Welcome to Coffee and Code with me, Dan Vega for the week of Feb 17 - Feb 23, 2020. This newsletter is a little insight into what I was up to this week, things I found interesting and anything on my radar for the upcoming week. If you don't already have one grab a cup and your favorite beverage and let's get to it.
This week I posted a new video where I discussed the results of the 2020 HackerRank Developer Skills Report. In this report, one of the metrics that I thought was really interesting was that Go was the #1 programming language that developers wanted to learn this year. I started learning Go towards the end of last year and I couldn't agree more, it's a fascinating language and I hope to share more of that journey soon.
The title for the video that I posted was The #1 Programming Language that Developers want to learn in 2020. I had a couple of people mention to me that it sounded clickbaity and while I would agree with that I need to defend my thought process and offer up an alternative way of thinking about it.
I think there is a clear distinction between click bait and clickable titles. When it comes to click bait you are deceiving the viewer for clicks and I don't ever want to do that. As a small YouTuber who really wants to grow his channel I need to do a couple of things. First and this is the big one, I need to be more consistent with the tutorials. Second, I also need to create content that will reach a larger audience.
This is why you might see more experiments with this type of content so I would love to hear your feedback.
While we are on the subject of YouTube I need to take a minute and congratulate Brad Traversy. If you don't know Brad is a YouTuber who teaches a wide variety of programming topics on YouTube. Brad creates some amazing tutorials and is the epitome of consistency. He crossed 1 million subscribers this week and it is a well-deserved milestone. Congrats Brad and looking forward to you hitting 2 million.
I watched a tutorial from Brad this week on creating a clone of Microsoft.com using CSS Grid, Flex, and media queries. It was really good and got it me thinking about creating a similar tutorial using Tailwind CSS. I have had a lot of fun building layouts with Tailwind lately and I thought I would like to share those. I have an initial version on my Github and if you're interested in YouTube tutorials on Tailwind please let me know.
A huge thank you to Anthony Gore for including me in this weeks Vue.js Developers Newsletter. My article on when to use
reactive() was including in the Newsletter and I am grateful for being included with so many great articles.
My focus is on YouTube and I should be able to release two videos this week. I want to try and get on a consistent schedule so my thought is Tuesday and Friday but as you know plans can always change. Look out for a video on how to connect IntelliJ's Database Tools to an H2 database in a Spring Boot application & Visual Studio Code themes.
Around the Web
These are things I found cool around the web this week.
- Ray Camden: Ionicons in Vue.js
- Ray Camden: Charting with Vue: A comparison
- Creating a self-paced email course with ConvertKit, Typeform, and Zapier
- Getting Acquainted With Svelte, the New Framework on the Block
- The State of Vue.js in 2020 - Why You Should Make The Leap - Gwendolyn Faraday - YouTube
- Microsoft Homepage Clone - CSS Grid, Flex & Media Queries
- Get Started with Tailwind CSS in 15 Minutes
- Enjoy the Vue: JAMming, MCing, Vuex & More with Divya Sasidharan
- Go Time: Quack like a wha-?
- Syntax.fm: Serverless / Cloud Functions - Part 1
- Announcing TypeScript 3.8 | TypeScript
- Learn CSS Positioning with 😸
- Git Command Explorer
- Tales from the jar side: Spring training, Groovy 3, and other updates
- Vue.js Developers Newsletter Issue #156
- Groovy Calamari
Until Next Week
Thanks for sitting down and sharing a cup of coffee with me my friend. I hope you enjoyed this installment of Coffee & Code and I will see you next Sunday morning. If you have any links you would like me to include please contact me and I might add them to a future newsletter. I hope you have a great week and as always friends...