It’s been well over a year since I last made a write up. In that time I’ve seen contracts and projects come and go. I’ve created a full-stack startups MVP (Angular/Node) and continued building my client list. I’ve taken the time to get a great feature of using async/await in ES6 to good use – it makes reading async code a lot easier. And, I’ve also updated the theme for the blog.
Currently I’ve been looking to get further integrated with Blockchain and developing additional iOS apps. I already have a number of contributions to some additional Crypto currencies. Being able to work with many talented individuals over the last year has also been a great experience. I look forward to discussing these and other technologies as I work with them.
If there’s one thing you should start doing today it would be to get a Jenkins build server setup and working for the work that you’re doing, whether it’s Web or Mobile. The amount of additional efficiency that you’ll gain will be significant.
Here are some of my favorite Jenkin’s Plugins:
1) Slack Notification Plugin – Get slack notifications for your jobs as they build (or fail)
2) Publish Over SSH – Allows me to very easily setup everything to be pushed to the deployment target.
3) Embeddable Build Status – Whether your using a formal PR setup, thus allowing the code mergers to understand the build status of your branch, OR if you have a repo that you want others to know about the build status, this very handy plugin gives quick build details to a user.
4) Sounds Plugin – I sometimes don’t want to watch for build notifications, but would rather hear a sound on success / failure. This plugin allows just that.