Jacob Read

Full-Stack Developer

Getting in touch

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About me

Heres a little read so you can learn a bit about me.

History

Born and raised in New Zealand, I've spent my entire life here. My fascination with programming began at the age of 11, and since then, I've devoted the majority of my time to learning and mastering various programming languages, frameworks, and tools. My initial exploration into programming took place during my days of Minecraft modding, which not only captured my interest but also motivated me to delve into the Java programming language and set me on the path to becoming a programmer.

Interests

I have a deep interest in exploring various programming-related topics, dedicating a significant portion of my educational journey to programming pathways. I particularly enjoy engaging with others' code through activities like reverse engineering and collaborative efforts such as Hackathons.

Beyond programming, my interests extend to bodybuilding, where I adhere to a consistent exercise routine, always striving to achieve my goals and enhance personal growth.

Projects

I've worked on many projects throughout the years, many of which are readily available on my Github. The majority of my GitHub projects are licenced under the MIT license.

My projects come in all kinds of varieties in all different kinds of languages and frameworks. Feel free to take a Take a look around and see if any of them pique your interest.


Technology

Below is some of the frameworks, languages, and technology that I work with

Backend Languages

Most of my projects make use of the Rust programming language, which I have been using since March of 2022 and become quite proficient with. I am also familiar with languages such as Java and Kotlin having roughly 5 years experience programming with Java, 2 years with Kotlin, and 3 years with PHP.

Backend Languages

Frontend Languages

I am very well accustomed to popular frontend languages like Javascript and Typescript with around 5 years experienced in them both combined. I have been using them a lot throughout many of my projects. I am also quite familiar with CSS and HTML having around 5 years experience using them both.

Frontend Languages

IDE & Editors

Previously I would have preferred to develop my applications using the JetBrains collections of IDE's however I've since grown away from these as my usage of the Rust language has increased and have since started preferring to use VSCode for most projects. However for writing code in Java and Kotlin I will use JetBrains IDE's still as they are a well designed tool for the right job. I have also been experimenting with modal text editors such as NeoVim and Helix in my off time.

IDE & Editors

Backend Frameworks & Tooling

I am very familiar with the Laravel PHP framework having shipped multiple production projects using it in the past. NuxtJS was the framework which I previously developed my personal website in, among other side projects. I have used NodeJS to make bots as well as other useful tools and full on server systems. This current iteration of my website makes use of the NextJS React framework. Recently I have come to use the Actix and Axum web frameworks while developing my Rust applications.

Backend Frameworks & Tooling

Frontend Frameworks & Tooling

I am quite familiar with a number of front-end frameworks my favorite of which is Astro. I have a few other assorted frameworks mixed in throughout my project but Astro and Svelte tend to be the ones I rely on the most. I also have experience in frameworks such as React from my educational pathway.

Frontend Frameworks & Tooling