Back in the saddle

You know how when you haven’t blogged in a long time, you completely lose perspective on just HOW LONG it’s actually been? I pulled up my posts to check a while ago and realized it had been TWO YEARS since I last updated. I think it’s time to break radio silence.

Warning: this is a reflective post more than it is a technical post. 

Where I’ve been
I went heads down after my last post vigorously working on the Fubu ecosystem. At the close of 2013, I embarked on a new journey. I took a break from essentially ALL open source contributions, blogging, and twitter. I rejoined the “mainstream” .NET world for a while and did a lot more work in various other platforms (NodeJS primarily). I worked on several SPAs and gained a much different perspective on everything else I had been missing.

I spent a lot of time last year rethinking old habits and philosophies on testing; most of them held up. I also spent a lot of time doing things much differently than I prefer to do them. I have a newfound appreciation and passion for testing that I think I had lost at some point.

Back in the saddle
A few months ago, I rejoined the team at Dovetail. I’ve been quietly catching up on the latest work within the Fubu ecosystem, meeting with Jeremy about his latest masterpiece(s), and finding my fit again. I’m sure blogging is part of that. I also fully plan to become active within the OSS community once more. I don’t know what that looks like exactly yet but I will be part of the next Fubu release to some capacity.

Note: We did just have a new baby so my availability is limited

TL;DR: I’m still alive and will be much more vocal soon.

About Josh Arnold

Josh is team lead at Extend Health and a principal developer on the Fubu-family of frameworks. He is a proud husband, terrified but excited father, passionate software guy and coach, closet musician, aspiring man of God, and a perpetual learner.
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  • jeffreypalermo

    Welcome back, and congratulations!

  • mxmissile

    Welcome back Josh, looking forward to it!