Hello world!

Writing a first blog entry feels like one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Its echoing through my head that in order to do something well you mst start by doing it badly first – the hardest part is that  I know that whatever I write now is likely to be ‘shocking’ as one of my colleagues at work would say.  

It seems strange because this isn’t a problem I have writing code. I enjoy the feeling when in a new language or tool you make your first changes to a HelloWorld program and you see some code running that is your own, that first step of understanding that follows on from typing out the 8 or 10 lines in the book. The point where the concepts start to sink in and you start to think in a new language. The code might be crap at this stage, but it doesn’t matter – you’ve created something new, seen what happens, and as a result your mind now thinks in a slightly different way. 

The difference is that you do that creation in private where as by definition a blog feels very very public. I’ve not yet got the feel for what I want to express but I know that the only way to get there is to write something, to take that first step of modifying the HelloWorld and see where that takes me.


East Lothian dad. Likes bad jokes and comic songs. Mostly tired, tries to stay cheerful. Thinks space is awesome. Would like to write more code and better docs.

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