Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Pulling my finger out

Starting up a blog is something I've been threatening to do for some time now. There's always a good excuse not to get round to it, even though it's something I've really wanted to dip my toe into, just to see if I could cut the mustard.

As it's the start of what I hope will be a successful foray into blogging, I'm afraid this is indeed a "what do you do and where do you come from?" type post.

C# Developer, SQL Server Developer, StackOverflow enthusiast.

Simples.

I work for a software development house on the South Coast of England, predominantly on backend solutions using C# and SQL Server. So a lot of what I do is the type of stuff that if it works well, the end user shouldn't know it's there - it's invisible to them; it's where the magic happens, 24/7 quietly plugging away. However, if it doesn't work so well, then everyone knows about it. There's no hiding.

It's the challenge of developing robust, scalable, high performance solutions that I get a kick out of as well being pushed technically to overcome hurdles and broaden my horizons. There's always something to learn in this profession.

Which leads on nicely to why I'm dipping my toes into the world of blogging. It's going to serve as a place to share snippets of information, things that niggle or challenge me and basically anything that there's a chance other people may find useful (isn't that the whole point of a blog?!). I forget things, so at least if I blog about them I'll have a record of them.

So consider me well and truly pulling my finger out.

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