I feel as though I should introduce myself because, if I’m being completely honest with myself, I don’t blog enough.
I’m Chris, I’m married to Ida and we have a gorgeous (almost) 2 year old son, Nico. I have an unhealthy obsession with Super Mario World ROM Hacks and I love front-end development.
Truth be told though, I feel like I’m lagging behind a bit when it comes to my professional life. I work mostly with WordPress and PHP, which I don’t mind, but I want to expand my knowledge. So this posts serves as a reference to myself mainly for my goals this year.
Learn at least 1 framework
I’ve always liked to have a really deep understanding of all the moving parts of my creations, and as such have sat firmly on the fence when it comes to front-end frameworks like React, Vue, Svelte etc.
This year, I’m going to learn at least one. I’m not sure which one yet, I’m leaning towards React (maybe Preact) or Svelte at the moment - I like the idea that Svelte compiles down to vanilla JS.
Over the last 5 years as a developer I’ve learnt so much. I should share some of that knowledge and of course I want to document my journey into JS framework land. My initial target is 1 per month. A complete revamp and design is part of that too, since this is just a Gatsby template at the moment.
Get a new job
This is something that’s been on my mind for a while now - I’d like to work on a product. So I’m actively looking for a new role at the moment!
I’m looking for something remote, so I can spend a little more time with my family, but for the right role I’d consider commuting into London.
So that’s my plan for 2020 - I’d be keen to hear about yours, I’m on Twitter @underscoresdev.