My name is João Antunes (but I’ll respond to Johnny or John, as it’s much easier for non-portuguese speakers). I work as a software engineer, mostly with .NET technologies, but I like to play around with other tech as well. My main interests are software architecture, design and development, with more focus on the backend but with a view of the whole stack.
I’m also a supporter of remote work, as I believe our industry is in a privileged position to provide the best work-life balance, skipping unneeded commutes and relocations.
Outside the programming world, I’m a bit of gadget addict, headbanger (didn’t you notice something familiar about the site title?) and am found regularly ranting about something 🙂
Feel free to drop a comment, hit me up on Twitter or if you prefer LinkedIn, I’m always open for a chat. If you’re a younger/less experienced developer, and would like some advice, mentoring or just think I can help you out with something, reach out, I’ll do my best to assist.
In 2019, I was awarded as a Microsoft MVP, in the developer technologies category.
I’ll leave a couple of examples below.
About the blog
About the name
As widely known in the software development business, naming is hard! 😀
Due to this undisputable fact, when I was trying to come up with a name for the blog, something more easily remembered than my name, particularly for non-portuguese speakers, I turned to one of my favorite things: heavy metal music. I jotted down some names from songs and albums, to try and think if I could adapt to the context of coding. One of the names that came up was Metal Militia, a song by Metallica, and that’s where Coding Militia came from 🙂🤘.
And the logo that you’ll see in some places, like the YouTube channel, is also Metallica inspired.