WordCamp Kuala Lumpur 2017

WordCamp Kuala Lumpur 2017 was just concluded recently. It was my first WordCamp and also the first WordCamp in Malaysia after seven years. It was held at the Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, a gorgeous hotel in the Bukit Bintang area.

So how was the WordCamp? Read on further after the break as I break my WordCamp Kuala Lumpur 2017 into various sections. This includes how my experience went, the pros, the cons and finally, the conclusion.

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Be A Better Developer #1 : Focus On One Language

If you are like me, the obsession to be the best developer you could ever be runs true. Of course, there’s tons of sexy new languages out there. Languages like Rust, Kotlin, Golang, Elixir and Swift are hot right now, but soon a new set of language will pervade the industry. So should you try and pick up every language out there?

One of the best advice I received on my quest to become a better developer, was to focus on one language. But there’s so many languages out there and I want to learn this new language. Or my friends have been raving about how great this language been for their web application.

What should we do? Read on after the break on why you should focus on one language.

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Picking Up Object-Oriented PHP and Beyond

The process of being a 10x developer isn’t an easy one. Though it’s easy to pick up a programming language, it takes time and effort to become a top notch software engineer.

But does it all end with object-oriented PHP? Do we just need to know stuff like encapsulation and inheritance? Or should we actually dive deeper into the principles of programming?

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