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The same thing we do every year, try to take over the world!
* ahem *... I mean ... keep learing. This year I'm focusing more in video edition because I'm working on some tutorials for YouTube, but other than that I'm reading a lot about Functional Programming.
I have some personal projects in Elm and Haskell, but I'm mainly reading about FP theory (currently reading Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs).
Good luck! I've followed you and look forward to reading along as you learn :)
This book helped me a lot when I started out on FP. I did not read it all but it did wonders for me when I tried to understand why FP works as it does for example with composition.
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Bartosz Milewski's 'Category Theory for Programmers' unofficial PDF and LaTeX source
Category Theory for Programmers
Direct link: category-theory-for-programmers.pdf
(Latest release: v1.3.0, August 2019. See releases for additional formats and languages.)
(latest CI build)
Available in full-color hardcover print
Publish date: 12 August, 2019. Based off release tag v1.3.0. See errata-1.3.0 for changes and fixes since print.
Scala Edition is now available in paperback
Publish date: 12 August, 2019. Based off release tag v1.3.0. See errata-scala for changes and fixes since print.
This is an unofficial PDF version of "Category Theory for Programmers" by Bartosz Milewski, converted from his blogpost series (with permission!)
The best way to build the book is using the Nix package manager. After installing Nix, if you're using a non-NixOS operating system, you need to install
nixFlakesin your environment following the steps below (source):
Read it already, it was great! I also recommend "Grokking Simplicity" by Eric Normand (is full of examples in JS, but it keeps it simple), and "Composing Software" by Eric Elliot.
Thanks, they are now on my list of books to read :)
Likewise. I do a fair amount of work in React, so I get exposed to that somewhat already, but I'd like to expand that out further. Most of my server-side work is in PHP nowadays, and obviously that's not often associated with functional programming, but we do have a LinkedIn Learning account at work I have access to and that has a course on FP in PHP that might be worth a look.
🤐🤫 Don't reveal our plans
You were not supposed to reveal our plan
That seems like a worthy pursuit, and absolute best of luck accomplishing this!
I've recently moved roles and would probably be considered senior now. I want to expand my skill set so I'm not just a code generator, but good with documentation, planning and collaborating, mentoring, etc. I'd like to get to a tech lead kind of role. I'm now a Platform Engineer working on the front end (customer optimisations, developer experience) so I've got a good role to allow for that.
I'll start learning .NET as well as that's what our back end services are in and I'd like to do some full stack stuff.
Finding a developer job is still high on my priority list, but I've also got other priorities such as learning new JS frameworks, doing more algorithms to become better at problem solving, building more projects with Node and React, and working on various side projects. Right now my big focus is getting my YouTube channel launched.
Mine is mostly focus on my training, since knowing the direction I want to take my development career I’ve been working on setting some goals. I’ve been working on setting out my plan based on what I know and where I need to improve and going from there 🙂
My boss and I have also set out some goals alongside these to work on my next promotion out of my Junior role 🙂 so all very exciting stuff! 👏🏻
I intend to finally complete my web dev course, and get better at JS. I hope by the end of this year, I'll be fully transitioned into a fullstack dev, with real skills that are in demand.......
I completely lost my self as a programmer and have no Idea where to go , maybe I try to get my frontend skills back somehow, or maybe I go back to Back-End, maybe I go and learn DevOps or ... Have no real plan :'(
I have a few priorities.
I'd been taking side projects for too long that I really want and need to build something just because I like it or I trust the project. By my own, just for fun or whatever.
And read those 3 pending books in my bookshelf that are staring at me each second 😅
Understanding Requirements & producing Db out of it (data modeling kind of) --> lemme how I can do that
Databases (raw sql, designing databases, etc)
Problem solving , data structures, algos
Yes, and specially now after some time working remotely I think finding balance is the goal for many people that used don’t think about it a lot. Thank you for your kind words.
To eat, and to be able to live a decent life.
Apart from that I don't have that many priorities. Maybe feeling like I do a good job, and be proud of the things I build. And depending on the project, making sure we give users the most value and usefullness out of the systems we build! Offering value to people is always worth while!!
I am also looking into maybe joining a hackathon, but IDK off I will have that kinda time.
Also want to try to find a summer job where I can build websites, but the problem is that (being self-taught) I have no official experience with the tech. It would also have to be something I could do virtually because I would like something that I could keep during next year, which is my senior year win l when I am planning to take quite a few dual credit classes. Not likely, but would be amazing to find.