18,361 reputation
356111
bio website ryanhayes.net
location Kingsport, TN
age 30
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Dec 10 at 19:13

Ryan is a freelance software engineer with over 10 years of software experience working with and for big-name clients such as Red Hat, Discovery Channel, AOL, Toyota, the National Academy of Sciences, and more. Ryan has helped teams deliver award-winning applications that drive business processes, site traffic, and profit. Ryan is the owner of Sonata Cove Sofware and puts his experience and creativity to work to build amazing solutions for the web, desktop and mobile devices. Ryan has a B.S. in Computer Science from UVA-Wise and a M.S. in Software Engineering from George Mason University.


Oct
22
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
17
comment Other than for legacy software, are there reasons for using COBOL?
Don't take it from me. Research from O'Reilley says Cobol book sales are near nonexistent compared to every other language. That's either because there's lack of interest on the developers, or there aren't enough developers using it. I'm sure you can find new development using COBOL, but it's still MOSTLY legacy (not all legacy). I'm sure someone like youself who specializes in COBOL would have connections to other folks who use only COBOL as well. Just like it would be with me, only having friends who use one language doesn't mean that I'm not the minority.
Oct
17
revised What is the career path for a software generalist?
edited body
Oct
12
reviewed Approve performance tag wiki excerpt
Oct
11
answered Any recommendations for setup/teardown of browser automation testing?
Oct
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
28
comment Server OS/Software Requirements For asp.NET Framework 4.0
Yes, that's all you'll need. I also agree with Joel Etherton's answer that you're probably better to go with a hosting provider like discountasp.net or someone similar. They'll manage the servers and can help you get your application installed if you're having trouble (since if you can't get it installed then you're probably not going to be paying them for hosting every month).
Sep
28
answered Server OS/Software Requirements For asp.NET Framework 4.0
Sep
24
accepted What are the Top Developer Productivity Tools/Plugins for Java in Eclipse?
Sep
24
accepted What are good social coding sites?
Sep
24
accepted What is the most accurate/frequent report on browser usage on the Internet?
Sep
24
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
20
answered Are ASP.NET MVC automated code good enough to be used in real live applications
Sep
15
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
14
awarded  Yearling
Sep
6
answered What is a good start for small web-design projects?
Sep
6
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
5
comment What is the best way to comment a deprecated class in Java?
+1: Using the @Depricated annotations also give a heads up to IDEs like Eclipse to make sure to cross that method out and give other visual hints to developers.