New Series of Posts

It doesn’t take much to notice that I’ve rather neglected this blog recently due to a rather hetic life style i’ve lead lately. I am however, hoping to start using this as a respository of useful code examples that not only can I easily refer to in future, but to hopefully help others whom may be looking for a similar solution.

The first category I’m going to target is “Back to Basics”. Simplistic code examples that are used on an (almost) daily basis.

I’ve noticed that the Google gods have been pretty kind to me, and certain posts on this blog rank quite highly on the googles. :Happy: Hopefully this will continue will futher posts that I intend to make :).

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That’s all for now!

Just some career thoughts…

Just a short entry of some thoughts…

During my placement I’ve definitely grown a passion for Windows based web development. I’ve been uncertain up until now as to which avenue of web development i’d like to follow, since there are numerous different languages that I could specialise in.

Up until recently, I had no idea how powerful ASP.NET really was, and the vast array of benefits that stem from using it. Whilst there are a lot of developers out there that prefer to use PHP/MySQL based languages, ASP.NET gives you the flexibility to adapt between software engineering and web development. I realised this whilst being tasked with the various projects I’ve been working on lately. C# can be used in a wide range of applications, and so I feel that being able to use this language will potentially give me more career opportunities later in life. Of course, there is that famous saying; “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. Whilst it’s true that it may be somewhat of a gamble, I feel that becoming a specialist in something will be more rewarding than dabbling with many (different) languages. Not only that, but I’ve grown rather fond of C#, and find myself enjoying using it! Bonus!

I’ve had clearance from my manager to blog about the code that I’ve been writing for the company. This is awesome as it provides me a unique opportunity to create a solid platform in which to demonstrate my skills. Thanks Salim! 🙂

For those that are interested, I shall soon be blogging about what I’ve been up to recently. However I’m currently in the middle of a few different things at the moment, and time is precious, so I’ll see how I get on!