Today marks almost exactly two years since I started my current job working for Quint at InQbate. From learning Vue.js to travelling to the UK, it seems like a good time to reflect on a whirlwind experience so far.
Washing your car in Cape Town is difficult due to the ongoing drought for well over a year now. But, I worked out how to use my Kärcher high-pressure clear in gravity feed mode with rainwater that I harvested. 🎉
A few weeks ago I upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S6, but had difficulties with FNB’s online banking application after re-installing it. Instead of just complaining about it, I thought I’d take the effort to document the process. And in doing so, find ways which could make it a better experience in future.
My first experience of JetBrains products was back in 2006 with IntelliJ when I was doing Java development. Over the last few years I’ve been using PhpStorm, but I’m always looking to optimise it’s performance.
Before I get started, if you’ve heard of Grunt but haven’t tried it out, I’m not going to be able to do it the justice it deserves. I do recommend Chris Coyier’s excellent tutorial on 24 ways: “Grunt for People Who Think Things Like Grunt are Weird and Hard”.
When I began the chapter of my life as a freelance front-end web developer, I had the best of intentions, but had no idea on how it would pan out. I didn’t even know if I was even being realistic in my expectations. But looking back on the year that was, I think I can say that I made the right decision from both my personal and career perspectives.