Hey, my name is Chris Sainty. I'm a software engineer, writer and open source contributor working in Norfolk, England. I work predominantly on web applications and services using ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core.
I've been a developer for over 15 years. I started with classic ASP in the late 90's before moving on to Visual Basic 6 for a short period. I was then fortunate that my employer at the time needed someone to investigate a new framework and language from Microsoft called .NET and C#. I volunteered and haven't looked back since.
I've worked with ASP.NET WebForms, MVC, WebAPI and Razor Pages. While I work across the full stack, I've always had a strong leaning to frontend development. This lead me to working with the AngularJS framework and later Angular for a time.
Most recently (start of 2018), I discovered a new framework from Microsoft called Blazor (aka Razor Components) and it has been my passion ever since. I regularly write articles on Blazor and Razor Components on this blog, for Visual Studio Magazine and Progress Telerik . I also maintain a set of open source packages for Blazor and Razor Components applications called Blazored. As well as interacting with the community as much as possible via Twitter and Gitter.
When I'm not standing in front of a computer (I invested in a stand up desk and it's amazing!). I play a bit of veterans football (soccer for those in the states), the occasional round of golf and go on long walks with the wife and our dog Bella.