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Friction Log

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

Last Episode Date: 8 May 2024

Total Episodes: 29

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8 May 2024
Episode 29 - Postman POST/con 2024

Rick and Cesar kick off with lively banter about Apple's latest iPad event before diving into Cesar's experience of his day at POST/con 2024, the developer conference hosted by Postman. Talk about APIs, platforms, the now usual AI and pigeons!

46 min
26 April 2024
Episode 28 - Full Stack Developer

Rick and Kincy delve into the intricacies of full stack development, exploring its pivotal role in crafting robust products from conception to launch. Tune in as they unravel the dynamic interplay between frontend and backend technologies, sharing insights and strategies to ...

46 min
1 April 2024
Episode 27 - Supabase Migration

Follow along as Cesar shares his experience on migrating an old MySQL database to Supabase, with Rick by his side asking questions and offering insights. While they both praise Supabase for its capabilities, they diverge in their opinions on the clarity and helpfulness of th...

43 min
20 March 2024
Episode 26 - When best practices become worst practices

In this week's episode, Rick & Kincy dive into the world of best practices and uncover some of the ways they can lead teams astray. From the pitfalls of autonomy, the misunderstood mantra of 'the customer is always right,' and the nuance of Don't Repeat Yourself, get rea...

43 min
8 March 2024
Episode 25 - Terrible Surveys

Almost all businesses use online and email surveys to gauge customer experiences with their products and services. This week, Rick and Kincy discuss six well-intentioned surveys that end up frustrating customers and likely provide unreliable data.

37 min
28 February 2024
Episode 24 - Unkey

Unkey is an open-source API authentication and authorization platform for scaling user facing APIs and this week Rick and Cesar have the pleasure to have James Perkins, CEO at Unkey, to talk about what they do, how they are building products and what's in the future for Unke...

50 min
14 February 2024
Episode 23 - Building Products

Cesar is joined by special guest Kincy Clark to talk about qualitative and quantitative research, building products, and a more details about OneStudy, the startup that he and Rick are working on.

55 min
31 January 2024
Episode 22 - Supabase Hackathon

What is Supabase? Why joining a hackathon? What's vector search and RAG? This and a lot more fun this week from Rick's experience back in December.

46 min
23 January 2024
Episode 21 - Microsoft AI Tour

Friction Log is back in 2024 and we hit the ground running by talking about Cesar's experience while attending Microsoft's AI Tour in San Francisco.

46 min
5 August 2022
Episode 20 - Finding a new Home Planet

We are back with a new friction log about Hex, a platform to build notebooks around data science and analytics.

41 min
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