I just hit my first full month at my new job, and the amount I’m learning is staggering. While its been quiet on the blog, for me personally its been crazy!  I haven’t quite hit a point yet where I have anything of value to contribute to a post, but here’s a quick rundown of some of the things I’ve been doing:

  • Learning a lot about Git and GitHub! – this is a great source control product and its no surprise that basically everyone uses it.  Call me slow for not realizing until now!
  • Lots of JavaScript – I’ve been using JS daily at my new job (of course, since that’s why I was hired).  However, I’ve also been digging into some CakePHP (which was a surprise since I had no idea they had any php there).
  • We are going to slowly be migrating the current site to use more Python, node.js, and Backbone or Angular (jury is still out – but most likely looking like Angular).
  • Learning all about Agile development including daily SUMs (stand up meetings), Scrumm, Kanban boards, Sprints, etc.
  • Using JIRA for our cards and Confluence for documentation.
  • I absolutely LOVE my Macbook pro! (Shh, don’t tell anyone) – but I hate the stock Mac keyboard.
  • I did a little bit of Bash scripting (very little bit) – creating a custom Git integrated prompt in my Terminal (of which I use/prefer iTerm).
  • Sublime Text 2 is a tight little editor! – there’s a ton of plugins and its super fast and lean.  I dig it a lot! I do miss intellisense 🙁  Maybe I’ll look into WebStorm or PhpStorm.

Future Posts:

I’m hoping to be able to really contribute to some future posts on some of the following topics:

  • AngularJS, Backbone, and node.js stuff
  • Grunt.js, Bower, and other build process stuff
  • Git and GitHub tricks and observations from my learning/daily usage
  • Lots more JavaScript and new libraries!

Stay tuned!