Some hackers had gotten a hold of my site and my host shut everything down. Apparently the site was being used to wreck shop for other sites. WinHost.com is a quality organization & I worked with them to resolve the issue & I’m now in the process of getting everything back up to speed.
I entered a funk for last few years, where I didn’t have a lot of time that I wanted to devote to coding anymore. I went to my job and then I came home and watched a bunch of Netflix! Meanwhile AngularJS 1.x, React, ASP.Net Core 1 & 2 and countless CSS frameworks have passed me by. I still don’t know what SASS or LESS is </smh> – Maybe being a early adopter of the Windows Phone and Windows 8 debacle wore me out. I had no desire to learn this new stuff. I seriously wondered if I was going to continue to be a developer in the future & I had started to think about what my exit plan would be.
However, in fall of this year I decided that I wasn’t done yet! I started to look through my app note books to see what ideas might be interesting still. What is feasible? What is relevant? What is interesting? I looked at my projects that I had locally & found one that was 100% functional, yet it wasn’t deployed since it was written in AngularJS 1.x. I’m a long way from learning the newer frameworks, so I made the decision in November that I’m going to publish my apps in the wild for all to see. Regardless of the technology stack that I use (I’m currently comfortable in jQuery and webapi), but then upgrade the site/app as needed. To be honest, I’m not 100% sure that Angular or ReactJS is going to make the site any better then what it is now. However, now that my app is live, I can learn the new stuff with a meaningful example in mind. Hello World is great, but I want to know how to do the bindings & call web services!
This BLOGs future:
In my last blog it was ALL OVER THE PLACE!!! You name it, I wrote about it. There are too many opinions out there for mine to make a difference. Most of the time though I wrote because it was something to do. I’m not a great writer, but I do like doing it. The reboot of this blog is going to be development in nature. Sorry, I’m not going to do the book or movie/TV reviews or politics or religion. Just coding/programming/development – Maybe some life experience about those things, but it won’t stray too far from the core idea.