- You may change external state by accident when you reassign values
- You create more complex code when you reassign values
It’s easy to feel overwhelm as developer. We have so many things to learn.
I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re overwhelmed. I feel overwhelmed too. Every single day.
The best way to learn is to teach.
You’ve heard many people say this. But is it true?
I knew teaching had benefits. For example, if you teach, people will know you exist. People may be able to learn from your experience. But learn? I was skeptical.
But I realized the statement is true. You learn best when you teach. I can vouch for it after teaching frontend development for many years.
This article explains my thoughts on why teaching others help you learn.
It’s normal to feel confused when you’re trying to learn something new.
Some people hate this feeling. I know I do. But it’s important to feel this confusion.
Infinity Wars was amazing. I recommend you watch it—even if you think the plot, the cast, or even the ending sounds silly.
I learned five things from the movie. I want to share these things with you (and talk about how they relate back to life, coding, and learning).
Note: there’s going to be spoilers.
There are so many frameworks out there. How do you know which one to choose to learn?
This video helps you answer that question.
You know learning is important. You want to do it, but you can’t seem to find the time.
You’re drained after work. All you want to do is relax on the couch. On weekends, you want to spend time with friends and family.
How do you find time to learn?
You may have heard both sides of the argument.
Which one should you choose?
I read through a hundred responses. I gave myself a week to think through it. And I came to a conclusion.
I’m going to teach authentication in a separate course.
I want to share why I made this conclusion.
There was a time when web design got monotonous. Designers and developers built the same kinds of websites over and over again, so much so that we were mocked by people in our own industry for creating only two kinds of websites:
Is this the limit of what our “creative” minds can achieve? This thought sent an incontrollable pang of sadness into my heart.
I don’t want to admit it, but maybe that was the best we could accomplish back then. Maybe we didn’t have suitable tools to make creative designs. The demands of the web were evolving quickly, but we were stuck with ancient techniques like floats and tables.
Today, the design landscape has changed completely. We’re equipped with new and powerful tools — CSS Grid, CSS custom properties, CSS shapes and CSS writing-mode, to name a few — that we can use to exercise our creativity.
Do you worry about the quality of your code? Are you afraid of writing bad code? If someone reads your code and they say it sucks, how would it make you feel?
Would you feel like shit?
Has anyone asked you whether you are a real developer? Has anyone ever told you in your face that you’re not a real developer?
The important part is not what they think. It’s what you think.
I’m a weirdo. I’m always working (either coding or teaching you how to code). I code on during work, at night, and even on weekends. I can’t seem to separate myself from work.
Recently, I learned to relax. I discovered that one of my favorite activities is to watch movies. I only watch some of them though. For example, I chase after every movie in the Marvel universe (for Avengers), but I don’t watch anything related to Star Wars.
But why? Are Marvel movies better made than Star Wars? Do they contain more compelling stories? Do they have better actions and effects?
I wanted to know why I watched some movies and not others, so I dug into my own psychology (like I said, I’m a weirdo; forgive me for doing weird things). I found a surprising reason. I can even use this reason to explain how I learned to code 😂.
A student asked why I switched over from Sublime Text to Visual Studio Code, and he’s wondering whether he should switch too.
Here’s a quick answer to that question.
I had an exciting experience three weeks ago—I gave my first Chinese talk at the 4th CSS Conference in China, in Xiamen, on March 31st.
I learned a lot from this experience—both about myself and about the chinese development scene—and I want share my learnings with you.
Let me begin by introducing the organizer duo.
Second, I’m afraid I’ll portray the image that I don’t complete projects by the deadlines I set, which in my mind, means people who invested in the preorders don’t get the products in time. I’m afraid that you’ll think badly of me if I do the restructure.
But I still went ahead with it. The question is why.
But why do we need to learn to traverse the DOM? Isn’t
document.querySelector enough for most of our needs?
In this article, I’m going to show you why traversing is better that
document.querySelector, and how to traverse like a pro. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the article!
Hey, it’s Zell. Today, we have a question from a student from prefers to remain anonymous. I’m going to call this student May.
Here’s her question:
May freaks out whenever a recruiter asks her to talk about a bad experience in an interview. She had a complicated situation; she didn’t want to blame the company she was at, and she didn’t want to say she lacked experience (and therefore sucked).
She tried to answer the question, didn’t get positive results from her answers, and she’s now considering lying about the bad experience to find a job.