The Fundamentals Leftovers - Terminal, Shortcuts, View Source, Github + More!
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes continue their discussion of fundamentals — Bash, text editors, Regex, Github, Dev tools, and more!
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03:17 - Typing
- Take an online typing test or skills - https://www.keybr.com/
07:02 - Bash / Terminal
- What directory am I in?
- How to copy / paste / remove files and folders
- Nice prompt (ZSH or fish)
- Know how to get out of VIM/VI and how to use it for fast editing
- Know how to make an alias
13:19 - Text editors
- Command Palette
- Keyboard shortcuts (just look them up!)
- Click through to source
- Multiple cursors
- Find/replace master
- Find and replace across files
18:37 - Regex
- https://regexone.com will teach you just enough
22:03 - OS Basics
- Switching apps
- File organization
- Searching for/in files
28:50 - Googling
- Learn how to google well
- What words to use and what not to
- Basic operators “-”, ",
- Use Reddit: for opinions
- Add dates - example: Library has been out for 6 months, and you can filter out
33:08 - Navigating GitHub
- Explore for finding interesting projects and creators
- Know how to clone a repo
- Create repo and push to it
- https://octolinker.now.sh/ to click through to files
- Use Octotree to navigate
36:20 - Navigating source
- View source
- Where to start in a repo (ie the entrance to a project)
- Most code repos are easier to read and understand than you give yourself credit for - it will improve your code reading and parsing skills
- Access to the minds of other developers
37:31 - Knowing how to pick the right dev tools pane
- Is it network based?
- Does it happen once you click something?
- Toggling CSS on/off
- When console logging makes sense vs using a better tool
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