Hi, I'm Lars 👋
I'm an iOS developer and team lead of a cross-functional software team. And this is my... I don't know... third or maybe the fourth attempt at blogging. Hopefully, this blog will last a little longer than my previous ones. I thought about my last attempts and figured out a few mistakes I made. This is what I figured out and why I changed it.
German 🇩🇪 or English 🇬🇧?
From time to time I feel the urge to write a blog (or in most cases a rant) in my native language (German). That's why my last blog used a german domain name and I wrote all the posts in german. But in the end, most of my posts are fairly technical and if you want to reach a certain audience, the posts should be in English. So, here I am, writing in English again. Maybe I will use the i18n-support of Hugo in case I want to write a post in German in the future. We will see...
Technology-specific or not? 👨💻
Before that, I had a technology-specific domain name. And, as you know, "The only constant in life is change". In October 2021 I transitioned from being a .NET developer to being an iOS developer. Of course, I could still keep my .NET blog because I'm still using .NET in my spare time, but writing about the things I come across during my business hours would not be a good fit. So, here I am using the most boring domain blog.lars-richter.dev.
What can you expect from this blog? 🤔
Well, that's a good question. As mentioned before, I'm an iOS developer by day. So there is a good chance, that I will write Swift-related posts. Also, I'm super excited to learn about all things "accessibility" when it comes to iOS apps. I'm planning a series of posts about this topic. These "learning in public" type of posts. We will see how they turn out.
In my spare time, I'm still using .NET and lately a lot of Flutter. If you are interested in Flutter or .NET, this blog might also be for you.
Other stuff I'm interested in is Smart Home things (using Apple HomeKit mostly), testing (like unit testing and integration testing), leadership, and clean code.
So, if you are interested in any of this, feel free to drop by now and then.