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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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
- Express, Next.js
- Popular helper libs
- Date functions / Moment (Moment is old but its still 2x more popular)
- Scoped CSS
- Pattern libraries
17:15 - What about data structures and algorithms?
- Yes you obviously need to know about arrays and objects - probably maps and sets too
- Links lists? Tree structures? Traversal?
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.