in the beginning

I have been a programmer since the early 1980’s.  I started by writing communication software and have since wrote hundreds of programs for different tasks.

Programming has always been a hobby that allowed me to write programs to solve problems.  I have written programs for point of sale systems, communications, and lots and lots of utility programs.

How my brewing hobby started.

In the early 2000’s I told my wife I needed a hobby.  As a very busy person I knew it had to be something that I could think a lot about (keep my mind busy with ideas and planning) and then spend a small amount of time actually doing it.  I came across an article about making hard cider and knew I had found my new hobby.  I jumped in with both feet, bought all kinds of equipment and started making hard cider.  A year later I started brewing beer and I have to say this is one of the best hobbies!

My Programming Approach

When developing a program I make a list of what I want to accomplish in the way of features and functionality.

I then start programming. 

At first I work on the functionality and once the program is functional I then create the user interface and add creative design.