Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats

Full Stack Developers Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski dive deep into web development topics, explaining how they work and talking about their own experiences. They cover from JavaScript frameworks like React, to the latest advancements in CSS to simplifying web tooling.



The Fundamentals - Server Side

In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about server side fundamentals — the important things you should know if you’re interested in diving into server side. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resolution from five hours to five minutes. It works with any language and integrates with dozens of other services. Syntax listeners can get two months for free by visiting and using the coupon code “tastytreat”. Freshbooks - Sponsor Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at and put SYNTAX in the “How did you hear about us?” section. Show Notes 2:53 - Requests and responses 9:21 - What is a server? 10:33 - Ports 13:50 - Database connection and interaction 15:16 - Cookies and sessions 15:48 - Writing files and directory permissions 19:34 - Headers 22:13 - Error Handling 22:50 - Logs 25:04 - Async data handling 26:33 - Routing 30:44 - Mime types 36:26 - Authentication 37:49 - Environmental variables 40:37 - Deployment 43:24 - Advanced Links

  • GraphQL
  • Node
  • React For Beginners
  • Next.js
  • Meteor
  • Papertrail
  • pjax
  • jQuery
  • Github
  • iMazing HEIC Converter
  • Netlify
  • Twitter streaming API
  • B is for Build
  • Scott: Samcrac YouTube Channel
  • Wes: Wyze Plugs
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 16 October 2019  55m