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How to Code: Web Development

How to Code: Web Development

By Robert Guss

A podcast for aspiring web developers. Host Robert Guss is a self-taught front-end developer currently working as a Developer Experience Engineer at Cypress.io. We discuss learning how to code, strategies for getting your first job, web technology news, interviews, testing, and more on this show. Website: howtocode.io Twitter: @howtocode_io
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You're learning too much
You're learning too much
In this episode, I discuss how constant learning is a subtle form of procrastination. I also discuss issues of impostor syndrome and how to overcome them.  Links How To Code Website Twitter
15:41
November 30, 2022
Learn the fundamentals
Learn the fundamentals
In this episode, I discuss the importance of learning the fundamentals and the dangers of abstractions. Links How To Code Website Twitter Resources Web Bos Beginner JavaScript: https://beginnerjavascript.com/ JavaScript 30: https://javascript30.com/ JavaScript the weird parts: https://www.udemy.com/course/understand-javascript/ The Odin Project: https://www.theodinproject.com/ Learn to Code HTML & CSS by Shay Howe: https://learn.shayhowe.com/html-css/ Learn to program: https://pragprog.com/titles/ltp3/learn-to-program-third-edition/ Learn enough: https://www.learnenough.com/ You don’t know JS: https://github.com/getify/You-Dont-Know-JS JS for cats: http://jsforcats.com/ Eloquent JS: https://eloquentjavascript.net/ Scrimba: https://scrimba.com/allcourses?price=free Microsoft web dev for beginners: https://github.com/microsoft/Web-Dev-For-Beginners
14:16
November 11, 2022
Podcast & life update
Podcast & life update
In this episode, I give a quick update on the state of this podcast and what has been going on in my life over the past month or so. Links How To Code Website Twitter Coherence Coherence Docs
05:51
November 11, 2022
The truth about hustle culture
The truth about hustle culture
In this episode I discuss the truth about hustle culture, what it is and why it is dangerous. I share some of my personal experiences with burnout and offer tips and advice to help prevent it.  Links How To Code Website Twitter
20:47
September 23, 2022
The importance of testing
The importance of testing
In this episode, I discuss why testing is important. I provide some free resources and tips on where you can learn to test for free. I also share some career advice on testing can help you get your first job in tech.  Links How To Code Website Twitter Free testing curriculum Cypress Real World App
30:28
September 08, 2022
Dead tech fallacies
Dead tech fallacies
In this episode, I debunk the common notion that certain technologies are dead. I compare and contrast what is often said versus reality. I also give my advice on what technologies you need to learn when first starting out and why. I also provide some advice and strategies for your getting your first job in tech.  Links How To Code Website Twitter WordPress stats State of Laravel 2022 Packagist - Laravel Ruby on Rails
24:03
August 19, 2022
CS degree vs bootcamp vs self-taught
CS degree vs bootcamp vs self-taught
In this episode, I share my thoughts on the differences between getting a Computer Science or CS Degree vs going to a BootCamp or teaching yourself how to code. I share some personal experiences and advice for choosing which method is right for you. I also provide my thoughts on several free and paid options that are available and what I would personally do if I had to do it all over again. Links How To Code Website Twitter School of Code Free Code Camp The Odin Project Learn Enough Lean Enough Scholarship Scrimba
37:11
August 04, 2022
Why teaching is the best way to learn
Why teaching is the best way to learn
In this episode, I discuss why teaching is the best way to learn. I also discuss the importance of writing as a software developer and why you should start blogging and sharing the things you learn. I also give some advice on how to stand out from everyone else when you are applying for jobs, especially for your first junior developer job.  Links CodeNewbie 100DaysOfCode How To Code Website Twitter
40:03
July 21, 2022
Why are you here?
Why are you here?
In this episode, I discuss the importance of understanding why you are learning how to code. Learning how to code is incredibly difficult and knowing why you are doing this in the first place will help keep you motivated when things get tough, and trust me, they will. I also discuss how it is important to help out others and give back.  I offer some advice about how to keep your priorities straight while you are learning and give some examples of some of the bad information that is out there. Finally, I stress the importance of taking care of yourself, eating right, and exercising.  Enjoy friends. Links Kinsta Article How To Code Website Twitter
32:10
July 07, 2022
How I taught myself how to code
How I taught myself how to code
In this episode, I discuss how I taught myself how to code in 5 months without any prior programming experience. I discuss my background prior to becoming a developer and the jobs and experiences I have had since becoming a full-time developer. I also share some advice on strategies I used to get my first job, how to get the real-world experience you need for your resume, and technical interviewing. Links Blog post  How to Code Website Twitter  Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
28:41
June 23, 2022
Why this podcast?
Why this podcast?
In this episode, I discuss the reasons and motivations for creating the how to code podcast. Links How to Code Website Twitter  Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
13:31
June 23, 2022