Inaugural Post

There has been a lot of buzz in the media lately about these “blogs” so I thought I’d hop on the bandwagon and start my own. This will not be updated daily but I’ll try to post as often as time permits and I have something to say.

My intent here is to encourage discussion about programming practices and upcoming technologies. That being said, I’ll post here and direct the subjects typically along the lines of something I’m working on. Occasionally, I’ll post about an article I have read. Depending on what is going on, I may even post about something that is happening in my life.

Just for reference, I have been using the .NET Framework almost as long as it has been available. By no means do I claim to know every aspect of it. There are plenty of namespaces that I have not even begun to examine or use primarily because the applications I have developed have not needed the functionality provided therein.

My .NET language of choice is C#. I have not ventured very far into VB.NET though I typically have no problem reading it. The rationale for the language preference is partially based in syntax and partially based in capabilities.

For database technology, my area of expertise is SQL Server 2000. I have not worked with SQL Server 2005 nor have I read much about it yet but the little that I have read has gotten my attention.

Feedback on my posts is encouraged. I hope to be able to use this blog as a platform for not only contributing to the community but also to learn and grow from it.