About

About me

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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.

MVP Profile

Other content

Besides this blog, I also use a couple of other mediums where I publish content: a YouTube channel and a Twitch channel.

I’ll leave a couple of examples below.

About the blog

Blog created using Hugo, used Bulma to try to hide my lack of design skills, code hosted on GitHub and the generated assets served by Netlify.

About the name

As widely known in the software development business, naming is hard! 😀

Due to this indisputable 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.

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