I’m Ashhar Hasan, a software engineer working on Presto. I live in Gurugram, India. I learned programming mostly in my early teens using various implementations of Microsoft BASIC and then later moved on to C++ and Visual Basic .NET on an assembled PC with a Pentium 3 (533MHz) machine that had 256MB of RAM. I mostly work with Java and Go professionally but also have enough experience with the DevOps track using tools like Packer, Ansible, Terraform, shell scripts etc. with C#, C++ and Shell Scripts. I can get by monkey-patching code in just about any language.

Why do you blog?

It’s kind of a selfish reason but mostly just to keep track of the things I’ve been doing and things that I plan on doing. It also serves as a great place to share whatever knowledge and expertise I’ve gained through my own experiences. Hopefully other people will find these posts helpful, relevant, or interesting. I also beleive that blogging is a two-way conversation, so I encourage e-mails and comments, as long as they are on-topic mostly.

Why the crazy name unrelated to coding?

For one, it’s marginally related to coding. Also because the phrase means “dangerous or unexplored territories”, in imitation of a medieval practice of putting illustrations of dragons on uncharted areas of maps and that’s what this blog tries to explore - “unexplored territories in programming and software development”.

Where can I find you?

You can e-mail me at: hashhar at outlook dot com

I have quite a lot of social media profiles and here’s a list:

Here are some places not related to programming:

You can find me on most places using the username “hashhar”.