New years aspirations: technology
Resolutions sounds a bit to much like commitment for my liking. So here's my (WIP) list of things I shall be trying to learn a bit more about this year:
- XSLT; One day someone's going to come up with an external XML feed that we need to transform, and that we can't just write a new front-end for. I really ought to know enough XSLT to fix that, when the time arrives.
- perl; More and more of the functionality I write is just tying together a couple of web interfaces. Java is a sledgehammer to crack a nut in that situation. I could go for something cooler like python or groovy, but perl has the benefit of a bazillion programmer-hours of experience backing it up. I used to be quite good at it, and I think there's probably a case for re-learning it.
No doubt I'll be adding to this list as I go along; and of course there are the non-tech lists to consider (of which more later). But this is probably enough to be getting on with.