Swedish orienteer and developer
Hi! I'm Samuel — a Swedish orienteer, system developer and open source enthusiast currently living in Stockholm.
Open source enthusiast who enjoys sharing what I learn and help others. Former core team member of the education non-profit freeCodeCamp.org
Sustainability and environmental issues are key areas I want to work with in the coming years. There's no programming on a dead planet.
Orienteering - fun exercise while exploring new terrain. I guess there couldn't be a better hobby as a developer, always exploring new code.
This was a really fun full stack project built in an evening. The goal was to fetch data from the xkcd API with PHP, store it in a PostgreSQL database and use Node.js to present cached comics to the users. I also built a simple JSON-API for testing and used a quick Docker setup to get a modern development environment.
It would have been really nice to get XDebug, Composer and GuzzleHttp working with the php-app Docker image - but since the Docker config didn't work, I opted to use hacky solutions instead of wasting too much time on config. Most importantly, the project goals were fulfilled in a reasonable time, allowing me to complete the project and solve the challenge. Get things done. Then iterate and improve.