I’ll be writing a short blog post about the plugin, specifically what work I’ve done with it, in the near future.
My proudest achievement here was taking a monolithic, purely procedural application with heavy use on global scope and little in terms of standardisation, and turning that into an almost fully modular, DRY, and compartmentalised design.
I wish I could have finished this, however for an application with quite a large code base and a user base of almost 500,000, this has to be done very, very carefully and very much in a piecemeal approach.
Refactoring and working with “legacy” code is something I’ve done a great deal of, as well as application architecture, both of which gave me the vision to turn this plugin into something with huge potential for being built upon.
I’m keen to get into something new, however due to COVID-19, I’m finding there is still a bit of reluctance for hiring and investment from employers at the moment. I’m also interested to see how the pandemic will affect the popularity of remote work, as I’m keen to travel and earn at the same time rather than being tied down to an office. That was actually my plan for this year, but obviously that hasn’t happened.
I’ll be freelancing during this time, so if you’re looking for any engineering, then please do get in touch!