In our second article we interview Andreas Müller, a freelance Web developer, creator and consultant based in Berlin
We talk about Lego Men, the great things about Vue.JS and plenty more, let's get right into it!
@jcowie Hey There Andreas!
@jcowie Ok, I have to get this one thing off my mind before any other questions. Why the lego man?
@devmount I don't like to show my real face everywhere (I only do so on platforms where I think it's more convenient), so I decided to show a more creative version of me. Lego is awesome to build anything you can imagine - and that's exactly what I do in my job and my freetime.
@jcowie Ah, Ok. So is that lego man available to buy?
@devmount The Lego figure itself is a real photo but the face is Photoshop, so you won't find an exact replica of it.
@jcowie Lego is great, can't remember the last time I used it though. Anyway, next question, How did you discover DEV and why have you stuck around?
It was in 2017 that I saw somebody sharing an interesting DEV article on Twitter. So I headed over to dev.to and found an awesome source of interesting developer topics. After I signed up, I got the "Top 7 posts" email every week and there was almost always a useful article grabbing my attention. Today I'm still amazed how welcoming this community is, especially for beginners. 4 months ago I decided to give some love back and started to write one article per week. I am overwhelmed by all your reactions, follows and positive feedback! I recently wrote my first #AMA article to encourage DEV people, as I got encouraged by DEV myself.
@jcowie Nice, that's the great thing about DEV, their is always people joining and wanting to give back to the community, everyone is nice here and it's generally just a great place to be.
@devmount Yes, exactly.
@jcowie What is it about Vue.JS that you love?
@devmount Well, I was one of those web developers, whose project structure usually contained 3 files: index.html, app.css and app.js. I did this way too long, since I came to a point, where I told myself: dude, you should really start to modularize your code! It was the exact time, when VueJS 2.0 was released and after a look into their awesome documentation, I learned that it was actually very simple to build something with Vue CLI. Some reasons why I still stick to VueJS today are:
- It's incredibly simple to import components or build your own
- It's still easy to use and perform
- It's well documented
@jcowie I'm still "One of those Developers" very lazy when it comes to project structure and efficiency.
@devmount Try it out, I'm sure you'll find it useful
@jcowie Indeed I will, going further back than learning Vue.JS, How did you get into Programming/Web Developing
@jcowie Sounds great, though I wasn't even born when the Acer Travelmate 220 came out, haha, so what do you do when you are not working or on DEV?
@devmount I like to play the Guitar, I love to play Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry) on my electric and I see fire (Ed Sheeran) on my acoustic guitar. I don't commit myself to any particular genre though.
@jcowie Nice, finally. Do you have any last wise words of wisdom?
@devmount I wouldn't consider myself a wise person, but if I learned one thing, than that you never learned everything! I shared some of my experience in the #AMA article mentioned above about freelancing, balancing work and family, home office, being a programmer with kids etc.
@jcowie Agreed, you can never know everything, but with this industry rapidly moving there is always something new to learn.
@jcowie Right, thanks for being on here Andreas, it's been a pleasure to get to know a bit more about the man behind the lego face! But even more of a pleasure to have you on DEV, sharing with us your knowledge and opening up discussions for us.
@devmount Thanks for having me and thanks for doing this.
@jcowie No worries, see you later!
What a great Interview that was, many questions were cleared up and we got to learn a bunch of stuff as well.
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