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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: 208: 2019 YEAR END Definitely Not a Clip Show

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Dec 25th, 2019

2019 YEAR END Definitely Not a Clip Show

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes do a 2019 year in review — the most popular Syntax episodes, what they learned, some personal updates, plans for next year, and more!

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Show Notes

1:40 - Plans for 2020

  • Syntax Live March 2019
  • Plans for 2020
  • Twitter has done really well for @syntaxfm
  • Community feels great

9:20 - Top 10 Syntax episodes of 2019

25:17 - Personal Stuff

  • Scott

    • Brooklyn Tolinksi
    • 2019 was really tough for me
    • Level Up courses for 12 months
    • Huge changes to my production values and office
    • Huge changes to LUT codebase (React hooks, Typescript, Next.js, Mongoose)
  • Wes

    • New Baby in June / 3 months Paternity Leave
    • Bought a cottage
    • Hardest course to make was Beginner JS — it was a slog, hard to stay motivated at times, with 80 hours of recording alone
    • Course Platform re-write (Next.js)

39:17 - Stuff we learned

  • Scott

    • Better speaker
    • Lots of TypeScript
    • Better debugging
    • Hooks
    • Svelte
    • General improvement in JS writing and programming skills
  • Wes

    • Really good at Vanilla.js DOM API
    • React Hooks
    • Suspense
    • Audio Visualization
    • Shape Detection API - Faces, Barcodes, Text
    • Headless CMS: Prismic, Sanity, WordPress GraphQL, Keystone.js, Hasura
    • Very good understanding of the nitty gritty of JS (closures, objects, this, new keyword, classes, etc.)

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