A short announcement that I'm launching railsjunior.com
Rails Junior is a blog that covers cool problems that I encounter in my job, as well as any development work from my side projects and freelancing.
In addition, there will be theory questions, which deepen my knowledge in Ruby as a language. This will hopefully help other people to prepare for technical interviews.
Why I'm creating this blog
Solidify my skills: whenever I need to do something new, I do all the research and then I implement it. I might encounter the same problem months later and likely, I will need to do the same research all over again.
Spending several hours writing for this certain problem will help me deepen my knowledge about the particular problem. When I encounter it again, I can just check out my article that I wrote about it.
Salary reviews: this blog is a list of some of the things that I have learnt over the last couple of months. It also illustrates that I have a passion to learn and get better.
From talking to my manager, I learnt that one of the things that I should do in order to get a salary raise is to become a better developer (well, that's obvious). Being better at your jobs transitions to having more impact within my team and the company as a whole.
Employability: I believe that Rails Junior will make me more employable in addition to everything else that I'm doing.
Technical managers love stuff that show passion outside of your regular work - side projects and blogs for example.
Continue building my personal brand: by focusing on SEO and writing articles, I will get a steady audience growth.
Steady growth is all I want for Rails Junior. A developer has a certain problem - they google it and they land on my article, which gives them the answer they were looking for.
Furthermore, I will include a newsletter option at the bottom of the articles, which eventually will help me build a community of passionate full-stack developers.
Fresh ideas are popping up very often, but you can expect some the following articles over the next couple of weeks.