Yesterday I realised it’s been some time since I’ve started blogging. Actually, it’s been over 30 months! I’ve decided it’s a good opportunity to share some numbers and my thoughts on blogging in general. I hope fellow IT bloggers will find my story useful.
Last Tuesday I gave a talk about using Functional Programming in Angular at the NgPoland conference – the biggest Angular conference in Central and Eastern Europe (and big it was – over 600 Angularians in one place). While I’m planning to write an article based on my talk, first I would like to post some notes from the other talks I saw.
Two weeks ago I had an opportunity to talk at the Code Europe conference in Warsaw. By doing this I managed to achieve one of my long term goals – to speak in front of more than 100 people. It might not sound impressive but given that I am a rather shy person I consider it a success.
Two days ago I delivered my first conference tech talk at Code Europe. It’s a major programming conference taking place in three different cities in Poland (I presented in Warsaw). My talk was based on one of the posts I wrote for this blog: Building serverless web application with Angular 2, Webtask and Firebase.
I just finished reading this must-read position for C# developers. I believe that it’s very easy to learn a programming
language to an extent that is sufficient for creating software. Because of that, one can easily lose motivation to dig deeper and gain better understanding of the language. C# in Depth is a proof of why one shouldn’t stop at this point. There is a lot to learn by looking at the details of a language, how it evolved and how some of it’s features are implemented.
Recently I decided to get into the habit of reading IT books regularly. To start with, I wanted read something about building scalable architectures. I did a quick research on Amazon and chose Scalability Rules: 50 Principles for Scaling Web Sites by Martin L. Abbott, Michael T. Fisher. Based on comments and reviews, it was supposed to be more on the technical side. I was slightly disappointed in this aspect. However, I think this is still a worthy read.
In this short post I name some random conclusions I had after the first four months of blogging. I hope this will be helpful for people who are considering starting their own programming blog (which I fully recommend to do!).
Recently I was browsing Quora and was quite surprised to stumble upon this question: Java vs C#. Is Microsoft finally closing the gap? I decided to have a closer look and found more of similiar questions there.