Season 1 Episode 20 | November 11, 2019
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1:12 - Who are you?
2:00 - How did you learn so much about debugging?
3:12 - Basic debugging steps
6:21 - Is debugging language agnostic?
9:36 - Why don’t we teach debugging?
13:45 - Different types of debugging
17:09 - Common debugging mistakes
19:39 - Testing
20:50 - Browser features for debugging
22:40 - Tips for new developers
24:55 - Which browser is best for debugging?
26:08 - Where can you learn more?
- Rebecca Hill
- Mindset by Carol Dweck
- Debugging in Chrome
- Chrome Dev Tools
- Chrome Developer
- Umaar Dev Tips
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