At personal front, still digging into data structures and algorithms. Found many good articles, blogs and notes on the topic. At office, am now a member of Java/J2ee center of excellence groups. I was never comfortable with web services earlier; along with EJB, web services always was like a distant blurred image to me. Never had opportunity in projects to dig deeper nor did I put the full effort to learn outside the projects (open source frameworks and tools were always dearer). Being part of COE ‘made’ me learn web services. Not that I am a pro now but competent nevertheless. I am confident that I can join the cloud now taking SOA and ROA along with me 🙂
Its been more than 50 days that Reload happened. Glad to have kept myself busy with many technology related learnings during this period.
Best part about preparing for web services was the R&D. It all looked cluttered initially with so many sub-topics under the umbrella. But slowly all of them fell in right places. Along with de facto Google, I took help of YouTube and Javapassion for video presentations and tutorials. (Btw, javapassion is not free anymore). I feel happy to have utilized the resources on the web properly :). I think I have learnt how to learn (took this phrase from one of the blogs I came across).