At the Dawn of Spring

The first quarter of 2016 almost out of the way, and everyone around is waiting for the spring to finally settle. Now it’s a good time to take a small break and make a summary of the accomplishments I made so far. Everyone needs a bit of extra motivation every now and then, even if it’s patting yourself on the back.

On 18th of February I published another article on – “Cleaning House after Internet Explorer“. That makes three so far and I definitely don’t plan to stop here. I am working on a follow-up and I hope to finish it as soon as possible. I think I managed to hit a sensitive topic here, as in only a month I got over 9000 views. Enter Vegeta, stage left:

It's over 9000!!!

Next on the list is my activity as SitePoint Ambassador (see my previous post from December). I made a couple of presentations of their behalf, participated to several meetups and got more involved in the community activities, like doing peer reviews for new articles of fellow authors or participating to discussions on the forums. Here is the slides for two presentations I made a local meetup – Web Developers Ireland.

First one was promoting the launch of a new SitePoint book – “Jump Start PHP Environment”. It is a great guide on how to set up a modern professional environment for PHP development.

The second one was on the topic of my latest article: an exploration of the various web development practices that are no longer required if you decide to drop support for old versions of Internet Explorer.

As a bonus, you can amuse yourselves watching me actually delivering the first presentation.

Unfortunately my camera let me down when I tried to record the second session and stopped recording after 8 minutes. Most probably due to overheating, as later tests recorded a lot more, until it hit a file size limit of 3.99GB. At the moment my only option is to record at a lower resolution. For further amusement, here’s the only part that survived.

This should be enough for now. Expect a few more updates soon, as I’m working on the launch of a few projects. Until then, I wish you all the best.

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Today marks an important milestone in my professional career. My second article got published by I did indeed say “second”, as the first one was published on August 5th. Normally I should have marked that day as the more important one. But today proved that I can persevere and that I can go further on that path. It proved that the first article was not a fluke or a freak lucky accident. And I intend to continue on this path, so stay tuned for new articles.

Without more delays, I invite you to check my writings. Hopefully there will be something that will help you with your front end coding projects: