About Me

Hi, I’m Tristan! I’m a software developer currently living and working in Kuala Lumpur.

You can find me on facebook and github @parasquid.

Like many of you, I was a self-taught programmer. It all started many years ago when I was around 9 or 10; my father had an Apple ][+ clone called Minta ][ and I spent many nights typing in programs in BASIC from Byte magazine.

After that, came QBasic in high school (I was fortunate to have studied in a more technical school that taught programming and Wordstar, among other things) as well as C/C++ and dBase/Clipper.

After that, I joined an opensource project that was primarily in Perl and picked that up. Around 2005 the project leader introduced me to Ruby and I remember telling him “It’s just like Perl!” and promptly forgot about it.

I picked up Java for a job I had in a VAS (valu-added services) company–we were making apps before they were cool–handling the applications that respond when you send an SMS to 2467. Then I rediscovered Ruby because of Mindvalley, and at that time also got introduced to Rails.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, as some might think) I skipped PHP altogether so I don’t have as much of horror developer stories as the rest of us. :)

But now, I love Ruby. Its currently my favorite language. It’s the hammer I use to solve all the problems that come my way.

Aside from Ruby, I also do some HTML/CSS/JS, DevOps and Go.

My main interest is in server-side technology and massive scalability, but I’ve been known to dabble in native mobile development, user facing web applications and various other projects.

Check out my GitHub page to see what I’ve been up to recently!

Content license

All non-code blog content is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

Code license

All source code files and snippets found on this blog, unless otherwise explicitly noted, are licensed under the terms below.

Copyright 2006-2018 Tristan Gomez

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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