Why, after more than 30 years as a developer, have I decided to create a blog?
First and foremost, a blog is a form of communication with other interested parties about subjects that are mutually of interest. I wouldn’t dream of disabling comments like some companies do, all forms of feedback are greatly appreciated and they are an important part of the blog/conversation.
Secondly, if I spend all day trying to work something out, usually this goes into my private wiki so I can refer to it if I ever need to come back to it. I would like to share this information with you. Also for me, the detail gone into on the blog will help cement my understanding and also allow me to refer back diary style on my developer life.
I have put a lot of effort into being a developer and doing the best I possibly can. I would like to share this knowledge and my reading list with you.
Finally, I would like to help developers with less experience (lets face it, even experienced developers have difficulty keeping up to date with everything; there is always lots to learn even about something you work with often, so I might know about some things that you don’t and vice versa).
This blog is going to have a bit of something for everyone, beginners and experts alike. If I spend what I consider to be excessive time finding or working something out, its a candidate for this blog so I can help others save time.
Thanks for reading, I’ll do my best to make this blog a useful resource for you.
Philip Johnson, Jan 2015