Hello Fam A Happy and Prosperous to you all. I know I have been MIA for a while, but its been rather interesting, bitter sweet, a lot of growth though.
As shared sometimes ago with Zed, I took on a big task at work, as I agreed to take on a project at my day job, in which I am currently building a number modules, which do not align nor help drive the businesses, business processes, with regards an off the shelf application currently being used, hence been tasked to build a solution, in Angular 8 (Front End), RESTful API built leveraging NodeJS, Express, and Microsoft SQL Server (Choice to stick with what is being used by the off shelf application).
This is has been rather interesting, taking me out of my comfort zone of using Python, Oracle DB PL/SQL or Postgres, but rather having to learn a new Front End Framework like Angular 8 which is a beast and totally different from what I have been used to i.e. Server Side Web development. The learning curve per Angular 8 is rather steep, coupled with the fact that, the project is an Agile one, 2 weeks sprints, so I was burning the midnight oil to deliver solutions whew!!!.
GOALS: My goal has always been to polish my craft, by coding daily, which I have been able to achieve due to the project above, although its been in TypeScript and not my love Python I am also learning to be language agnostic. My goal at the moment, is to return to mastering the basics, Data Structures and Algorithms. At this juncture its rather critical that I do find the time and master this, as my next job depends on it, as I have been impacted by a restructuring exercise at my job (Last day is end of February 2020), that i have been with for circa 10 years, my job is being replaced by an offshore resource, whom I am currently helping bring up to speed with SPA(Single Page Application) development via Angular 8 and NodeJS + Express.
BLOCKERS: Family life, I just have to get disciplined with time, as i need to get ready for a bunch of technical interviews, which will entail coding tests etc.