A year ago I wrote a post listing my professional goals for 2011.  I thought I would review them and see how I did.

  1. Release an Android app to the marketplace – Didn’t do it.  In fact, haven’t really touched Android much since I wrote that.  I still have some ideas but am not sure if I will get around to it.
  2. Contribute free software to the community – I did do this.  I have been collaborating with others via github more lately.
  3. Regularly attend a user group meetings outside of Java – Did not do this.  Family life being what it is makes this not that much of a priority right now.
  4. Obtain the Oracle Certified Web Developer Certification – Did not do this.  This is not much of a priority to me any more.
  5. Learn scala – I am about 50/50 on this one.  I read a few scala books but did not write an actual application.
  6. Write an app using JSF – Did not do this.  Still interested.
  7. Present at a user group meeting – I did a Maven presentation at the Java user group.
  8. Use git more, and more effectively – Definitely did this.  Using it on a daily basis now.

Overall, I got about halfway on my goals.  It’s not too bad since I did do a few things that weren’t on my list.

  1. Learned to develop applications using GWT and deploy them to Google App Engine
  2. Converted one of my sites from PHP to Ruby / Sinatra (learning to use it in the process)
  3. Studied up on the HTML 5 features and did a lot of Javascript development

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