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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: 297: Hasty Treat - Certifications? Government Specified JavaScript Skills?

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Nov 2nd, 2020

Hasty Treat - Certifications? Government Specified JavaScript Skills?

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about web dev certifications — are they worth it, or a waste of time?

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Show Notes

02:12 - Certifications

05:30 - We have standards, and people move faster than standards.

  • jQuery moved faster than vanilla JS
  • Typescript is sometimes preferred over regular JS
  • We have universities that offer web developer certs and many of them are a joke
  • The point is that programming is the wild west — it's far too broad and moves far too fast for us to try and fit it in a box

10:28 - Do certifications mean anything?

14:30 - How do you know if you have enough skills (when you're job hunting)?

19:04 - Some jobs do require a certification

  • AWS
  • Google

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