Whoever you are, welcome to my blog.
As for me, I have dabbled with computers for as long as I can remember, taught myself a bit of simple programming when in my early teens up until I was about 20. “Hobbyist” would have been the correct descriptor for me at that time. In my 20’s I started a career in the music industry working in recording studios, starting as a gopher working my way up to main audio engineer. In that capacity, I had the pleasure of working with some mainframe music/audio recording computer systems such as the Synclavier and SSL’s computer that integrated with their mixing/recording consoles. Didn’t do much in the way of programming during that decade as I was working 60 – 80 hours per week in the recording studio. Finally I decided I needed a life and threw away all of my possessions, except my scuba gear and a guitar or two, and moved to Maui, Hawaii to teach Scuba Diving, which I did throughout my 30’s. Again, not much programming during that time either… I was too busy living large in paradise. 🙂
In order to really learn the iOS platform, I bought a couple of books on iOS programming, which taught iOS development using Objective-C, of course. So I learned enough Objective-C to be dangerous, but the most important part of this endeavor was to build the example apps using C# and Xamarin. Then I got the idea to blog about my experiences. Maybe it will help some people, maybe it won’t. At the very least it will be a log of the things I have struggled with in my endeavors to educate myself about software development.
You will likely have guessed by now that I am no development guru, so use the information here at your own risk. What is presented here is how I have managed to make a certain thing work, but is not necessarily the best or most elegant method of achieving the same functionality. As my experience grows, I fully expect to look back at earlier posts here and realize that I have learned better solutions since then.
If anything here does help you in your own endeavors, please let me know in a comment even if it’s just a brief “Thanks, that helped me out!” It would be good to know that I am not doing this only for myself, that it is benefitting the community in even a small way.
Thanks for checking me out!