Back in 2016, I decided to build an ASP.NET Core template app so I could play with the framework and get a feel for working with .NET Core. It turned out to be a fun process but took a long time! Admittedly, I took it further than I initially planned to, by adding email functionality, scaffolding tests, building in database migrations, provisioning / deployment with Ansible, and much more. I learned a lot.
This week I had the opportunity to attend KotlinConf 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark with 4 other fellow colleagues at YNAB. It was a great time of learning new things, meeting new people, seeing the city of Copenhagen, and spending time with my fellow coworkers and friends.
One thing I have learned in since I started working remotely about five years ago is that communicating clearly is very important. Remote working has many benefits but inherently better communication is not one of them.
I have been playing with GitHub Actions quite a bit recently at YNAB and for some personal projects and it has been fun. Most recently I got xertz, my static site generator project, running on GitHub Actions for build/test and releases to the npm registry.