woensdag 6 februari 2008

First post!

Well, here we go! Time to kick off my 'professional' blog. I will be posting my experiences with various programming languages here, although it will mostly be about Microsoft's .NET framework.

A little bit about me? Sure!
I've been developing on different levels of complexity in C, C++, Java (1.3 - 1.5) and C# (1.1 - 3.5) for a few years now. I've developed a strong preference towards web based frameworks in the past few years, after working for a company that develops online management tools.
This company (we'll just call it Company X) has a nice package deal on things like CRM, CMS and stock management, in a web based environment. The software started out small, and grew to, dare I say, enormous proportions. Needless to say, it's a great source of all kinds of anti-patterns.
Working with this bunch of spaghetti sparked my interest in proper design, on ALL levels. Nowadays, I want my (x)html output to be clean and validated, my CSS has to be structured, and last but not least, my C# code has to follow strict standards.

Anyway, enough about me, I hope I can find the time to blog about some interesting developments in the .NET framework soon. I'm kinda waiting for the .NET 3.5 extensions RTM (I want my MVC controls!).