As of yesterday, I am the newest member of the Alagad team. Doug asked that I make a brief introduction as one of my first official acts (and then dumped some work on me, hence the delay).
Unlike Jeff Chastain, I am old enough to claim having a Commodore 64. Also, unlike Jeff, I have only been programming for about 7 years. Before cutting my teeth in web development, I spent about 12 years as a paramedic in New Jersey.
I have been programming in ColdFusion since version 5, I also have a bit of PHP experience (I dumped the devil’s language after discovering CF). I also would like to consider myself fairly adept in database design and programming. I would not yet consider myself to be a guru in terms of OO Programming, but I am getting there…I think. I have become somewhat of a zealot for table-less, CSS based, layouts and accessibility. Lastly, I have recently developed quite the love affair with Flex, and her half-sister
Apollo Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR).
I’d like to say I am excited to be joining the Alagad team and look forward to helping to do wonderful things for and with the company.