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AJ O’Neal (twitter github blog) Merrick Christensen (twitter github) Joe Eames (twitter github blog) Jamison Dance (twitter github blog)
00:57 - What does it mean to be a “web developer”
11:01 - Minumum level entry skills you need to become a web developer
HTML CSS JSHint Jade less.js jquery
19:39 - CSS
24:24 - Mid-Senior level skills you need to become a web developer
Networking HTTP Wireshark Build systems node.js NoSQL Netcat MVC frameworks Preprocessers REST
Prime Workers (AJ) Adobe Illustrator (AJ) Vagrant (Merrick) Puppet (Merrick) Mountain West Ruby Conference (Jamison) TXJS (Jamison) Breeze.js (Joe) edge.js (Joe) 'Arrested Development' Comes Back On Netflix On May 26, So Get Extra Sleep Now: Linda Holmes (Joe) Intro to Networking with Netcat and NodeJS (AJ) Intro to HTTP with Netcat, Node, Connect (AJ)
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AJ: Yo! Yo! Yo! Coming at you as live as I can from Provo, Utah.
JAMISON: We’ve got Merrick Christensen.
MERRICK: What’s up?
JAMISON: And we’ve got Joe Eames.
JOE: Hey, how’s it going?
JAMISON: Today, we’re talking about just general web development skill sets, like what do you need to know to be a web developer? We should probably start off and define what a web developer is first because I think that it’s a really overloaded term. What do you guys think it means to be a ‘web developer’? I’m doing air quotes right now.
JOE: Merrick and I have had some conversations about this and it’s like I feel like his opinion of what a web developer is, is slightly different than mine. And maybe I’m coming more in line with what his definition is. So, I want to hear his first.
MERRICK: My definition?
JOE: Yeah, go.
JOE: You said web application developer, right?
MERRICK: Yeah. I think there’s a difference.
JOE: Yeah, okay. For mine, one of the things that I feel like is I’m weak with CSS, right? And so, I kind of have this disdain about people that are like, “Oh, you don’t know CSS, huh? Well, that’s a problem.” And I want to say, “Well, yeah I’m not great with CSS.” I can tread water. But I can’t take a screen shot that some designer puts together in Illustrator and then turn it into a web page and feel like I’m doing it right. I always want to turn to an expert and say, “Hey, what do you think of this layout?