During this past year, I’ve learned completely new things and improved upon things I knew. Towards the end of 2013, I started to learn about C#, a programming language used to create web apps, desktop applications and Windows Store applications. Being the first programming language I learn, it took me a while to get used to programming concepts in general and then I got used to C#. Throughout 2014, I’ve been honing on my skills with this programming language and now I’m comfortable using it. The first project I created and published was ClipManage. Since then, I made many small projects solving simple tasks but I’ve yet to create another program that could serve a real-world use like ClipManage.
Currently, I am reading the book Hacking: The Art of Exploitation by Jon Erickson. It teaches the C programming language and gives an introduction to exploitation, networking, and among other things, cryptology.
Besides that, I want to finish the book Hacking: The Art of Exploitation especially so that I learn C but also to get an idea of whether I want to do Malware Analysis or Penetration Testing.
Lastly on my to-do list is think of an open-source project I can start and work on to have something extra for my portfolio, something bigger than ClipManage but also that solves a real world problem. What exactly this project will be, I have no idea but I know I’ll think of something. Hopefully, I can get started with this project on January.
Everything else, I have no idea what 2015 brings along. I finish high-school and I’ve yet to decide what I will do after school. Depending on how the year goes I’ll decide because if I can develop a strong portfolio, then I won’t need a piece of paper to prove my knowledge (or at least that’s what I think of going to a University now).
My plans for this blog are to write more often. I’ve probably said this before but one of the things I worked on this year was keeping true to my word. The main reason for my lack of writing has been my excellent procrastination skills, but if 2015 works out like I want it to, and I design my portfolio and start working on an open-source project, then I will definitely be posting here more often.
Writing this article, I’ve decided what problem I want to work on for 2015, procrastination. I set my mind for 2014 to work on keeping true to my word and how better to expand on it by keeping true to finishing the tasks I set upon myself.