This year is 2017 and I would have started using PHP in 2001. At some point in time, I would have worked on moving from mysql to mysqli, learned stored procedures, and Object-Oriented PHP, and migrated to using PDO. Over the past few weeks, I have worked on implementing JSON, API’s and (partially) writing my first API in PHP! And for once, having use for overloading a constructor method, which is apparently not possible in PHP!
I took a “break” (if you can call it that, I never put down my keyboard, just said “fuck the corporate world!” and left my tech career, but still maintained my websites, which included coding) and went into the Health and Wellness field for a few years. After a ton of training for a new career, I found myself more passionate about web development, only now with even more business ideas.
Now to start putting all that I have been learning over the past year to work. I am still invested in finishing off the online courses I have registered for while I work on integrating this knowledge, upgrading my portfolio and enjoying the fun ride as I try to become a social entrepreneur and hopefully, finally start reaping the rewards of my efforts.
Speaking of which, I got accepted into the Chingu Cohorts program with freeCodeCamp which starts tomorrow! Looking forward to working with other developers remotely and facing the challenges of that because I want to be doing remote contract work.