About me

Hi, I am Daniel Nögel. I work as a developer at shopware AG, manufacturer of the e-commerce solution Shopware. Currently I am the team lead of the enterprise development department, a trainer in the shopware academy and kind of "consultant" for our customers, helping to find appropriate solutions for bigger projetcts.

I am interested in programming and computer science in general, linux and FOSS.

About this site

A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: "What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise." The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, "What is the tortoise standing on?" "You're very clever, young man, very clever," said the old lady. "But it's turtles all the way down!"

I like this quote from Stephen Hawkings very much: For me its a fun metaphor for a fundamental logical problem and also a bridging from metaphysics, epistemology and cosmology: It raises questions about the fundamentals of our universe, the nature and scope of our knowledge and logic in general.

For me this quote shows, that social sciences like philosophy, linguistics and politics (which I studied) cannot be easily be separated from natural sciences (which I am very interested in) and that thought, reflection and consideration are crucial for our understanding of the world.

As a programmer I think, that this approach of "looking at things" is also part of our profession and helps us, to plan, implement and understand software. Sometimes it just boils down to the question, if your program solves problems with magic turtles - or clear concepts and architecture.