My name is Nando Breiter and I’m the director of Aria Media, a web application development firm in Caslano, Switzerland. I’ve been programming web applications since the late 1990’s, and have been using primarily ColdFusion as my application server of choice since 2001. I have recently deployed a number of applications and sites to Railo as well.
I’m a big fan of goal directed design, a technique pioneered by Alan Cooper, which emphasizes users’ goals and needs as the first priority in the software design process, and considers how a user will interact with an application as important as how the application will technically achieve a given task. As a result, our applications tend to be both easy to use, and highly effective.
Throwing some graphic design ability into the mix, I’d categorize myself as more of an all-rounder than a hard-core programmer, and I think I’ve evolved that way simply because of my focus on serving my clients as best I can. That said, I’ve had my eye on learning Clojure for some time now, and am looking for an excuse to develop an application in it.