On self learning

For about the last 3 months or so I’ve been trying to learn something new to me or at least exploring it. One of the things I looked at first was the Go language. I did one of those free online courses to get an idea of how that works.

It was fun.

I actually liked learning about it and some of the basics. Learning some of the syntax was cool too. I know there is more to potentially learn too but that will be more down the line as well.

This time I went and looked a bit more into GraphQL because it really piqued my interest when learning Go. The line that really got me was, “A query language for your API.” It reminded me a lot of Redis and part of that is because it is agnostic.

It’s been really fun both reading and watching videos on those two languages so far. The hard part for now may just be actually using it somewhere. It’s great and all knowing something but when it comes to using it that is another thing.

I still haven’t fully finished the GraphQL course but am liking it so far. There were some moments where I spaced out and wasn’t paying attention so I know I’ll have to go back and re-watch one or two videos but I’m okay with that. A lot of it does make sense to me so I can’t wait to put that skill to use one day.

I think a lot of that is also since I’m not sure what I want to build out just yet so these things I’m wanting and trying to learn have been super fun for me. Don’t get me wrong it’s great that I can add that to my resume and skill set but for now it really has been sort of a hobby for me to look over a lot of those languages.

I think the coming months will be fun for me in learning not just languages but other things as well; I’m really wanting to read other things outside of code too.

Author: Jose

Born in El Salvador. Loves to read, write, draw, paint, build, test, typography, hike, photography, art, design, sewing, and many other things.