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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 258: The Fundamentals Leftovers - Terminal, Shortcuts, View Source, Github + More!



Jun 17th, 2020

The Fundamentals Leftovers - Terminal, Shortcuts, View Source, Github + More!

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes continue their discussion of fundamentals — Bash, text editors, Regex, Github, Dev tools, and more!

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Show Notes

03:17 - Typing

07:02 - Bash / Terminal

  • WSL
  • What directory am I in?
  • SSH
  • How to copy / paste / remove files and folders
  • z
  • Nice prompt ( ZSH or fish)
  • Know how to get out of VIM/VI and how to use it for fast editing
  • Know how to make an alias

13:19 - Text editors

  • Command Palette
  • Keyboard shortcuts (just look them up!)
  • Click through to source
  • Multiple cursors
  • Find/replace master
  • Find and replace across files

18:37 - Regex

22:03 - OS Basics

  • Switching apps
  • Unzipping
  • File organization
  • Searching for/in files

28:50 - Googling

  • Learn how to google well
  • What words to use and what not to
  • Basic operators "-", ",
  • Use Reddit: for opinions
  • Add dates - example: Library has been out for 6 months, and you can filter out

33:08 - Navigating GitHub

  • Explore for finding interesting projects and creators
  • Know how to clone a repo
  • Create repo and push to it
  • https://octolinker.now.sh/ to click through to files
  • Use Octotree to navigate

36:20 - Navigating source

  • View source
  • Where to start in a repo (ie the entrance to a project)
  • Most code repos are easier to read and understand than you give yourself credit for - it will improve your code reading and parsing skills
  • Access to the minds of other developers

37:31 - Knowing how to pick the right dev tools pane

  • Is it network based?
  • Does it happen once you click something?
  • Toggling CSS on/off
  • When console logging makes sense vs using a better tool


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