Learning Plan: 2020

November 26, 2019

This will be fleshed out soon. This is just the basics, posted here so I don't lose it.

I want to learn Algorithms & Data Structures. This is just an interview level. I want to practice doing 1-2 problems a week. This feeds into that.

I want to learn post-v16 React. I haven't caught up on all the changes yet.

I want to learn Node from a back-end perspective, not a full-stack perspective. I know how I want to do this, so I don't think I can blend it with anything else.

I want to learn testing. I kinda know Jest, I kinda know Mocha, I kind of know Chai, I kinda know Cypress, but knowing the frameworks doesn't mean I know how to test.

I want to learn system design/software architecture. I want to know enough about this to confidently feel like a mid-level engineer who can make and contribute to decisions by the end of next year. Start with Khalil Stemmler's blog post on this.

I want to learn Freshman-level CS. If we went off of OSSU's curriculum for context, this would constitute Core Programming, a 101 to systems, and a 101 in databases and networking. Obviously algorithms, too, but that was covered before.

I want to learn my second language. Probably Java because it's very different than JavaScript. Maybe Python. Either way, I want to learn a langauge of a different paradigm than I'm used to.


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