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JSJ 366: npm with Mikeal Rogers

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Sponsors Triplebyte offers a $1000 signing bonus Sentry use the code “devchat” for $100 credit Linode offers $20 credit CacheFly Panel AJ O’Neal Chris Ferdinandi Aimee Knight Charles Max Wood Joined by special guest: Mikeal Rogers Episode Summary This episode of JavaScript Jabber starts with Mikeal Rogers introducing himself and his work in brief. Charles clarifies that he wants to focus this show on some beginner content such as node.js basics, so Mikeal gives some historical background on the concept, elaborates on its modern usage and features and explains what “streams” are, for listeners who are starting to get into JavaScript. The panelists then discuss how languages like Go and Python compare to node.js in terms of growth and individual learning curves. Mikeal answers questions about alternate CLIs, package management, Pika, import maps and their effect on node.js, and on learning JavaScript in general. Chris, Charles and AJ also chip in with their experiences in teaching modern JS to new learners and its difficulty level in comparison to other frameworks. They wrap up the episode with picks. Links Mikeal on Twitter Mikeal on GitHub Follow JavaScript Jabber on Devchat.tv, Facebook and Twitter. Picks Chris Ferdinandi: Mozilla Firefox Artifact Conference Aimee Knight: A Magician Explains Why We See What’s Not There Programming: doing it more vs doing it better Mikeal Rogers: The Future of the Web – CascadiaJS 2018 Brave Browser Charles Max Wood: Podwrench

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