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bio website brian-driscoll.com
location King of Prussia, PA
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Jul 22 at 16:13

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I am a professional software engineer with 5 years of freelance and 3 years of full-time experience. I hold a B.S.Ed in Secondary Mathematics Education from Temple University and an M.S. in Software Engineering from Drexel University. My skillset lies primarily in designing and developing business information systems, both on the desktop and on the web.

Languages, frameworks, and platforms I use frequently are:

  • C#
  • T-SQL
  • ASP.NET
  • Silverlight
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • WCF
  • WinForms
  • WPF
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • Actionscript 2.0

Languages, frameworks, and platforms I use less frequently are:

  • Java
  • PL/SQL
  • jQuery
  • Ext.JS
  • Actionscript 3.0
  • Apex (Force.com)

I dabble in (read: have VERY LIMITED experience with) the following:

  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Haskell

I currently hold the following certifications:

  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Data Access

Dec
14
comment Selling LINQ To Management
@sooprise eh, it's ok. for your reference there's also Linq-to-Entities, Linq-to-Objects, and Linq-to-XML. I use Linq a lot with collections and XML myself, but it's also helpful for DB.
Dec
14
comment Selling LINQ To Management
@sooprise the fact that you're creating a DB ml file should give it away.
Dec
14
comment How do quick & dirty programmers know they got it right?
-1 for writing any kind of _______Manager class.
May
11
comment Has anyone done CSDP certification?
computer.org/portal/web/certification/why_certify/employers has a list of companies that employ CSDP cert holders; obviously that's no clear indication of its value, but should be somewhat helpful...
May
10
comment I've got my Master's in Software Engineering… Now what?
I used to work in KoP (1 floor above SunGard, actually) but now work in Ft. Washington.
May
10
comment I've got my Master's in Software Engineering… Now what?
@Mike Yes, Software Engineering, which focuses on the total software development effort (PM, Requirements, Estimation, Architecture, etc)
May
10
comment I've got my Master's in Software Engineering… Now what?
@Mike I did enter the industry after my bachelor's, but as a developer. At the time I had no training whatsoever in anything but writing code. If not for my experience in the graduate program I probably wouldn't have any interest in or knowledge of software architecture.
May
10
comment I've got my Master's in Software Engineering… Now what?
I currently work for an IT consulting firm as a developer, actually. Unfortunately we don't have any architects on staff. If I had my way I'd figure out a way to create a position for myself as a software architect here.
May
10
comment I've got my Master's in Software Engineering… Now what?
@Ramhound no, actually I'd like to stay where I'm at if possible and carve out such a role for myself, but I've been looking at job boards to see what the typical requirements and responsibilities are. Of course, I've considered applying to some of them...
May
10
comment I've got my Master's in Software Engineering… Now what?
I've been looking around and all of the requirements have "X years experience as a system architect", etc. So, I guess that's what's holding me up.
May
10
comment I've got my Master's in Software Engineering… Now what?
Sorry I left out my experience thus far...
Mar
15
comment Why isn't protection against SQL injection a high priority?
Blame the blogs. Oh, and W3Schools...