Scott Swigart has been involved in software development for more than 20 years, on a career that began with coding UNIX hardware diagnostics using the GCC compiler, and developing through client, web, and mobile applications on Windows. Scott has witnessed the rise of UNIX, the emergence of Windows NT, and the growth of open source.
Along the way, Scott has seen the rise and fall of more software development “best practices” than are worth counting. Scott has also experienced a broad spectrum of programming languages, including the mainstream staples of C/C++ as well as FMLI and things best relegated to obscurity.
Over the years, Scott has authored numerous articles, books, and developed and delivered training to Fortune 500’s, and plenty of mom & pop shops. Scott continues to do “real” programming for a handful of clients, but spends the majority of his time on the convergence of emerging and existing technologies.