I am currently a software developer working in Public Safety. I have 30 years of experience developing and maintaining business application software.

I started out as a computer operator and worked my way up to a COBOL programmer in the mainframe world, developing COBOL/DB2 and COBOL/IMS batch and online CICS programs.

Today, I work mostly with Microsoft Visual Studio .Net, developing VB Windows Form applications, Silverlight and ASP.Net Web applications. I also develop reports using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Active Reports.

In addition to Visual Basic and COBOL, I also work or have worked with C#, JavaScript, Lotus Notes (LotusScript), Adobe ActionScript, AJAX, JQuery, ADO.Net, and SQL.

This blog serves as my own personal journal of HOW-TOS that I hope will benefit others.

~ James