I am Adrian, a Programming-holic, I got this drug since I was a kid (father hobby programmer), I started coding in high school and faculty, and then as a full time job. I develop in my spare time and I'm lucky enough to get payed to practice my hobby during the day.
I had to finish the Dev.To First Time User Experience and also I saw that I have some followers, although I haven't wrote any article, so I feel a pressure to write this.
Except for when I'm in a vacation, I cannot stop using the drug, I get itchy fingers, tons of ideas and an increased desire to read what other new shiny blue drugs were invented.
I'm a web generalist (I think), full stack web developer but I got my hands into other languages and platforms (like mobile, VR, gadgets and toys). I like to help people and teach programming (and related tech fields), mentoring other devs and writing about it.
I am a pragmatic programmer with a passion for the "right things", I think that our job is a Craftsmanship. What does it mean? Well I like to write a clean code, use the best practices, I do not think that unit tests should be optional, but also I've been into trenches for many years (startups).
I am used to deliver new releases on a daily basis, and know that most of the "right things" cannot be implemented as we learned in the books, at least in the "world outside corporations". So I try to search, develop, learn and write about techniques that combines the "real world" (deliver this thing tomorrow) with the "dream world" of best practices.
As a result you will notice that my replies are mixed: I will attack all TDD related articles that treat the technique as a Religion (all time savior, Uncle Bob style), but also I would recommend that Automatic Tests should not be optional and all 3 Clean * Uncle Bob books as a mandatory lecture (for mid-senior devs).
This concludes the ranting about me, so far I like this website so keep up the good work.