New section of the blog: AppFog through the eyes of an up-and-coming developer
Greetings, fellow developers!
For all these reasons, I’m absolutely thrilled to be brought on board to occupy the position of Developer Evangelist at AppFog. True, my background in computing is, in a word, limited. While I consider myself generally tech-savvy and have never encountered any serious difficulty doing many of the things that citizens of the 21st century do online, from social media to basic web design, I come to the world of programming and development with both a mountain of curiosity and a limited skill and knowledge set driving me. This space will be devoted to—pardon the kitsch—telling my story, the story of my evolution from a beginner struggling to understand things as simple as the ins and outs of PHP, MySQL, and other languages, to someone who will eventually be able to put AppFog to fruitful use and worthy of the title “Developer.”
Along the way, I will share my impressions of and experiences with existing programs, languages, and platforms, offer advice to up-and-coming developers on the many pitfalls that may confront them in the course of their own development, and attempt to contend with the steady flow of subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle transformations constantly going on within the brave new world of cloud computing. It’s going to be an uneven but exhilarating ride, and I look forward to sharing the journey with you, Dear Reader.