I’ve been developing professionally since 1999. In that time, I’ve spent time reading RSS feeds every morning, reading twitter every day, getting excited and disappointed with Facebook, joined meetups, attended events, read books, written books and lost good habits. None of these things still happen consistently today, but my point really is: I’ve consumed a lot of knowledge over the near 2 decades.
More recently I’ve watched web talks about performance, or have been asked to review some code and I realise that I know the best practice, but when I ask myself how I know…I can’t answer.
I think the problem and solution lays in micro-moments of learning. Little moments here and there when you see something and learn something. It all accumulates and then one day, presented with the right problem, all that micro knowledge comes together and provides the solution.
That’s all very well and good, but how do I bottle that up, and then even share it?
I’m not sure, but I’d like to find out how.