Let’s face it, the career we have chosen is a fast paced, rapidly changing one that requires immense amounts of research and learning to keep up with. In my current position, I get the opportunity to talk daily with developers from all skillets and career objectives and I am regularly frustrated by how many of them don’t attempt to stay on top of whats going on in technology. Phrases like “I have not gotten to use that in my current job” just don’t cut it when you are looking to advance your career. We all need to remember that it is not your employers job to keep you up to date on our skills. Ultimately, you are responsible for you.
The good part of this conversation is that keeping up with technology is not really even that hard. The resources available to you are almost limitless. Here are just a few examples of tools that will get you moving.
- and if all that fails… youtube has a ton of stuff.
This is a very short list of the massive amount of options that exist to keep your skills sharp. As a dev, I set aside at least 30-45 minutes a day to exploring the new tech that is out there It is a very small investment that could vastly improve your career…