Potluck - What is "State"? × Web Sockets × Remote Working × Firefox × Machines Taking Our Jobs × More!
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2:03 - Q: I hear you both talk about “state” a lot in your podcasts. And while I understand a little about it, I never understand it in the context you both use it. Can you enlighten us?
6:52 - Q: I have an idea for a project that is suited for web sockets, push text/images/documents to a bunch of users in real time. I just learned about Firebase’s real-time database, and it looks like it would be pretty easy to implement my idea. What are your thoughts, pros/cons, of these two technologies?
10:42 - Q: How’s your fitness going?
17:22 - Q: Is it worth it to find a remote dev job at an early stage of your career? Considering the stuff I learn from my seniors and other devs on the team, I wonder if I will lose the opportunity to learn stuff from my team members?
19:49 - Q: How do I keep myself motivated in coding?
26:00 - Q: Wes, I keep hearing you talk about working from your Dropbox. Do you sync up everything? Even things like your node module folders?
29:26 - Q: Have you talked about Firefox Developer Edition? It looks like it should be very useful, but I can’t quite make the transition.
32:58 - Q: Hey guys, what your opinion of CSS naming convention methodologies such as BEM?
35:04 - Q: I would like to refer to the question from ep 140 about fronted development possibly dying. I don’t feel satisfied with the answer, so maybe I could state the question differently: With the machine learning being developed rapidly in recent years, will the web change, causing reduction of front-end jobs? Maybe we will just be training smart algorithms and developing them instead? What do you think?
40:32 - Q: How do you deal with anxiety and fear during interviews that might hinder your ability to give the best impression of yourself or solve coding challenges?Links
- Syntax 020: Fitness, Nutrition, and Losing Weight
- Syntax 084: Fitness for Developers
- Syntax 164: A Story About Kanye West and Learning to Code
- Syntax 140: Potluck - Media Queries × NPM Vulnerabilities × Fullstack JS vs JAMstack × Web VR/AR × Switching Jobs × More!
- FireFox developer edition
- How you can train an AI to convert your design mockups into HTML and CSS
- How AI And Machine Learning Are Transforming Front-End Development?
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