On the recommendation of Joe Healy, a Microsoft developer evangelist out of the Tampa area, I have decided to start my first blog. As a software developer, I never really thought about making a blog before, nor do I claim to have a way with words, but I realize that issues and tips that I come across while may be incredibly valuable to another developer at some point during their careers.
First, let me tell you a little bit about myself so everyone has an understanding of the type of person I am and the type of developer I strive to be. My name is Jason Brock and I was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida and I am currently 32 years old . I was lucky enough to have parents who were able to buy my first computer at a very young age. In the late 1980's I chose a Packard Bell, 486 DX that ran DOS. I remember this machine like it was yesterday. DOS was easily my first love in the world of technology and I strived to learn as much as I could. I created and ran a "Warez" Bulletin Board System (BBS) back in the early 1990's and my love for computers only got stronger from there. I remember thinking that DOS would be all that we would ever need and refused to use windows 3.11 or to switch to Windows 95. It was until Windows 98 came out that I decided leave DOS behind.
Fast forward to today and I am an enterprise software developer at a company called Integrated Dealer Systems. We develop a complete management information system for RV and Marine dealerships around the world. We offer them a complete solution; sales, payroll, inventory management, CRM, etc. I have worked at "IDS" since 2004 and will soon hit my 10 year mark. I really enjoy the time I have had working here and look forward to what the future holds.
I plan on using this blog as a method to get the issues, tips, and tricks that I come across throughout my life on the web for other developers to use. The items I blog about may or may not already be out there on the web somewhere. I can tell you that I search thoroughly for articles before I decide to write my own. Sometimes I find that it takes multiple searches or it takes my trying things on my own to get everything just right. When I find that I have something that could be useful to another developer I will post it. I do not claim to be an expert, I just claim to be someone who loves technology and software development in particular. I have begun writing my own apps and games and plan on releasing them in the coming months to the masses.
I can be contacted on twitter at : http://www.twitter.com/JasonBrockMSDev
and on Facebook at : http://www.facebook.com/jbrock31