Past, present and future
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This week won’t be a detailed technical article: last week’s was the 250th post on this blog, time for a little introspection, and thinking about the past and future. Speaking about the past, my first post was written on this blog on April 7th 2008 – more than 6 years ago, to announce I had successfully passed the Sun Certified Java Developer 5 :-) At that time, I didn’t really know what a blog was for, I just wanted to have one and I used it sometimes like Twitter today.
The first real technical article was written about the Display taglib on May 23rd of the same year. I guess it was the first that really counted, and I haven’t stopped writing from this point. I love my job – though I’ve changed employers since that time, and all my positions have given me material to blog about. I also try to dabble into unknown territory when I want to understand how software I do not use is working. If you’re a regular visitor, you might have noticed I try to write once per week, though I sometimes cannot hold the rhythm. However, some of you might know I’m currently also writing Integration Testing from the Trenches, which sometimes puts me in a quandary: should I write a new article or write another chapter of the book? So if you want to help me there, don’t forget to get your own copy
And for the future, well, it looks extremely interesting.
- At JavaZone (Oslo – Norway), on September 11th, I’ll be holding a workshop on Vaadin. I’ll also use the occasion to give a lightning talk on Mutation Testing
- I’ll be at JavaDay Kiev (Ukrain), on October 17th-18th for a workshop on Vaadin and a talk about Integration Testing
- Going to Joker conference (St Petersburg – Russia) on October 20th-21st? Let’s meet there, my exact contributions are to be announced in the near future
- Finally, I’ll finish October at Agile Tour London on the 24th for a talk about Integration Testing
If you happen to attend any of these events, don’t hesitate to say hello!
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