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Sharpen the Saw or Something

Wed, Jul 4, 2018 2-minute read

Writing software is something I’ve loved to do for a very long time. But a little over a decade ago I made some career choices that meant my day-to-day no longer involved the production of code. I became an amateur developer. Since then I’ve noodled around with things here and there, and have even managed to write some code that I or a small number of other people have used, but I find it hard to prioritize the time to do these things. Despite coding not being one of my day-to-day tasks anymore it’s still something I’m involved with indirectly every day so it makes sense for me to keep that skill set as sharp as I can.

Possible solution - scratch my own itch: find a problem I want to solve and just go do it.

I’ve got a few projects in the hopper that I’m wanting to build, and really the first decision I’m going to have to make is which one to tackle (in addition to one I’m going to attempt at work). So watch this space as the project(s?) come alive over the next few weeks and months.

This is probably going to become a series of some kind – but I felt like putting out a blog post would give me some kind of Internet-based commitment that would motivate me to keep it going – like when people do those “100 days of… whatever” on Instagram. It’s a public commitment. Hopefully you’ll come along for the ride to see if a (relatively) old fart can (in his spare time) pick up the tools necessary to become a JavaScript developer. Time to go learn about Reactive Webpacks, Angular Node Jasmines, and Ember Meteor Sockets. It’s a whole new world out there.

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