A weekly podcast about web design and development from James Q Quick and Amy Dutton.


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James and Amy take audience questions and discuss their favorite hot topics talking about frameworks, AI, and jobs.

  • James Q Quick
  • Amy Dutton

The Hosts

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James Q Quick

Technical Content Creator

I am a JavaScript developer, speaker, and teacher with a passion for teaching developers through various mediums of content.

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.

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Amy Dutton

Director of Design

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

I'm a UI / UX 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.

Recent Episodes


Virtual DOM: Back In Block

November 9, 2023

In this episode, host James Q Quick interviews Aiden Bai, the developer behind Million.js, a virtual DOM replacement for React. Aiden shares his journey in creating Million.js, inspired by a desire to enhance web performance on older devices, highlighting its significance for accessibility and performance optimization. The discussion covers technical insights into Million.js, comparisons with other frameworks like Svelte and Solid, and the challenges in the ever-evolving web development field. Additionally, they explore the impact of education on modern tech skills and Aiden's aspirations for his company focused on performance tools, concluding with insights into the adoption and community growth around Million.js.

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