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Having been a commercial software developer for 17 years and a hobbyist for about 6 years before that, I've seen the good, the bad and the ugly of software development. My journey has taken me from BASIC to PASCAL to C to C++ and now to C#. I hate to reinvent the wheel and will always reuse other peoples' code where I can.

The coding side of the job has lost its interest for me and I much prefer to work on the business analysis and design side now. Although I still get a kick out of a little R+D and I have had a lot of fun playing with MyXaml over the last year. The greatest pleasure still comes from seeing the final product in use and how it helps my clients run their businesses better.


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