So I Started a Blog...

May 15, 2024
"Hello, World!"

Hello! I'm Mark, a full-stack software developer based in Scotland.

In 2023, my passion for technology led me from a career as a videographer and drone operator into the world of software development. I completed CodeClan's Professional Software Development Bootcamp, where I learned the fundamentals of full-stack software development, covering JavaScript, Java, and Python frameworks. Since then, I've focused my time on modern JavaScript development, diving deeper into React, Next.js, and TypeScript. I love using Tailwind CSS and component libraries like Shadcn/ui.

So Why a Blog?

I believe that the best way to learn is by doing. I've benefited immensely from the insights of other developers through their blogs and tutorials. I always try to document as I learn when I build applications, so I wanted to turn that documentation into helpful resources for others.

This blog will be a platform for me to share hands-on tutorials and my experiences and lessons learned in the world of modern web development.

I'll be tagging each post for easy reference, covering topics such as:

  • JavaScript Frameworks: React, Next.js
  • TypeScript: Best practices, tips, and tricks
  • Styling: Tailwind CSS, component libraries
  • Web Development: General tips and troubleshooting

Building a Blog

This blog served as a challenge to see if I could build it from the ground up using Next.js, TypeScript, and as the content management system. It was an exciting project that allowed me to explore syntax highlighting, dynamic content updates, and create a custom tagging system.

I hope this blog provides value to both new and experienced developers alike. Feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback – I'm always open to learning and collaborating.

Thanks for reading!