Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Starting with...

I have an immediate need to become better at an existing tool set, Saltstack.  I am going to start by reading Learning SaltStack - Second Edition.  I will be adding various tidbits as a learn to the blog.


with what to start with...

There is so much I want to push through and start learning in more detail.

The list includes the following:
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator Certification
  • AWS and AWS Certification
  • Ansible (even though I am currently using Saltstack)
  • Java/Scala/Akka
  • Various Apache Projects (Cassandra, Kafka, etc)
  • Agile Methodology
  • PowerShell/DSC
  • Windows Server Administration (my knowledge on the Windows side has always been limited)
  • Contributing to Open Source
  • Jenkins
  • Docker/Kubernetes
  • Learn More About (Mastery) -
    • Saltstack
    • Python
    • Git usage
    • Laravel/VueJs/Angular
    • etc

Too much to list.  Picking one to start with is the hardest part.   Learning new stuff for work always distracts from this too.   I have been doing more coding these days with Python/PHP, etc. 

But I just need to stop and pick one to focus on in my "free" time.  Stop being so lazy.   But which one should it be?...

Coming back to it

I have tried to start regular blogging multiple times in my life and have never stuck with it.

Life gets busy...   I get distracted by something else (Games, etc).   Laziness kicks in (Primarily this).  There is always a reason, none of them good.

This go around..  I am going to try to overcome it all.   In the hopes that blogging will push me to learn more and stop being so lazy.  We shall see how that goes.  Wish me luck.