Hi! My name’s David but almost everyone that I work with ends up calling me Haney. Maybe that’s because there’s at least three David’s at every job I go to and they need a way to distinguish us… Or maybe I just have one of those catchy last names that gym teachers get tied up in addressing you by… Either way, it has come to be.
If you’re on this page, you probably want to know a little bit about me. I’m just a regular person like you. I have hobbies, dreams, goals, successes, failures, drama, and all the usual stuff that goes along with growing up and learning new things. I love computers, I love programming, and I love good craft beer. I also reserve a special place in my heart for my friends and family. And did I mention craft beer?
After a few years of professional work in Java, I was asked to take on a .NET project. A simple one, really – a website that allowed people to apply for jobs at our company. It took about two months to finish, but the real value of it was the catalyst factor; something in my very being stirred awake and longed for the elegance, beauty, and functionality of C#… As each week of the project went by, I learned more and more about .NET 2.0 and all of the amazing things that it could do… And before I knew it, I was truly in love with the language. I remember thinking to myself “wow, finally Microsoft did something correctly!” – little did I know that .NET 3.5, 4.0, WCF, ASP. NET MVC, and Windows 7 would follow. They’ve really got their stuff together these days…
So, I’ve been learning and using C# .NET in a personal and professional setting ever since. Currently, I work at a large e-Commerce company, programming the web platform and related services (such as an in-house, custom built, highly scalable search engine). I’ve learned a ton already, and continue to learn something new almost every day. I’d love to tell you that I’m an expert or senior or architect or whatever, but I don’t care much to get tied up in a particular title of merit. I like instead to do my job well, be damned proud of my work, and know that I know enough to know that I don’t know enough. Hah.
Anyway, thanks for reading this page. I hope that my blog is helpful and informative for us both… And truly, I’d love your input and opinions – how else does one grow if not by considering the views and opinions of others with an open mind?