Programming for fun and enjoyment

It's been a few years since I was a true programmer. In my undergrad program I studied Business and Information Systems at Brigham Young University. I took the information systems classes for Database design, Java, Visual Basic, Powerbuilder, and System design. Right out of school I got a job as a developer using Visual Basic, SQL Server, on  a Windows platform. Then I learned more Java and programmed in Java in a j2EE environment with an Oracle backend on a Unix platform. I also began coding for the web using jsps and more html and xml.
Then, I switched careers and jumped into online marketing with CVS/pharmacy. I did online promotions, affiliate marketing, a little SEO and pay per click marketing, and email. since then and after my MBA at the Marriott School at Brigham Young University, I have focused on email marketing exclusively. A lot of what I do is still a hybrid between the technical and the marketing. I love making programs work and getting things as automated as possible. Set it and forget it. So, when I get the chance to do a little programming I get excited. Recently I've written some little macro programs to pull in data, use a screen scraper and then upload and send emails based on the APIs to our platform. For my pet project that I will unveil later, I am re-learning some java and learning some php and dusting off my html and css skills. It's invigorating to use the logic side of my brain to architect and design the data flow and flow of code through my new site.

Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the unveiling of my new site.

-President of the Moon

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