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Discussion on: Do they teach "pointers" in bootcamp? Should they?

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I recently finished a Web Dev bootcamp that covered the basics to the Trinity, then did a LAMP cms, then two Angular cms (one in ionic), then covered some react frontend basics. There of course was a lot of information about creating API's and consuming them via JSON (course was mostly JS) At no point did we discuss pointers. I went in to class with about a year's worth of prior knowledge, but i had learned the basics of data structures from a Udemy course I took. As much as I went over them (interviews, right?), I have yet to come across a required use case for when I would need them in Web Dev. I'm new, but does that actually come up? Like, would I use them in electron for a desktop app or something?