Learning 30 Technologies in 30 Days: A Developer Challenge

What if you learned 30 Technologies in 30 Days? Challenge accepted!

30 Technologies in 30 Days : A Developer Challenge

I have taken a challenge wherein I will learn a new technology every day for a month. The challenge started on October 29, 2013. Below is the list of technologies I've started learning and blogging about. After my usual work day, I will spend a couple of hours learning a new technology and one hour writing about it. The goal of this activity is to get familiar with many of the new technologies being used in the developer community. My main focus is on JavaScript and related technologies. I'll also explore other technologies that interest me like Java, for example. I may spend multiple days on the same technology, but I will pick a new topic each time within that technology. Wherever it makes sense, I will try to show how it can work with OpenShift. I am expecting it to be fun and a great learning experience. You can follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/shekhargulati

  1. October 29, 2013 – Day 1: Bower—Manage Your Client Side Dependencies. The first day talks about Bower and how you can use it.

  2. October 30, 2013 – Day 2: AngularJS—Getting My Head Around AngularJS. This blog talks about how you can get started with AngularJS. It is a very basic blog and talks about how to build a simple bookshop application.

  3. October 31, 2013 – Day 3: Flask—Instant Python Web Development with Python and OpenShift. This blog introduces Flask–a micro framework for doing web development in Python. It also reviews “Instant Flask Web Development” book and port the sample application to OpenShift.

  4. November 1, 2013 – Day 4: PredictionIO—How to A Build Blog Recommender. This blog talks about how you can use PredictionIO to build a blog recommender.

  5. November 2, 2013 — Day 5: GruntJS—Let Someone Else Do My Tedious Repetitive Tasks. This blog talks about how we can let GruntJS perform tedious tasks on our behalf. It also covers how we can use grunt-markdown plugin to convert Markdown to HTML5.

  6. November 3, 2013 — Day 6: Grails–Rapid JVM Web Development with Grails And OpenShift. This blog talks about how we can use Grails to build web application. Then we will deploy the application to OpenShift.

  7. November 4, 2013 – Day 7: GruntJS LiveReload--Take Productivity To Another Level. This blog talks about how we can use GruntJS watch plugin and live reload functionality to achieve extreme productivity.

  8. November 5, 2013 - Day 8: Harp--The Modern Static Web Server. This blog post will discuss the Harp web server and how to install and use it

  9. November 6, 2103 - Day 9: TextBlob--Finding Sentiments in Text

  10. November 7, 2103 - Day 10: PhoneGap--Mobile Development for the Dummies

  11. November 8, 2013 - Day 11: AeroGear Push Server--Push Notifications Made Easy

  12. November 9, 2013 - Day 12: OpenCV--Face Detection for Java Developers

  13. November 10, 2013 - Day 13: DropWizard--The Awesome Java REST Server Stack

  14. November 11, 2013 - Day 14: Stanford NER--How To Setup Your Own Name, Entity, and Recognition Server in the Cloud

  15. November 12, 2013 - Day 15: Meteor--Building a Web App From Scratch in Meteor

  16. November 13, 2013 - Day 16: Goose Extractor--An Article Extractor That Just Works

  17. November 14, 2013 - Day 17: JBoss Forge--Build and Deploy Java EE 6 AngularJS Applications using JBoss Forge and OpenShift

  18. November 15, 2013 - Day 18: BoilerPipe--Article Extraction for Java Developers

  19. November 16, 2013 - Day 19: Ember--The Missing EmberJS Tutorial

  20. November 17, 2013 - Day 20: Stanford CoreNLP--Performing Sentiment Analysis of Twitter using Java

  21. November 18, 2013 - Day 21: Docker--The Missing Tutorial

  22. November 19, 2013 - Day 22: Developing Single Page Applications with Spring, MongoDB, and AngularJS

  23. November 20, 2013 - Day 23: TimelineJS--Build Beautiful Timelines

  24. November 21, 2013 - Day 24: Yeoman Ember--The Missing Tutorial

  25. November 22, 2013 - Day 25: Tornado--Combining Tornado, MongoDB, and AngularJS to Build an App

  26. November 23, 2013 - Day 26: TogetherJS--Let's Code Together

  27. November 24, 2013 - Day 27: Restify--Build Correct REST Web Services in Node.js

  28. November 25, 2013 - Day 28: OpenShift Eclipse Integration for Java Developers

  29. November 26, 2013 - Day 29: Yeoman Chrome Generator--Write Your First Google Chrome Extension

  30. November 27, 2013 - Day 30: Play Framework--A Java Developer Dream Framework

What's Next?

What about Puppet? Even a developer might have to setup a system someday... ;-)

Or bash scripting - might be useful to know what for for f; do means.

TDD? Writing tests in Django?

Hi there Shekhar,

Congratulations on the challenge your doing to yourself, I really appreciate what you're doing and i'm also eager to learn some stuff from your blogging, particularly on the Javascript subject ;)

Kudos to you and keep up the good work.

PS: Maybe you could do a day about Play Framework, either using Java technology or Scala?!

Great stuff Shekhar, congratulations!!

It's really an excelent work! Congratulations... This is the kind of intro that we look for most of the time when we start learning a new framework.

Excelent work, it's very useful!