Ever since he wrote his first lines of code in 1982, Sander Hoogendoorn has been fascinated by the beauty of some code and the pure evil of other code. In these 40 years, Sander has worked together with hundreds of developers, and he has written code in many different paradigms, languages, ecosystems, and frameworks, always in search of better and more elegant ways of solving problems.
Is there really no silver bullet? Should you follow principles or intuition? Does architecture help or block you? Can frameworks kill your projects? How solid is SOLID? Why DRY? When is your code conceived? What is beautiful and what is ugly code? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Functions before objects? What are monads and should you apply them? Is small beautiful? Does unit testing make debugging obsolete? And why should you take your mother out more often?
Get inspired to discover your Zen and find your own path toward writing beautiful code.
Sander is an independent dad, speaker, writer, traveler, and lifelong programmer.
He has been writing code since 1984 and still codes every day. He is a serial CTO, currently at e-commerce iBOOD. Sander is a code philosopher, and agilist, and operated as Capgemini's global agile thought leader before going freelance in 2015.
Following his adagio that small steps are the fastest way forward, Sander helps to empower organizations, teams, and individuals, and to disrupt their ways of working, technology, architectures, and code. He has authored various books and published tons of articles.
Sander is a well-known and inspiring keynote speaker at international conferences on diverse topics such as disruption, culture, (beyond) agile, continuous delivery, microteams, monads, software architecture, microservices, and writing beautiful code.
Tools do not solve problems, thinking does.