By Una Kravets and Chris Dhanaraj
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20 minutes of tech tool talk on Tuesdays at 2.
||CleanDiscovered in 2016||Every year introduces new tools. We recount our favorite discoveries from 2016.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnimation Tools with Sarah||This week we learn about animation in UI: basics, libraries, performance considerations, and more with Sarah Drasner||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFitness Tools||We care about you! This week we talk about tools that can help you stay healthy and productive.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImages!||This week's episode is full of image optimization tooks, formats, and some fun facts about images!||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Favourite Chrome Extensions||We rapid fire through our top eight Chrome extensions||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConference Talks||Chris interviews Una on her experience as a conference speaker and how you can become one too!||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVisual Studio Code||We stray off the beaten road of Atom and Sublime, and instead discuss our new favourite editor, Visual Studio Code, and our top five extensions for it.||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravel Tools||After a short hiatus, Toolsday returns with CSS Wizardry himself, Harry Roberts, to talk about travel.||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravis CI||Mathias, CEO of Travis CI, comes on the show to give us an overview of what Travis CI is and how it can help your next project||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStandards and Linters||What’s the “correct” way to write code? We can’t say for sure, but these standards and linters can. This week we explore the options.||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCSS Frameworks||CSS frameworks / design systems/ pattern libraries — so many names, so little time! We revisit the topic with so much more knowledges.||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Hardware!||We chat about how we use completely different hardware to do our work||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirefox Dev Tools||We had Helen Holmes, UI designer of Firefox Dev tools to teach us some tricks we didn't know existed!||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Variety Show||The tools we love and use that we forgot or just didn't fit into any other category.||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanService Workers||We poke around, ruminate, and explore Service Workers.||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOffline-first||How can we make sure people are able to access data on poor connections? Hear about offline-first this week with Hoodie's Gregor Martynus.||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSystem Tools||Some of the things you'll need to set up a MacBook from scratch, and some fun quirks that will make your life easier day to day.||5/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTop 10 Tools||For our 20th episode, we do a recap of our favourite tools that we use everyday.||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeb Accessibility||This week we talk about web accessibility concerns — what the heck all those acronyms are, and how to test for compliance.||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(Mostly CSS) Animation||Animation brings the web to life! Today we talk about (mostly CSS) animation — how it works, tools, and resources.||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGame Engines||Achieved in CryEngine 3 — wait no, Unity, wait no, Phaser?||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCSS Layout||This week we're talking CSS layout — from CSS 1 to current best practices to what's coming down the pipeline.||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPerformance Profiling||We all agree performance testing is important, but how do you track it over time? This week Taylor Jones tells us how.||2/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStatic Site Generators||There are 412 options for static site generators. This week we discuss (mostly three) of them.||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolved by ES6 (ES2015)||We picked our top five ES6/7/2015/2016 upgrades and talk about how they make our lives so much easier.||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExpress & Middleware||Our guest Jon Ballands chats with us about the IBM Swift Sandbox, and building it with Node & Express.||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmber||With frameworks being so hot right now, we talk to Iheanyi Ekechukwu about Ember||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReact||This week we talk about React and why it's so darn hard to get started with!||1/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChrome DevTools||Chrome DevTools is the topic of the week, which we've simply deemed "awesome".||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCSS Processors||This week's episode is about the past, present and future of CSS Pre and Post-processors.||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemote Collaboration||Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Let's talk about remote collaboration and the tools that make it possible.||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeveloper Environment||Sublime or Atom? Wait, WEBSTORM? We talk about our favourite developer environment tips and tricks.||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStyleguides at Scale||We discuss the challenges of creating scalable styleguides with guest Brian Han||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearning Tools||College? Where we're going, we don't need college (or do we?).||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModule Loaders||We'll talk about modules and module loaders! Everything from AMD to common.js and spend a bit of time going over Browserify and Webpack.||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTask Runners||Grunt, Gulp, Broccoli, Brunch, Mimosa, oh my! So many task runners, so little time. In this weeks episode, we explore each of these delectable breakfast items/task runners.||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Everything I was hoping for and more
The number one issue that developers have is trying to keep up with the latest and greatest. It seems like every other week there’s a new cutting edge framework or technique. And while blogs and articles have been great, Toolsday is exactly what I needed for getting a digest on the seemingly infinite number of tools and the discussion around them. And as a bonus, you get entertaining and energetic dialogue with Chris and Una along with the occasional dev song mashup!
Delightful podcast for Front-End Developers
Toolsday is my favorite kind of podcast. One that is both respectful of your time, and doesn't take itself too seriously.
Chris and Una share a great rapport that makes the show an enjoyable, educational listen every week. And their ability to explain complexity in simple terms is a skill that shouldn't be understated.
While the quality of the audio recordings aren't as high as other podcasts I listen to, it stands to reason it is something that will be solved in time as this podcast inevitably gets more and more popular.
I’m not a developer, but I enjoy the heck out of and get super-useful info from Toolsday every week. Una and Chris are obviously having fun (which makes listening fun) and, as other reviewers have mentioned, discuss complex topics in a simple-to-follow but not-dumbed-down manner that’s sure to reward a wide array of knowledge levels. If I WAS a developer, how into this would I be? The answer is “very.” Una, Chris, thanks and hats off :)