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First post on my first blog... Lots to say but can't deside what to say so I decided to start by a introduction of myself before we get into business.

I do software development for a living and that also happens to be a hobby of mine, what a nice coincidence. I work as a IT-consultant and I'm loving it most of the time. I get to see a lot of different environments and solutions but... there's always a but, I also see a lot that could be improved. With improvement I mean cleaner, simpler and easier to understand solutions.

I do most of my programming with Java, but I've had some experience with HTML, CSS, PHP etc. solutions in my past and in the last two years I've done some development with Groovy and modern JavaScript libraries.
Various relational databases have been part of my toolbox since I started web development with MS ASP and PHP over a decade ago. Recently I've also done development with NoSQL databases as a backend instead of RDBMS.
I haven't given a proper try to functional programming languages yet but I'll be doing that in the future first I have to do few other things.

Theme of this blog is going to be various aspects of my experiences and thoughts of software development. Perhaps even some actual code... or maybe I'll just put that in github.

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