2019 Recap

December 31, 2019

I spent most of my time in 2019 at college, trying to finish all my university courses by the end of 7th semester so I can focus on Thesis / Final Project at the final semester (8th semester). Planning to graduate in 2020. So...not really much happened in this year, but I learned so much in terms of mobile application and web development. How to build an Android App and got my hands on React framework for the first-time in this year.

What I learned in 2019

  • Java and XML - How to build Native Android apps using Android Studio.
  • REST API - How to fetch data and display it with recycler view in Android app
  • PHP - how to program a website with PHP, MVC.
  • How to setup a website using database with PHP, laragon, and MySQL
  • CodeIgniter - how to use CodeIgniter to build website.
  • How to deploy PHP sites with its database to cPanel hosting.
  • How to setup arcanist in Linux Ubuntu.
  • How to use Git for managing personal and team projects.
  • TypeScript - how to use it, what is the importance of strong typing, and how to compile it into JS
  • React - how to build an app using React with CRA.
  • GraphQL - what is it and how is it used
  • Apollo - how to implement apollo as a client for GraphQL
  • GatsbyJS - how to build a site with Gatsby
  • Ionic - how to build hybrid apps and how does it different from native apps.
  • Angular2+ - forced to learn this framework because learning Ionic Angular and luckily I've learned TypeScript.
  • Zeit - found a Netlify alternative and how to deploy site with it.

Things I'm Excited for at 2019

  • Brawl Stars! I'm always excited for Supercell's game releases. They always made fantastic game. It's finally released in Android platform by the end of 2018 and I played it almost everyday for some months. 
  • Weathering with You (Tenki no Ko)! Finally another work from Makoto Shinkai after Your Name (Kimi no Nawa). The story is really great and I love how it also refers back to some Your Name's characters at some scenes.
  • Avengers Endgame! Who don't get excited for it? No need to explain anything.
  • I switched to Sony after using Canon for several years. It's so much better and much convenient to use. Happy to finally switched to mirrorless and getting used to a different camera interfaces.

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