My name is Robert C. Cain, I’ve been a professional software developer for over 20 years, but I’ve been coding since that fateful day in 1977 when I was a tender lad of 13 and my dad brought home a TRS-80 Model 1.
In that time I have worked in a variety of environments, including 10 years as a consultant before coming on board as a Senior Analyst for a nuclear power generation company. Today I deal with ASP.Net, Windows Forms, and a major Business Intelligence suite using the SQL Server 2005 BI stack.
In 2008 I was awarded the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award in the SQL category. This award was for my work with user groups in the south east. I enjoy public speaking, so if you’d like me to speak at your group just shoot me an e-mail.
About The Blog
This blog is about being a developer in the Microsoft .Net world. We like to think of it as encompassing the “developer experience”. Not only talking about coding, but all the things that surround writing .Net code. The tools, including Visual Studio and it’s Add-Ins, as well as programs for Windows that will make your life as a developer easier.
In addition we’ll also talk methodologies, philosophies, and the like. Beyond the box, we’ll talk about things like hardware, your coding environment, and maybe even the tunes you jam to while cranking out yet another report.
Since we believe in constant education, we’ll also point out opportunities for learning new techniques related to dot Net, many of them absolutely free.
And finally, because the geek doesn’t live on code alone, we’ll take the occasional dive into cool technology or step away from the keyboard and have a little fun, perhaps with some digital photography or fun events.
To contact me, just shoot me an e-mail, arcanecode @ g-mail.com .