Potluck - Programming Languages × Soft Skills × PHP vs JS × Breakdancing x Spice Blends
It’s another potluck episode in which Wes and Scott answer your questions! This month - programming languages, how to practice soft skills, PHP vs JS, is it every too late to become a developer, and more.Freshbooks - Sponsor
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- Why don’t you work with Typescript?
- How do you recommend working with APIs/libraries that compete with the DOM (e.g. d3 + react, react + google maps)?
- What is meant by the word “state” when referring to Vue or React?
- How do you practice and get better at “soft skills” (e.g. burnout, freelancing, time management, confrontation)?
- Syntax 025 - Dealing with email overload
- PaperKarma - The App to Stop Junk Mail
- Do you guys use different environments (e.g. “QA” and “Prod”)? What are some best practices?
- Semaphore - Test and deploy your code
- Sentry - Open-source error tracking
- As someone trying to break into the field of programming, should you build everything from scratch, or it ok to use plugins and libraries?
- What would WordPress be like if it were built on Node and GraphQL?
- How do you handle high level page layout when using styled components?
- As a junior dev, should I switch from PHP and Laravel to full stack JS? I love PHP, but JS is taking over.
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