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Poll: What is your development goal for 2011?

Justin James discusses what his biggest development challenges will be this year and asks his fellow developers to share their goal for 2011.

Developers often face the same problems years after year -- sometimes we can make a dent in the issues, sometimes we can't. For example, we are always being asked to "do more with less," and projects often become the dreaded death marches. Career growth is often difficult, because it takes so much energy just to stay current with the basic technology to do your job, let alone step up to the next level.

Fortunately, my list of development problems has managed to get shorter over the years. My biggest challenges for this year will be trying to move to Silverlight and WPF development and Windows Phone 7 development. I'll also attempt to shift to some of the new paradigms used in the Silverlight community where appropriate. What is your goal for 2011?

J.Ja

About

Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

6 comments
ktekker
ktekker

Although often our efforts to help the business fall on deaf ears, as a Business Intelligence Developer, I'd love to see my manager pass along fewer mini-projects and more large projects that would improve the business. We know what business problems are out there, we have ideas and solutions, but unfortunately the steering committee is narrow-minded and is only interested in making small improvements to existing (outdated, underperforming) tools than sign off on new development. Cost is not an issue - our group's time and effort is cheap compared to buggy systems other groups pay hundreds of thousands to millions for to implement. Sigh.

mattohare
mattohare

I've finally got my web application on line and better than it was when everything crashed almost three years ago.

apotheon
apotheon

I've noticed that my brain often seems to operate within a "lazy evaluation" model -- and I'm not so much talking about how I think about programming. Are you aiming for similar ends?

Realvdude
Realvdude

Hoping to move more to the next (current) level. An ambitious plan is to make our primary application "cloud compatible" and completing several government mandated changes.

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