A weekly podcast all about web design and development with a little bit of zest.

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The Hosts

James Q Quick

James Q Quick

Technical Content Creator

I am a developer, speaker, and teacher with a passion for teaching developers.

I'm a firm believer in work-life balance, the on-going pursuit of personal happiness, and empowering others to take control of their career. My personal philosophy of “Learn Build Teach” has blossomed into a growing community of aspiring and established developers focused on helping each succeed.

Amy Dutton

Amy Dutton

Lead Maintainer on RedwoodJS Core Team

I love️ teaching designers how to code and developers how to design.

I'm a product designer and full-stack developer. I have over 20 years of web experience, officially making me a granny in Internet years. I live in Nashville, TN, with my husband, 3 adorable kids, and 2 dogs. If I'm not sitting in front of my computer making things, I'm hanging out with family and friends. I love streaming all the things, playing cards, reading, and drinking coffee. Lots of coffee.

Bekah HW

Bekah HW

DevEx Lead at Open Sauced

I graduated from the Flatiron School Software Engineering program in May of 2019.

Since then I’ve been a front-end development and Team & Community Building consultant, created the developer community Virtual Coffee, and spent a lot of time educating, listening, and growing with the tech community. I’m currently the Developer Experience Lead at OpenSauced. I dabble in other things like podcasting, speaking at conferences, momming four kids, and occasionally live-streaming.

Brad Garropy

Brad Garropy

Lead Frontend at Atlassian

I like shipping fast and getting deep into the technical details.

I live in Austin, Texas and some folks call me the cowboy coder. While I’m super passionate about building things with code, I like to spend time away from the computer lifting weights, two stepping with my wife, or riding my Onewheel.

Recent Episodes


Inside Postman’s Journey to Build a VS Code Extension

June 14, 2024

This episode covers the detailed process of taking Postman’s VS Code extension from a proof of concept to a fully-fledged product. Reuben Casas shares insights on the technical hurdles, team dynamics, and the iterative development process.


An Epic Vision for Learning how to Code

June 4, 2024

In this episode, Amy, Brad, and Bekah welcome back Kent C. Dodds, who shares exciting updates about his latest project, Epic Kent discusses the philosophy behind his comprehensive web development course, the importance of understanding foundational technologies, and the motivation behind creating Epic Web Conf. He also dives into the benefits of building your own authentication systems and the decision-making process behind the Epic Stack. The conversation is filled with insights on balancing different technologies, creating cohesive learning experiences, and the future of web development education.


React Server Components in RedwoodJS

May 21, 2024

In this episode of Compressed FM, Amy, James, and Tobbe from the Redwood JS core team explore React server components. They discuss the implementation of React server components in Redwood, the benefits, challenges, and the future of web development with this new technology.


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