January 2022 monthly summary

There is something in a new year vibe. This feeling of starting fresh, the surge of energy (hopefully!) after the holidays, everything seems possible. Of course, usually this feeling ends in a week (yes, I’m talking to all of you, new year’s resolution gym goers!), but not here. For me January 2022 was a sprint-like run, resulting in a lot of things being done.

Despite the fact, that it’s the beginning of the year, I concentrated on actually finishing a couple of things from the previous one. During my holiday break I’ve realised, that I do too much of theoretical work, instead of working my ass off writing code. Obviously it’s important to know what’s actually happening under the hood, but at some point you just have to take that car for a ride. However, dumping things in the middle, and rushing to the new shiny thing is not a valid, long-term strategy for growth. Therefore, I’ve settled on something in the middle.

I’ve decided to make January my last month with GC Theory. A whole month is quite a long time, so I’ve decided to speed things up and go through the most important parts of the GC books I have. That resulted in four articles being written and published this month. It was hard, and exhausting, although very satisfactory. With all these posts published, I’ve closed this chapter, and right now I can concentrate on C++.

January 2022

  • 01-02.01.2022 – weekend (flashcards only).
  • 03-07.01.2022 – writing an article about mark&compact algorithms.
  • 08-09.01.2022 – weekend (flashcards only).
  • 10-14.01.2022 – finished mark&compact article, and started writing next one about
    copying algorithm.
  • 15-16.01.2022 – weekend (flashcards only).
  • 17-21.01.2022 – finished writing article about copying GC, and started writing about allocation. As this was short one, I’ve managed to publish it too.
  • 22-23.01.2022 – weekend (flashcards only).
  • 24-28.01.2022 – started writing an article about generational GC algorithms.
  • 29-30.01.2022 – weekend (flashcards only).
  • 31.01.2022 – published an article about generational GC.

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