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Archive for March, 2010

Starting out with ASP

03.27.2010 · Posted in Work

My strongest language is Java and JSP.  I do personal website development in PHP.  So, imagine by dismay when for a web pilot project at work, my only available option is ASP.  I wasn’t opposed to learning the new language, more of the stakes involved. It needs to tie into the Active Directory user database. It needs ...

New job, new computer, new tools

03.20.2010 · Posted in Software, Work

Just over a month ago, I made a big transition.  I changed jobs.  With that came a change in computers and a change in main programming languages.  I’m probably the youngest guy actively developing new COBOL code. I’m getting used to the new development tools, but some things I just can’t handle.  Why develop in nano ...

Finally, DanGowans.com!

03.19.2010 · Posted in Thoughts

I’ve wanted it for a while, and finally it is mine.  DanGowans.com. I’m getting a little older, and blogging under “The Howdy Kid” name just seems wrong to me now.  After all, I did register howdykid.com back in high school.  I’ve since graduated high school, gone through four years of university, and almost three full years ...