Hello – I’m Andrew Antes, the author of The Dev Stop and a software engineer in the Seattle area. I created The Dev Stop for a few reasons. First, I wanted a place that I could use to serve as a sort of journal to track my software development escapades. I used to use a classic paper journal, but this form didn’t really fit the subject for me.
Second, I wanted a place where I could distribute the things that I’m learning to other curious developers. Along my way, I’ve found blogs and other freely-available resources to be immensely helpful, and this is one way of paying it forward. There’s also the added benefit that relaying material that one has learned to others is a great way to solidify that knowledge; this is probably the most important reason for the blog.