Bio: Rick Strahl

Rick Strahl

Associate Publisher, CODE; Enterprise architect

Rick Strahl is the Big Kahuna and janitor at West Wind Technologies located on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. Between windsurf sessions and spikey-haired adventures, Rick has been a software developer for over 25 years, developing business and Web applications since the very early days of the Web when you needed a hand crank or a pair of wire splicers to get online.

Today Rick builds client-centric Web applications and services for customers with HTML, JavaScript and mobile Web technologies, using Angular and VueJs on the front end, and the ASP.NET stack on the back end. He also spends his time around document solutions and technologies surrounding Markdown.

Rick’s company, West Wind Technologies, also produces several developer tools including Markdown Monster, West Wind WebSurge, Web Monitor and Html Help Builder. He also maintains a host of open source libraries at and you can find Rick’s popular Weblog at

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