What to do, what to do????

Written by srarden on November 24, 2013

Okay, so here’s the plan on what I’m going to be spending the next year doing.  I’m going to be concentrating on 3 areas for professional development.

Tools / Workflow
Javascript
WordPress (PHP)

I’ve already started on the tools/workflow.  A good developer has for years now needed to be able to use a version control system.  I do use Subversion at work, but it really isn’t used for all the features it could provide – it’s mainly just a place to store our code

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Public speaking? Oh hell no!!!

Written by srarden on November 24, 2013

Been a busy week. As an anti-social person, it actually takes effort to remember that I need to post what I’m doing.  Let’s get to it.

This past week, I gave a presentation at WordPressKC (I’m going to assume that you can figure out what that is, or Google it if you don’t).  I don’t have a huge fear of speaking in public, but I do get nervous, and it’s been quite a while since I have done that.  Here are

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Follow me down my personal rabbit’s hole…

Written by srarden on November 9, 2013

I tell people all the time that I’m convinced that I was destined to be a solo fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains during the 1830’s.  I’m an introvert loner, but one that needs people every so often.  So, a life of solitude for most of the year, followed by the big rendezvous once a year, would be right up my alley.

Instead I find myself married with a son, working in an profession whose work has turned toward the social.  Instead

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Debtor’s Prison

Written by srarden on November 7, 2013

One of the consequences of making a rapid platform change is that you are often left with a certain amount of bad code, wrong decisions, and generally just things that you wish you could take a mulligan on.  Learning new systems while having to use them in production situations can leave you feeling like you aren’t doing your job correctly.

The world, however, isn’t too interested in letting you catch your breath and fix some of those things and learn the

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