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Nicolás Straub

I am a computer nerd. I learned programming when I was 6, started working when I was 16, and haven't stopped since.

My specialties are the user experience, domain architecture, tooling, and refactoring. I have served as architect and manager for multiple projects, leading teams of up to 5 people.

I firmly believe in learning the underlying theory when it comes to software development, so instead of reading "teach yourself PHP in 2 weeks" or "Python in 24 hours" I prefer "Design Patterns", "Refactoring", "Analysis Patterns", "Domain-Driven Design" and other books which tell stories of the underlying patterns, paradigms and practices that compose software development. This gives me a perspective which allows me to pick up any language and start working with it in days.

With that said, being a C# and JavaScript expert, I have read the most technical books on those subjects and have in-depth knowledge of how JS, C# and the .Net CLR work.

I value TDD and SOLID practices, but take a pragmatic approach to them. So, you wont find me writing fifty-four unit tests for 3 lines of code or a hundred 3-line files, for the sake of not violating the Single Responsibility Principle.

When Im not working Im either learning more about software development or playing with my 8-year old. Hes starting to take an interest in programming so maybe these two worlds will collide. for now, the joy of being a loving father to him is what keeps me going.

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