Computer Software | Cologne Area, Germany, DE
I am a German software developer who is passionate about Ruby, Rails and the web and its technologies in general.
I enjoy to solve complex problems, yet I prefer to hide complexity from users behind a simple, elegant and easy-to-use interface. To me, interfaces (both UIs and APIs) are the most important parts of an application. Writing automated tests is my foundation for producing smart code that is easy to maintain. I am a usability nut and I have a feel for good design, too.
In order to deliver great work, clear communication and collaboration is essential - and therefor very important to me. Writing clean code, learning from and teaching colleagues and helping customers accomplish their goals are all part of this.
I embrace new challenges and love learning about different technologies and techniques. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my existing knowledge and to get better at what I do.
Current running side-projects are the websites http://rubyquicktips.com and http://nzwalksinfo.co.nz.
Apart from software development I am interested in a variety of things, including travelling, photography, reading, music and playing guitar.