I do this just to help others. I dont *have* to do it, and I dont get paid for it, so I would appreciate it if you would remember this when you interact with me. ..and that includes people who are experts, no matter how many points you have.
I have 23 years of development experience, and I've coded with aggression in just about every mainstream language you can think of, and a few obscure ones. I dont hide the fact that I am not a fan of any Microsoft Development language or platform. They do a great desktop and office applications, but in my opinion they make the development process unnecessarily complicated, and there's no excuse for that.
In my early days (first 10 years) I wrote computer games in Fortran, and eventually for the Commodore 64, and later UNIX kernel code in 'C' and HyperSPARC Assembly Language. Working in Investment Banks, I have written front and back office applications in C and C++, designed infrastructure components, architectures and operational procedures. More recently, I write web applications in Java, PHP and other languages.
I am currently working on an infrastructure product (my own design) that will bring an expensive technology used by all major corporations into the Open Source community. I currently have a working prototype in Java, running in BEA WebLogic, and am currently porting the exact same functionality to a series of PHP scripts - can you imagine how that works? ...exactly.
The above text is what I felt like writing today. Tomorrow I might feel differently.
Joined EE Sometime in 2004 - just to help out at first, then as I started to spend more time working at home in 2006, I started to spend more time on EE.
Web Development Expert (Master) - Mar 2006
PHP Language Expert (Master) - May 2006
February 2007 - Returned to EE after a six month break... That's babies for you.