Hey Hackers! I’m John Jardin and I’m the CEO of Agilit-e.
First of all, a huge thank you to the HackerNoon community and staff for nominating me for a 2021 Noonies award! I’m nominated in the following categories…please do check out these award pages and vote (soon!):
As a someone in the Full-stack and Integration industry, I believe that the most exciting technology of the present is the MERN Stack (Mongo, Express, React, Node) because it is a battle-tested, extensive full-stack development environment that makes use of widely adopted runtimes and scripting languages . Learn more about my thoughts and opinions on the MERN Stack and my journey in the tech industry via the interview below.
I am the CEO and co-founder of a company and product called Agilit-e: a microservice middleware platform that reduces technical debt in applications and services by providing functionality as a service.
I’ve had the privilege of developing solutions for over 350 projects, spread across multiple industry types, for various SMB and enterprise companies around the world.
My vision is to use my skill and experience to create solutions and solve problems for people, businesses and communities. I want to help make the world better in my own weird way.
Through my 21 years as a developer, I’ve managed to design enterprise back-office systems for various companies. From end-to-end HR and CRM systems, to production management systems that provide realtime reporting and analytics.
I’ve developed client applications, web applications, native mobile apps, cloud services and a number of other weird apps that would be used for IoT.
The solution I’m most proud of is my “Agilit-e Platform”, which is a microservice middleware platform that is used to reduce technical debt in one’s applications by replace pro-code with functionality as a service. I created this product because I became frustrated with designing the same apps that required the same functionality.
How I got here is an insanely long story. I’d rather explain why I chose to design Agilit-e and specialise in Integration and Automation.
Basically, I grew tired of reviewing my code and cringing at the techniques and practices that I used due to my limited knowledge at the time. I promised myself that I would find a way to centralise functionality that would be platform agnostic, remove duplication of logic and be constantly maintained upgraded to use the best practices and standards…eliminating technical debt. I now have a team of developers who share my vision.
And yes, I absolutely LOVE what I do :)
Other than what gets used for the MERN Stack, I’m really excited about Rust, Deno and the Blockchain.
For Rust, I love the idea of writing code that runs closer to the core, that eliminates most potential bugs, works on the web, and is blazing fast.
With Blockchain leading the way for Web 3.0, it’s a no brainer that developing solutions on the Blockchain cannot be ignored.
Not really worried about any tech specifically right now. I’m more worried that young blood get roped into legacy systems and programming languages….i.e. being taught the old ways.
This can be a very long list, but some quick decisions would be:
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