November 23, 2020

Palm Beach Hackathon 2020 Entry

Matt, Cesar, and Rick have a fireside chat about a hackathon entry, going over the tech details, the stack, and general hackathon thoughts.
November 10, 2020

Episode 10: Fall Notifications

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!
October 18, 2020

Episode 9: Fonts and line heights

How does the Aesthetic Usability Effect play in to Github Codespaces or PlayJS? That and a few more topics in this week’s episode.
October 13, 2020

Naming software like corn-based meals

All of us technical people make strange associations and this is precisely what this article is about.
October 1, 2020

Episode 8: How do you like your flat?

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.
September 14, 2020

Episode 7: Chat bubbles

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.
August 31, 2020

Episode 6: The logger

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.
August 31, 2020

Episode 5: Somebody needs to do a friction log on Epic versus Apple though

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?".
August 17, 2020

Episode 4: In react the convention is that there are no conventions

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.
August 3, 2020

Episode 3: Put a little front end in front of it

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.
July 24, 2020

Episode 2: Hick's Law and Bar

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.
July 7, 2020

Episode 1: Here we go

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.
June 9, 2020

What is a "Friction Log"?

I'm trying something different. Yes, it looks like a blog and tech content, but with a slightly different angle: DX (Dev experience) and UX emphasis.
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