How long have you been building software?
I’ve been building websites since the early days of just flat HTML sites. I got into PHP when I was trying to make a website for the t-shirt printing business that I was running out of my basement (around 2006). I kept working to make my website better and started spending less time actually printing shirts. So while my website was sweet, my business suffered. One day I was looking for freelance work and came across a job opening as a web application developer. I was hired on the spot and shut the t-shirt business down the same day. Been doing web apps ever since.
What is your preferred development stack?
What past projects are you most proud of and why?
Talk about building apps in your world. Has Cosmic helped your development cycle?
I’d rather use Cosmic over other cloud-based database solutions or running my own database server. In some situations, you just need somewhere to put the data that someone who is kinda savvy can update. I can just set someone up as a user in my Cosmic Bucket and let them add and edit all the data they want. If they need more hand-holding, I have the freedom to build out a User Interface for specific Admin functions. If no one needs access, then they don’t get it. I can make my calls to get the data from the client or the server which makes it great for universal apps. I’ve honestly wanted to build something like Cosmic for years because I’ve always needed it. When I stumbled across a Reddit post saying something like “cloud-based CMS”, I was overjoyed.
What technologies are you excited about that you are using today or want to learn more about?
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