The Fear of Moving Forward

The Fear of Moving Forward

Cecil joins the podcast to talk about overcoming barriers and how to help people understand the roll of developer relations.

  • James Q Quick
  • Amy Dutton
  • Cecil Phillip

UI Development in 2024

December 21, 2023

Sam joins Brad and Amy to discuss server components, loading states and getting into UI development.


Crossover Episode: Frontend Happy Hour

December 14, 2023

We have ALL the guests on today as Ryan and Jem join Brad, Amy, and James for a crossover episode. They discuss the tech they’re looking forward to in 2024 as well as AI topics and the impact that conferences have on a developers journey.


Water Cooler Talk and Live Q&A

November 30, 2023

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


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.


Q & A

October 19, 2023

Brad and James address their favorite current topics like framework choices and upcoming changes with AI.


Remote Work and Building Side Projects

October 12, 2023

Matias joins James and Amy to talk about his experience in remote international work as well as how he builds side projects to full time gigs.


Leaving a Job to Build a Company

September 21, 2023

Zeno talks James and Amy through his YC process that brought his side project dream to real life and what it’s like being a CEO now.


CSS Rocks!

August 31, 2023

Adam joins Amy to explain his love of CSS and what his curent favorite features are as well as digging into some hot takes and CSS debates.


Side Project to Full-Time Dream

August 24, 2023

Elston joins James and Amy to talk about his side project turned full time job and how to make “Tiiny” dreams big.


Building Projects to Learn

August 24, 2023

Brian, Brad, and Amy get into their preferred work flow and strategies for tackling their long lists of projects.


The NEW Wix for Developers

July 6, 2023

Amanda and Tom join the Compressed podcast to give an inside look at the low and no code option of Wix and to explain how they make website building accessible for the non developer.


Creating a Developer Environment in the Terminal

June 30, 2023

In this episode of Compressed FM, hosts Amy Dutton and Josh Medeski discuss creating a development environment in the terminal for web designers and developers. They talk about their personal experiences with the terminal, including initial fears and struggles, and offer tips for becoming more efficient and productive using terminal-based environments. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to improve their web development skills and workflow.



June 1, 2023

James and Amy answer questions from their livestream audience.


From Next.js to Svelte

May 18, 2023

Alex from Coding Cat joins James and discusses why he switched over to Svelte and how he's using it to his advantage.


Q & A

May 11, 2023

James and Amy discuss all things current in tech as well as answer your questions from the livestream.


Write Boring Code

April 20, 2023

Alan joins James and Amy to discuss the need that led to Ngrok and all of the features it has to offer.


Vue.js and it's Community

March 22, 2023

J.D. explains why he loves his local developer community and gives great tips on job searching and getting started in conference speaking.


Component Testing with Cypress

February 8, 2023

Ely is a developer experience engineer at Cypress and loves all things web and mobile. He lives in Denver with his wife and four kids.


All About Monorepos

January 10, 2023

Juri joins James and Amy to discuss Monorepos and the benefits of using them on your projects as well as his work at Nrwl.


New Things in Node.js

December 16, 2022

Brad and Amy discuss some of their favorite new features in Node.js and how you can get the most out of them.


Exploring Remix

November 30, 2022

Brad and Amy discuss the great features of Remix and some of their favorite ways to utilize it.


Teaching and Learning in Public

November 18, 2022

Rizel from GitHub discusses the benefits to learning in public as well as her favorite parts of different frameworks.


Live from Magnolia.js

November 3, 2022

Amy and James celebrate their 100th episode live at Magnolia.js. Here, they share their wins, disappointments, and learnings over the past year and a half.


Stoic Coding

October 18, 2022

Hassan discusses his inspiration for Nuna and his philosophy behind coding.


Teaching TypeScript

October 16, 2022

Josh talks with James and Amy about teaching TypeScript and ESLint to beginners.


Full Time Content Creation

October 11, 2022

Amy discusses with James his recent job change and how he plans to move forward in full time content creation.


