Keeping up with the web

Keeping up with the web

Video transcript So in web development right now there is something new coming out every two weeks and it can be a real challenge to keep up with it. I have found that the solution is to be selective as to what you listen to. I’ve got a lot of podcasts on my iPhone and sometimes I’ll be listening to a podcast and I’m 10 minutes into it and I’m not even excited about what’s being said, and I’m not enthusiastic about the conversation, yet I’ll continue to listen to it because I’m afraid that I’m going to miss out on a vital piece of information and that’s not the right attitude. So I’ve started to become very selective. If I’m 10 minutes into a podcast and I’m not enjoying it then I’ll stop it and move on. They say, “Don’t learn for the sake of learning,” and there’s some truth to that. The best type of learning is when you’re learning things that are pertinent to the challenges that you face now. So the best way to learn is to decide, “Ok, I want to build this application!” or, “I want to build a web site that’s going to solve this problem!” Then seek out the information that is going to help you along that path. So, you know you’re suffering from information overload when it becomes ‘noise like’ when it feels like it’s just noise. The issue isn’t that there’s too much information, the issue is that there’s so much information that we couldn’t possibly process all of it! What you need to do then is re-access...