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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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
- Improvement in React Dev Tools
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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!
- 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
- 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
- VS Code
- Microsoft Edge
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