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bio website linkedin.com/in/mayodev
location Austin, TX
age 36
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
seen Apr 8 at 21:35
I've been programming as a hobby since 1989 when my parents purchased a computer with DOS and gwbasic. During college I became interested in the Web and I eventually landed a job in 2000 with the university that allowed me to get hands-on experience with server administration, Web development, and desktop support. I eventually specialized in Web development and have had experience with Classic ASP, PHP, and ASP.NET. I enjoy programming in general but I love the challenge of working with SQL, JavaScript, and even functional languages like Haskell and F#.

Dec
29
awarded  Yearling
Mar
25
comment Why would you use a design pattern?
I'm reading a book right now that differentiates between design patterns, domain patterns, and architecture patterns. The author suggests that these categories are informal but you should be aware of the context of the pattern. Are you referring to a design pattern in this sense or are you referring to the general concept of patterns?
Dec
29
awarded  Yearling
Mar
24
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
12
comment Are developers/programmers becoming a commodity in the IT world?
Importance is perhaps the wrong word. Valuable might be more appropriate. In the long term, will 2 or 3 analysts be more or less valuable than a single developer? I think the answer is always "it depends", but that's the rationale behind such decisions. Developers are expensive.
Dec
29
awarded  Yearling
Sep
21
comment Command handlers and DDD
Jimmy Bogard shared some views on this topic... lostechies.com/jimmybogard/2009/02/15/validation-in-a-ddd-world
Aug
25
comment ASP vs javascript vs jQuery vs User Controls vs AJAX
With those file sizes I think he means MS AJAX, not Ajax. :)
Aug
19
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
9
answered Class Design and Separation Of Concerns
Jul
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
14
answered What do you do when you have nothing to do?
Jul
14
comment What would you define as sensitive user data?
Sony lost name, address, birthday, and email and got hammered as it increased the risk of identity theft for those whose data was exposed.
Jul
1
answered How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
Jun
24
comment Is it illegal to rewrite every line of an open source project in a slightly different way, and use it in a closed source project?
@Seventh - you should trademark the term "Covert Patent System" and patent the concept.
Jun
24
comment Does new generation of programmers use Emacs?
What about Pico?
Jun
21
comment Building websites, which is the better approach MVP or MVC?
Heh - that's the way I've been using MVC and I had no idea it was related to MVVM.
Jun
21
comment Design Patterns: Should I learn them?
At least someone referenced it in college. I didn't hear about it until I started interviewing for my second post-college job (where apparently I was not suitable because I hadn't heard of singleton vs. knowing the mechanics of the pattern).
Jun
10
comment Would it be realistic for an amateur programmer to obtain a CS degree in 2~2.5 years at a state university?
+1, but to clarify... "even a technical degree will have additional requirements that you will have to satisfy" == [English, History, Calculus, Physics, Foreign Language, Chemistry, Philosophy, etc.]