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About the Author

Who are you?

My name is John Paul Chacha, I'm a self-taught programmer from Kenya. I started coding as a hobby when I was 15 years old. I prefer coding in C and C++ with a bit of Inline Assembly here and there. I'm also familiar with a few other languages like Delphy/Pascal and VB, but I rarely use them. For web design, my preferred language is PHP.

I believe software should be fast, reliable and efficient, and I try my best to make sure that all my code conforms to these ideals. I believe bloatware is bad for the future of computing, and I therefore strive to keep all my software simple, fast and clean. I also believe in trying new methods and ideas, and that “established” methods are not always the best.


Did you say “Kenya”?

Yes, I'm Kenyan to the bone - yes, the East-African country that wins all the gold medals in the long-distance races in the Olympics. The Kenya of the Great Wildebeest Migration, the Kenya of the Lions of Tsavo, the Kenya where “Hakuna Matata”. Yes, that Kenya.


Do you live in a tree?

No, the Discovery Channel people exaggerate a bit – we have sky-scrappers and jet-liners, too. I live in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya – most of the time, at least. I love traveling. We call it “domestic tourism”.


How come I've never heard of you?

Because I'm still a “small name” in the software industry, but I'm hoping you are willing to assist. So, if you like my software, tell everyone you meet about it.



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