Professional Learning Goals

I have seen blog posts where people list some goals. The reason for publicly listing these goals is partially to be held accountable and to use as a reference point to look back upon. I think that this is a great idea. The list below focuses on work related goals I have. A further post will list leisure/general goals.

Immediate:

Reading

"Seven Databases in Seven Weeks"
With the web, many types of databases have popped up that are different from the traditional model which has been used for years. This book gives a nice broad overview of several of them. The databases covered in the book are:
  • postgreSQL
  • riak Finished
  • HBase
  • MongoDB
  • CouchDB
  • Neo4J
  • Redis

Source code study

Laravel/symfony source. I think both projects are well written and want to study them in detail phpUnit tests - what do the unit tests for a testing framework looklike? what makes the codebase testable?

Longer Term:

  • Attend a conference.
  • Research a new topic and prepare a presentation on it and/or submit for a conference
  • Take 2 weeks-a month off from work. I have not done this in ... since ... university? I think it would be very beneficial to stay driven and refreshed.