It's Alive!

September 20, 2008 at 9:28 PMBen

This is the first blog post on Ben's Quarters.  If you search for a post prior to this one, you simply won't find one!

I'm excited to finally put a blog on the web.  I can't tell you how many times I've had some code sample, problem, idea, rant or thought to share, but didn't have anywhere to post!  Well, those days are now over.  Although I don't anticipate very frequent posting, I do hope to post on a consistent basis.

If you don't know me, don't fret -- I put together an "About Me" page (see link on left side).

The focus of posts on Ben's Quarters will be programming and software development related.  This is a large field.  My software development career has revolved around Microsoft technologies -- .NET, Visual Studio, SQL Server, etc.

I finally got a chance to work with jQuery a couple of weeks back.  I'm honestly not crazy about these types of libraries and have actually never used a JS library prior to jQuery.  There was definitely a learning curve and I wouldn't say that I can't live without it.  It seems like most JavaScript I need is not a big deal to just create straight without any libraries.  I see the biggest benefit of using a library such as jQuery is the cross browser support it gives you.  But again, the JavaScript I usually create without jQuery for validating input and manipulating some elements on the page already seems to run fine in the browers I test against.  I still don't mind incorporating jQuery into some web projects I work on, but don't feel like I need to.

I actually have a short jQuery related post I'll get up shortly.  It'll be post #2 Wink

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