About

Behind the Source is a series of blog posts created and curated by Mike Street. Each post is an interview with someone involved in creating the web and answers what they do and how they got there. Along with that, it explores their thoughts on the web industry and how it could be improved.

If you were to believe Twitter, you would think every developer is changing their tech stack every week. The latest framework is a must-use for building your website and if you're still using last week's one you are left behind. This isn't the case; this series of interviews aims to expose that.

Talking to real developers, each post highlights no-one is the same, there is no one "golden bullet" to get a job and that nearly everyone has technical debt in their toolkit. No matter how you view the tech industry, these posts highlight the many pitfalls and blessings within the web industry.

Some posts are anonymous, allowing those that wish to remain unknown to air their grievances without professional repercussions. If you do manage to identify those whose identities have been changed, I ask for you to keep it to yourself as your little secret.

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