About Me

Rajeev Edmonds — Full Stack Web Developer

Hey, I'm Rajeev Edmonds—a full-stack web developer with strong roots in system programming. I'm a self-taught JavaScript developer. No degrees.

I started my career as a C/C++ programmer building IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System) applications for Windows and Linux platforms.

After the explosion of the World Wide Web, I decided to change my working domain and learned both the front-end (React JS) and backend (Node JS, Express JS, MongoDB) web technologies with a focus on building SaaS applications and business websites.

While working on a project, I strive for a fast, portable, and reusable codebase. I prefer to structure and design the application/website from scratch using a bare-bones framework to ensure the production code is compact, easily extensible, and free from bloat.

More About Me (On the Personal Side)

I live in New Delhi, India. When I'm not eyeballing computer monitors, I love to play chess with my friends. Occasionally, I watch crime thrillers and documentaries related to world history.

Unlike most programmers, I neither take coffee nor tea to give a stir to the mind. The coding work itself is the desired mental stimuli needed for the grey cells.

Dev Tools and Peripherals I Use!

I use Featherlite Helix Chair and a Wooden Street Brason study table for my seating arrangement.

I'm not a fan of huge monitors or a multi-monitor setup. I have an old HP Pavilion Series laptop which still works fine and is generally used for testing or general work.

Currently, for development, I use HP Spectre x360 (2021 Edition) and a System76 Darter Pro Linux box. No Mac here!

For backups, I use Backblaze and a local Synology 2 Bay NAS DiskStation DS220+ box stacked with two Seagate BarraCuda 4TB hard drives.

With plenty of code editors to choose from, one can easily get confused while comparing the feature set. I started with Sublime Text, used Brackets for a short period, and finally settled with Visual Studio Code which I currently use for all of my coding sessions.