Co-founder & Java developer @ CHILIT
John Sterken is co-founder and Java developer at CHILIT. He has been working in the JVM ecosystem since 2015, constantly striving to improve his craft and share his knowledge with fellow developers. His dedication to writing clean code stems from his belief that software development is not only about functionality but also about creating maintainable and scalable solutions. Since his early days as a developer, John recognized the importance of writing reliable and maintainable code. This led him to embrace TDD as a fundamental practice in his development workflow.
John is a down-to-earth professional who knows that finding the sweet spot between theory and practice is crucial. He’s all about striking the right balance between theoretical concepts and real-life situations. John firmly believes that while clean code principles are fantastic, developers also need to keep their feet on the ground and consider practical constraints and business needs. He’s the kind of person who understands that building software isn’t just about being a code wizard, but also about creating solutions that work in the messy, unpredictable world we live in.
When he’s not busy crafting elegant software solutions, you’ll find John strumming his guitar or diving into thrilling tabletop and video games. These creative outlets provide a well-deserved break from coding and fuel his problem-solving abilities in unexpected ways.