Another day, another language looked at, I must be the master of Hello World by now.
Anyway for the first time in a long time it was Java. It’s in use where I’m working at the moment (along with some technologies I’m more familiar with) but following my mantra of “learning is fun” it was time to grab a copy of Spring Tool Suite (STS) install, and then find a Spring Hello World tutorial.
One train journey home and the box is ticked, now to try and find some more interesting tutorials to get a fuller flavour of Spring and why people (who like Java) seem to like it and rate it. Certainly since I last tinkered with java having a more integrated tool like STS makes my life a lot easier. From nothing to Spring based Hello World in a 10 minute train is quite nice. In the past I think I’d got bored with playing with Tomcat and trying to get it working at this point ;-)
All about the learning.
So where was everyone now getting in touch or asking questions about work and other projects in 2012?
I’m not complaining of course, it’s a fantastic start to 2013, I’ve got some interesting projects that I’m already wrapped up in and the learning is never ending, not just technologies but also methodologies, and aside from “Fitter” I’m covering off the three words aim for 2013 well (and taking into account the discussion I had the last time I had my haircut, I’m almost being epic and maybe even awesome in 2013 as well)
So clearly I can tick today off as a day that isn’t wasted (my standard rule is that something learnt in a day means the day hasn’t been wasted!)
Which is handy as I’m working on a data visualisation piece at the moment which will make extensive use of JSON based data from REST queries with a view to being displayed using D3.js so even more learning going on.
Think it is safe to say that as part of my three words for 2013 I’m working well on “better” sad to report that “fitter” hasn’t even started, although I’m back doing my daily physio exercises – it’s a start!