I keep a list of “interesting things to look sometime maybe” which I add to when I come across something that I should learn more about. This list has grown over the last few months because I’ve been busy with client work, the birth of my daughter, landscaping my back yard and <insert more excuses here>. But today is my lucky day! I finished a client assignment last week and I have a few days up my sleeve before the next one starts.
Here are the high priority items on the list as it stands now.
- RSpec Story Framework
- Ruby 1.9 new features
- Virtualisation with VMware and VirtualBox
- Git and Mercurial
- Read some of the books collecting dust on my bookshelf (Lean Thinking, User Stories Applied, Agile Estimating and Planning, Blink, The Tipping Point, Freakonomics)
Let’s see how many I can get through before consulting reality spoils the party.