Arnold de Ruiter


“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein

About me

“It's all in the Algorithm.” — Meredith Rodney McKay



I am Arnold de Ruiter. A dutch programmer who began at the age of eleven with simple web development. Later on I had my first encounter with Visual Basic 6, at which point I knew I wanted to become a programmer. I have always been intrested in buttons and childproof locks, and have always been fascinated by space. Thus I have become quite a fan of sci-fi, and also became fan of real science. My primary interests are with computers, but I am fascinated by both the complex and simple algorithms and theories of theoretical physicists and philosophers in science.



I enjoy experimenting with new technology and applying better and more efficient techniques in software and design. I have always been trying to figure out the inner working beneath the generations of programming languages. Therefore, I am also intressted in electronics, every now and then I know the pleasure of whipping out my soldering iron. To quote Alan Kay: “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware”.



Fanatic of new technologies and the different uses they make possible, I am not hold back by learning a new programming language or technique. I find myself learning and mastering the new techniques quickly while executing in projects. Unlike the works of William Shakespeare, programming books are not for me, only in practice have I obtained the skills found in my Résumé below.



In 2014 I have gratuated my intermediate vocational education, also known as middle-management and specialist training, as a Application Developer. Recently I stopped with my education at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Haarlem. The additional focus on business oriented subjects weren't meant for me, I however the zest for programming made my interests very clear. Although educations gives you assignments, there is nothing like actual projects. In my opinion its way more fun and educational. As stated before, I became enthusiastic about programming after my experience with a real programming langauge, in my case it was Visual Basic 6. Today you can do quite a lot with just web development, and much quicker. I still think my preferences are with native applications, but I do not limit myself with a set amount of langauges. In fact, I learned that an application cannot be as useful or complete without the web development part as it could before.


“The real problem in speech is not precise language. The problem is clear language.” — Richard Feynman

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