Full Stack Radio

by Adam Wathan

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.

67 Episodes

67: Launch Takeways, Interface Breakthroughs, and First Round Armbars

In this episode, David shares some lessons learned from the PushSilver Infinite launch: what went well, what could've been improved, and what he would double down on next time. Adam talks about some of the UI design challenges he and Steve have been trying to solve, and shares some of the creative...

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21 June 2017 • 53 minutes

66: Pre-Launch Engineering and Testing an HTTP Client

In this episode, David talks about getting ready for the launch of PushSilver Infinite, and the unexpected engineering effort needed to make the most of a marketing initiative. Adam gives an update on gracefully handling errors in the KiteTail checkout process, launching Zttp as an open-source pack...

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8 June 2017 • 57 minutes

65: New PushSilver Pricing and Co-Founding KiteTail

In this episode, David shares the details behind the pricing changes he's decided on for PushSilver and talks about some of the new features and marketing strategies he's working on for the upcoming launch. Adam shares the details behind his decision to bring on a co-founder for KiteTail, talks the...

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24 May 2017 • 1 hour, 1 minute

64: "We Solved Something, Maybe! Or It Might Be a Disaster!"

Adam and David are joined by Ian Landsman to talk about his latest project Thermostat.io and discuss some pricing ideas for PushSilver and KiteTail. Topics include: Thermostat.io and NPS surveys Charging more vs. charging less Finding a niche for PushSilver and how to appeal to that niche One-tim...

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9 May 2017 • 1 hour, 17 minutes

63: MicroConf, Dog Food, and Image Previews

In this episode, Adam and David recap their MicroConf 2017 experiences, give some product updates, and chat about topics like: Dogfooding Cron Dog in PushSilver Dealing with complex validation Why we hate auto-saving UIs Validation issues when supporting "draft" models Expanding the scope of KiteT...

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27 April 2017 • 52 minutes

62: Timezones, Webhook Security, and UI Decisions

In this episode, David talks about adding timezone support to Crondog, and Adam wrestles with some decisions about dealing with failed webhooks in KiteTail. We also talk a lot about different strategies for securing webhooks, and what we're looking forward to at MicroConf.

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12 April 2017 • 51 minutes

61: We're Building Products!

Adam welcomes David Hemphill back to the show, but this time as a co-host! David introduces Crondog, the new product he's working on to help developers manage dynamic recurring tasks in their applications. Adam introduces KiteTail, an app that let's you create webhook-driven hosted checkout pages;...

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30 March 2017 • 40 minutes

60: Michelle Bu - Engineering Payments at Stripe

In this episode, Adam talks to Michelle Bu of Stripe about the new Stripe Elements library, Stripe.js v3, and the Sinatra app that powers their API.

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15 March 2017 • 37 minutes

59: Jonathan Reinink - Form Hell Part 2: Complex Validation

In this episode, Adam and Jonathan continue their discussion about forms from episode 54, this time focusing on the complexities of validation.

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24 February 2017 • 47 minutes

58: Noel Rappin - Fixing Common Payment Handling Mistakes

In this episode, I talk to Noel Rappin about common mistakes developers make when handling payments on the web and how to fix them.

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8 February 2017 • 40 minutes

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