Who am I?
I'm a software developer based in Evesham, UK. I graduated in 2014 with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering, and I've written software for a variety of purposes and business sectors including CRM, healthcare analytics, HR and payroll, and a few other things. I love to solve puzzles, preferring to tackle problems by eliminating the root cause rather than simply treating the symptoms, and I apply that approach to my work.
At work, I build web APIs powered by a suite of ASP.NET Core microservices communicating via message bus and hosted in Kubernetes. In my spare time I tinker with more of the same, as well as .NET MAUI mobile apps and some IoT gadgets. I'm also keeping an eye on Blazor as that framework matures. Whatever I'm coding for, I tend to keep it all in git repositories, with CI/CD provided by Azure DevOps.
Away from work, I'm many things. I'm a husband and a dad, a keen gamer and avid reader, a 3D printing hobbyist, a Dungeons and Dragons player and dungeon master, an amateur astronomer and space enthusiast. Those things won't be the focus of this blog, but you may be able to spot their influences here and there.
What's this blog about?
Most of the time, my articles will contain my observations, opinions, and ideas on software development - professional or otherwise. Sometimes, I'll post about some of my personal code projects, either because I think they're interesting, or because I'm hoping to learn something from them and it's good to show your work. Occasionally I might post other things that I feel are interesting, or contain a lesson that I found useful. Regardless of what I'm writing about, everything I write comes from me, and doesn't necessarily represent the opinions of my employer, or anyone else.
Want to contact me?
If you want to discuss anything I've posted, then I'd love to hear from you! Disqus-powered comments are enabled on all posts, so you can leave a note if you have questions, ideas, or something to add. If you want to discuss something privately, or you have a longer piece you'd like to send me, then you can email me by simply putting
contact@ in front of this site's root URL.
Do I know you from somewhere?
You might have seen me around the internet; in most places I go by the username anaximander, or variants thereof. I'm on Stack Overflow (and many other sites on the Stack Exchange network), GitHub, and I've got some packages on NuGet too.