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Level Up Your Junior Coding Skills

Recorded:
May 11, 2021
Released:
May 12, 2021
Modified:
May 20, 2021

In this mystery episode, Matt quizzes Mike on how he can level up his junior coding skills after years of being a jack-of-all-trades - juggling business administration, podcast editing, client work and more. Without a stable schedule of duties to complete, Matt has fallen behind Mike a fair bit in his coding knowledge, but his knowledge across the board of running a small business have increased slowly, yet steadily. Now that the HTML All The Things website is about to be completed, it's time for Matt to try and upgrade those junior coding skills so that he can contribute more to client work and content on the new website.

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Show Notes

What is HTML All The Things

HTML All The Things is a web development podcast and discord community which was started by Matt and Mike, developers based in Ontario, Canada.

The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self-employment, and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage to expand their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.

What's This One About?

In this mystery episode, Matt quizzes Mike on how he can level up his junior coding skills after years of being a jack-of-all-trades - juggling business administration, podcast editing, client work, and more. Without a stable schedule of duties to complete, Matt has fallen behind Mike a fair bit in his coding knowledge, but his knowledge across the board of running a small business has increased slowly, yet steadily. Now that the HTML All The Things website is about to be completed, it's time for Matt to try and upgrade those junior coding skills so that he can contribute more to client work and content on the new website.

Show Notes

1:50 - Marketing side discussion

4:30 - Introduction

8:30 - How to 'level up' Matt's programming skills?

19:45 - Should Matt be learning advanced concepts like data structures and algorithms?

27:25 - DIYer vs contractor

37:05 - Should Matt be looking at coding tools or just learning more vanilla code (HTML, CSS, JS)?

50:40 - Given the current situation of our business, should Matt even be advancing his programming skills?

Key Takeaways

  • If your first project in a new ecosystem is a huge undertaking, it's going to weigh you down. Split up your project into smaller more accomplishable ones so that you can move towards your goal but still keep it achievable.
  • You don't really need to know the concepts behind data structures and algorithms to be a good developer

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