I'm Andrew Stewart — AirBlade is my company.
I have been producing software since 2000: writing it, running it, supporting and evolving it. In at the deep end with J2EE at Reuters, Razorfish, Aspect Capital, and the UK government; and then going solo in 2006 and switching giddily to Ruby.
I have been using Rails continuously since v1 in 2006. I happily ignored all the SPA nonsense in the 2010s, stuck with Rails, and was delighted when Stimulus and Turbo came along. I'm primarily a Rubyist but seem to have become the UK's no. 1 Vimscript programmer too 😂
I have worked in a variety of fields, from fintech to fashion to national security. I set up and ran a subsidiary in Germany for a few years and can confirm the German tax office loves long words and complicated forms.
I have an M.Eng from Cambridge University (Trinity College, graduated in 1999).
Outside work I love windsurfing and CrossFit.