A Blog at Last

March 21, 2020   Martin Jones
I've started the blog, at last!

It’s been a long time, but I have finally started a blog. It could easily have been a general blog about development, but there are plenty of those already, so I wanted to focus on an area that isn’t as well addressed — technical training. Yes, some do exist, but at the time of writing, I hadn’t seen any that showed the depth of knowledge I was hoping to see. I’m sure they’re out there, so if you know of one, please leave a comment.

So, what do I expect to be writing about? I’ll be writing about being an instructor and course developer, and managing instructors. I’m sure that there will be a few development related posts as well. I’ve been doing this professionally for nearly twenty years at the time of writing. I feel I now have the confidence to share what I have learned.

Creating the blog allowed me to reorganize the website. Previously, there was a section for booklets. I had a grand idea of writing a set of booklets to be handed out after a course had been run. Truth is I only wrote one - Perl Distilled. My plan to write more was scuppered by: a) too much work, b) birth of my first child, and c) rewriting the diagramming software. The last point is an ongoing project. I wrote the booklet in 2010, and it’s 2020 at the time of writing this post. I am still writing the constraint based diagramming software. Coronavirus has allowed me to start the blog, maybe reclaiming commute time will permit me now to finish the software.