December 31, 2018 • ☕️ 4 min read
As 2018 is closing, I thought I should recollect all the things I did good and bad in 2018. This is going to include all the things I learnt and things I wanted to learn but couldn’t since I lost interest and also things which I should have learnt.
2017 was a great year. I graduated with a Computer Science degree and got my first job as a software engineer. Landed in a team which focuses on UI which is my interest.
2018 was the year when I learnt react advanced concepts. I learnt how to hookup a different state management libraries with React such as Redux and Apollo Client. All of this was not just theoretical and I am in process of making a full fledged side project which will actually have a purpose.
It was the year when I completed a fairly complex application and deployed it to production all by myself.
I created a website bitcoincharts.in which was well-received by the community and the number of visitors grew pretty rapidly. The main aim of this website was to show crypto-currency prices from all different exchanges in India and compare them in graphs.
Though the hype was short lived and people lost interest in crypto-currencies as soon as they started to plunge, the project taught me things which make me a better developer now.
I used node.js in back-end and Redis as an in-memory database. Used websockets for connection between the front-end and back-end.
This year I tried a whole lot of stuff I heard in YouTube talks, Medium articles and Twitter.
Though I was able to accomplish a lot in 2018 somehow I feel I neglected some important stuff just because I lost interest quickly.
This is still a WIP and should be completed within a day or 2. The main focus will be DS and Algorithms, Fitness, OS contributions, Side-projects and automating a whole lot of stuff.
Also, I will be more social that I was in 2019. So if you are my friend, expect a “Happy Birthday” text. Although, now that I think about it, that can be automated as well.
Wait for an upcoming post that covers my plans for 2019. Till then Happy New Year!
Personal blog by Anand Raj.
I learn by breaking stuff (mostly code).