Episode 14: Vue as a Backend with Oscar Spencer

Enjoy the Vue

Oscar Spencer is our guest today. He is a Software Developer at Tidelift and works on a lot of fun projects centered around Vue and loves doing compilers in his spare time. He’s also the Co-author of Grain. Vue Backend is the main topic since he recently spoke about this at VueConf. And if you want to know what feature in Vue 3 Oscar is most excited for, listen to this episode.

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Show Notes

[00:01:00] Ari jumps in right away asking Oscar how he got into doing compilers. He mentions the programming language him and his buddy created called, “Grain.”

[00:02:03] Oscar works at Tidelift so he explains what kind of interesting work they do with the Open Source Community.

[00:04:21] At VueConf, Oscar gave an awesome talk about Vue Backend, which he talks about more in depth here.

[00:6:48] Tessa and Ari ask Oscar how he came up the idea with doing a lot of wild things with the API EAR and about building a backend in it.

[00:11:47] Tessa wants to know how Oscar came up with his example and what was his inspiration for integrating all of it with on trends, and millennial Twitter talk, into his presentation.

[00:17:43] As an attendee of the VueConf, Oscar talks about what talks made an impact on him and if he got any ideas that he would incorporate into the Backend Vue project.

[00:19:58] Ben is curious what brought Oscar into the Vue community framework and he explains here.

[00:22:30] Tessa asks Oscar to expand a little bit more in how he sees the React Mental Model and the Vue Mental Model and what that transition was like from one to the other.

[00:27:09] What new feature is Oscar most excited for in Vue 3? Listen here.

[00:30:14] Tessa asks Oscar the weirdest thing he’s had to fix in a Vue Project. What did he say?

[00:36:38] Talking about PR’s, Ben and Oscar have some great advice. Bottom line is we are all here to help one another and never feel like anyone does not want your contributions. It’s always a learning opportunity.

Picks of the week:
[00:41:55] Ari has two picks: a 2-part song called, “Phantom/Phantom PT II” by Justice. Also, a show on Netflix called, “Community.”
[00:43:42] Ben has two picks: he also picked “Community” and “Steam,” the free gaming platform you can download and has tons of games.

[00:45:22] Oscar has three picks: a band called, “Oh Wonder,” a video game called, “Factorio,” and the video game, “Animal Crossing: New Horizon.”
[00:48:47] Tessa’s has two picks: a show on Netflix called, “Travelers” and a show called, “Psych” on USA Network.

Resources mentioned
Oscar Spencer GitHub
Oscar Spencer Twitter
“Phantom/Phantom PTII” by Justice
Oh Wonder
Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Special Guest: Oscar Spencer.

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