In the arena of software development technologies I have been a bit behind the curve in keeping up and that is partly due the projects I was on at work - the were so big and so complex that as technology moved forward the project did not adopt is because it would have taken too much money and too much time to go back and re-architect and re-write the whole thing. I am also to blame as I could have also been learning it on my own but with all the other hobbies I do something had to give and that was it. Now that I am on a new project at work, I am getting back up to speed on the tech track. I am now learning MVC (Model-View-Controller) and before my trip I was able to spend a good solid month learning the basics and work on the new project at the same time. This past week we had an on-site training class in MVC for developers on base who are now using it or WILL BE using it. Out of 15 students one has been into MVC for about 6 months, then there is me and my one month and two other developers who have just started; everyone else was a newbie. After 4 days of MVC training my head felt like it would burst and I this week, will probably redo a good portion of my code so far; and I am guessing the other students were just overloaded.
At home I have been beating on business accounting and inventory software. You can read about it over at The Adventurous Silversmith. Let's just say it has been a slog!
HOPEFULLY next week I will be back at weaving and Sunday it is Repousse and Repartee with Diane from the Palomar Gem & Mineral Club.