Day 2 of this year’s Codemesh conference was just as mind blowing as day 1.
So without further ado, here are 3 things that I learnt from day 2 (I am moving house today so I don’t have time to do the full 5!).
1) Tiny is better
I will leave the explanation at that to respect this statement.
This was one of those talks that I could actually apply to my current role. Purescript is
used on the web. Pretty awesome as you can do some pretty complex stuff a lot cleaner than if you wrote
3) I can program and test infrastructure
I do not know much about infrastructure and server configurations. But with tools such as Chef, I can essentially
set up a server using a programming language and set up tests to see if my application works on it. I also won a copy
of the Chef book in the raffle.
Overall, this conference really opened my mind to new technologies that
I would not normally have even heard of. There was a lot of information
over the past 2 days, but if anything, I have at least got the names of
new technologies that are being talked that I can later look into.
The feeling you get coming out of the conference is the same feeling you get
after you watch a Brian Cox documentary about the wonders of the Universe: you just feel
so small. In the web industry, you see a lot of young people playing and advancing the same
technologies, but then you come here, and you see a lot of people who have been programming since
before I was born. Proper, real programming – they point a laugh at the mention of Java.
I definitely hope that I can go next year and I have definitely been left with some
food for thought for the next few months.