So I came to the blog to update my upcoming events (at least something stays up to date) only to find it's been nearly a year since I last blogged! This is terrible!
It's not that I haven't written anything in a year, it's that a lot of my writing energy goes into stuff for the actual day job. Which is good, because that's pretty much what I wanted from the day job, but the blog makes it look like I don't write any more.
So I'm going to cheat. Here's the stuff I've written in the last 12 months.
- A whole series of articles off the back of last year's Java 8 in Anger talk: Five Java 8 Features That You Won’t Be Able to Live Without, Why Java 8?, and Java SE 8 in Practice.
- A tutorial on TDD in IntelliJ IDEA. I have video clips to turn this into a screencast as well, but that's Yet Another thing I didn't get around to.
- A tutorial on how IntelliJ IDEA helps you migrate code to Java 8. This evolved into the other thing I've been working on this year, my latest live demo presentation, Refactoring to Java 8.
- A whole series of blog posts on "What to look for in a code review". This was fun and satisfying to write.
- ...which got turned into a book. Yes, I'm finally the author of a book!
- Java 8 Top Tips, with a bunch of IntelliJ-specific tips
- I've taken over Java Annotated Monthly, so at least you get to hear from me once a month with that. I try really hard not to be too sarcastic, jokey or British when I write the newsletter. I don't always succeed.
Oh yeah, and I had a baby. I'm contemplating blogging about being a working parent, but I'm a bit concerned that Of Course a woman is going to blog about Being A Mother, when previously I just blogged about... well, come to think about it I blogged about all sorts of things, including haircuts and hangovers, so I guess I could probably get away with it.