Before I can master one thing, I am off to something else. Â Usually, that is my doing if I can’t find something big enough to keep me pursuing a new technology. Â For example, I love the language Google Go. Â But, I have been able to find a project big enough for me to do anything other than just play with it a bit, get excited about how cool and different it is, put it away for a bit, and then come back to refresh.
But now, just as I was settling into learning and really getting good with Single-Web Applications (using Ember JS, Foundation CSS, and HandleBars) and my other nice web-development application WaveMaker. Â I get pulled off by my tasks at work to learn and master Python, Django, and OpenStack. Â All of them, except Django, I had learn a bit about earlier, but didn’t really have anything I can do with them besides playing around. Â I don’t have enough computers to deploy a meaningful private Cloud. Â And while I spend a few days before going to my current company learning Python, that too I had to put away because I didn’t or couldn’t find a real use for.
Fortunately, things are going quickly due to my previous brushes with the language. Â So while I am lamenting not being able to focus on WaveMaker, Ember JS, et.al. Â I am glad to be working on things that I had tried and found interesting. I still intend to get back to the other things.
I almost forgot another old friend I started messing with this weekend, Android. Â I haven’t had anything to do in Android for about a year or more now. Â But a buddy of mine asked me to help me with some Android work, so back into that pot too I go. Again, glad to see Android tooling have improved quite a bit and with the new Android Studio looking very promising, this should be fun.
Frankly, I am glad we will be focusing on the latest devices, freeing us to use the more beautiful UI and features. Â Trying to write apps that works well on new and old platforms, while still taking advantage of the new one is a bit of a pain in Android. Â The support library helps, but the coding is not the same.