I’ve written nothing but JavaScript for a month and a half and I love it

January 3rd, 2013

OK, that’s not 100% true, I’ve written a few lines of HTML, CSS and PHP but most of what I do now is work on JavaScript apps. If you follow me on Twitter, then I’m sure you saw that I was laid off from my job at the end of October. Luckily for me exactly one month later I started a new one and it’s turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to me.

Whenever I mention enjoying working with JavaScript, I get a comment or an email telling me I’m wrong and I should be writing Coffeescript or Ruby or something. But, as shocking as it maybe to some people, I really do like working with JavaScript and for the last month in a half I’ve only work on JavaScript apps. Not only do I get to do something that I enjoy, I get to put my money where my mouth is. At my old job, I could have used tables or Dreamweaver’s design view to build the sites I worked on and my bosses wouldn’t have known or cared. I built sites using best practices because I wanted to build the best I could. Now I’m in a place where I’m not the only one that’s written a line a code and they want good code and I love that.

Here’s the thing though, I used to experiment with JavaScript at home as much as possible. But now that I write it all the time at work, I don’t have to drive to write it at home. Lately, I’ve been getting back into looking at the cutting edge stuff being introduced in CSS. So expect the blog to focus more on the latest CSS3 features and most likely HTML5 canvas because for some reason, I love creating with canvas.

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