At least one thing I’ve learned today…

In the hopes of keeping up with the ever-changing world of software design and development, as well as any other area of life, I’m going to try an experiment: I’m going to attempt to post at least one thing I’ve learned each day on this blog. Hopefully, this will slow down my inevitable obsolescence.

So today’s pearl of wisdom was a bit of a ah-ha moment for me. Since I started working in the software domain, immediately after graduating from a program that claimed to have prepared me for it, I’ve felt overwhelmed by the speed of change. Programming languages mutate, tools and libraries multiply, methodologies come and go, and the only constant is that what I thought I knew yesterday is only barely good enough today and won’t cut it for tomorrow.

I listened to Scott Hanselman’s Hanselminutes podcast with Iris Classon and heard Iris mention that men tend to celebrate new knowledge whereas women tend to lament the extent of the what is yet to be learned. That’s me to a T.

Well, starting today, I’m going to celebrate my successes each day! Feel free to join me!