A little bit about me.

You can view my public repositories on GitHub here or see details for some of those public repositories here. You can also read about some of my current projects here.

K Cartlidge I’m an enterprise web and software developer. I taught myself to code in the early to mid 1980s then started out professionally in 1988. 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 extreme 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
Designing Data-Intensive Applications Martin Kleppmann
Pragmatic Programmer Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
Getting Real 37 Signals
Programming in Go (Developer’s Library) Mark Summerfield
97 Things Every Programmer Should Know ed. Kevin Henney
Node.js Design Patterns Casciaro, Mario
ASP.NET Core App Development - Build in four sprints Chambers, Paquette
Clean Code (Clean Coders) Uncle Bob
Eloquent Ruby Olsen, Russ
Developing Microservices with Node.js Gonzalez, David
Mastering Flask Stouffer, Jack