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Transition: Bye Blogger, Bo*ing

I've come to a transition point in my blogging and professional life. As for blogging, I am saying goodbye to Blogger and moving on to my new Django blog located at http://www.saltycrane.com/blog/. If everything goes according to plan, this will be my last post here on Blogger. My new blog is pretty much finished, so I might as well start using it for real. Undoubtedly, I will have to make fixes and tweaks, but that's the best way to learn, I suppose. Hopefully, it will serve me as well as Blogger has. To be honest, I hope it will serve me better than Blogger (that's why I'm moving, right?).

Which brings me to my second transition. I am also transitioning out of embedded software and my almost ten year career in the Aerospace/Defense industry to a small web 2.0 startup company. My current company has been great, but kind of like my new blog, I am hoping for something even better. Instead of using C as my primary language, I will be using Python, Django, Ruby, and Rails. It's true I don't have much Ruby or Rails experience, but I plan to learn fast. I am currently in Chapter 5 of Why's (poignant) (and free) (and very funny) guide to Ruby and am starting on my newly purchased Agile Web Development with Rails, 3rd edition Beta. You can expect I will start posting a lot more on Ruby and Rails on my new blog. Hopefully I can add some insightful impressions as a devoted Pythonista. (Though, I don't too much care for that term.)

Well, I'm off! Please come along!

UPDATE 2008/8/6: It looks like I get to mostly stick with Python and Django instead of Ruby and Rails. Cool.

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