Nick SaundersNick Saunders

Nick Saunders

Greetings, and thanks for your interest!

I'm a passionate programmer with 20 years of professional experience in the field of software engineering and web development. At 35 years old, I've dedicated a significant portion of my life to programming, which has given me exposure to a wide range of various technologies.

Over the past several years, I've maintained a consistent focus on front-end development. After experimenting with other frameworks like Angular and Svelte, as well as Web Components, I decided to focus my efforts exclusively on React.

Currently, I hold the position of Lead Design System Engineer at a prominent company, where I spearhead the development and maintenance of a React component library. My role involves building and maintaining components in collaboration with my UX design partner and helping product teams to adopt them successfully.

Meanwhile, on personal time, I'm an avid functional programming enthusiast, particularly interested in PureScript. I have developed and maintain several libraries, including the noteworthy Tecton, which delivers a uniquely type-safe and flexible CSS authoring experience.

I've decided to start this technical blog as a platform to share my insights, findings, and ideas related to React, TypeScript, and UI/UX—and maybe even a bit of functional programming. My motivation for creating this blog stems from a desire to document my discoveries for future reference, to help colleagues understand my technical reasoning, and to offer valuable insights that can accelerate the progress of fellow programmers in their own journeys.

As a technical blogger, I believe in the power of programming to bring joy and satisfaction, but I also recognize that it carries its fair share of challenges and complexities. I advocate for making good technology choices and sensible design decisions to strike the right balance between meeting short-term objectives and ensuring long-term maintainability. My approach revolves around creating accessible content that emphasizes the importance of learning from existing solutions and appreciating the impact our code has on others and our future selves.

Above all, I firmly believe in the value of simplicity in design. Simple designs often translate to more reliable and maintainable solutions, and this principle guides my work and content creation.

With a pragmatic mindset, I encourage original thinking and challenge conventional ideas when they might hinder progress without valid reasons. My blog aims to provide readers with alternative perspectives and innovative approaches to technical problems, encouraging them to think outside the box and explore possibilities others might dismiss.

Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with you.