My Origin Story as a Developer

  • 1997 Built my first home page in plain HTML with Microsoft Notepad
  • 1997 Switched to Netscape Composer (a WYSIWYG HTML editor)
  • 1998 Switched to Microsoft FrontPage 98
  • 1999 Discovered CSS
  • 2000 Discovered ASP and PHP (dynamic content), switched from tables to CSS layouts, and got paid to design websites
  • 2002 Dynamic templating in PHP
  • 2006 Learned the basics of MySQL and PHP
  • 2007 More web design
  • 2009 WordPress theme development, Java basics
  • 2011 Served as a webmaster in the military
  • 2011 Got hired as a full-time web programmer
  • 2012 Learned object-oriented PHP, Yii, jQuery
  • 2013 Drupal
  • 2014 Angular, Node, Express, Sails
  • 2015 Ruby, React, Laravel, wrote a 2D platformer with Phaser and TypeScript
  • 2016 React, Redux
  • 2017 React Native, MobX, AWS Lambda