My Journey Beginnings

Welcome to my very first Blog post!

I’ve given this Blog  the name “From Journeyman to Master” as a throwback to the book “The Pragmatic Programmer”  by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas.  I think the name quite fits what I’ll be talking about in it, a sort of diary for logging my progress and experiences as a software developer.

About me

I should probably start by saying something about myself.  I’ve been learning to be a developer since leaving high school at the age of 18 in 2009.  I graduated University in 2014 with a First Class Honours in Computer Science.  I have since worked in IBM as a Content Management System developer and I currently work in a company called Ideagen where I develop a web application that provides Quality Management features for Risk, Auditing, Documents and so on.

At the time of wring I’ve had about 2 and a half years of industry experience as a software developer and 4 years of University education.

Goals

Goals are important to me obviously.  Here’s my goals for this website for the next 2 years.  I’m keeping them conservative, keeping in mind that I have a full time job.

For the Blog

  • 1 Year (Jan 2017) – Over 150 articles or Blog posts on this website
  • 2 Year (Jan 2018) – Over 300 articles or Blog posts and over 100 recurring readers

Side Projects

There are a couple of different side projects I want to try.  They all have a potential for earning revenue and that is my primary goal with them.  Here they are:

  • 2 Months (March 2017) – Price Comparison Website Feasibility Study
  • 2 Months (March 2017) – Interview Questions for Software Developers Feasibility Study

How the Blog is going to work

The Blog will be a collection of thoughts, experiences and knowledge gained and will be updated with fresh posts every week.  I’ll stick to my progress with my projects and keep the informational posts to the “Learning” section of the website.  The plan is to keep this Blog as open and transparent as possible so if there are any questions on anything, give me a shout in the comments section.

See you all next week!

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