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[IPC spring 2018] How to train your minions

[IPC spring 2018] How to train your minions

Ever wondered what the fast track to being a full-stack developer is? It's true we learn best by delivering, but what how should we structure our learning approach to maximise results?

In this talk I'll share my method of bringing juniors up to speed in order to work on large, critical, customer-facing projects. It's been verified on tens of developers over the last 7 years, and refined by personal input from each and every one of them.

Georgiana Gligor

June 05, 2018

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    deployed and be aware of specific constraints under which we operate.
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    display project ๏ implement it traditionally (one PHP file per business need) ๏ it must be live at the end of the month METHOD
  4. ‹#› ๏ cURL for crawling data ๏ forbid using a

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  5. ‹#› ๏ google + stackoverflow FOCUS ๏ WAMP ๏ click

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  6. ‹#› ๏ keep the easy data crawl + basic data

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  7. ‹#› ๏ raw PHP methods FOCUS ๏ learn from tutorials

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  8. ‹#› ๏ keep the easy data crawl + basic data

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  9. ‹#› ๏ ad-hoc requirements FOCUS ๏ manual testing ๏ code

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