"The Art of Computer Programming"
I live in Melbourne, one of the best city in the world.
Back in the day, I bought my first computer a PC Commodore-XT in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I worked there in 1986 for two years as a Project Manager for Indonesian Embassy and Apartment Building.
Yes, a computer with RGB monitor, no hard disk, and no mouse. But, it was the first time I'd learned a new world, the art of computer programming since I knew how to wrote a simple script an auto-execution batch file in a computer.
In 1990 from my garage, I started a small office gfCAD an engineering company that offered a CAD (Computer Aided Design) drafting services. It was the first computer-based service firm for Architects in Indonesia.
I taught myself how to code a script in AutoCAD Software, there were no courses available at that time. My first code was a function to draw a parallel line in architecture drawing and created shortcut scripts for repetitive command. Then a year later, I wrote my own software written in Visual Basic language, EDMS (Electronic Data Management System), a stand-alone application installed in each CAD Operator computer to manage all drawing files shared from a WindowsNT Server.
My journey as a Web Developer began from this point.
Then the Internet
I started learning HTML in 1994. My first customer's website was Internet Planners LLC. The owner, Jerry De Groot become my business partner. For more than 18 years, I am using his Web Hosting services for my customers. The other old design was for Don Farrar, The Four Lads Band website, the US legendary musician. Both of that old style websites are still there until today at internetplanners.com and thefourlads.com.
At that time, web designers had to compromise between Web Content, Images Quality, and slow Internet Connection.
CMS - Content Management System
In 2002 I began involved in the Open Source community. I joined the MaxDev team, a collaboration between developers for MDPro Content Management System. PHPNuke, PostNuke, and MDPro were the first CMS Open Source generation written in PHP language.
The strength of Open Source community by sharing Software as a Free Software are the foundation of the Internet technology today. Most websites in any scale were built on top of CMS Open Source.
I moved to Melbourne in 2004 and worked for Link Communication Pty Ltd for seven years. I'd successfully managed and developed an Intranet / Extranet System, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and migration the existing system to the web-based application platform.
Web Technology is growing fast rapidly compare to other technologies. Furthermore, I explored in-depth how to utilize the potential of web-based technology in day to day business process.
In 2014 with two colleagues as a team, we are developing a Task Management System to connect between Providers, Contractors, and Users. This TMS Web App allows user's interaction across multi-devices, mobile phone, tablet or PC. An exciting project to work with, and open to more ideas to explore.
Finally, I never see myself as a programmer, just a self-taught programmer since software industry is evolving without an end. The learning curve moves on - the sky is the limit.
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