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.
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.