I have been on codenewbie.org (I love it, it’s in my top 5 webdeveloping sites ) and in their discourse (forum) there was a thread for favorite podcasts. Being that i have a long commute to work (50 minutes on a good day, thanks NYC MTA) I decided to check some of these out. So far I’ve listened to two podcasts:
I listened to every episode of Starthere.fm. There are eleven episodes so far, each ranging from 22 to 45 minutes. I listened to these in the order they were published /pushed/released. Is there a specific word for when a podcast is made public? The podcast is an introduction to web developing and is hosted by Dan Miller and Keith Monahan, two self taught developers. It’s awesome. I highly recommend it and look forward to more podcasts.
How To Hold A Pencil, I skipped around a bit. The basis of the podcast are interviews with self taught developers and sharing how they got into the business. I’ve listened to a few of the podcasts. They range from 22 to 35 minutes. I also recommend you check it out.
Listening to podcasts the past few days has brought something to light. I thought I wanted to jump in and do back-end work. But the more podcasts I’m listening to, the more attracted I am to hearing about design, the ux/ui experience. I don’t think I would want to just design as I was studying graphic design in college and I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t fulfilling. For now, I’m going to focus on design and front end development.
Since before my NYPL class ended I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out what programming language to learn next. I’ve (finally) come to the conclusion that for now, I’ll really study CSS and Bootstrap while focusing on the ux/ui.
I think it makes logical sense to have a project in mind and work on what you need to learn to create your vision. So i’m going to work on CSS, Bootstrap and maybe a little JS, if it calls for it.
Sorry for any typos, updating from my cellphone. Technology, I love you.