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Junior Developer’s Guide to Confusing Terms

March 16, 2023
March 22, 2023
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The advanced technical nature of web development coupled with what seems like a completely new dictionary to memorize can easily overwhelm junior developers before they've completed their learning journey. There is a lot of technical jargon and technical terms that must be understood to read documentation and hold a conversation with developer colleagues. These terms include things like data structures, algorithms, syntax, and much more. This week, Matt and Mike try and help simplify these terms into easy-to-understand definitions, so you don't get bogged down in memorization.


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This episode is all about simplifying technical terms and web developer jargon into definitions that are easy for junior developers to understand.

These terms include:

  • Algorithms
  • Data Structures
  • Pseudo Selectors (pseudo-classes & pseudo-elements)
  • Packages (npm)
  • CLI, Terminal, CMD (command line)
  • Bundler (webpack, vite)
  • Containerization (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Framework
  • API (Application Programming Interface)
  • GIT (version control)
  • Closures
  • Objects
  • Syntax