Passionate about software development, programming and software design - that's me.
I like writing code, clean code. Maintainability of code is key. Quality is key. And it's the right thing to do. For the businesses and our own sake (developers), to improve ourselves and what we do.
But what is 'clean-code'? Isn't this subjective?
I like good software-design and I strive to know more and do better. That means I follow and apply the principles of SOLID and various software patterns. That also includes various architectural patterns. I try to think of the bigger picture of the software, looking at it from a higher-level.
I do practice the discipline of test-driven development (TDD). It is part of my daily job since ca. 2014 and I must say that I wouldn't want to do serious development without TDD anymore.
I'm an advocate of software craftsmanship. It is a growing community of developers that adhere to the principles of master, journeyman and apprentice together with a mindset of teaching and learning and helping each other.
My experience in software development ranges from simple bash scripts over assembler routines and Linux device drivers to large business applications with web UIs in the cloud with cluster and failover features.
I work extensively with the Java Virtual Machine. Writing Java code since 2000, and Scala code since 2010. I've also using Kotlin, Clojure and other languages running on the JVM.
But, in addition I have also done large projects with Cocoa on macOS, iOS. Projects for and on Android. Projects in .Net with C# and ASP.Net, C++, C, Python.
I also like Elixir (and the whole Erlang landscape). I've done a few small projects with it. It is a really attractive purely functional language with pure immutable data types, running on the battle proven Erlang VM.
As of late (in early 2019) I found the world of Common Lisp very intriguing. This web page was re-implemented lately in Common Lisp coming from Apache Wicket.
Here are a few links where you might get more information about what I do:
In 2003 I received the degree in computer science at the Georg Simon Ohm university in Nuremberg, Germany.