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Moving Lines/Blocks of Code with Option ⬆️ and ⬇️

One of the default keyboard shortcuts I really like from VS Code is the ability to move lines around. I went a long time in my career as a developer never doing this, but once I learned the commands, I use them as naturally as copy and paste. Anytime you’re on a line (or have […]

#314: Team Updates

Marie and Chris discuss the big round of updates that went out around Team Management. There is a new “admin” role that it took us years of having a Teams product to understand that many teams could actually use. In the end, these updates to how Teams work make them way more useful. Teams can […]

Team Management Improvements

We just rolled out some improvements to how PRO Teams work. We’ve only made teams more functional—there are no changes here that remove any functionality or that require anyone’s immediate attention. Everything is documented in detail in our Teams Management documentation.

#313: Conflict

Being, ya know, human beings with thoughts and emotions trying to build something together, sometimes we clash. There are big clashes. Sometimes those end in drastic changes. We’ve done that. You might have noticed that we’re down to two co-founders actively at the company. There are tiny clashes too, like needing to tell someone when […]

#312: What is CodePen?

This isn’t actually a podcast actually talking about what CodePen is. Well, it kinda is. But actually it’s Stephen and Chris talking about and planning for what they would say if they only had five minutes (or so) to explain what CodePen is. So we need to hash out what the most important things are, […]

#311: Event Tracking & Appcues

Marie & Chris talk about the brand new event tracking feature in Appcues. We’re still pretty stoked we can even afford Appcues, since it’s super pricey software for our company. The fact that they just released event tracking dashboards makes it feel much more affordable though, because this unlocks super valuable information for us instantly. […]

#310: Front-End Monorepo

We talked about our transition to a monorepo back in episode 305. This move has all sorts of advantages for us, like the simplicity of having a single repo to pull and be up to date with and linting/formatting code in a consistent way across the entire code base of CodePen. This time we’ll get […]

#309: Elasticsearch

Dee, Chris, and Alex talk all about the technology of Elasticsearch. That’s a link to the company itself right there, which is relevant as we use them directly to host our production Elasticsearch. We use it for (wait for it): search. But interestingly enough, that’s not all. Elasticsearch is just a data store that can […]

#308: User Testing

In this episode, Klare and Chris talk about speaking to users directly about CodePen to get their feedback and as much other intel as we can in the spirit of making CodePen better and validating some ideas for future features. Timejumps Sponsor: Netlify We had a question come in over on ShopTalk Show from a […]

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