Well, it looks like I am official now. Doug asked me to put together an introduction as my first contribution to the soon to be Alagad blog. So, what is there to say then ….
My name is Jeff Chastain (if you have not figured that out yet). I am one of “those” developers who grew up taking summer programming classes as early as 3rd grade for fun. I am not old enough to claim having a Commodore 64 or anything glorious like that – my first computer was an IBM PC with those big 5 1/4 floppy disks running Basic.
I have been working with ColdFusion in a variety of capacities from big Fortune 500 companies to little mom and pop type companies for the past seven years. Before that I received a Computer Science degree and did a fair amount of work in C, C++, and C# as well as classic ASP.
I have a fairly extensive background in object oriented development as well as experience using most of the oo frameworks in ColdFusion including Mach-II and Model Glue. I have also been around the block a few times with different versions of FuseBox, ColdSpring, and Reactor. Add to that expertise with database development, user interface development, and a few other buzz words, and hopefully I will be able to come up with something interesting to contribute to this blog.
With that, I will sign off – Doug already has me buried in project work. When did he say he was hiring more help?