I mean, why bother, right? I’ve heard of it. You’ve heard of it. So what’s the point of reiterating something we’ve already heard?
- We’re one month into 2017 and, if you’re like me, you’ve adjusted some of the goals you’ve set for yourself.
- The start of a month is always a good time to begin a, ahem, month-long journey.
It was bundled with Ruby on Rails which is what I was using, at the time, and made manipulating the DOM so much easier than having to deal with a lot of the idiosyncracies that comes with working with different browsers.
And it’s not that I think everyone has to worry about digging deeper beyond what they need to do their job, it’s that I really like learning that kind of stuff on a slightly deeper level.
I suppose you could make the case that they aren’t necessary, but so could anyone who ever used an older version of any programming language. So to stay current with the latest features of the language, why not take a refresher course?
I’ve opted to mention this here for a few reasons. Generally speaking, I think those who blog often try to write from a position of authority – which is great – but in doing so, I think we forget to share some of the things we’re doing to stay up to date.
That is, we don’t like sharing what we don’t know. And I don’t want to be that kind of person. Everyone is fine sharing what they know, but what about what they don’t know?
And this is what I’m doing for February. Maybe you will, too. If nothing else, it will give you a greater appreciate for what’s been done for you behind the scenes of your favorite framework or library.