Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 2011 Update

I am continuing down the road of finding my next paying opportunity.  Yet, I have sensed a peace from the Lord about my present unemployment.  I probably apply for about 8 or 9 jobs each week.  I have a phone interview tomorrow morning for one potential match.

I finished reading the Design Patterns book.  It turned out to be quite a challenging read, mostly because all of the examples were in C++.  I am now reading Eloquent JavaScript, which feels like quite a relief from the last book.  It reads so much faster!  It's a good JavaScript review in the context of great coding advice.

I've continued work on the new Membership Provider.  I have gone through the code and cleaned it up from the perspective of ReSharper.  I have also abstracted out the data layer code into a dependency injection pattern (using Ninject).  Next, I will be going into the stored procedures and re-writing it as LINQ code.

We were approved for an $18,000 forgivable loan from the government to bring our house up to code.  This afternoon, a general contractor will be coming over to look at the work to be done in the house and bid on the project.  After the work gets done, the loan will be forgiven once we live in our home for another 10 years.

1 comment:

  1. Bill - I ran accross this blog (I live in Bridgewater) and have become aware of the following (contact inf. at bottom - good luck):

    Celerity of Pennsylvania is looking for multiple C# / .NET Developers for our Philadelphia, PA practice.

    Overview

    High-volume data processing system with an inventory/administration user interface. Backend in SQLServer 2008, LINQ data service layer, business logic layer in C# and front-end in ASP.Net.

    Responsibilities

    Develops, maintains and supports interactive applications

    Utilizes various methods and processes to determine requirements and design formal solutions in response to those requirements

    Recommends modifications to applications as appropriate

    Skills

    C#

    ASP.NET 3.5

    LINQ

    SQL

    JQuery highly preferred but not mandatory

    Object Oriented Design and Unit Test Development experience

    Agile/Scrum experience

    Back-end, middle tier, front-end development experience

    Structured design/development (OOD) / Unit test Development / Dependency Injection /

    Celerity is a quickly growing IT Solution provider with operations in several major markets in the Mid Atlantic Region. Our Pennsylvania practice is actively seeking skilled IT professionals for various roles across our business. We offer competitive salaries and benefits that include paid time off, excellent Health Insurance, 401K, and professional development opportunities. Celerity of Pennsylvania was recently named one of the best places to work by the Central Penn Business Journal.

    Caroline Trimp

    Celerity

    ctrimp@celerity.com

    1650 Market Street

    Philadelphia, PA

    (267) 675-7060

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