Democratizing Data

October 3, 2022

In this Episode guest Ben Haynes tells us about his work at Directus and where the software is headed next.


Breaking into Dev Rel

September 28, 2022

In this episode guest Tessa Mero talks to James and guest cohost Brad about what it's like working in Dev Rel and how she transitioned to her job there.


I lost my job. HELP!

September 26, 2022

In this episode James Perkins talks about unexpected job changes and what it’s like to work with start ups.


Chrome Developer Tools Walkthrough

September 23, 2022

In this episode, James and Amy talk about the Chrome Developer Tools including familiar tabs like Elements, Console, Network, and a few you've probably never heard of! They also share some of their favorite tips and tricks along the way.


Introduction to Github Actions

September 17, 2022

In this episode, Amy and James explain Github Actions: what they are, how they work, use cases, and more. Amy also shares some of her personal experience in setting up Github Actions in a recent project.


Deno and Fresh with Luca Casonato (feed swap with PodRocket)

September 8, 2022

Deno team member, Luca Casonato, joins to talk about Deno, a new JavaScript runtime, and Fresh, a modern web framework built for speed, reliability, and simplicity. **This is a feed swap episode with PodRocket -- a weekly web development podcast from LogRocket.


All Things Serverless

September 2, 2022

James and Amy talk about everything Serverless and how it fits into modern Web Development. They discuss Serverless Functions, hosting platforms (Netlify, Vercel, and Cloudflare), frameworks and tools, benefits, Edge Functions, and more.


DevOps: Setting up a CI/CD Pipeline

August 25, 2022

In this episode, Amy talks through the details of Dev Operations and setting up a CI/CD (Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment) pipeline on a recent project, using RedwoodJS, Husky, Postgres, Render, and GitHub Integrations.


So you want to be a Developer Advocate?

August 23, 2022

In this episode, James shares all the juicy details about Developer Relations / Developer Advocacy / Technical Evangelism and all the things that happen behind the scenes.


Building web3 with Nader Dabit

August 11, 2022

Our featured guest for this episode is Nadar Dabit. He explains blockchain, decentralization, Web3, its future, volatility, and how you might get started in this space.


Working with Storybook

July 26, 2022

In this episode, Amy shares her experience with working with Storybook, the pros and cons, and how it's changed her developer workflow.


Amy's Teammate, Sunjay Armstead, Interviews Her

May 5, 2022

In this episode, the tables are turned and you get a different perspective. Sunjay Armstead, is a UI/UX Designer and Developer at ZEAL. Here, he interviews Amy and asks her about leading a team and being a female in the tech industry.


Speaking At Conferences

May 3, 2022

In this episode, James explains how to apply to speak at conferences, how to properly prepare for a speaking engagement, and how to get started.


Developer Productivity, Featuring Brad Garropy

April 28, 2022

In this episode our guest, Brad Garropy explains his setup for increasing the developer experience and making his developer experience better. He's created several tools along the pipeline


Agency Life and a NFT Side Project

April 21, 2022

This episode features Ken Jones, his side project Birdables that's he's turned into an NFT and printed actual trading cards. Ken also runs a small web agency and builds websites in various technologies.


Part Time Creators Featuring Swyx

April 14, 2022

In this episode, our guest, Swyx talks about how part-time creators have an advantage over full-time content creators, leading indicators when creating content, networking and engaging with your audience, and creating luck.


61 of Our Favorite Apps

April 5, 2022

In this episode, Amy and James share 61 of their favorite apps for web design, development, and boosting productivity.


Let's be Animated

March 29, 2022

In this episode, Amy and James talk about adding CSS and JavaScript animations to your project: things to consider, the best properties, methods, and libraries to use.


VS Code Extensions, Plugins, and Themes (Part 2)

March 15, 2022

This episode is Part 2 of Amy and James's favorite VS Code Hot Tips and Tricks for improving the developer experience. They share their favorite extensions, plugins, and themes for getting the most out of VS Code, including some hot takes on GitHub CoPilot.


