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Where Have I Been?

Like many people who start a blog it may appear that I have lost interest and have stopped blogging. While I did take a few months leave I have returned but just not here.

I currently am a NetBeans Education columnist. I have written 15 articles about Java programming some of which relate to NetBeans. You can find my articles at:

http://netbeans.dzone.com/

You can go directly to my specific articles by visiting:

http://netbeans.dzone.com/users/omniprof

I am not done blogging here. As a matter of fact I will be putting up an article about Eclipse shortly.

 

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In 1980 I bought for myself the most wonderful toy of the day, the Apple ][+. Obsession followed quickly and by 1983 I was writing software for small and medium sized businesses in Montreal for both the Apple and the IBM PC under the company name Omnibus Systems. In the evenings I taught continuing education courses that demystified the computer to the first generation of workers who found themselves with their typewriter on the scrap heap and a PC with WordStar taking its place. In 1990 I was invited to join the faculty at Dawson College in the Computer Science Technology program. When I joined the program the primary language was COBOL and my responsibility was to teach small systems languages such as BASIC and C/C++. Today I am now the chairperson and program coordinator of the Computer Science Technology program at Dawson. The program's primary language is Java and the focus is on enterprise programming. I like to write about the every day problems my students and I face in using various languages and platforms to get the job done. And from time to time I stray from the path and write about what I plan to do, what I actually get around to doing, and what I imagine I am doing.