Luigi Cavalieri - Authoring Open Source Code


My name is Luigi Cavalieri. I am a software developer living in Roccagloriosa, a small hill village, in southern Italy, where olive trees nearly outnumber people.

Portrait of Luigi Cavalieri

My journey as a developer began during the bygone years of the university. At the time, my sole focus were Mac applications – iClip Lyrics gained modest popularity, so much so that published an article about it. Only in 2011 I started approaching to the open source world, when I released my first actual project, SiteTree. From then on, my life took the shape of a yo-yo, new software versions alternated to hurdles of the soul, until I eventually had to take a pause, a very long one actually.

In the summer of 2021, SiteTree gave way to The Permalinks Cascade. Soon after though, my attention began to shift more and more towards full-stack JavaScript development. I found myself spending an ever growing amount of time on reading books about JavaScript and on exploring Node.js and its ecosystem.

All of this led me to a full-time job at GreenVulcano Technologies, mainly as a front-end developer, a collaboration lasted 18 months during which I fed my curiosity with projects based on technologies like React, TypeScript, Angular, Express.js, Laravel and PostgreSQL.

Today, after having peacefully decided to leave the company once my contract was over, I'm working on a long-term project which partly involves my postings on this blog.

With time I have learned to look at my work as if I were looking in a mirror, catching in it glimpses of my inner walk. Every day I strive to make sure that the path unfolding before me is as inspiring as the one travelled so far, and I wish to you too to find inspiration in your life, and to love what you do.

Something More About Me

I live my daily life with my family, two foundling dogs and three pond slider turtles that little by little have learned not to taste my fingers — actually there is also a family of bats dwelling under my roof!

Besides diving into pages of code and daydreaming while reading a book, I like to make fresh pasta and occasionally take on the role of the handyman.

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