Hello! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.

I’m John Shields (no… not the cook from out east). I’m a professional software developer living in Minnesota. I’ve been at this business for over 15 years now and I absolutely love it. Perhaps it was my fascination with Legos as a kid, but I really enjoy building software.

I’m using this blog to share my thoughts on software development and any tips and techniques I discover along the way. I’m trying to post frequently, but… with a busy household it has been more sporadic than I’d like.

Someday when I can’t keep up with all the changes in the software world I’ll probably move on to selling hot dogs on a beach somewhere (at least then my friends and family will understand what I do for a living). Until then you’ll find me in front of my Mac reading and coding any chance I get.

Developer At Large