Writing programs in cool languages like Perl.I always wondered where back-end people get their kicks.
After all, Perl has stuff like The Joy Of MooseX:: —doesn't that sound exciting? : )
Indeed, reading a book is one thing... you learn the theory and syntax etc, and it's good to have a reference to fall back on. If you don't practice, you forget all this again.
But to really get it, you should test excercises yourself, from scratch, fall and start over again. And with this forum your learn a lot.
i feel similar, but I'm primarily Front End Web these days.
My job title: Markup Monkey and Occasional Ad Banner Maker
Markup Cat would get paid more due to the slightly higher awesomeness inherent in the name...
Uh, where's your lens flare? That is absolutely a requirement in modern web design.W00t! I can do a drop shadow, a glow and bevel and emboss. Hang on while I register my web design company...