Sustained momentum

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In the next couple months, I'm planning on writing more about Javascript as I pick it up in work and from my own reading. Towards the end of Hacker School, I decided I wanted to explore it as my second programming language. Reasoning: I can return to my functional programming roots and I can round out my understanding of web development by getting intimate with how the browser works.

However, this doesn't mean I will stop developing in Python. Aside from Django exposure at work, I'm planning to continue building web applications for myself - and hopefully with more robust front-end UI.

But, that's not quite good enough. If there was one thing I took away from Hacker School, it was the idea that I should always be pushing myself to become a better programmer. Web development is fun and lets me exercise my creative side, but I want to step outside my comfort zone and pursue other avenues of technology too. I'm not entirely sure what direction I'll look but I think my best bet is to attach myself to an open source project and develop a deep understanding of that problem space.

Anyways, I'll think on that and come back with my decision within the next month. Hold me to it!


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Programming Resolutions

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Last year was the first year in a long time that I did not make any resolutions over the year. I’d like to get back to it this year, with a few that I should be able to keep.

  1. Articulation: 100 posts about programming things I’ve encountered and want to share.
  2. Get involved: Contribute a couple patches or a bug fix to an open source project.
  3. Push myself: Do a weekend project and get it on the front page of HN.
  4. Read more books: I need to expand my knowledge beyond just reading the news and blogs.

Here’s to a great 2013!


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