Summer 2017 is in the books, I hope you got a nice tan. Labor Day weekend is here and fall is hot on its heels. It’s amazing how quickly summer came and went this year. Time truly files when you’re present in each moment. As Dev-eryday moves into its ninth month, I’m really liking the progress that I’ve made. This summer I’ve pushed my skills with React to new heights and my total knowledge base is getting stronger each day. I’m looking forward to seeing what the process of learning every day has in store for the rest of the year.

My favorite courses on Pluralsight are the ones that go deeper into the material than most reasonable people would. No author gets deeper into object oriented programming techniques than Zoran Horvat. His latest course, Advanced Defensive Programming Techniques is remarkable for its depth and clarity. I’m about halfway through skimming the course to get a quick overview and it’s awesome work. I’m going to revisit almost all of the material. The course is deep and well worth any time invested in it.


Pluralsight Course(s): Redux Saga

Book(s): Tao of Seneca: Volume 1


Course(s): React Nanodegree

Pluralsight Course(s): Implementing and Securing an API with ASP.NET Core, Securing ASP.NET Core with OAuth2 and OpenID Connect, Advanced Defensive Programming Techniques

Book(s): Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns, Tao of Seneca: Volume 2

On the Next…

I’m going to take it a little easier this week. With Labor Day coming tomorrow, it’s a good chance to have a breezy week. I will continue to make daily check ins and learn every day, but I’ll do it at a slower pace. I might finish the Readable project but no worries if I don’t, I’ve got until October. It’s goint to be a great week.