Some Things I Recommend

Howdy. I'm taking this week's "Sponsored Post" to give a shout out to some apps, courses, and services that I personally like. These things also have affiliate programs, meaning if you buy the thing, we earn a portion of that sale, which supports this site. That money goes to pay people to write the things we publish. That said, everything on this list is something that I'm happy going on the record endorsing.


The JavaScript Learning Landscape in 2018

Raise your hand if this sounds like you:

You’ve been in the tech industry for a number of years, you know HTML and CSS inside-and-out, and you make a good living. But, you have a little voice in the back of your head that keeps whispering, "It’s time for something new, for the next step in your career. You need to learn programming."

Yep, same here.


How It Feels Reactions

Jose Aguinaga pinched a community nerve:

The JavaScript community is insane if it thinks anyone can keep up with this.

I heard a lot of Hilarious! So true! reactions. I heard a lot of Nope. This isn't what it's like. reactions, sprinkled with You don't have to use/start with every tool. and Both of these people (in this fake conversation) are kinda jerks.

Some Baby Bear reactions include Tim Kadlec and Addy Osmani. Sacha Greif wrote to me to point out that the results of his big survey indicate most JavaScript devs are pretty happy with the language and ecosystem.

Missed title opportunity: "How it feels to read 'How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016'"