It has been exactly one year to the day since I officially started working on EmberGrep (there was a lot of planning before I settled on the domain but that's how I'm keeping track) Now I have more exciting news to share!
Starting next week I will be a Front End Engineering instructor at the Iron Yard campus in Little Rock. This will be a huge change in pace for me for the better as I will get to take my passion for teaching from a night and weekend hobby with EmberGrep to a full time pursuit. For the community this means that I will be able to spend more time focusing on Open Source, research, and teaching. But to get in to some more specifics, I'll break things down by some of the projects I'm most involved in and how I see the next few months panning out.
Ember.js and Modern Web
Laravel & PHP
Over the last two years I have had the privilege of being part of the Laravel and PHP communities. I don't want this to come to an end. Laravel still backs many of my projects and I advise a lot of devs to pick it when looking for a full featured server framework. Right now, I hope to once again become active on Github and IRC as well as in the community in general. This being said, less of my day-to-day work will be active application development in Laravel, so it is quite possible that I will not no broader questions about PHP or new packages in the Laravel world.
Last fall, I dove head first into more serious development with Express.js. There's a lot that I loved: the high availability, the flexibility, and the new paradigm coming from PHP (which is different in a lot of ways not just Async). But, there's a lot of room for learning and research. Node.js is still the Wild West when it comes to convention driven applications. So, I hope to fill in more of these gaps: answer the questions and create conventions similar to what I covered in 0-60 Express.js.
This is a huge change for me and I couldn't be more excited! I plan on being more active in the different communities that I'm in and spend more time really getting to know people and their needs.
Talk to you soon! Ryan