Meher R Howji
JS Architect, Technology Lead & Product Manager
Currently, I am using React in all my production codebases. I am weaving the applications together using Apollo Client, GraphQL, RamdaJS & TypeScript under a micro-frontend architecture. I strongly prefer using functional programming.
In my upcoming projects, I will be extending my FP skills and leverage ADTs using CrocksJS for handling the uncertainty of the data and type.
My technology journey started even before I joined college, in fact, I never studied computer science. I am a business graduate and self-taught technologist. I was lucky to be part of the Software Development & Research Group in the college that helped me grow on the tech side of things.
Soon after graduating, I created WebRupee and it was the first web-font API for Indian Rupee Symbol which was used by eBay, Jet, Kingfisher Airlines, Bata, BSNL, and thousands of top brands across the globe. WebRupee helped me segway into creating my own startup, building numerous products, and working with many clients that bootstrapped my venture. Later, I also created a Firefox toolkit that would bring in essential Photoshop features for a pixel-perfect web design and it was featured in SmashingMagazine(.com) and many top blogs around the world.
I have also collaborated with the Firefox team in reviewing browser plugins for their v4 release and delivered many workshops on how to build apps on the Firefox platform. The idea was to make create an open and inclusive culture for the developer community.