February 12th, 2014
It’s already 6 weeks into the new year, but it’s not too late to get a start on the new things I want to learn this year. I’m continually humbled and perplexed by the constant volume of new tips, techniques, and tools in this field, but at the end of each year, I usually look back and can’t believe how far I’ve come in the last 365 days.
I’m a firm believer in creating goals, but not necessarily in sticking with them. What I think is a great idea at the beginning of a year might clearly not be the best idea 6 months in. Technologies fade, new topics emerge, and I have to stay adaptive. The important thing for me is to stay busy and stay learning. We’ll see how the list shakes up at the end of the year, but right now I want to tackle:
- Angular.js – After hearing a lot about both Backbone and Angular in the last few months of 2013, I did some preliminary research and found that Angular is outpacing Backbone in the developer community. It seems immensely powerful and I’m excited to build an app with it.
- Mobify – I’m currently engaged in my first Mobify project at work, and it’s going swimmingly. This really cool front-end tool allows for complete mobile site building without needing responsive stylesheets or domain redirects.
- Soy/Google Closures – This templating tool is now used almost exclusively by Jive, which is used almost exclusively at my job, so I better get good at this!