Since this is the time of the year that many making resolutions relating to self improvement, here are a few of mine:
- Finally get around to learning GridGain. [I would love to see a well published book, or at least a Kindle eBook to get some headway on this] HazelCast would also be interesting, but GridGain has more of what I’m looking for.
- Finish the massive tomb that is “Groovy In Action”
- Finally understand how network routing works.
- Get more experience with DNS, and DNS tools
- Master NMap [not just learn the basic uses of it, but to really excel with the tool] This would be similar with the reading up on SSH I did last year.
- Get up to conversational level German. [Living outside of German speaking nations makes this incredibly difficult]
- Finally develop some strong time management habits.
- Learn how to use Python [to the point where you can do some cool stuff with it]
- Learn R [rather than haphazardly hack]
- Meet/talk with some of the gurus of airfare scheduling/decoding, and the famous Tom Stuker.
- Learn how to use GraphViz [This is one of the odd ones here, but it's interesting]
- Get better with Erlang and to find/make real world uses.
- Learn/Create a GUI in Apache Pivot, and a web interface with either Stripes and/or Wicket.
How am I planning to accomplish these things? Having goals, and putting them on my task list.
Currently, I am reading up on Maven, and Groovy. I read a book on GIT, and got some practice w. A review of the strengths and weaknesses may be coming up in a later post on this blog.
To the 1.5 readers left reading this blog: What are your goals for the New Year? Leave the response as a blog post linking back to this post or in the comments below.