Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats

Full Stack Developers Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski dive deep into web development topics, explaining how they work and talking about their own experiences. They cover from JavaScript frameworks like React, to the latest advancements in CSS to simplifying web tooling.

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Hasty Treat - Developing Better Habits


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are talking about developing better habits — strategies, avoiding distractions, best practices, and more! Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resolution from five hours to five minutes. It works with any language and integrates with dozens of other services. Syntax listeners can get two months for free by visiting Sentry.io and using the coupon code “tastytreat”. Show Notes 2:03 - Habits we’re trying to build

  • Scott
    • Focus on one project at a time
      • Alfred tasks to quit apps and block sites
    • Not being efficient with my time
      • Daily todo lists and utilizing calendar
    • Too much screen time
      • Listening to music in the background instead of having the TV on
  • Wes
    • Flossing
    • Mindless context switching
13:37 - General strategies for building habits
  • Make them trackable
    • Easy enough to not ignore them
    • Quantifying them is key
  • Make them small enough
  • Be accountable
    • Tell other people your habits and have them remind you about them
  • Replace bad habits with good things
    • Design a sticker
    • Reply to three emails
    • Drink some water
  • Celebrate your wins productively
  • Keep the streak alive
  • Can’t do x until y is done
Links
  • uhabits
  • Done
  • Loop
  • K-Safe
  • Alfred
  • Codepen
  • Atomic Habits
  • The Power of Habit
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 30 September 2019  27m