Welcome to basson.at

Home of Ben Basson - developer, climber, beer enthusiast.

My name is Ben Basson and I'm a full stack software developer working at Fivium. I'm a part time Firefox Add-on author and Ruby dabbler. I enjoy boulder climbing and beer, but not at the same time. This website is a collection of my thoughts and projects.

Recent Blog Posts

A retrospective on my university course

I graduated from the University of Surrey a decade ago. This is a reflection on my experiences, the good and the bad of teaching IT/computer science at university, and an attempt and working out if it's still value for money.

- 15th January 2017 22:53
Project planning and scale

Most of the projects you work on at university are relatively small. In professional software development you'll encounter projects of every scale, not just in terms of customers or throughput, but also complexity.

- 14th December 2016 21:43
Consuming APIs and libraries

Software development is all about trade-offs. You can use APIs and libraries to build features quickly and to open up new opportunities for functionality, but this all comes at a cost.

- 27th November 2016 22:44

More blog posts are available in the Blog Archive...