I'm Michael Sendker, and this is Standingwater.
Really it's just me. Standingwater LLC is just me.
I'm a generalist software developer from Central Florida obsessed with learning new things. Standingwater is my one-man agency.
But if you want to know how I think (and that's really what this is all about, right?), then keep scrolling. 👇
The point is this: software is about eternity 🪨 and change. You have to think about the past and the future, and the diversity of your options. It's always in the back of your mind. Tech debt, project structure, dependency choices. You have to think about who will inherit your code, just as the Earth. It's all a careful game of eternity and change.
Computer Science is Applied Math, and Software Engineering is Applied Philosophy
In short, I fell in love with software. A few years later I started working in the industry. I've done contracts and W2s, frontend, backend, and fullstack. I've done scrapers and hardware. But all I know is this: I love the philosophy of it. The choices between static and dynamic languages, opinionated and unopinionated frameworks, fast code and readable code. Is this one-liner too complex? Should I /* drop in a comment */ or just rewrite it?
Writing a book is a lot like talking to someone in the future. Writing software is more like working with someone in the future.
If you agree, I hope to hear from you. Drop me a line. Say hi! ✌️