Even if it is already the end of January I still want to summary my past year. After one year at the latest, it is nice to read for yourself how 2019 went and compare it to 2020. Keywords about what I did and learned most in 2019 are Azure, Azure DevOps, and scrum master.
Summary of 2018 – What I Learned
The year 2018 included exceptionally lot of new "tech stuff" for me: Azure, Azure DevOps / VSTS, Git and Docker. Especially learning Azure took a lot of time from my "learning budget" in 2018. Besides those, I managed to read a lot of tech books, more than I've ever read. I can say in 2018 I learned especially much. In this blog post, I will go little details about what I learned in 2018 and take a quick look at my new programming language for 2019: Angular/TypeScript.
The Clean Coder by Robert C. Martin
I wrote a book review of The Clean Coder by Robert C. Martin ("Uncle Bob"). It tells what makes programmer a professional programmer and gives practical advice. Professional programmer takes responsibility for his/her work and improves himself/herself constantly. Someone who cares about his/her career as a programmer. The book is relatively short (210 pages) and easy to read. I recommend it to all software developers. My rating: 4/5.
Too Busy to Improve?
The most important thing for a software developer is his knowledge. Unfortunately it will expire sooner or later if we don't maintain and improve it. But problem is that we are often too busy to improve. Working on the important and non-urgent is one solution to improve even if you are busy.