Alex Knol is a lifelong tech geek with a passion for automation. After spending some years away from software development, around the beginning of this century, he took up PHP development based on his early experiences with C and Pascal. Surprisingly, he has never really used web tools, but applications instead, to make websites, such as the platform that's driving kaizegine.com. Having built various applications using web technologies and frameworks, such as Symfony, he discovered AngularJS at the beginning of 2008, while searching for a way to structure frontend application code and make development easy. He used AngularJS, among other technologies, for a job-matching project in the Netherlands and, more recently, for an online website designer named Risingtool.com.