I believe that every person experiences at least one event that completely alters
their path in life. For me, that event was discovering the beauty, elegance, and
complexity involved in software development. I don't know how to describe the
feeling I get after hours of working on a problem and exhausting a multitude of
ideas only to have my design, my solution, work. But whatever that feeling is, it's
Such experiences have allowed me to view programming as an art, the art of
problem solving. Of course there is a substantial technical side to it that not
everyone can comprehend, but once you do, you begin to see that all of the
technologies (languages, API's, frameworks, etc...) are simply tools. Tools
used to solve problems.
I have come to realize that by relinquishing those tools I am bound only by my
own creativity and am free to solve problems in my own way by identifying logical
components and determining their interactions. And once a solution has been
identified, I then use those tools to transform my solution into something tangible.
Of course this process inevitably brings forth unexpected challenges but that's
part of the fun because solving these unforeseen issues always pushes me to find
creative solutions and I usually end up learning something new in the process.
My name is Sandon Fetters and I'm a programmer. I hope you enjoy the site.