Using What You Already Have

12 Jun 2014

Sometimes we keep looking for resources everywhere only to realize that we had it with us the whole time. Situation like these might arise when you have too many choices. I too faced these moments before. It is a tough situation indeed.

I think one should develop art of learning before trying to learn a lot of things at once. Once you know how to learn and improve how to learn through constant iterations. It becomes easy thereafter.

I changed quite a lot as a developer and person. Last year. I was all about learning new technologies, getting super aware about all the frameworks that are popular. Now, I don’t even bother checking these. My goals are now mostly on low level decisions or high level architecture. All these frameworks and likes are just tooling. Nothing less nothing more. The main focus should be on problem solving. And problem solving at its heart is always Language/Platform/Frameworks agnostic.

Reading books and theory is also very important at this stage. Consider it as like sitting on the shoulder of giants. Of course practise is very important as well but making sure there is a good balance between these two really pays off.

I love reading books. I have bought quite some books in the past 11 months. I have so much to read and learn from these gems. I have done good progress in completing some of these. Hoping to cover more in the near future.

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