Jerod, Nick & Ali partake in a few rounds of Story of the Week, TIL, and I’m Excited about $X. Oh, and is TypeScript the new Java? Nick responds and emotes all over the place! 😆
Ali & Divya recorded seven (!) awesome conversations all about Remix and the web ecosystem live on-stage at the first-ever Remix Conf after-party!
We play games like Frontend Feud… (clip from episode #192)
Discuss and analyze the news… (clip from episode #213)
Explain technical concepts to each other like we’re 5… (clip from episode #195)
Debate hot topics like should websites work without JS? (clip from episode #87)
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Jen Looper from Web Dev for Beginners and Front-end Foxes joins Jerod and Ali to discuss the exciting (but also intimidating) prospect of getting in to web development in 2022! Where should you start? What technologies should you focus on? Is it better to go all-in on a framework or stick with the fundamentals? Stuff like that!
Kent and our panelists dive deep on the hottest new React framework: Remix. What it does today, what makes it special, how it lured Kent away from a lucrative independent teaching career, and what’s coming up next.
Swyx is known for learning in public, and he joins the party to teach Ali and Nick about what he’s been working on with Temporal IO, what it is, and why he’s excited about it. We also talk about his role as Director of Developer Experience, including what developer experience is, how to do it, and what goals to set.
It’s our 3rd annual New Year’s party! We welcome a new panelist, review our (failed) resolutions from last year, discuss what’s trending in the web world, and even set some new (failed) resolutions for this year.
Our much anticipated Family Feud
rip-off inspired game show is finally here! Emma was joined by Nick and special guest Abenezer Abebe to form the Hypertext Assassins. KBall captained (despite never seeing Family Feud before) the DSL Destroyers with Mikeal and special guest Ali Spittel.
Find employers who want you to succeed. Good management that prioritizes your interests and goals is so important for creating a career where you’re growing and thriving. Management makes or breaks roles. Find a manager, and a team, who is looking out for you and wants you to succeed. It will lead to a more functional team and to an environment where you’re probably happier.
Negotiate everything you can. Job offers, content creation, work hours, remote days, job duties, benefits, compensation, etc. can all be negotiated. Use your wins to give you confidence and as a tangible list of accomplishments.
We’re on the expo hall floor of OSCON 2019 talking with Eric Holscher, Ali Spittel, and Hong Phuc Dang. First up, we talk to Eric about his work at Write the Docs, ethical advertising, and the Pac-Man rule at conferences. Second, we talk with Ali about her passion for teaching developers, her passion for writing, and her new found love for podcasting. Last, we talk with Hong about her work at FOSSASIA, the disconnect between America and Asia in open source, and several of the cool open source projects they have on GitHub.
Some sage advice from Ali Spittel that we all would do well to consider. In my experience, problem solving skills are the most valuable asset we have as developers. (Communication skills are a close #2.)
25 excellent pieces of advice from a mostly self-taught software engineer. Numbers 21 (Build projects you love) and 24 (Celebrate your wins) really resonate with me. Plus she finishes the post off with an awesome Sandi Metz quote.
Ali Spittel lays out 7 excellent tips for writing cleaner code.
- Use descriptive naming
- Functions should do one thing well
- Comments should tell the “why”
It’s imperative to first learn rules like these, follow them for awhile, and then (and only then) you will be equipped to know when (and when not) to break the rules.