Photo by Kent KanouseA 21-month old toddler's collection. January 18, 1971 (by klk)

Recent­ly, a few orga­ni­za­tions have con­tact­ed me and encour­aged me to learn to code in two new areas. MVC and Angular.JS, the MVC frame­work they sug­gest­ed was Yii (which has some nifty “auto­mat­ed” code gen­er­a­tors). I had used CakePHP pre­vi­ous­ly, but had nev­er quite got the hang of it, the Yii doc­u­men­ta­tion is much more user-friend­ly (not that CakePHP isn’t good, I just have a pre­ferred frame­work at this point in time).

They also have sug­gest­ed improve­ments to some of the code in my Git repos­i­to­ries, which has me rewrit­ing my vet­er­ans infor­ma­tion repos­i­to­ry and incor­po­rat­ing JSON info direct­ly from the VA as opposed to a test repo from Github. I had pre­vi­ous­ly said that my cre­ative spring had run dry and that my skills had grown stag­nant, but I feel that has final­ly changed. I feel much like my old nerdy self, back when I was very “green” at cod­ing. I am learn­ing new skills again and enjoy­ing every minute of it. It is much like going back in time, you still have the knowl­edge that you have accrued over the years, but you get to play with new soft­ware and every­thing is bright and shiny again.

Okay, enough fan­boy­ish­ness, point is that I love what I do and do what I love. If it gets any bet­ter than that, I can’t real­ly see how.

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