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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: 219: Hasty Treat - Non-Glamorous Skills You Should Have

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Feb 3rd, 2020

Hasty Treat - Non-Glamorous Skills You Should Have

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the non-glamorous skills that will improve your life as a developer!

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Show Notes

3:13 - Why it's needed

  • Make you a better dev
  • Make big tasks easier

7:00 - Why we don't do it

  • Because it's hard
  • It's boring - sometimes
  • It's not our focus

7:24 - Good command line skills

  • Get around file system
  • Copy, move, delete things

8:58 - Keyboard skills

  • Jump by word/line/BOL/EOL
  • Learn 1 new shortcut per week
  • Custom keybindings for common tasks

14:22 - Communication and interpersonal skills

14:41 - Time management

  • Focus apps to help
  • How long will something take?
  • Revisit past projects when they are done and see how long it took

16:36 - Good file hygiene

  • Good folder structure
  • Delete old cruft
  • Clear your recycle
  • Desktop and downloads are off-limits
  • Create template structures or tools for commonly used structures

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