So 2017! Let’s hope you turn out to be a good one.
I guess traditionally I should be using this post to make my predictions about the industry and technologies I’m engaged in to demonstrate thought leadership. The truth is I think I’m going to be arrogant and let the industry catch up a bit first with all of the innovations I have spent the last two years working on. Sure, I have forward looking plans based on what I think will be prevalent trends and requirements in the year ahead but sometimes you have to live in the moment and execute on what is imminent.
My team will be busy through Q1 with the migration of a large part of our operations to Plunet. Then we have the ramping up of a major new account that we were awarded last year.
Development has re-started slowly it has to be said with some small tasks that were started before Christmas taking an annoyingly long time to get finished. Or maybe I’m getting increasingly impatient.
Q1 will almost certainly see an update to Ocelot. We are trying to simplify and expand the configuration of plug-ins and the user interface so that you launch with windows and tools in a state ready to go.
I’ve resumed the Angular 2 and F# learning I started last year. Using Angular I’m writing a web-based string translation editor component which I hope will be simple in operation and blisteringly fast. With F# I started by writing some basic NLP utilities such as string tokenization and n-gram generation. I would like to try and re-write some of my Review Sentinel machine learning algorithms but I’d be surprised if I get all of that done this year.
So I’m going to finish this post by wishing you all and your families a safe, enjoyable, productive, and happy year.