Book Review: The Pragmatic Programmer

In an effort to make myself the best developer possible, I have been reading the classics in the programmer’s cannon. These are the books you are assigned as homework on your way to a computer science degree. This month I read “The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master” by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas. It was nothing short of fantastic, and truly a book that I can see myself constantly referring back to in my career. Read More

Professional development

As I think about how to take my work to the next level, the following areas come to mind for learning opportunities:

  • Resurrecting digitaldlo.com (as a portfolio)
  • Mobile app development
  • Getting some new languages/frameworks under my belt: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, javacript variants like node and backbone
  • Server side knowledge like more efficient automation of deployments
  • Some fun “bells and whistles” HTML5 exercises
  • Other geekery

The weird thing is this is super fun to me. I’m excited!

Let the new learning begin! (because as any IT professional knows, the learning never ends)