2 full years passed and I did not write a single post on this blog. Please do not presume me dead. It seems I am the busiest person on this planet despite having nothing much to do other than pounding my fingers on keyboard everyday.
After this much time, I finally gathered courage and thought of updating thi blog about what I had been to. For those of you wondering, keep reading. Here is what I did in last 2 years.
Started a company
I and couple of my friends, launched our own web development firm back in 2013. We call our company Developers Lab. We will complete 2 years this April. It has been a fun ride so far and we hope to do much better this year.
Became a father
Wife gave birth to a sweet baby girl last year and she will turn one coming April. Almost 11 months and my wife and me have not yet been able to decide a name for her.
Wrote my second book
After a long interval of 4 years, I started working on my second book for Packt last year. My first book was also from Packt and was named PHP jQuery Cookbook (2011).
Guys from Packt contacted me last year about an idea of a book titled “Mastering jQuery UI” and asked if I would be interested in writing it. I said, hell, why not!
So after around 10 months the book is scheduled to release this week. I hope people like it. Fingers crossed till then.
Learnt some new technologies
This goes without saying as it is inevitable in our trade. But we need to remind ourselves more of it. You are out of market the day you become outdated in terms of technology/tools. I learnt responsive design, AngularJS, Laravel among many other tools. Planning to learn some more this year (I am looking at you nodeJS and React).
So, in short I am not dead. These were pretty much the highlights of last couple of years. I will see you soon with a new post (I promise).