Things I’ve learnt in 2015 (in software engineering)

January 6, 2016 • 1 min read • general

Last year, 2015 was a great year, it was my 3rd year as a Lead DevOps Engineer at my company. It was a year where was able to try a lot of new stuff, here is a list of things I learnt and skills I developed and consolidated during this time:

  • Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration

  • Agile, Lean & Kanban

  • Immutable Infrastructure, Infrastructure as Code

  • Logging and measuring (BigData, Data Mining and Process Mining)

  • Team leading

  • Software architectures

  • BDD, TDD and software quality

  • Functional programming (Got introduced to monads, pure functions, higher order functions).

  • MongoDB Aggregation Framework.

  • HA, Distributed Systems, Cluster Management solutions, Mesos, Docker, PostgresHA, Pacemaker & DRBD and Split-Brains

  • Meteor

  • CSS, SASS, PostCSS, Bootstrap, FontAwesome and Compass

  • Devops Culture

  • Linux (OS and Kernel), tmux, prezto and zsh, CentOS 6 & 7, Ubuntu, Mint, CoreOS

  • Started my journey to Javascript, Node, Reactivity

  • Elixir basics

  • Time management and organizational skills using GTD and Wunderlist


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