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Getting Started

25 May 2015 by Martin Driscoll

Categorised as Programme

Tagged with html css Javascript

I like working hard. I always have and I suspect I always will.

For more than 20 years that hard work paid off handsomely. I was rewarded hansomely (relative to most but certainly not as handsomely as some) and was able to travel the world both at work and at leisure. I naturally seemed to make progress through the ranks and never felt like I needed a ‘five year plan’ or an answer to the standard “where do you want to get to” because that progress was my measure of success.

As long as I kept progressing, having fun and working hard, I would be happy.

Then I hit the wall.

I stopped making progress and, worse, came to understand that I didn’t possess the qualities nor the capabilities that would allow progress to be made. At least not in the minds of those for whom I worked.

So I left. Stopped working. Focused on myself and my family.

I didn’t really have a plan. And certainly not one that went out five years.

But I did have an idea about what I wanted to do. I wanted to learn. Specifically I wanted to learn the language skills my children would need later in thier lives. Not Spanish, Chinese, French, English even (although they will all be useful). But the language of the Internet. Even more specifically, I wanted to learn JavaScript. This blog will ultimately contain a number of artcles describing the process that I have followed and what I have learned on the way.

Hopefully you will find it of some use.

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