You might notice that I’m wearing suit. At least on my upper body. This is because we are not talking code today, we are talking about your career as a programmer.
In this video, I’ll talk about how to stay relevant in the job market as a programmer. It’s not going to be about learning the framework that is currently in vogue, and not even about learning the up-and-coming one - I’m going to tell you to learn fundamentals.
# Why am I making this video?
I recently made a video titled ”too many tools and frameworks”.
I posted it because I was so often asked the question ”what framework should I learn”. In the video my response was that there is no such thing as a best tool in general. If you try to find the ultimate tool to solve all problems, you’ll end up with a leatherman, which works, but it’s better to know a lot of specialized tools, like screwdrivers, hammers and saws, and pick from them when you are starting a new project.
The problem with my answer was that it was viewing the question from the viewpoint of ”how to make the best possible software” but what a lot of people were actually asking is ”what should I learn in order to be attractive on the job market”.
# What skills are attractive on the job market?
The easy cop-out to that question is to just learn what is popular as hell. As of recording, that would be Angular. Angular is a bizarrely popul…
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