Who am I?
My name is Łukasz Wróbel and I've been developing Web applications since 2006. In my career, I've worked for several companies, among which two provided services for millions of active users.
I came quite a long way, starting as a junior developer, then getting promoted to a senior developer and—finally—becoming a team leader and an architect.
I got a bachelor's degree in computer science from University of Wrocław, Computer Science Institute, Poland.
First of all, I'm interested in software development and everything related to it. As I always try to keep my code clean, I like to extend my knowledge of design patterns, object-oriented design and good practices. Since I'm an advocate of unit testing, I like to explore new testing frameworks and concepts.
I love to listen to the music played by my favourite bands which include Iron Maiden, R.E.M., Metallica and The Smashing Pumpkins. I also play the electric guitar; perhaps I should have said “I'm still trying to learn how to play the guitar”.
I'm also interested in World War II. I've read many books covering this topic and I willingly read new ones. I often read the same book again and again, particularly because I try to memorize more this way.
Aviation is an object of my interest, too. For the most part, I'm interested in warplanes: fighters and bombers, especially jets. I even dreamt of being a pilot some time ago. For good or for ill, it never came true.
I use the term “Renaissance programmer” to emphasize my dislike of being tied to one programming language. I'm interested in general ideas and algorithms rather than specific technologies.
To some extent it's because of my university education. I had to learn many different programming languages and I realized that a specific technology is not the goal itself, it's only one of the ways to reach it. I consider being familiar with many technologies as an advantage simply because it makes choosing the most suitable solution much easier.
This website was created to facilitate sharing knowledge with other developers.
I hope that my blog posts and eBooks will turn out to be useful to you. Feel free to write comments and in case you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me using the contact form.
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If you'd like to see my videos and photos from the flood that took place in Wrocław in 2010, click the link below:
Powódź we Wrocławiu, 2010 (Flood in Wrocław)