My Year of Code – The Path

I’m convinced. It doesn’t matter how many tools I have in my  toolbox, it won’t be complete until I can code. I’ve heard the arguments, both for and against and I know where i stand: old and a bit outdated.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m no noob here. I’m more of a “throwback” web dev guy….from the “old school” of the internet. (Let’s call it Web 0.1.1). A place where with a sufficient knowledge of network topographies, databases, HTML, and flash you could probably “pump fake” your way into an interesting opportunity or two. But, oh have times changed.

I’ve done my best to keep up with the changes in the development world over the years. I’d even consider myself a few paces from the cutting edge with regards to technology at large, but I recognize my gap(s). So screw it..I’m taking the leap.

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks researching both what’s hot and in demand  and the best language for a guy like me. I need to be able to prototype web applications fairly quickly (even if only to get the ideas out of my head) so I’ve decided to go the Ruby\Ruby on Rails route. Decision made. Done.

All that’s left now is to put one proverbial foot after the other* and embark this year’s journey. Let’s do this.

Walk with me…..

*this will be an ongoing thread here as I walk my path this year



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