Friction Log

Rick Blalock, Cesar Cavazos

Rick Blalock & Cesar Cavazos dive into technical Developer Experience (DX) and UX. This podcast analyzes the emotions, friction, delights using tech products.

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Rockset is a database optimized for real-time analytics, super-fast queries, and more. Rick shares his impressions of Rockset with a particular use case at FishRules.

25 mar.

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Special guest Jeff Haynie, from Pinpoint, joins us to share a first-time experience friction log using Firebase. Firebase is Google's platform that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps and scale your business.

8 mar.

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Figma is the subject of our first friction log of 2021. Cesar, a developer, goes into the designer's world and discusses the UX from a developer's POV.

11 feb.

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Nova is the new code editor from Panic, the makers of software such as Coda and Transmit. Cesar dives in for a first-time experience using the editor. Find out how it went!

nov. de 2020

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How does the Aesthetic Usability Effect play in to Github Codespaces or PlayJS? That and a few more topics in this week’s episode.

oct. de 2020

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AWS Amplify’s value proposition is very attractive. In this episode, we talk about that promise and our first-time experience using it while also delving into the Zeigarnik effect and its contribution to this experience.

oct. de 2020

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GraphCMS is a hot topic in the headless-CMS space. This log is a first-time experience study on this CMS. We also touch on the Peak-End Rule of UX.

sep. de 2020

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In this episode, we have two brand new types of friction logs - "end-user" and "feature experience logs. We talk about the Principle of Least Astonishment (POLA) principle.

ago. de 2020

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A fun side conversation on Epic's attack against the Apple App Store rules. In this episode, we share our experiences as mobile developers in an Apple world, ponder what Epic is thinking, and ask the question - "Should we do a friction log on this?".

ago. de 2020

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We are back with another piece of the stack that powers the Friction Log website - NextJS. In this episode, Cesar interviews Rick’s Log, and they also discuss the speed of applications using the Doherty Threshold as a baseline.

ago. de 2020

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In this episode, Rick interviews Cesar on his first time experience with Vercel (formerly known as Zeit). We also talk about the Visibility of System Status heuristic and why that's so important for a SaaS like Vercel.

ago. de 2020

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In this episode, Cesar interviews Rick about his first-time experience using TailwindCSS. Also in this episode - Hick's Law and how it can be applied.

jul. de 2020

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Welcome to the first episode of the Friction Log podcast! In this episode, we talk about what the Friction Log is all about and cover a brief introduction of Rick and Cesar. We hope you like it.

jul. de 2020

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