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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 106: A Look Forward to 2019

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Jan 2nd, 2019

A Look Forward to 2019

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In this episode Wes and Scott take a look back at 2018 as well as a look forward to what's coming in 2019.

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Show Notes

3:00 - What was hot in 2018?

  • Tooling got easier
  • GraphQL got easier and more accessible
  • New GraphQL companies left and right
  • CSS has gotten more awesome
  • React
  • Improvement in React Dev Tools
  • JavaScript frameworks overall
  • Edge adopting Chrome engine
  • Microsoft bought Github
  • Vue continues to impress and evolve
  • VS Code continued to get amazing

31:29 - Predictions for 2019

  • Headless CMS game is going to get really real
  • We're gonna see rails for JavaScript start making some noise
  • React will continue to see growth
  • Design tools will get more code-y (Figma, etc.)
  • VueJS will continue to see growth
  • Developer Experience Tools will continue to get easier
  • Wasm
  • Code splitting easier
  • ES6 Modules in Node
  • Server Side Hot reloading

41:00 - Scott's Year in Review

  • Released 12 courses
  • Major growth in Level Up as a platform
  • Hired first employees to work and grow site
  • Greatly improved quality and video production
  • Gave first conf talks and spoke internationally

44:03 - Wes' Year in Review

  • Released two courses - CSS Grid and Advanced React
  • Started work on JavaScript course
  • Delegated lots of development to contractor
  • Continued to work well with assistant
  • Spoke at lots of confs
  • Live Syntax!
  • Grew Instagram
  • Continued hot tips on twitter

47:00 - BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

  • We're both having babies!

48:09 - Wes' Goals for 2019

  • Keep doing what I'm doing!
  • New Website!
  • JavaScript course
  • Platform upgrades - been in the works for months - working on a faster rollout
  • CSS course? VS Code course? More React?
  • 8 YouTube Videos
  • Instagram to 30k
  • Parental Leave

52:26 - Scott's Goals for 2019

  • Courses
  • First non-Scott LUT courses (big plans / announcements here )
  • Parental Leave
  • Major platform updates that are stuck in bottleneck
  • More hires, more growth
  • More free content
  • More teaching from real world code
  • Codebase to Hooks & Suspense

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