Weekly Update: April 23 to 29, 2017
Wow, four months of Dev-eryday have already gone by! It’s always remarkable how fast the time goes by when you’re focused and on task. One thing that really stands out about this project has been that when I look at a narrow timeframe, like day to day, it doesn’t appear like a whole lot is happening. As the window gets pulled back and the we look at the progress that occurs accross weeks or months though, the growth starts to look more profound. Remember, the process of improvement is a continuous cycle. Keep at it and good things will happen.
I got back into React in a big way this week. I finished the Styling React Components course on Pluralsight. Overall, the course was a nice look at several different ways that components can be styled when using React. Another React course I started working through is Building Scalable React Apps. Building Scalable React Apps walks you through the process of building a React application using the popular React Boilerplate starter kit. I’m really enjoying the course so far.
Musashi has been completed. It was a phenomenal read. I recommend it for anyone. Musashi is a story of growth, love, adventure, philosophy, and is a true tome. Having finished the book, I’m positive it’s in the top five fiction books I’ve ever read. The level of Musashi’s discipline is inspiring. The character is a true epic hero who can be used to gain valuable insight on what it takes to become world class at any practice.
Another step forward in HTTPS this week. I moved both my personal site and SimpleHealthTracking to HTTPS. It’s nice to get those domains a little more secured.
PluralSight Course(s): Styling React Components
MOOC Course: Mastering the Software Engineering Interview
Book(s): Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era
PluralSight Course(s): Implementing and Securing an API with ASP.NET Core, Building a RESTful API with ASP.NET Core, Building Scalable React Apps
On the Next…
I should find another MOOC course to work on the week ahead. There are so many great courses out there to take. Even if I don’t finish the courses, just auditing the material has been worthwhile in helping to generate ideas and expose the mind to new thoughts.