Bringin back from the dead and why I love working on the Web

December 23, 2017 by Syed Aslam

If you had visited this site last week, you would’ve found the site basically unchanged since mid-2011, a blog frozen in time as if awaiting a next post that never comes.
Not any more. I took time over the weekend to bring back alive the blog which was dead, with new goals. Self hosting a personal website is just hard, still. But, I am now commited to write and share more of what I learn, as I learn. You'll see a complete overhaul of this website soon.

Why I love working on the web

Working on the web is hard and challenging. Competing priorities from clients, managing the expectations of people who don't understand technology, and the ever expanding and evolving web-stack all contribute to it's challenges. Most days I'll leave with more to do that I got done, and yet I love it. This crazy environment attracts really smart people. I worked with one of the most talented teams and they're all really brilliant at what they do. I feel it has been a privilege to work with such bright people.


I started as a Java developer then jumped on the Rails bandwagon in mid-2008 and loved it. The first Rails project I worked on, a free service to get reminded of your kids' Vaccination schedule, is still on. Of late, I've been working with JavaScript technologies both in the front-end with VueJS and back-end with NodeJS. The JavaScript scene is currently in hyper mode and there goes by not a single week without a new framework or library release. Its brilliant.


I did very little programming and didn't explore anything new in the last couple of years when I started managing a team. This changed, for the last 6 or so months, for the better. Coming year, I'am planning to do a dive deep into JavaScript and related technologies, involve and explore with all things web, web standards, architectures of large scale applications and also contribute to open-source. Onward!

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