August 4th, 2008
About this Blog - 2
Welcome to Martijn’s part of the Internet where he explores C# programming.
My name is Martijn Dijksterhuis. I am a Dutchman who hasn’t seen the Netherlands in quite a long time, and who should do a lot more coding.
From Hobby to Study to Job to Hobby
My background is in Computer Science. I am a computer programmer who hasn’t had a position in programming for a long time. (Think the “m” word).
As they say in Jungle book: You can take the boy out of the jungle, but you can’t take the jungle out of the boy.
I have been writing code since I first got my hands on a computer through the local library — and I am not about to stop.
With so many languages why C# ?
Its personal. Having started in Basic, Pascal and finally C/C++ I came across Java in University (it was all the rage then) and enjoyed it.
Skip forward to the future and when I discovered C# I instantly liked its cleaner coding style and of course its “natural next step” feeling following C. Because of the amazing work done by the MonoDevelop and Mono teams I can combine coding C# and working with Linux. But I do code on Windows as well.
What does this blog cover?
- The C# language
- .NET libraries and classes
- Visual Studio on Windows
- Mono and MonoDevelop on Linux
- News and events
This blog is my garden of curiosity about how C# is evolving and a playground where I can test concepts and ideas.
If you found it by accident I hope it gave you the insight you were looking for. If you liked it, maybe stick around as there is a lot more to come. And do leave a comment!
Image Credit: The wooden shoes are by TurtleMom