Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A brief introduction

I thought it would be appropriate in my first post to talk a little bit about myself and why I started this blog. My name is Scott, and I used to be a web developer. I still dabble in code for fun, but professionally I've transitioned to the hardware side of things.

Sad to say, most of my experience has been with ASP, but I am in the process of learning PHP. There are a lot of things in PHP that are missing in ASP, and in some future posts we will bridge this gap a little bit. As I'm learning PHP, there are some things from ASP that I'm finding to be more difficult. Perhaps some reusable code can help to bridge that gap as well.

When I was working on my post-secondary education, the instructors in my programming classes often talked about how we would be writing lots of reusable code over our careers, but they never really offered any practical examples. It took a few years, but eventually I found myself needing to do certain things over and over in different places.

There seems to be a lack of high-quality reusable code available on the Internet, so I thought I would do my part to help change that. My goal is to provide working, practical examples that you can take and use in your own work, even commercially. It's my way of giving back a little bit for all the great blog posts that I learned from.

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