Solace Developer Spotlight: Heiko Henning
Hometown: Thun, Switzerland
Years of being a developer: 18 years as a professional developer
Primary programming language(s): Java, Typescript
How did you start as a developer?
I started as a classical web developer and turned more and more to enterprise software.
What is your typical day like?
As a messaging architect, I review concepts of developer teams and give best practices for the dev team's problems. I also provide solutions to common problems.
What is your favorite thing about being a developer?
Having the opportunity to look into several business domains and helping to understand the problem and find the solutions.
What project are you currently working on?
I'm setting up a messaging network based on a micro broker architecture for an advanced micro service landscape.
What new skills or technologies are you learning?
Last year I had a closer look at Golang and real-time big data processing.
What cool tech trends are you seeing?
In general, I try to avoid following hypes. But I am happy to see technologies like Kubernetes, Spring, Angular have made the steps to be stable enterprise ready software and hope those will survive for a while.
What advice do you have for other developers?
Think big, act small.
If you could retire now, what would you do?
Provided my children are already leaving the house, I would buy a small RV and grab my wife and see the world.
If you were a Solace Developer Community admin for one day, what would you do?
Try to make AsyncAPI a little more public.
What is your Solace wish?
Don't grow too fast. Keep your customer needs oriented team.
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