Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Welcome to my coding blog

Hello and welcome to my new coding blog. I simply plan to blog about my coding experiences with .Net, SQL, XSLT, and various other languages in hopes of retaining and furthering my understanding of them.

To tell you a little about myself, I am a 41 year old software engineer and I currently work at a small company who hosts a web application for what we call an "Any-To-Any Data Translation and Transport Service". This simply means we take data from our customers in any format, translate it to any format, and deliver it to their customers or suppliers. I have worked here since the company started, nearly eleven years ago. Before that, I worked as a Developer and a Release Engineer for a EDI Translator software company that no longer exists.

My coding experiences to date include C# (which is the majority of the coding I do), SQL, HTML, JavaScript, XML, XSLT, and recently some AJAX.

I first got interested in coding back in High School in the mid-Eightys. My first experience in coding was in Basic on a Commodore PET. I never thought of coding as my career back then. My coding back then was all just a hobby. My original career choice was to be a Chef and that is what I went to college for, but that was not meant to be and here I am.


  1. Wow, my first coding experience as a whelp was 1978 on a Commodore PET in BASIC with an unthinkable 8kB memory. I loved that crazy trapezoidal monitor housing and the integrated cassette drive.

    I look forward to reading more of this!

  2. It was a crazy machine. We had the ones where the cassette drives we not integrated. I wish I could get my hands on one just for Nostalgia.

    Thanks for following!