Finally, It’s Happening…
I’ve been talking about the concept of a blog for quite some time but Life happens and plus writing Code trumps writing Paragraphs. ;)
I started building a Blog out with Jekyll a while ago, “Transform your plain text into static websites and blogs.” I liked the concept, a static Github hosted blog where you write markdown. Could it get any easier? Well, not having to worry about a Theme, Comments, and all the other frills would be nice. Then I came across Svbtle, its FREE and open and they host it for you, WINNING. So this is my first blog with SVBTLE. The interface is pretty nice and it’s pretty simple.
Now a little bit about me… Hi, I’m Chris. I am a Software engineer for OneHealth on the platform team.
OneHealth is the first comprehensive online community specifically designed to help people change their behavior and lead healthier lives. Through Social Solutioning, a term that represents the next-generation capabilities of current social networking websites, OneHealth facilitates trusted connections and accountability to measurably improve the health and wellbeing of its members. - See more [here (https://about.onehealth.com/aboutus/)
I am naturally a builder. I like technology and making it work to my advantage. I believe in Automating everything… I’ve been developing code since AOL proggy days using Visual Basic. After having my AOL account shut down multiple time, and many nights getting in trouble for being on the computer so late, I had to figure out new coding avenues.
Those days have come and gone. After being a nerd in High School building computers and silly little games/applications for Windows I went to College at CSUSM for Computer Science (Of Course). This is where I learned a lot of Data Structures / Programming Paradigms / Patterns. Learning C/C++ and a little bit of Web Technology (PHP/HTML/CSS) is where I found my true passion. Web Applications. In the time from college to now, the web has evolved for the better. No more GeoCities, Myspace or Message Boards. Now we have full Stateful, Asynchronous, Real-time, HTML5, CSS3, MV*, Web Applications. These new applications aren’t a script tag in the head of your document fading / blinking / animating text, they are full fledged Single Page Browser Applications. How Neat
“ The "We need scripting for web pages” phase. (Netscape)
The “We should standardize this” phase. (ECMAScript)
This blog is here for my Random thoughts, Hackery and other tidbits of information I want to write down for my future self.