In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about web dev certifications — are they worth it, or a waste of time?
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02:12 - Certifications
05:30 - We have standards, and people move faster than standards.
- jQuery moved faster than vanilla JS
- Typescript is sometimes preferred over regular JS
- We have universities that offer web developer certs and many of them are a joke
- The point is that programming is the wild west — it’s far too broad and moves far too fast for us to try and fit it in a box
10:28 - Do certifications mean anything?
14:30 - How do you know if you have enough skills (when you’re job hunting)?
19:04 - Some jobs do require a certification