I’ve posted on here several times about the rough time I’m going through. My confidence is shot, and I am in fear of failing out of my career.
That said, I didn’t want to only show up when things were bad. Over the past week or so, I finally started learning some new technologies and started a side project!
I’ve been learning about the Spring Framework and WebSockets, so I am writing an application that lets you monitor a log file real-time from a browser. There are already several projects out there like this, but I’m mostly doing it as a learning exercise. Still, it has helped my depression quite a bit to make positive progress on this!
I also have been learning all about Gradle, which is my new favorite build tool.
If anyone’s curious, the project is here: https://github.com/joeattardi/tailstreamer
I hope things are going well for the rest of you.