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The joy of being a developer

I’ve come to a point in my life were I think I’ve figured out what I’m going to be when I grow up; a developer.
Recently I’ve been jumping between jobs and found myself wanting to downgrade from being a Chieft of something something to being more of a hardcore developer.

I walked away from a position at a place called Notus a couple of months ago as the Manager of Application Development. I quit this job in june and started working for a startup company called Fjord Media. Being a startup company things weren’t that organized that I’ve grown fond of, and found myself getting very stressed from the lack of structure and processes. I decided to quit and did so and walked out the building the same day without having a job to go to. During that day I started what I normally do when I’m looking for work; send out emails to friends and past colleagues to see if there would be any leads out there. Sure enough, the market is great these days so a couple of leads came my way the same day. I spent the next couple of days walking in and out of interviews and talking to people on the phone and writing emails. During this time I also found the time to start spinning thoughts around in my head about what kind of job would make be a happier person.

6 days after I quit my job at Fjord Media I had a meeting with my former employer, they contacted me the same day I quit and wanted to hear if I was interested in coming back. Not to the same position I held but a developer or team lead for one of the teams. After having the meeting with them I had this good vibe inside me; I was going to write code on a regular basis again. I got an offer later that day that was a very good offer;  I got to be a team lead/lead developer for the platform and architecture team. I was walking around the city when they called me with the offer, so I told them I had to call them back some 15-20 minutes later. It was then it really hit me with a good warm feeling inside of me; I am a developer, I will always be a developer, this is the profession I chose for myself ages ago. I couldn’t wait to get home and pick up the phone and accept the offer. It couldn’t get any better than this; I got to write code at a place where I knew (and love!) all the people, I knew the code (heck, I’ve worked there for 5.5 years..) and I got to do pretty cool stuff; work with the latest of .net related technologies (.net 3.0 and later 3.5, BT2006, SQL2005, VS2008, Silverlight..) .

The conclusion is I am a developer and I’m proud of it!

Now, on to writing some cool code..    I’ve got a couple of Silverlight thingies up my sleeve. 🙂

New Job -Jiiiihaa…

I started working at a company called Fjord Media yesterday. I left behind 5.5 years of enterprise application development for a simpler life. 🙂   I will be doing .net, ofcourse (is there anything else?), focusing on Windows and Web (finally I can do silverlight professionally. 🙂 ). In addition I will be doing some .net Micro framework..  Damn, that is some cool stuff.  I mean, you got devices the size of a regular wristband-watch running .net. I've already created an application hosting a simple Web server on the Digi Connect ME device (http://www.digi.com/products/embeddedsolutions/digiconnectme.jsp). The hardware is just about the size of a regular ethernet socket you find on any motherboard and it has a .net device onboard.. NICE NICE!

So…  I guess my postings will take a new turn.. Maybe..  Who knows..  Time will tell.

 

New Job -Jiiiihaa…

I started working at a company called Fjord Media yesterday. I left behind 5.5 years of enterprise application development for a simpler life. 🙂   I will be doing .net, ofcourse (is there anything else?), focusing on Windows and Web (finally I can do silverlight professionally. 🙂 ). In addition I will be doing some .net Micro framework..  Damn, that is some cool stuff.  I mean, you got devices the size of a regular wristband-watch running .net. I've already created an application hosting a simple Web server on the Digi Connect ME device (http://www.digi.com/products/embeddedsolutions/digiconnectme.jsp). The hardware is just about the size of a regular ethernet socket you find on any motherboard and it has a .net device onboard.. NICE NICE!

So…  I guess my postings will take a new turn.. Maybe..  Who knows..  Time will tell.

 

Finally the long awaited extension to my family arrived today

During the pregnancy we’ve been presented with a lot of different dates, ranging from late april till late may. Finally today we got the extension to the family we’ve been waiting for. His name is Herman and weighed in at a remarkable 4395 grams and had a length of 51 cm. Based upon the last dates presented by the doctor, he arrived exactly one week too late. His mother struggled for some 8 hours to bring him into this world and did a remarkable job (even though I was thrown one or two interesting sentences.:) )

Life is beatiful!

Based upon previous experience with getting kids, it will now take me two years or so before I write my next blog..   NOT…  🙂    I’m too excited about Silverlight these days to not end up writing a post now and then.. 

 

Wholy Cr…. It’s been a while

Where did time go??

It’s been close to 2 years since my last post..   What happened?    I’ll tell you what happened..   5th of March 2005 I became a dad to a beautiful little girl called Mia. We’re now expecting another baby in May, so I have to hurry up with blogging till then, seeing that I tend to be totally thrown off for a couple of years when having a baby.. 🙂