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Web Dev Podcasts and Websites

I've been a professional web developer for approximately 1 year and 6 months. The biggest challenge, I feel, has been how quickly and dramatically the build tools, application frameworks, and the language of JavaScript changed over that time. For my first 3 or 4 months, we were still writing AngularJS applications in ECMAScript 5. Then, at my suggestion, we jumped to Angular 2 beta and TypeScript (and RxJS and @ngrx/store and Yarn). In a certain sense, it feels like I took my first 4 months and threw it away.

Pricing Design: A Review

Pricing Design by Dan Mall is an A Book Apart book about pricing design projects as an outside designer (or developer or, really, any type of consulting or service provider — but specifically as a web designer). It’s well written and concise — just on the verge of being too concise.

Extreme Ownership: A Review

I first heard Jocko Willink on the Tim Ferriss Show. I’ve also heard him on the Joe Rogan Experience, Sam Harris’s Waking Up podcast, and again on the Tim Ferriss Show. None of these specifically covered his book with Leif Babin, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. The Tim Ferriss and Joe Rogan podcasts were more like general conversations about life. The Sam Harriss podcast addressed foreign policy and Islamic terrorism.