Double Challenge #2 – Christmas and Scala

It has been a bit more than a month since I ‘ve been writing about the first double challenge. Thus, I think it is time for a short retrospective and a call-out of the next challenges.

Retrospective:

The first double challenge was only half a success. Cutting down meat consumption to three days a week has dramatically reduced my overall meat consumption. It wasn’t easy, but I can absolutely recommend this model (maybe start with two or three meat free days a week). I will defiantly stick with the four meat-less-days-a-week model for a few more months.
The technical challenge on the other hand was not that successful. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really find the time to get an application running on cloud foundry. Well, I got quite far with that (it is quite easy), but finding the time to write a tutorial about it was pretty much impossible. Fortunately, some good tutorials about this topic are already existent.

Upcoming double challenge:

  • Buy all Christmas presents until the end of November. Why? To escape the pre-christmas stress! Man, I hate shopping in December.
  • Work myself through another 250 pages of my beloved Scala book. (And write heaps of Scala code on the way.) Why? Scala! 😉
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First Dobule Challenge – Less meat, more clouds

I am quite a fan of Lars Vogels’s Challenge of the Month. That is why I decided to introduce a similar category on my blog. But, as I don’t want to be a typical European copy-cat, I will do it slightly different. Every month I will set up a double challenge for myself. Including one IT concerned challenge and one non-IT concerned challenge. By doing this, I hope it will a) improve my writing, b) improve my IT-skills and c) improve some other areas in my live.

So my first double challenge will be: