by Greg Murray
last updated 8 months ago
Hey all and welcome to my blog. This is my first post on here so I wanted to talk about what I hope to achieve through blogging and some of my ideas for posts.
As I started off as a developer, I spent so many hours reading through documentation, blog posts, and guides on how to do various things related to software development. Now that I do software engineering professionally it isn't hard for me to look back and really appreciate all of the content I had access to — for free — on the internet. On top of the readily available content, everyone is so friendly. People are happy to help solve programming-related problems and just generally provide guidance for anyone, new or not.
One of my goals as a developer is to contribute to what I believe can be such a positive and friendly community of like-minded people. I love learning and mentorship just as much as I enjoy sitting down and solving a problem with code - to me they go hand in hand. As technology advances we must advance with it. That means we should constantly learn and be open to new ideas. Having that perspective will help us not only as professionals but also as individuals.
I have a few goals for this blog. I hope that it serves as an open place for ideas and collaboration to exist. I want this to be an outlet for my own ideas as I refine them. I'll probably post a lot of how-to's and guides but don't be mistaken: these are as much a learning experience for me as they are for any reader. I am by no means an expert so I hope to receive feedback and corrections whenever it seems like I miss the mark on something. Above all, I want this blog to be fun. Hopefully it will solve people's problems, motivate people to learn, or even inspire them to write about what they learn.
Let's get started.