hardships. I also talk about new year goals …

59: DevOps sucks but how I still deal with it 😎

December 19th, 2018

11:32

DevOps, short for developer operations, is the process that includes everything needed to launch a website or app. On this episode, I talk about why I hate managing servers and how I deal with deploying my apps.

πŸ“Ί Watch …

58: Benefits of Server Side Rendering

December 12th, 2018

5:54

Server Side Rendering is a commonly confused topic, so I'm back with a new episode to explain the benefits and a bit on how it works.

πŸ“Ί Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fP7Clzkwknc

πŸ’‘ Vote on the next episode topic: …

57: Running a software business for free

December 4th, 2018

18:38

I'm back! This time I share how you can host your websites and apps absolutely for free and what services I used.

πŸ“Ί Watch on YouTube: …

56: How I built a SaaS to solve my own problem

August 20th, 2018

15:52

On this episode I talk about IronMic, a new service that I built to solve my own problem and hopefully others' as well.

IronMic: https://ironmic.fm
New …

55: Revisiting burn out

July 12th, 2018

22:27

Discussing the topic of burn out and how I've learned to handle it.

Video version: https://youtu.be/gXvAvvrxmhY

First episode when I initially talked about burn out: https://anchor.fm/sunnysingh/episodes/Burn-out-e10hg0

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54: Microsoft acquires GitHub

June 5th, 2018

13:56

Microsoft recently acquired GitHub, an open source software platform, for $7.5 billion. With lots of developers "freaking out", I wanted to share my opinion on why I don't think this acquisition is necessarily a bad …

53: Building APIs

May 30th, 2018

31:08

Recently I've been working on building an API in Node. On this episode I want to explain what APIs are and my transition from building them in PHP to Node.

Video version: https://youtu.be/XoRtu5M9AiY

Episode Links:
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52: Q&A - Overcoming excuses & Finding creators

May 7th, 2018

16:31

On this episode I feature some call-ins and talk about overcoming excuses and finding creators.

My review episode of Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuck: …

51: CSS in JS - Benefits, issues, and libraries.

April 24th, 2018

23:40

On this episode I talk about CSS in JS, a fairly new concept where you write your CSS inside of JavaScript. Why would you want to do this, what are …

50: Review of Crushing It by Gary Vee

April 16th, 2018

18:28

I recently listened to the Crushing It audio book by Gary Vaynerchuk (Gary Vee). I provide my thoughts and recommendations.

Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/2JMooBi

Tweet me feedback @sunnysinghio or call me on the …

49: How we used Gatsby to relaunch Ninjality

April 12th, 2018

10:01

This episode is about Gatsby, a static site generator, and how we used it to relaunch ninjality.com

Learn to build a site - course on Skillshare:
https://skl.sh/2okjvGm

Tweet me feedback @sunnysinghio:
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48: Teaching and video workflow

March 2nd, 2018

13:25

My thoughts on teaching, benefits from teaching, and documenting your learning instead of being an expert. I also share my workflow in making videos and screencasts.

Watch my Skillshare class: http://skl.sh/2okjvGm
You'll …

47: State management in UI

February 6th, 2018

9:53

Talking about two different ways of managing state in a user interface. The traditional imperative way, and the new declarative way.

This is helpful …

46: Componetize everything

January 29th, 2018

10:26

Talking about components, and the concept of componetizing everything. What problems do components solve in design and code, and what popularized …

45: My CES trip to Vegas

January 23rd, 2018

10:36

I went to the CES tech conference this year. I explain what it is, why I went, and what I saw.

Check out Digital Bounds: http://digitalbounds.com
My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SunnySinghTV

44: Evergreen content

January 6th, 2018

5:39

What is evergreen content and how can it benefit you?

43: Goodbye 2017

December 29th, 2017

7:02

An update episode. Thanking everyone that listened, and I also share my goals in personal branding.

Subscribe to my YouTube: http://youtube.com/SunnySinghTV

42: Net neutrality

December 18th, 2017

6:19

Talking about the recent repeal of net neutrality. What is it, and how does this affect how we use and build for the Internet?

Tweet me what you think @sunnysinghio.

41: Crypto and blockchain

December 13th, 2017

10:55

Let's learn together about cryptocurrency and blockchain. I share my experience in making a profit off Litecoin.

40: Cross-browser development

December 8th, 2017

13:00

Responding to some call-ins today. Talking about some tools that can help.with Cross-browser development.

Check out these stations/podcasts who called …

39: Build for all browsers

December 5th, 2017

5:04

A PSA on why you shouldn't just optimize for Google Chrome.

Article from TNW: …

38: Releases

November 29th, 2017

5:01

Three tips that help you release software smoothly.

