Alan B. Deeless info
|location||Salt Lake City, UT|
|visits||member for||1 year, 5 months|
|seen||Oct 12 '12 at 23:30|
I'm an aspiring Java EE engineer. I started developing PHP web applications in 2003. I found that I like the enterprise challenges and decided in 2010 to complete my Bachelors degree and pursue a career in enterprise engineering.
I'm a firm believer is using the right tool for the right job. Some of my favorite authors are Steve McConnell, Adam Bien, Martin Fowler, and Jeff Atwood.
I'm a Linux user and have a fair amount of experience in system administration but have chosen not to focus on that area. I wouldn't want to become a "Jack of all trades, master of none"
I have a simple policy for asking a question. When I run into an issue, I try to find a solution for about half an hour. If I can't find anything, then I'll start to ask a question. Often, stackoverflow's system will find "related" questions and I find my answer from those about 2/3rd of the time.
I very much appreciate other people's help when I have issues. I take constructive criticism very well. If I post a question that is ambiguous, difficult to understand or includes bad grammar don't hesitate to inform me. My grammar is very poor, just the way my mind works and I'm alright with that. My mental strengths lie elsewhere.
Above all, I want to be one of the best software engineers and StackOverflow will be an imperative part of that.
Thank you everyone for making the stackExchange network so wonderful.