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RAPIDfire Q&A time! Pew! Pew! We're gonna "A" as many of your "Q's" on this one including monitor recommendations, VIM vs eMacs vs Atom, frameworks or vanilla javascript, creating a family tree on the web, BEM, and side projects when you're trying to get hired.


Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert in silly sunglasses and a sign that says Shawp Tawlkk Shough DOT COM

Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert

This episode is with just Chris & Dave, ShopTalk Show's hosts. Chris is the co-founder of CodePen and creator of CSS-Tricks, and Dave is lead developer at Paravel.

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  • 9:23 Follow-up: Do you have any opinion on screens and maybe even having two – one for high end work and one) for low end reference, or is it not really needed for web work?
  • 20:54 So what's the deal with VIM and Emacs? Why is there such a hardcore community and what do they offer that I'm missing?
  • 30:40 I've been struggling to get good my learning JavaScript, and came across someone saying it's better to learn a framework first, and then deal with understanding vanilla Javascript. Do you agree?
  • 37:00 I want to create a webpage for a large family tree. I don't care what I write it in but would like it to be responsive and fairly easy to add/update people. Any thoughts on what to use to display data?
  • 44:44 How do you guys feel about BEM?
  • 52:00 When hiring, I appreciate that a developer does side projects to hone their skills, but I also wonder if there might be a conflict of interest. I was wondering if you thought this might be an asset or problem for companies looking to hire?