20. June 2009 02:12
I really like developing software. A close friend of mine created a technical blog and I followed suit. Our justification for such is to retain the little bit of knowledge we gleam over the years and write about them. Either by giving back to the community or writing something we could reference ourselves as a center for knowledge. A very very long time ago, I dabbled in BASIC. I used to read the "choose your own adventure" book and then I played a game on my dad's computer named Zork. I wanted to create my own adventures and did so. It was pretty easy to use goto statements all over my code, it was pretty fun too.
When I learned BASIC could do color, I more or less quit that project. I would have rather played my NES then deal with the math. Give me a break, I think I was eleven or twelve at the time.
In high school I took a PASCAL class or maybe it was Turbo Pascal. I can't remember. When I graduated High School I joined the military as a grunt, so not much need for programming in that world. I came home in 2000 and was a Project Manager at Apple and it was there that I decided that I wanted my career to be in programming.
I retrained and left the world of Job.Talk = Project Manager to be Programmer. I left the University of Utah to a much faster paced private college named Neumont and I don't regret my decision. Although it was very expensive, I graduated a few years earlier then I would have and I've done exceptionally well for myself and my family.
Even when you are finished with school there are so many things that continue to keep my interest in the programming world. Every day you pretty much learn something you never knew before. That's what I'm making this blog about. Everything I've learned and more.
So how did you get into software development? If I write a article you like or don't like, take the time to tell me what you think. I would like to write good quality articles that are helpful to the entry level programmer to the principle ones.
Thanks for reading.