Hello and Welcome! My name is Christian Danscheid, I’m 20 years old and I live in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.
In September 2016 I started an apprenticeship as Fachinformatiker für Anwendungsentwicklung (IT specialist for application development) at the REWE Systems in Cologne, Germany, which I successfully finished in July 2018. This apprenticeship is part of the dual study course of Wirtschaftsinformatik (Business Informatics) at the FHDW in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.
Me and the world of Software Engineering
The following sections are ordered by time with the most recent topcis at the top, so that the interesting parts are always at the top. Let’s go!
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What I do today
Quite some time has passed since 2011 and my technology focus shifted away from PHP, but I am still very interested in Web technology.
to be continued
How I became interested in programming
I entered the world of programming in 2011, when I discovered MIT Scratch while trying to find out “how to create a game”. Today I would consider this question ridiculous, but back then it was the first step into a new world. Having learned the very basics of programming, I stepped into the topic of “how to create a website”. Outdated tutorials teached me HTML (with lovely <frameset>
tags) and as soon as I started learning CSS, Internet Explorer became my worst enemy (until today).
It didn’t take too long to find out that static websites are boring, so I wanted my websites to display dynamic content, like guestbooks or hit counters. These desires guided me to PHP. The first steps there were… well, let’s say unconventional. Putting form data and HTML into a mixer and pouring the result into a simple text file cannot really be considered “best practice”, but ok… It works and I was proud of it. At least I figured this “problem” out on my own and decided to learn SQL to use a database for such operations.
During the next years, I deepened my knowledge and radically banned the heavily outdated stuff from my brain. HTML5 and CSS3 are the way to go. For my PHP backends I switched to OOP and PDOs.
In 2015 I decided to turn my hobby into my profession and applied for the dual study course mentioned at the top! I’m really looking forward to where it’ll take me!