Hasty Treat - Certifications? Government Specified JavaScript Skills?

Nov. 2, 2020, 2 p.m. (2 years ago)
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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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Show Notes

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

  • AWS
  • Google

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