I’ve just read an awesome article by ThoughtWorks on building personal technology radar, and decided to sketch out my own list.
In 2014 I had to learn more new things then I did during the previous 9 years of my web development career. Here is the list of keywords that mark a passing year for me and a few expectations for the next year.
##Q1 2014 Typography, usability and design in general.
Rethinking frontend development:
- Mobile first
- Atomic design, BEM, OOCSS
- Living styleguides
- NoPSD, Designing in browser, together with designer
Began learning TYPO3 Neos and all that follows:
- Eel, FlowQuery, Fizzle
Joined the Neos team for code sprint in Denmark. Learned more in a week then during the whole previous year.
- Switched to Linux and started developing locally
- New PHP skills: Test Driven Development, coding guidelines, etc.
- Advanced Git stuff
- Docker for local development (ditched Vagrant altogether)
- Surf deployment
- Contineos delivery with CircleCI
- Finally… Learned to touch-type in English!
And here are things I want to learn in 2015:
- Do RESS with Neos
- Use ElasticSearch with Neos
- PaaS with Docker
- Testable frontend: CSS critic + PhantomJS + BeHat
- Work more Agile, but more organized
- Learn more about Google Analitics & A/B testing and data-driven development in general
But all of this technology matter only when you put users first, and build websites worth reading. I hope all of this technology put together will help us build great websites for great people, that’s what we work so hard for, after all…