Well, as usual things have been a little more hectic than I was expecting but I am enjoying most moments of the days past. Work has been really busy as we have been trying to launch our new platform, which I think I had mentioned is a full-fledged Microsoft environment consisting of Commerce Server, CRM, and SharePoint.
Personally, making the jump from PHP to C# has been a bit of… a bag of mixed emotions? At times I love it, hate it, want to kill it, marry it, etc… You get the point. There is quite a learning curve, as there is with any programming language, but my mind seems a bit reluctant to leave PHP behind. I have, however, been forcing myself to learn it; and fast! I have been building some necessary web parts at work that we need to help build microsites on the new platform.
Along with programming with C# at work, I have been spending some of my nights developing proof of concept pieces of software as a hands-on learning experience. So with that; I have successfully built a (simple) Client-Server monitoring tool utilizing Lidgren Networking Library for .NET (to handle my network communication between client and server). Continue reading