Coding is my thing. I am passionate about elegant, well-written code. I've been at this a long while, in many languages - front-end, back end, and pre-any-end-at-all.
I have worked with flat-file, centralized, relational and document databases. I've learned programming in numerous styles: procedural, object-oriented and functional; imperative, declarative and (my latest crave) narrative. I write code in many languages and platforms.
Watching the evolution of development, and of those who develop, has been very intriguing to me. I think I bring an interesting perspective to the conversation, both looking at those roots and seeking to push the current limits.
It could be easy to simply keep exploring the boundaries and pushing them back, growing my knowledge and skills as I explore this tech frontier.
Please know, I'm well aware I'm not breaking new ground for quite a number of folks. The way I see it, it is much like any frontier: there are those who are the intrepid exlorers, and shortly behind them come the mapmakers and cartographers, mapping the landscape.
I view that second as my role. I am learning many things, all the time, that are new to me. And I think I offer a slightly different perspective, which may give a new insight into areas from which up-and-coming developers can benefit.