Inspired by Professor Matt Might, I decided that in 2017 I am going to try to round out some of my technical abilities. Part of this is driven by the fact I am starting a new job in February that will focus more on software and less on hardware. As such, I am going to try to focus on learning a new type of technology concept each month. What are my strengths? C++, bare-metal development, software-hardware interface, FPGAs, embedded, etc. What are my weaknesses? Databases! Virtualization! Web!
- January: NoSQL (via MongoDB)
- February: NoSQL clients (via Python, Pymongo, and MongoDB)
- March: RMDBS and SQL (via IBM DB2)
- April: ODBC for RDBMS (via IBM DB2, C++, Python)
- May: PKI and Authentication (via MongoDB and OpenSSL)
- June: Virtualization 1 (Linux KVM)
- July: Virtualization 2 (Linux+Xen)
- August: RESTful web services back-end (C++ and Casablanca library, Python)
- September: RESTful web services clients (Node.js or Django)
- October: Web-based GUIs (Angular+Node.js or Django)
- November: GPU programming basics (Nvidia CUDA)
- December: GPU programming (more) (Nvidia CUDA)
I thought about adding DevOps tools into the mix, but I think I am sure I am going to pick up a lot on the job in that area, as well as it would probably help to get a better grasp of deploying virtualization beforehand.
Let’s see how it goes! So far I have MongoDB installed and I am working through the intro course with python at MongoDB University.