It’s time to do some summary of my writing up to now and lay down plans for 2017. Usually people write such articles at the end of December or beginning of January, but my article about the Hobbits journey through layers of abstraction grew a bit longer than I’ve initially anticipated and I didn’t want to interrupt the series. So here it is, in the second half of January: The story behind How To Train Your Java, some numbers, summary and further ideas.
Every story has to begin somewhere. Let’s list some milestones the blog went through from the very beginning. One day I’ve decided, that I want a blog. With a dragon, because why not.
- August: It all started here. My initial idea was to write an enterprise application with all development infrastructure, tools, elements and all fancy stuff. I wrote twelve articles this month, mostly concerned with researching what to use for my project.
- September: I started to drift away from the initial concept, did some categorization, two articles on Java optimization and retrospectives. The pace of one article a week was established.
- October: There was a first book review, and three articles about conferences in Antwerp and London I’ve attended.
- November: Hello World’s month. Besides another book review, I wrote about basics of Spring, GWT and Vaadin.
- December: One article. That’s the moment where my motivation vanished. I lost interest in my project, and writing went down alongside.