Introducing the Head to the Body

Posted: 17th December 2009 by Jeff in General

I am a coder… a programmer… a developer… a designer… a database administrator… a software engineer.  There are many terms used to describe what it is I do these days.  But I guess the easiest way to describe it is to tell you that I build dynamic web applications.  I’ve actually been working with code in one form or another since the mid-90s but didn’t really get into server-side and data-driven applications until early 2002.  Since then I’ve spent a great deal of time digging around and learning everything I possibly can about coding, development, design, databases and more.  Head Body TatooI have an avid interest in anything related to databases or web application programming so any time I get my hands on some new library or coding technique I turn into a two-year-old with a new toy.  And I gotta say… It’s awesome!

Although I plan to stand up my own site at some point, I’m drastically short on time and overloaded with projects at the moment.  So for now, WordPress has rescued me from the depths of my own digging.  As of this writing, I have several development projects that are fully releasable and several more that are near completion.  I’ve sunk countless hours into the code behind these projects, many of which are now on their 2nd or 3rd full iteration.  But so far, I’m the only one who has benefited from their usefulness.

Having reaped the rewards of open source licensing for many years now, I think it’s high time I return the favor by contributing something useful back to the pool.  The majority of my projects have universal applications, making them great candidates for an open source license.  So hopefully soon, one or more persons out there will be enjoying the fruits of my labor in the form of GPL-released code.  As for this blog… it will serve as the initial location for documentation behind each project with more detailed documentation to follow at a later date.  So check back soon for more updates!