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bio website jdsoftwareinc.com
location Louisville, KY
age 28
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
seen Jun 3 at 12:10

I'm mainly a Delphi developer. I work for a software company which does solutions for retail management, including inventory, POS, reporting, BI, Tags, and more. It's been in Delphi since Delphi's been around.

I am actively in Stack Overflow monitoring the Delphi tag, and looking for those questions I can answer and also contributing my time to keep Stack Overflow in order. I'm not an expert in anything, a jack of all trades rather. But I love to help people when I'm able to.

I've known Delphi since about 2007 now, and before that, I had learned VB6. I havn't gone back to VB since I learned Delphi. I also taught myself QBasic and HTML as a kid. It hasn't been until the past 5 years that I've been diving into programming.

I have no official education in programming, other than an introductory class in High School to Visual Basic 6. After that class, I taught myself VB6 for a while, until I laid my eyes on Delphi. Since then, I've aborted anything I've written in VB and gone to Delphi.

Since then I've also become vaguely familiar with ASP.NET with C#, as well as some C# windows apps. But I'm not too fond of the whole .NET idea. .NET is good for web platforms and such, but not for win apps. I have built a number of web applications which utilize JavaScript and AJAX.

My strengths:

  • Understanding the bigger picture of projects
  • Writing Custom Classes, Components, and Controls
  • Code organization (within unit or namespace)
  • Writing purely independent classes (as opposed to cross-referencing units or namespaces)
  • User Friendly GUI's
  • Developer Friendly Classes

My weaknesses:

  • Using or Building API's
  • Lower-level coding (such as ASM)
  • Originally structuring projects to make expansion easy
  • Multithreading

PS - My noted website is 100% purely coded my myself in C#, and is my core testing grounds for web development - which I have a lot of brushing up to do. Unfortunately, it's offline at this time.

It's always nice to know you're able to do something, even if you never use it.


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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Autobiographer
Oct
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comment How to get a new SBS user to show up in Windows Storage Server?
Once I logged out of the storage server and logged back in (via remote), this user now shows. Seems as if a fresh login refreshed this user list.
Oct
21
asked How to get a new SBS user to show up in Windows Storage Server?
Oct
7
comment Losing connection to SQL Server on the same machine?
I also have my suspicion that it may be some sort of antivirus / antimalware / firewall resetting the adapter possibly. I have yet to connect back with this client of ours to debug this issue.
Oct
5
revised Losing connection to SQL Server on the same machine?
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Oct
5
comment Losing connection to SQL Server on the same machine?
@joeqwerty I will certainly test this to see if it makes a difference, however I will need these enabled because other client machines will be connecting into the server. Client connections I understand I cannot guarantee a steady connection, but this is the first time I've ever had issues with connections on the same machine.
Oct
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asked Losing connection to SQL Server on the same machine?
Sep
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awarded  Notable Question
Sep
13
accepted Decrease amount of memory used by Exchange?
Sep
13
comment Decrease amount of memory used by Exchange?
Anyway, I did this and restarted store.exe, so now I'm waiting a day or so to see if it goes back up.
Sep
13
comment Decrease amount of memory used by Exchange?
Yes I just saw that a bit ago. I've been chasing this down for about half a year now, our old IT company emphasized that there's "nothing you can do about it" that it's "just normal". Note how I said our "old IT company"
Sep
13
comment Decrease amount of memory used by Exchange?
...and tons of people have said there's no such setting...?
Sep
13
comment Decrease amount of memory used by Exchange?
There are some other things installed including Trend Micro Business Security, Forefront email filter (although we just installed that, had the problem long before), but that's about everything else other than what comes with SBS
Sep
13
revised Decrease amount of memory used by Exchange?
added 30 characters in body
Sep
13
comment Decrease amount of memory used by Exchange?
Exchange Information Store (store.exe)
Sep
13
comment Decrease amount of memory used by Exchange?
Good idea, but extremely risky, and no one here is experienced enough to know how
Sep
13
comment Decrease amount of memory used by Exchange?
Yes that's my fear - everything is integrated.
Sep
13
asked Decrease amount of memory used by Exchange?
Sep
13
comment Server using a lot of virtual memory/configuring Exchange & SQL memory usage
Our SBS with exchange we upgraded to 32GB of RAM, and Exchange uses 20GB of it.....