I have written code for 26 years, in many different languages, and still enjoy being able to craft things out of basically nothing. Being aware that our work is always built upon the work of others I believe in OpenSource and try to follow its principles. I prefer GPL over MIT.
Languages do not matter – creating value does.I don’t think that creating code in a particular language has more “worth” more than code in another language. Selecting the right paradigm and virtual machine for a project is most important. I want to craft solutions and create value and not argue about personal preferences.
I still code in VIM in the console and run Linux – after all those years I do not feel bad for it.
Languages I Used
- Code in production
- Luckily not in production anymore (I hope)
- Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, C, C++, C#
- Code I also enjoyed writing
- Haskell, Lisp, Elixir, XSLT
- Fond, but old, memories
- QBasic, Logo, Turbo Pascal, Asembler
I studied computer science and wrote my diploma thesis about automatic schema learning from XML files, involving the generation of nice and readable regular expressions.
While studying I already started working as a software developer implementing various customer projects. I quickly headed over to a team developing an OpenSource component library – probably one of the first test-driven projects in the PHP world.
Knowledge transfer is the key to seniority, but no easy skill to master.Starting during this time, but also during the years to come, I wrote many articles for different technology magazines and blogs, some books, and gave hundreds of conference talks.
The mission of taking the knowledge on testing and quality assurance into other companies led to founding Qafoo together with Tobias Schlitt and Manuel Pichler. In the upcoming years, we helped many teams improve their software's quality.
Together with Benjamin Eberlei we also founded Tideways, the best application performance monitoring software for PHP applications.
Right now I am working as CTO and co-founder at Frontastic, where we build the frontend for the headless API world in the e-commerce space allowing teams to create amazing experiences.
If you want to get along with me, you should know that I am a feminist, anti-fascist and try to be bold and outspoken about it. I hate homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia – or simpler: I do not work with assholes.
In my free time, I love to cook and am not too bad at it. Generally speaking: Everything I can do with my hands, like DIY in our house, showed to relax me and be a great counterpart to my daily work. You'll find some examples of this on my Instagram.
Relaxing in our garden and just enjoying time with my wife and daughter are the luxuries I work for. Combine this with good food and you'll get a happy Kore.