Roads Less Taken

A blend of programming, boats and life.


I am Göran Krampe and this is my blog where I write about software development and other oddball things. I work since two years back as chief architect in one of the business units of Sinch.

Before Sinch I worked at a company called Bioservo Technologies building software supporting really cool soft robotic gloves. During three years I worked at 3DICC developing a really cool collaborative 3D system - Virtend.

And going all the way back to 1994-2011 I worked as a software developer consultant in various companies in Stockholm. In 2011 I started my own one-man-firm as a freelance software developer, Krampe Dynamic Development.

This blog’s name “Roads Less Taken” refers to the poem called “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost which describes how a traveler in a forest decides to take one of the two roads in front of him – “the one less traveled by”. Here you can find the full poem, I especially like that last part:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost 1916

I think that sets the mood for what I would like to write about in software development on this blog, namely that you can gain a lot by choosing “Roads” (think tools, methods, interests and techniques) that are “Less Taken” (not among the most popular that everyone else uses). Daring to be different and choosing the right tool for the job. Or at least open your mind and learn. :)