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JSJ 319: Winamp2-js with Jordan Eldredge

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Panel: Charles Max Wood AJ ONeal Aimee Knight Joe Eames Special Guests: Jordan Eldredge In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss Winamp2-js with Jordan Eldredge. Jordan is the creator of Winamp2-js and was inspired to create this media player from the old Winamp media player that he used back in the day. They talk about the importance of limitations, the value of having fun side projects, and pushing the boundaries. They also touch on skin parsing, making Webamp an electron app, and more! In particular, we dive pretty deep on: What is Winamp2-js? The history and future of Winamp WACUP Winamp was the first big mp3 player that you could style Webamp’s features and the technical challenges associated with them Why JavaScript? Creative solutions Limitations of browser and creating something that previously existed The importance of limitations Hadn’t done very much JavaScript prior to this project Originally created with jQuery Led him into a career in JavaScript Pushing the boundaries Skin parsing “Bitrot” and making Winamp skins accessible again The value of side projects, even stupid ones Architecture docs What made you choose React and Redux? Spotiamp (Soptify’s canceled Winamp client) Making Webamp an Electron app Winamp visualizers being ported to the web The domain name webamp.org And much, much more! Links: Winamp2-js Webamp JavaScript jQuery Architecture docs React Redux jordaneldredge.com Jordan’s GitHub @captbaritone Sponsors Kendo UI FreshBooks Loot Crate Picks: Charles JAM XT Speaker Trello AJ Samson GoMic Greenlock for Web Servers Greenlock for Node.js Aimee KA Engineering Principles Joe 2ality.com What if JavaScript wins? Medium post Jordan JavaScript Garden Rust @winampskins

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