How do you keep your skills up to date in this fast-moving and turbulant industry?
You’re at this conference to hear all about “best practices”, the latest trends in technology, and presumably to level up your own career. But it’s a tall order, learning to be a fully buzzword compliant developer, architect or lead, especially when What’s Hot changes on practically a daily basis.
During this talk, Trisha will give an irreverent overview of the current technical landscape and present a survival guide for those who want to stay ahead in this turbulent industry.
- ProgsCon keynote presentation video (2017)
- QCon London presentation video (2019) - contains transcript
These are the sources I mention in the talk and some of the tools I personally use to help organise my news. Definite slant towards the Java / JVM world.
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- Android Weekly Newsletter
- Groovy Calamari Newsletter
- Kotlin Weekly Newsletter
- Scala Times Newsletter
- Sitepoint Java Newsletter
- Baeldung Weekly Roundup
- Java Annotated Monthly Newsletter
- Feedly - RSS Feed Aggregator
- Pocket - Lets you save articles for reading later, including offline. Useful for commuting.
These are literally the first articles I found with the search “blockchain bluffers guide”. I am in no position to qualify how good they are, but they gave me enough of an overview to make me feel comfortable I wouldn’t make any stupid mistakes in 2 minutes of mentioning Blockchain.
- A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Blockchain
- WTF is the Blockchain? A Guide for Total Beginners
- What is Blockchain Technology? A Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners
I’ve already listed resources for my research in this area in Real World Java 9, but these are particularly used in this presentation:
- Enigma Machine Photo: Adam Foster
- Crossing the Chasm Image
- BA Business Life Magazine Image
- Terminator 2
- Bitcoin Symbol, actual image from Proposal for addition of bitcoin sign