Year in review 2013

A good developer never stops learning and challenging themselves. The moment you stop doing this, you become irrelevant. There’s a whole post of that kind of talk in the future.

That said, looking back on 2013, it was hand’s down the year I experienced the most personal growth as a developer, and for the first time, I feel completely confident in my own abilities and skills.

There is still plenty of room for growth, mastery, speed, efficiency, etc., but for the first time I don’t feel like a bumbling idiot every time I need to build something, or fix something, or go hunting bugs in ‘production’ code.

I’m not building my own open-source libraries yet, or even the types of WordPress plugins that are going to be used by the masses. I am however solving problems quickly and efficiently, in multiple languages, extending frameworks, plugins, etc.

My biggest weak point at the moment is a strong understanding of  some of the deeper aspects of Javascript. I get the basics, I can do a lot with that. I need to become a lot more familiar and comfortable with things like promises, closures, and event paradigms.

Cheers to a new year of solving problems for  a great organization, using a multitude of operating systems, languages, frameworks, and open-source code.