There’s a lot of distractions that run across your desktop, kitchen table, cafe table, and your mind throughout the day. So I decided to block them all for this long Memorial Day weekend and dive deep into a new web thingee that’s been getting a lot of chatter and traction in the developer community. I set a simple goal after asking myself, “what do you want to accomplish with this deep dive, given the time you have to spend?”
I wanted to get through the first three chapters of the online tutorial and get three things:
1) figure out what I don’t know and should
2) learn the lingo of the this particular language so my Google and Bing foo doesn’t suck and I can find what I need;
3) stick with the tutorial as close as I can and get my laptop setup so I can do my web development going forward;
4) build something that works and has some tests built into so I’m not just slinging code, but testing what I sling.
So the effect of doing something like this is that (for me anyway) is I want to keep going and go deeper and understand more – part of my Magic Factory initiative I blogged about last month. My goal is to finish this tutorial and actually move into some more advanced content and site construction. But, baby steps – always baby steps with this type of thing so I glaze over something I need to “get” and would miss if I’m in a big hurry.