Hello, world. I am Chun Lin.

Cute Programming

I am currently working as a young software engineer at Singapore Changi Airport. As a beginner in programming, I always hope that programming can be cute, at least not something people should be afraid of.

In the past few years, I went to visit some of the high school students in Malaysia with NUS professors and friends during the summer workshops. Even though the students participating in the workshops were willing to learn new technologies, most of them were totally new to programming. Some of them even found coding to be a boring activity. In fact, most of my friends who are not familiar with programming think in that way too.

Thus, I try to find the answer to make programming cute by doing interesting hobby projects and sharing my happiness with them through this blog.

Joy of Sharing

There is a quote that says, “Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow.” Programming is a joy, especially when there are users who love to use the apps you develop. Thus, it’s a good idea to share with people what I have been doing in my personal projects, what I accomplished, and more importantly, how I achieved them.

Sharing my personal projects, ideas, as well as learning experience also helps to surface them to anyone who may be interested to know more about them. Hence, I really appreciate it if you could comment and tell me what you think about my blog posts.

Anime and Visual Novel

I like anime. I even build apps just to watch anime or to solve a jigsaw puzzle of a visual novel. However, I don’t blog about anime. Firstly, I don’t watch a lot of anime. What I do is just repeating watching my favourite anime. Secondly, watching anime is simply for entertainment. I don’t think there is a need to blog about it. Thirdly, no one should really be interested in what anime I have watched, seriously.

Sometimes you can still see some images from anime or visual novel being used as reference in this blog. There is no need to worry if you don’t understand what they mean. I usually put those images just to make my post cuter only.


13 thoughts on “About

  1. 6 months later….. and you gave me an obscure answer… -_-
    Between I agree with you! Programming should be cute and simple.
    Most of the time I end up doing something super complicated so simple my friends look at me and think it took me 1/10 of the time it really took me. But it actually took me so long to come up with that solution.

    • Hi Felix,

      Haha, my answer is true! However, I can give you three animes which play an important role in my life:
      1. Fate/Stay Night (It has a great soundtrack which made me learned how to integrate with YouTube API just to loop its soundtrack. That is the time when I got started with Google API learning);
      2. Shakugan no Shana (Great story. It turns out that my senior in my previous software company loved the series too, so I make new friends because of it);
      3. Clannad (Awesome story which makes me think about life when I was studying in university).

      If you read my very early blog posts, you will see that I don’t do a good job in programming too. It takes a very long time for me to learn programming. That’s one of the reasons why I choose to be web developer also. Web development technology will always surprise developers with new frameworks and tools. So yup, I have been learning all the way since days in university until now when I am working in the industry. More important thing is that I have fun. =)

      So, have fun with your programming practice too! =)

  2. Hi Chun Lin… accidentally crushed on this blog searching for something..good blog anyway..
    Mind to share what kind of platform/language mostly are you using in daily work?

    Nick @Kluang

    • Hi Nick,

      Thanks for your support!

      I’m working on mostly ASP .NET web development and Android app development. My focus is mostly on web and cloud computing on Azure.

      Chun Lin

  3. Hi Chun Lin,
    Would you be interested in building a game for me? I’m imagining a phone game with 16 bit color, if that’s the correct term. I’d like it to look like the old space invaders game and to be played on the phone. It’s a pretty simple chase game. Please let me know and I’ll send you the story line.
    Thank you and Happy New Year !!

    • Happy new year, Mike!

      I’m not familiar with game development. However, I know one of my friend who has been working on Android games. Would you be okay if I link you up with him?

      Happy new year!
      Chun Lin

      • Happy New Year Chun Lin. I’d be happy to link up with your friend. It would be great to get this going. Thank you. I look forward to working together. Who knows maybe it’ll be a hit.

      • Hi Mike,

        I have a friend interested to know more about this project. Could you email me so that I can e-introduce him to you?


        Chun Lin

    • Hi Mike,

      Sorry for the late reply because I was busy with Lunar New Year celebration in the past few days.

      I have introduced my friend to you in the email just now. I hope your project goes well. =)

      Chun Lin

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