Holy moly, I'm overdue. Over a month ago was my 27th birthday, but I completely missed out the blog post to congratulate myself. It deeply hurts my heart that I failed at congratulating myself - but to make me feel better let me explain what happened and give you a brief summary of my year.

Work, work and... more work

The reason why I haven't been able to even visit my blog was the last project I worked on. It had a ridiculous deadline, which required to work on weekends, do overtime and all the stuff that makes you just want to go to bed when the day is done instead of writing blog posts about the same things you may have done the entire day.

But we did it, the project went live on schedule and here I am again. Wohoo!

No bad news this year!

Does anybody remember my last birthday post? It was horrendous. It was about surgeries, loosing money and dying cats. This time it's not!

No bad news this time! Everything worked as expected; a pretty calm and quiet year, but that's exactly what I wanted. I'm still having the same job, still driving the same shitty car (oh, did I mention that I don't like my car?), no surgeries, no money losses, no pets died. The last thing was actually the other way round: I adopted a new cat!


From a developers point of view

I learned a lot of new things; especially regarding Angular 2 (which was part of a project which took around 6 months) and Symfony (which is part of basically every project I'm working on).

I really fell in love with TypeScript, hence my next open source projects will probably be written in TS. That being said, I'm currently working on multiple new open source projects. Sadly development was really slowed down the last months - but I guess I'll have more time during winter holidays.

My current project for work involves VueJS. I don't know much about it yet, but if I like it you can expect some VueJS posts here in the future.

What next?

As mentioned above I'm currently working on multiple open source projects. I'll talk about them as soon as they left the "more than an idea and more than 3 files"-status.

One thing I'm currently thinking to do is video posts (vlogs or whatever you want to call them). Videos would enhance the way of communicating to a certain degree, but it also takes a lot of time. We'll see if this ever become reality.

Another thing is I'd like to blog more. At least 2 posts a month would be decent. My blog has between 200 and 400 visitors every day right now. This is insane, actually way more than I'd expect. But it's really appreciated to see that - gives a lot of motivation.

In short my plan is to make my upcoming year a bit more exciting. I really appreciated the quiet and calm year, but now it's time for a bit more action.

Oh, and before I forget...

Belated happy birthday, me!

P.S. Please forgive me the usage of "Holy moly".