Welcome to my collection of things I either don’t want to forget or things I wanted to write about.
I’m a software developer and have been in the industry for 20+years. By day, I’m a Java/Kotlin developer, converting a monolith to micro services. By night, I’m learning some new technology to keep my skills sharp.
I’m a strong advocate of Intellij and Kotlin, although I have no ties to Jetbrains.
Learn the core tools you use everyday. Version Control, IDE/Editor, OS. Spend time determining how to best work with them, and it will serve you throughout your career.
Learn current technology more JIT. If you aren’t using it right now, it will be different when/if you do use it. Know what’s out there, but surface skim.
Don’t neglect the rest of your life. Do things other than technology. Eat well, live well. A great book about this is https://www.manning.com/books/soft-skills. Technology, and writing code is a small portion of the job.