Welcome to my digital garden!
If you’re new to the idea, this digital garden is basically a place for me to keep notes about software development. It’s a personal reference website. The goal is to save myself time in the future, to make it easy for me to return back here & look up information. I think these pages are really helpful and I hope you like them too.
I won’t consider these pages to be untouchable articles. As I learn more, I’ll come back and edit these pages — often without notice. My blog posts, on the other hand, are about my experience or thinking at the time that they are published. I consider blog posts to be frozen at the time they are published. If I edit a blog post, I’ll include an “Update” section at the top of the post.
I will share my notes even when I don’t have expertise on the topic. This is a place for me to explore public learning. I am pretty good at learning & then summarizing what I’ve learned. I bet that will be helpful for others too.
I will listen to feedback and plan on leaving comments enabled.
I have two asks for visitors to my garden:
- Your input is valued so please give it with constructive criticism.
- If you like my content, link to it instead of copying it.
Something that makes my digital garden special is my unique career trajectory. I started a career in software development in 2000 — and worked for about 6 years. Then I took a 15-year break, mostly to be a stay-at-home dad. Fast-forward to 2021 and I’m training to return to my career. However, there really isn’t a market for the training materials I need. Everything is rightly geared toward beginners. I’m one of few people who have professional software development experience — and is also taking beginner dev courses. That puts me in a pretty unique position to review those materials. One of my goals with this digital garden is to share those insights.
And… I really like the name! I do grow a vegetable garden at home with the family. Let’s hope we get some yummy tomatoes and peppers from this garden!