Engineering at Netflix with Shaundai Person

March 3, 2022

In this episode, Shaundai Person talks about her interview experience at Netflix and what it’s like to work there. She has several tips for landing your first or next job.


Flexing with Flexbox and Grid

March 1, 2022

In this episode, Amy and James decode Flexbox and CSS Grid. How do you use them? and when do you reach for one over the other?


How to Make Money as a Developer

February 15, 2022

In this episode, James and Amy talk about all the ways that you can make money online, as a developer. This includes everything from content creation, to sponsored content, to creating a SaaS, to freelancing.


Brain Dump on React Hooks

February 8, 2022

This episode is all about hooks within React: useState, useEffect, useReducer, useContext, useRef, useMemo, and useCallback.


New Beginnings for Beginners

January 11, 2022

New year, new you. If you're thinking about getting started or are new to dev, this episode is for you! Amy and James talk about where they started, where they would begin today, and any and all advice for beginners.


2022 Goals

January 4, 2022

In this episode, Amy and James share all their goals for 2022, including 2 big announcements for Compressed.fm!


Year in Review

December 28, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James reflect back on 2021, things they accomplished, goals they met, places they fell short, and areas to improve upon.


Design Trends for 2022

December 21, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James look discuss design trends to look forward to in 2022, including gradients with grain, large typography, and interactivity.


Tech to Look Forward to in 2022

December 14, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss the future of web development: Astro, Veet, Supabase, SvelteKit, Redwood.js, Blitz.js, GitHub Co-Pilot, Web Assembly, Blockchain, w3, no-code, and low-code.


2021 Gift Guide

December 7, 2021

This episode is full of picks! Amy and James talk about all of their favorite things, just in time for the holidays.


Building a Course

December 1, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss all the things that go into course creation: why? What? How? Where to Host? Building the right audience.



November 23, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss all things SVGs: what is, why and when to reach for it, and seven different ways to get an SVG on the page, and the pros and cons of each method.


Crossover Episode with Purrfect Dev

November 17, 2021

This is a crossover episode with our friends, Alex Patterson and Brittney Postma from the Purrfect.dev podcast. In this episode, we all discuss our jobs. Even though we're all in tech, our day-to-day work looks vastly different.


Getting git

November 9, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James explain the fundamentals of git and their most-used commands. They also explain basic different workflows, if you're working with a team or by yourself.


Small Design Tweaks that Make All the Difference

November 3, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about small design tweaks that you can make that will make a big difference. These recommendations are helpful if you're looking for basic principles and guidelines to take your site to the next level.


Getting Started with TypeScript

October 27, 2021

In this episode, James and Amy discuss everything you need to know to get up and running with TypeScript: what is TypeScript, why use TypeScript, the basic types, and how and where to go to get started.


Struggle Bus

October 20, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James are honest about some of the things they struggle with. -- Things they struggled with early in their tech career and some of the things they continue to struggle with even now.


Wordpress in 2021

October 13, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss the state of WordPress in 2021. Is it still relevant? Is it worth learning? What does the developer experience look like? What does the future of WordPress hold?


Freelancing IRL: Unveiling a Site Redesign

October 6, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James continue their ongoing discussion for redesigning James's personal site, jamesqquick.com. Amy unveils a site redesign and together they talk through James's feedback and what the next iteration of his site might look like.


Our Favorite Things: A Crossover Episode with Web Dev Weekly

September 28, 2021

In this episode, we combine forces with Brad Garropy and Richard Gottleber from Web Dev Weekly for a Crossover Episode. The four of us discuss our favorites: languages, frameworks, CSS methodologies, technologies, testing tools.


How Blogging Can Change Your Career

September 14, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss all the benefits that come from blogging, including the positive effect it can have on your career.


Starting your own Podcast

September 7, 2021

Amy and James continue their creator series for designers and developers, explaining some of the things that they learned while starting their own podcast.


Getting Started on YouTube

August 31, 2021

Amy and James talk about starting their own YouTube Channels: the gear and workflows they use, how it has helped their careers, and how growth looks different for everyone.


