Lee Warrick and Edwin Otero explore what it's like to break into the Tech field as junior developers as well as how to stay up-to-date on new technology.
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We've Been Developers for One Year!

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Happy One Year Dev-versary!

Eddie and I started as developers in September 2018, and we've learned a whole lot in that first year.

We've also still got a ton of stuff we want to learn and thought we'd have a handle on by now.

What advice would we give ourselves if we could go back in time?

What surprised us the most about the reality of being a developer?

Join us this week and find out!


Show Notes:

  • 1:33 - What have we learned?

    • Agile
    • Nobody knows everything
  • 8:44 - Things that surprised us and subverted our expectations

    • Everything is a discussion
    • meetings, meetings, email, meetings
  • 11:16 - New skills we've acquired

    • Angular, Vue
    • TypeScript
    • Testing
    • Redux/NGRX/Vuex
  • 18:58 - What do we still not know?

    • TypeScript ๐Ÿ™ƒ
    • Testing
    • Design Patterns
    • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • 24:25 - Any advice for your past self?

    • Don't take the job too seriously
  • 30:35 - Testing Philosophy
  • 35:18 - What surprises you about what you're doing now?

    • Giving talks
    • This podcast
    • Blogging
  • 38:42 - Why you should give a talk!
  • 42:22 - Using Angular, Vue, and React

    • Plus a healthy dose of Lee complaining about Angular
  • 45:39 - We're still bad at Git
  • 50:43 - Nerd Minute

    • TV Shows

      • The Magicians
      • The Expanse
      • Supernatural
    • Anime + Western Animation

      • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
      • Batman Hush
      • Seis Manos
    • Games

      • Wolfenstein: The New Order
      • Devil May Cry Series
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