Tweet me feedback and new topics: @sunnysinghio or @sunnycommutes

37: Giving thanks

November 21st, 2017

5:02

In honor of this upcoming Thanksgiving, I give thanks to some of the things that have happened and the people that helped me. I'll get back to …

36: Featured on Product Hunt!

November 7th, 2017

5:04

We just launched a new product at Ninjality, and it was featured on Product Hunt today! It's a search engine for brands where you can easily find …

35: What makes a good UI?

November 2nd, 2017

5:04

I share my small list of things that I follow when building a UI. Tweet me @sunnysinghio for your suggestions.

34: No pre-roll ads!

October 30th, 2017

9:50

I'm late on the news, but apparently Anchor has removed pre-roll ads! I talk about why I think it's important and the story of how I came to know. …

33: Value in HTML/CSS

October 23rd, 2017

9:47

Is there value in people that only know how you write HTML and CSS? Should you look for JavaScript developers? Some of my thoughts on this topic in …

32: Question everything

October 17th, 2017

5:03

Quick spurt of thoughts about why you should question even when talking to experts.

31: Accessibility in depth

October 11th, 2017

8:59

Daily implementation tips for web accessibility. Tweet me suggestions at @sunnysinghio

30: Web accessibility

October 5th, 2017

5:05

Talking about accessibility on the web. Mistake on the URL, it's http://a11yproject.com. Tweet me @sunnysinghio and call in on the Anchor app.

29: 🍁Fall

October 2nd, 2017

4:32

I love the fall season! Some updates and what I'll be doing.

28: Job automation?

September 29th, 2017

5:05

Is it okay to automate your job?

27: Free DDoS protection

September 27th, 2017

5:02

Talking about CloudFlare's announcement of DDoS protection for all users.

26: devne.ws

September 22nd, 2017

4:16

A project of mine that I dogfood daily. Tweet me @sunnysinghio for feedback and topic suggestions.

25: Facebook's React license

September 20th, 2017

10:09

Talking about the BSD+Patents license.

24: Evil marketing tactics

September 16th, 2017

10:04

I rant about annoying marketing schemes.

23: Estimating technical effort

September 13th, 2017

5:03

Talking about how to deal with when technical effort is underestimated. Thanks to Marcus Blankenship for the great article.

22: Simplifying design

September 11th, 2017

9:10

Talking about concepts related to Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug.

21: Welcome to Sunny Commutes

September 6th, 2017

9:41

Talking about rebranding the podcast.

20: Frontend frameworks

August 31st, 2017

9:55

My thoughts on frontend frameworks.

Backend frameworks

August 28th, 2017

5:03

Talking a little bit about Laravel, Sails, and Feathers frameworks. Suggest a future topic by tweeting me @sunnysinghio.

Start podcasting!

August 25th, 2017

5:03

I talk about how easy it is to start your own podcast and what my setup is like.

Email lists

August 21st, 2017

6:36

How important is email and building up a newsletter for your business?

Blogging benefits

August 17th, 2017

10:05

I talk about some benefits to blogging for your business.

Domain names

August 15th, 2017

5:02

When should you purchase a domain name? A .com or vanity? What's the best place to buy them? I answer these in this episode.

Technical debt

August 10th, 2017

5:03

What is technical debt and how can you prepare for it?

Mixed roles

August 7th, 2017

5:03

How having knowledge and experience in other roles can help your own.

Follow-up to Imposter Syndrome

August 3rd, 2017

7:37

I follow-up my episode on imposter syndrome by featuring some comments and call-ins. Tweet me new topics @sunnysinghio

My failed product

July 31st, 2017

10:57

Talking about CodeBee, how a good idea ended in failure. Sharing the lessons I learned.

Imposter syndrome

July 27th, 2017

9:21

Small talk on imposter syndrome.

Storing user assets

July 24th, 2017

7:43

Talking about a common problem with storing images on a web server.

Bikeshedding

July 19th, 2017

5:04

What is bikeshedding and how does it save you time?

Universal JavaScript

July 17th, 2017

10:02

Talking about how a simple programming language can run your business.

Meetings

July 14th, 2017

5:03

Are meetings useful?

Distribution

July 12th, 2017

7:24

Advice on distributing and marketing your product and when to do it.

Static websites

July 10th, 2017

15:23

What are static websites and the benefits of them versus dynamic websites? I answer these questions and more on this episode.

Side projects

July 6th, 2017

15:46

Announcement from Ninjality and finding motivation in side projects.

Web apps

July 3rd, 2017

7:56

Talking about the future of mobile and the web platform.

Burn out

June 29th, 2017

5:37

burn out β€’ Response to burn out.

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