281: The New JavaScript

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Javascript has been on people's mind and so Dave and Chris bring the horn section along to answer your questions on choosing which technology to run with, when to learn it, spaghetti code, and also Dave's thoughts on Microsoft Edge Summit 2017.



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.

Time Jump Links

  • 5:40 As someone who has been learning on his own, I'm afraid of choosing the wrong horse, so to speak, and being out of step with the newest technologies when I apply for development jobs. Are there any good ways to deal with this?
  • 17:15 I don't quite understand the whole React/Preact/Vue landscape. What is it really for, and when would it make sense to learn this and eventually even use them?
  • 43:12 What is spaghetti code?
  • 50:52 Dave goes to Microsoft Edge Summit