About me

K Cartlidge I’m an enterprise web and software developer.

I taught myself to write code in the mid to late 1980s. I’ve done (in date order) Z80, 8086, SQL, Pascal, Modula-2, Delphi, VB6, VB.Net, C#, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node, and Go.

I use Mac, Windows, and Linux. I need cross-platform development tools so I use Visual Studio Code. My focus is on C# (for work) and Go, with the occasional Node on the side.

I intended to switch to .Net Core as it is now reasonably stable, but whilst the language and performance is great the actual development lifecycle is vastly slower than Go - which has virtually instant build times, coupled with both speed and ease of deployment. So I’ll be sticking with Go for my own projects.

Recent reading

Some old and some new, these have all been worth reading - particularly those at the top.

Title Author
Release It! Michael T Nygard
Getting Real 37 Signals
Programming in Go (Developer’s Library) Mark Summerfield
ASP.NET Core Application Development -
Building an application in four sprints
Chambers, Paquette
Node.js Design Patterns Casciaro, Mario
Clean Code (Clean Coders) Uncle Bob
Eloquent Ruby Olsen, Russ
Developing Microservices with Node.js Gonzalez, David
Mastering Flask Stouffer, Jack