IRL Freelance Proposal

August 24, 2021

In this episode, Amy submits a freelance proposal to James for review. They discuss the terms, value-added, and review a mood board for James's rebrand.


Hiring a Designer or Getting Your First UI / UX Job

August 17, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about all the components that make up a good designer. If you're hiring, how to interview a designer and what to look for. Or, if you're trying to land your first design job, what to expect in the interview process


Getting Your First Dev Job

August 10, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about the interview process and how to land your first job in development, covering topics like what to expect, whiteboard interviews, questions to ask, are portfolios important, and tips and tricks.


Learning and Building in Public

August 3, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about learning and building in public: the best ways to get started, some of the benefits, fears, and considerations.


Figma for Everyone

July 27, 2021

In this episode Amy talks about Figma and how it's perfect for project collaboration -- whether you're a designer, developer, project manager, or stakeholder; everyone can benefit.


Amy Gives James a Design Consult

July 20, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James have a discovery call to discuss James's current website and branding. They talk about his current branding, the long-term direction James wants to take his website. If you're curious about what an actual client discovery call sounds like or you're considering rebranding, this episode is for you!


All Things Automated

July 13, 2021

In this episode, James and Amy talk about all the things they've automated. James in particular has several workflows within AirTable for generating stream graphics, sending out tweets, and generating his email newsletter.


Live Streaming for Beginners

July 6, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss Live Streaming: why do it? how do build a following? planning? editing? engagement techniques? best time to stream? and tooling?


Building the Perfect Desk Setup

June 22, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about their desk setups and all the gear they use to write code and create audio and video content.


The Future of Code with No Code

June 15, 2021

Amy and James talk about various No Code options, how they use it in their work, and how it might affect the future of development.


Design Fundamentals (Part 2)

June 1, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about 5 more design principles: alignment, emphasis, proportion, white space, and movement, and how they can be applied to real-life projects.


Design Fundamentals (Part 1)

May 25, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about 5 design principles: unity, contrast, balance, rhythm, and visual hierarchy and how they can be applied to an actual project, including their own.


The Tech Behind SelfTeach.me

May 18, 2021

Amy talks about tech stack (Next.js, Sanity, and Tailwind) and some of the decisions she made while building selfteach.me. James and Amy also discuss form management for static sites and some marketing tactics.


The Tech Behind jamesqquick.com

May 11, 2021

In this episode, James and Amy discuss the tech behind jamesqquick.com. This site was built on top of Gatsby and Sanity. They discuss the decisions James made along the way and the things he might do differently.


Freelancing (Part 2)

May 4, 2021

Amy and James finish their discussion on freelancing in part 2. This episode covers journey maps, project discovery, vetting clients, submitting estimates and contracts, project management, finances, and business insurance.


Freelancing (Part 1)

April 27, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about freelancing -- finding the right clients, thoughts on Fivrr and Upwork, planning projects, scope creep, road mapping, time tracking, talking about budgets, charging, and late changes to a project.


How Do you Start a New Design Project?

April 20, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about the best methods and tools for starting a brand new design project. Topics include asking the right questions, doing visual research, creating mood boards and wireframes, and getting all the pieces in place.


Starting a New Development Project

April 13, 2021

James and Amy discuss different categories of sites and the best tools and tech stacks to use. Categories include: brochure and marketing sites, eCommerce, Applications, and Membership sites.


The Tech Behind Compressed.fm

April 13, 2021

Amy and James walk through the tech behind Compressed.fm and some of the unique challenges they faced when building the site.


Amy Dutton's Origin Story

April 13, 2021

Amy Dutton shares how she got started in tech by building the original Giphy over 20 years ago. She talks about how she navigated some of her career decisions, ultimately landing a full-time job after seven years of doing freelance full-time.


James Q Quick's Origin Story

April 13, 2021

James Q Quick shares how he got his start in tech and how a couple of job interview rejections turned into a bigger opportunity and ultimately a career path as an evangelist, speaker, and teacher


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