Feb042011

Wandering Aimlessly in the Dark

Published by tom at 9:39 PM under General

When I first quit my big corporate job with dreams of start up money, I had incorporated under CodeNaked, Inc. Luckily, I also registered the associated domains, since they’d most likely be snatched up by now. I didn’t really know what I was going to do at that time, just “projects” that I thought were interesting and that could potentially make money. I had a long list of possible projects.

I ended up ditching CodeNaked and founding another company, SQL Farms, with a buddy of mine. During that time, we built a fairly kick-ass product called SQL Farm Combine. It was written from the ground up using C#/.NET and WinForms, with a little C++ for licensing. The company ended up folding anyway, but it was a fun ride. I learned a lot, especially about end-to-end commercial application development.

Since then I have been working as a contractor, focusing on WPF and Silverlight components. This is definitely my current area of expertise, but I tend to dabble in lots of areas.

One “hot topic” is smart phone application development, which interests me. Largely because, it is fairly easy to get setup with one off applications. I obviously started reading up on iPhone development and have since started reading some Android development books.

I’ve been flying under the radar for quite a while now. I had maintained a blog a few years ago dealing mostly with C#/.NET and TSQL, but that has since languished. I have wanted to start blogging again for a while now, but could never really find the time. But, as they say, you have to make time. So that’s what I’m trying to do here.

I’d like this blog to cover my adventures through various development projects, whether or not they go anywhere.



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