A Better Way

A Better Way, my new blog, is where I can dump all of the stuff that doesn't really pertain to my other blog, "Coffee Grounds and Crumpled Paper". CGCP is the blog that I run for an online game that I, along with a friend from Sweden, made named Gevalum. It's an online, free, browser-based RPG where players can create accounts and play a fairly simple but addictive game. It's got a pretty advanced AJAX framework that I wrote up; I did the design and laid out much of the framework, and my friend (Matt) filled in the spots with our back-end PHP and database design and with much of the javascript. But, the Gevalum design is for another post.

I am a 19 year old web application developer. I've been making websites since I was 10 years old, and learned my first programming language (BASIC) at 11. Though I'm relatively young in the field, I've got plenty of experience, along with a knack to finding a more efficient, prettier way around things since I haven't been brought up in the kind of environment that stifles that kind of thought.

I know ASP, PHP, ColdFusion, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, a little Java, some C++, and my favorite: ASP.NET with C#. I love the syntax, and I love the scalability that ASP.NET/C# offers. However, for lightweight applications, I prefer a simple PHP back-end, called through AJAX for seamlessness on xhtml-compliant interfaces. (Oh, yeah. I also design all of my interfaces, using Adobe Photoshop CS2, or C4D if I'm feeling adventurous).

The reason for this blog is simple: a brain dump, where I can post my ideas on how to break down barriers, and how to level the fact that the old way is the good way. Sometimes it works, but more often than not- there's a better way.

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