About

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One Man went to Mow…

…went to mow a meadow. One man’s journey into uncharted territory.

Husband, Father, Mormon, Writer, Artist, Miniature War Games Hobbyist (WFB/AoS, 40K, Warmachine, Infinity), Boy Scout, Code Monkey, Agile Champion, BI Team Tech Lead, Scrum Master;
Aspires to be: Temple Worthy, Knight of the Old Code, Debt Free before Retirement

I am an Evolutionary Geek who came up from the world of WordPerfect 5.1 and Lotus 123 macros, to Microsoft Access databases, to MS Access / VB / SQL Server Applications, to VisualBasic.Net, and, eventually, to C#.  In the database world, I have developed both Oracle and SQL Server databases and applications.

(I also dabbled in AS/400 programming when I needed to get data for a VB screen, Java programming when the company I worked for decided to switch from MS tools to Java tools [I no longer work there], and I learned enough C++ in the late 80’s to know I NEVER want to code in C++.  Then my wife took a couple of C++ classes as part of her Software Engineering degree and I learned C++ anyway.  Oy Vey.)

More recently, I have worked on everything from a greenfield Data Warehousing initiative to an ASP.Net MVC 4.0 application using the Kendo UI components from Telerik.

Currently, I am working in SQL Server 2016 (SSMS and SSIS mostly) and .Net 4.5 doing data warehousing; business intelligence (Excel and Power BI mostly); and BIML development (yay BIML).

I have created and taught classes in the use of Microsoft Office, Access, VB, VB.Net, C#, and soon to be BIML.

I wrote a corporate wiki about MS Team Foundation Server and its many uses.

I started this blog in an effort to document some of the cobbling together of bits and pieces that were necessary when building a Java solution. I now continue this blog as I cobble together bits and pieces that are necessary when building a MS solution using a whole stack of technologies, including: MS Silverlight, MS Prism, Ideablade DevForce, DevArt dotConnect, MS Entity Framework, MS Enterprise Library, Oracle, MS SQL Server, SSIS, Telerik, ASP.Net MVC, JavaScript, Angular and a bunch of other stuff I am figuring out.

Hopefully, this blog will help one or two of you to smooth out the dent in your forehead and wipe the sweat off your monitor.

Simon Kingaby
.Net Programmer, ETL Developer, BI Developer, TFS Administrator
M: 704-840-6808
E: skingaby@gmail.com
L: Linked In Profile/ Resume
Hire me on Freelancer.com

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Simon,

    Very usefull stuff. Please keep posting more stuff. As I have learned from my own experiences, sharing all the tidbits of information found over countless hours of work piecing technologies together is invaluable to those of use who would rather not do that but get right into developing a solution. Thanks for your blogs.

    TC

  2. I am just embarking on a project to evaluate telerik controls with devforce in MVVM (using MVVM light).

    From your blog I see you are also using ideablade, telerik, and MVVM. I would be really grateful to see any example of the interaction of the telerik controls (such as radgrid) in the view, the viewmodel, the repository (if you use one), and the services. I am totally new to MVVM and devforce and any example would be greatly appreciated.

    I have had some fun with telerik’s UI figuring out how to use menus to launch tabs, bound to views. Makes for an interesting user experience.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  3. I came across your name while researching dotConnect product for Oracle from Devart and I would like to ask a few questions regarding it’s stability and usage if you don’t mind.

    Thanks,
    – CD Smith

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