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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: 331: Hasty Treat - Hireable Skills for 2021



Mar 1st, 2021

Hasty Treat - Hireable Skills for 2021

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about hireable skills or 2021 — what you need to know to get a job and grow in your career this year!

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Show Notes

04:17 - Code in general

  • Clean, commented, organized
  • Take the extra hour before an application and polish it

06:10 - JS

  • Basics of the language - storing data in Arrays and Objects
  • Looping and flow control
  • Array methods
  • Promises + async await
  • DOM basics - select an element, listen for clicks, update elements
  • Node basics
    • Most of your JS basics apply here
    • Read Files, write files
    • Fetch data and return it

08:38 - CSS

  • Attention to detail - pixel-perfect replication of designs
  • Works well on mobile
  • No reliance on libraries - complete reliance on Bootstrap or Tailwind is a red flag. If you use these things, explain clearly why they are useful to you (e.g. augment your skills, not relied on).

12:54 - Real-world libraries

  • One of the following: React, Vue, Angular
  • Node.js - sending Server data as a response
    • JSON
    • Express, Next.js
  • Popular helper libs
    • Date functions / Moment (Moment is old but its still 2x more popular)
    • Lodash
  • CSS
    • Scoped CSS
    • Pattern libraries

17:15 - What about data structures and algorithms?

20:26 - Soft skills

  • Know how to talk to PMs and other devs.
  • Know how to stay on top of timelines and schedules while communicating.
  • You won't last long in any work environment where you aren't able to fit in.
  • Many devs sometimes get a big head about doing tech - this is not something you want to emulate. Ignore any kind of internal "us vs them" attitude. It's about the big picture and you'll go further.
  • Write good, short, emails that don't sound like you are mad.

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