Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2010 Rundown by Jaime Bueza

2010 has been a great year. Here's a rundown of the things I did.

* Gave an introductory talk on NodeJS to the front-end team at Blast Radius
* Explored test automation with Selenium and NodeJS using SodaJS + Kyuri
* Created a free cross-platform app built on PhoneGap (CoffeeCheck.In)
** Iteration 1 Video
** Iteration 2 Video
* Contributed to the HTML5Boilerplate (Pull Request 209)
* Learned NodeJS (Express, npm, etc)
* Learned MongoDB
* Learned CouchDB
* Read "The Fifth Discipline" by Peter Senge
* Read "Getting Things Done" by David Allen
* Read "Rework" by Jason Fried
* Read "The Mythical Man-Month" by Frederick Brooks
* Read "Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams" by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister
* Read "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell
* Built a NodeJS Pokemon demo with HTML5/CSS3/JS/WebSockets
* Built a jQuery Omniture plugin
* Released a more sane way of doing IE6 Warning with localization
* Released Blast Mojo Framework: Episode 2 tutorial
* Released Blast Mojo Framework: Episode 3 tutorial
* Released Blast Mojo Framework: Episode 4 tutorial
* Contributed to Blast Mojo Lite, scalable JS microframework on top of jQuery
* Half constructed a World of Warcraft addon "Ninjalist" using Lua
* Quit World of Warcraft!

Upcoming goals for the new year 2011:

* Write and contribute more open source software
* Build some really kick ass test automation software
* Do more python projects (django)
* Play with more Tornado, Scala, Erlang
* Play with more Kinect hacks using libusb and NodeJS (Minority report h4x)
* Build more Android apps
* Give a talk on SodaJS to the technology team at Blast Radius
* Give a talk on WebSockets (real time apps) to the tech and front-end teams at Blast Radius
* Give a talk on NodeJS to the technology teams at Blast Radius
* Give a talk on regressive enhancement/polyfilling techniques to Blast Radius
* Give a talk on tips with SASS, such as, easy minification and deployment
* Give a talk on RequireJS or HeadJS to the teams at Blast Radius
* Give a talk on data-uri (base64encoding images) to reduce http requests with strategies for cross-browser functionality at Blast Radius
* Give a talk on how to use Git at Blast Radius
* Start company hackathons to improve mental agility for developers?

Good luck and have fun,
Jaime Bueza

Jaime Bueza is a software developer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He has developed web applications for Nintendo, Starbucks, Electronic Arts, Ritchie Brothers, Kiwi Collections, Cox Communications and Microsoft. When he's not developing useful software that constantly evolves with business requirements, he's creating tutorial videos for aspiring front-end developers.