2019 YEAR END Definitely Not a Clip Show


In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes do a 2019 year in review — the most popular Syntax episodes, what they learned, some personal updates, plans for next year, and more!

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Show Notes

1:40 - Plans for 2020

  • Syntax Live March 2019
  • Plans for 2020
  • Twitter has done really well for @syntaxfm
  • Community feels great

9:20 - Top 10 Syntax episodes of 2019

25:17 - Personal stuff

  • Scott

    • Brooklyn Tolinksi
    • 2019 was really tough for me
    • Level Up courses for 12 months
    • Huge changes to my production values and office
    • Huge changes to LUT codebase (React hooks, Typescript, Next.js, Mongoose)
  • Wes

    • New Baby in June / 3 months Paternity Leave
    • Bought a cottage
    • Hardest course to make was Beginner JS — it was a slog, hard to stay motivated at times, with 80 hours of recording alone
    • Course Platform re-write (Next.js)

39:17 - Stuff we learned

  • Scott

    • Better speaker
    • Lots of TypeScript
    • Better debugging
    • Hooks
    • Svelte
    • General improvement in JS writing and programming skills
  • Wes

    • Really good at Vanilla.js DOM API
    • React Hooks
    • Suspense
    • Audio Visualization
    • Shape Detection API - Faces, Barcodes, Text
    • Headless CMS: Prismic, Sanity, WordPress GraphQL, Keystone.js, Hasura
    • Very good understanding of the nitty gritty of JS (closures, objects, this, new keyword, classes, etc.)
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