Web development isn’t always easy. Really, there isn’t a form of application development that is easy, there’s a lot of steps, tools, and other traps to coding. One of the best unifying ways to insure that all this complexity doesn’t kick your ass, is to implement continuous integration & delivery practices. I’m going to cover that in a talk this Monday at the HTML 5 Developers Conference in San Francisco. As a precursor to the talk, here’s my slide deck… which I’ll admit isn’t the whole kit and kaboodle, because I will haz codez so subscribe and those I’ll be publishing during this Coder’s Vacation of mine.
This next week I’m off to San Francisco for a coder’s vacation. I don’t exactly know what a coder’s vacation is but that’s what I’m aiming to define! I’ll put together a description of my idea of a coder’s vacation below. There are going to be several components about this vacation that really make it a coder’s vacation, such as:
My trip is to San Francisco – This makes it an ideal place to be, as a coder, to hone one’s skills and meet the top people in startups, software and other areas. There is literally coding happening all over the city. Plus it is a fairly nice city to frequent to begin with.
I’ll be attending RICON 2012 – If you’re going to be there, let me know. We should meetup during the conference. Maybe pair up on some code, discuss data architectures, dilemmas and related things or just grab a drink. Since the trip is coinciding with the conference, there was no way I wasn’t going to go hang out with the Basho Crew and their inaugeral conference on #phatdata (see twitter for more context).
I’ll be tweeting, documenting, blogging, video recording and photographing – Nuff’ said. 🙂
Coder’s Vacation – [kohd]-er’s [vey-key–shuhn, vuh-] – A form of vacation, except that the individual taking the vacation is a coder and participates in coder activities. Such as hackathons, pair coding, maker development, physical computing, learning or reading about new software development technologies or otherwise spends their time on the vacation.
Phat Data (see also #phatdata) – [fat] [dey-tuh, dat-uh, dah-tuh] – I’ve replaced the use of the big data term with that of phat data. It just seems more fun, just as poor a characterization of the topic, so why not. If you can define big datathen you can define phat data! So basically, help me define this, I’ll be tweeting about it a lot at RICON 2012.
For more definitions of things I often use in phrases on the blog, check out my dictionary. With this laid out, let the coder vacation begin.