So its half way through the month of February and I wanted to get back posting to my external blog. One of my goals for this year is to get blogging externally, and that hasn't quite happened yet, so I'm pushing myself to get off my rear to do so.
It's been a productive year so far professionally I think. One of the focuses of my spare time is to get a UI asset sharing platform off the ground at my work. This has caused me to dive into customizing Jive to serve as a collaboration platform for UI developers looking to see what assets other teams are creating within the bank. Many of us develop similar types of web applications and there is some degree of duplicated effort. My thinking is a collaboration platform paired with distributed source control (Git), paired with a community that meets and discusses this stuff will go a long way.
I continue to look to consume knowledge, to grow as a developer. I've taken to listening to podcasts at night while I work out. Some that I've really enjoyed include Relevance, FLOSS, Pragmatic Podcast, and Software Engineering Radio. Its really interesting to hear about other technologies, as well as how others approach software development.
I feel like I have a lot going on and its a fun time to be a software developer. Now I just need to bring myself to work out loud a bit more;-)