Last night I was watching Alvaro Videla having a talk about RabbitMQ as I wanted to learn more about working with an AMQP broker server.
I already had a plan to start reading the “RabbitMQ in action” book, dive into the library and write some tutorials about working with RabbitMQ using PHP. But that slide from the presentation with “Code or it didn’t happen” got my attention. This morning I woke up and here it is: My goodbye post. I’m closing this blog.
Why I decided to close my blog
I first started this blog with the purpose of learning. I wanted to learn more about Magento and write along some series. It was a failure. Why? Because although I did covered most of Magento parts, I lost a lot of time writing about them. By the time I was about to take the Magento certification I just didn’t care anymore.
While I do think that teaching others is really good, I’m in no position of doing that. I’m only 25 years old. I plan to learn a lot of stuff, but I don’t want to lose time writing about it. Yes, maybe I’m egocentric, but let’s face it: I have nothing to show for now.
And instead of losing my time or yours, I should focus on the only thing that counts: building stuff. For example I had a great time building MoneyTablet because I wanted to learn Laravel. Nobody uses it, but me. I don’t care. I shipped something and learned along the way.
Practice, practice, practice.
The focused developer
In the future I plan to attain 2 qualities as a developer: experienced & reliable.
I can only become more experienced by practising and experimenting. There are no shortcuts. And I believe that if I would convert all the lines from this blog in lines of code, right now I would have been a different developer. So from now on, my Github profile will replace this blog.
Did you learned a new library? Code & push to Github. Do you want to learn Angular? Think about a small project. Code & push to Github. Code or it didn’t happen.
Do you want to help others? Go to StackOverflow and help others, contribute to open source projects. And if you want to connect with other developers go to meet-ups.
And maybe after some years someone can say about me: “That dude it’s reliable”. In the end this is what counts: people putting their trust and money in you.