My first website went on-line in 1999 (and that was the proudest day of my life). Since that auspicious date, I have had ample opportunity to build stuff, bang my head against digital walls, throw it away and start again. Along the way, I’ve gained a few insights into *what not to do*, if you want to deliver a stable, secure and functioning web application (figuring out the *what to do* is still an ongoing process).
Fast forward to today, being responsible for a product that is predominantly a collection of back end processes and API endpoints, my focus has shifted to finding straight-forward solutions for complex problems. I enjoy finding the balance between using the best tool for a problem and suddenly maintaining a toolbox of exotic gizmos. My relationship to API implementation and maintenance has on occasion been referred to as obsessive.
Why I Tech
“The instant gratification of building something – coupled with the excitements of a constantly evolving landscape (I get bored easily).
My personal tech/IT-trend 2017
“Microservices (although “Drinking White Russians, while zombie fridges bots are bringing down the internet” came a close second)