There are a lot of pieces of tech coming out in the web dev industry weekly and as much as we want to focus on them all. There's just not enough time in the day I decided to sit down and write up my top four pieces of tech that I want to focus on for 2022.
So up first is advanced Kubernetes techniques.
So I started my Kubernetes journey back in 2020, when I was on furlough and just fell in love with it, a point where since then, in the past 18 months, I have completely rebuilt my whole infrastructure to use Kubernetes and my local dev environment to be built. Docker built, Docker focused, built on Docker. So in 2022, what I want to do is just learn about more advanced techniques.
And I still don't know what they are yet. I still need to do a lot of research into actually what I don't know. It's always hard, isn't it? You don't know what. You don't know but the main goal is to just keep learning.
Up next is continuous delivery or continuous integration, better known as CD/CI
I have some projects lined up with some colleagues in 2022 that involve learning a lot of CD/CI very quickly and being a complete novice in this piece of tech really does excite me because it's something new I can learn and sink my teeth into.
And knowing me I will probably learn it and rebuild my whole infrastructure to use it because that's just what I do.
Coming up fast at number three is Grafana and Prometheus
Now I know a bit about Grafana & Prometheus and about how they work, how they talk to each other, how to collect their data.
But what I really want to learn about tech in 2022 is writing custom importance for Prometheus, so I know how to build them in the future. I also really want to focus on the Grafana graph creation techniques because any time I've looked at those configurations, it's confused the hell out of me.
I have no clue what the variables are doing. I have no clue where the data is being called from. So I really want to focus on just so I can hold my own and know how to write my own fancy custom graphs.
Last but not least, Craft CMS and Craft Commerce.
So I've used Craft for a number of different projects so far it's a great piece of tech and I just love it. Any time I start any project, I learn a little bit more about craft and any functionality that I've missed previously, and I can wait for it the blow my mind in 2022 to write an e-commerce site with a craft using their craft commerce plugin. This tech looks amazing and so easy to use and who knows, there might be a Joel Beer merch shop by the end of the year?
So there we go. Those are my top four pieces of tech that I want to focus on for 2022.
That's it for now. Enjoy the rest of your week.