Robert DeLuca Portrait

Hi, I'm Robert DeLuca

I love all things front-end, from designing great user experiences, ensuring they're accessible, crafting them in CSS, and powering them with JavaScript. I'm all about that OSS, that OSS, no closed source.

I also love to collaborate with other developers! If you would like to pair on a problem you can reach me here or on twitter (@robdel12)

Oct, 28th
2018

Jest + BigTest Interactor = Component Test ❤️

Over the past year, my friend Wil and I have been building an acceptance testing library for single page apps...

Blog Post
Sep, 20th
2018

111: Accessibility in Single Page Applications

In this episode, Robert, Charles, and Wil talk about the whys and hows of accessibility, as well as what makes single page applications special, why they are they harder for accessibility, and frameworks that can do this for you.

Podcast
Aug, 9th
2018

108: Running an Online-Only, Free Conference on Twitch with Kristian Freeman

In this episode, Kristian Freeman tells us about ByteConf: why he decided to start the conference, unique challenges of putting an online conference together, what he expects in terms of viewership and his hope for sponsors, and supporting speakers who haven’t recorded videos or maybe haven't ever even given a talk before.

Podcast
Jul, 5th
2018

105: Automating GitHub with Probot

In this episode, the panelists talk about automating GitHub with Probot. The origins of Probot are discussed, as well as making GitHub apps with the GitHub API, automating workflows with Probot, must-have Probots for every repo, and GitHub’s V4 GraphQL API.

Podcast
Jun, 14th
2018

103: React Components with Michael Jackson

In this episode, Michael Jackson of React Training and Rob DeLuca and Taras Mankovski of The Frontside talk about what is a component, and what a component is specifically in the context of React.

Podcast
May, 31st
2018

102: FOLIO with Harry Kaplanian

In this episode, Harry Kaplanian of EBSCO joins the show to talk about the FOLIO project: a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform designed for innovation.

Podcast
May, 24th
2018

101: Fullstack / Backend / Frontend: What’s the Difference?

In this episode of The Frontside Podcast, panelists Charles Lowell, Rob DeLuca, and Sam Keathley, discuss how much the distinction between frontend, backend, and fullstack developers matter in both personal and professional senses.

Podcast
Oct, 4th
2017

Creating an Accessible Custom Checkbox

Native HTML controls work great up until you need to apply custom styling. It’s pretty difficult to style controls like...

Blog Post
Sep, 3rd
2017

Single Page Apps routers are broken

Currently, every major Single Page App’s (SPA) router is broken the second you install it (Ember, Angular, React/Preact/Vue.js, etc). Before...

Blog Post
Aug, 28th
2017

Using Amazon Lambda to create a contact form

While Hurricane Harvey rains down on Texas I decided this would be a prefect time to build a contact form...

Blog Post
Mar, 23rd
2017

063: Growing New Developers with Saron Yitbarek

In this episode, Saron Yitbarek joins us to talk about the CodeNewbie Community, the upcoming Codeland Conference in New York City, and helping junior developers move up in the programming world.

Podcast
Mar, 16th
2017

062: UI for U and I

It's all about UI today: what it is, when it stops, tooling, and how it applies to us here at The Frontside.

Podcast
Mar, 9th
2017

061: Accessibility with Marcy Sutton

In this episode, we talk to Marcy Sutton about accessibility both in the big and small picture.

Podcast
Mar, 3rd
2017

060: Ember and Fastboot with Jonathan Jackson

In this episode, we talk to Jonathan Jackson of Ember Weekend about Ember, The Ember Community Survey, and FastBoot.

Podcast
Feb, 23rd
2017

059: Build Useless Stuff

A Frontsider's-only episode on why it's good to build useless stuff for creativity, accomplishment, and learning purposes.

Podcast