Hasty Treat - Hireable Skills for 2021
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! Freshbooks - Sponsor
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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. Links
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