First day of the year, I thought I should try and write down some goals for 2012 🙂
First – Read, read, read
2011 was a nice year in terms of reading, I read some really great books, such as Effective Java (mandatory for anyone developing in Java) and ExtJS in Action. I also did some reading regarding the much popular JQuery framework with Learning JQuery Third edition and JQuery Mobile First Look and I’m currently reading Code Complete and Clean Code (both excelente so far).
For 2012 I hope to have the time to read more about programming in general in order to continue to improve my programming skills. I have some recommended books I want to read including classics such as the Pragmatic Programmer, Programming Pearls, Design Patterns (Elements of Reusable OOS),
Things to Learn – Git, Html5, Mobile, NoSQL, IOS
This year I would like to take a look at some of the things that were very hot in 2011, namely the Git source control mechanism (as I mostly use SVN) and check out if its a better tool than what I currently use.
I want to take a look at HTML5 (especially because of frameworks using HTML5 to create mobile apps such as JQuery Mobile) as we’re seeing browsers having greater support for it, yes, even IE :).
On another note, I think I want to see a NoSQL database in action to see what all the fuss is about :P. IOS programming has been in my agenda for some time but I haven’t been able to find the time to commit to it 🙁 I have some ideas for applications, need commit to this one.
I really hope to have more time to contribute to the community version of XEO. Maybe a set of mobile components? (which would be a way to force me to try out the JQuery Mobile framework). I have a project being done with XEO, I also hope to finish that 🙂
I really need to commit to this blog more often.
Happy 2012 to everyone (until December 21, that is :P)!
Update: Post title updated because my friend Ygor reminded me of a big goal for 2012 😉