Prior to forming this company (Cjwdev Ltd) and becoming a full time software developer, I worked as an IT system admin for various IT support businesses over a period of about 7 years. I've always had an interest in software development - both of my parents used to be programmers so perhaps that has something to do with it. When I was 17 I started learning Visual Basic.NET in my spare time and eventually progressed to the point where I was able to make applications that helped me in my job as an IT admin.
I started out making simple programs that only served a very specific purpose but I realised that other IT Professionals might still find these apps useful, so after a while I started posting some of them on my blog. You can find some of these programs on the Software page of this website under the heading "Old Software", so feel free to take a look and download anything that looks like it might be useful.
After a while I decided I wanted to make more than just simple small applications, as I had enough .NET knowledge to be able to make more sophisticated software that would be more useful to other IT Pros. So this website was created and I began to develop larger and more complex programs that would hopefully help fellow IT Pros out. I've tried to always make them as user friendly as possible - just because we are IT admins doesn't mean we should have to spend hours figuring out how to use complicated command lines, manually editing config files and registry keys, or looking things up online just to accomplish something simple. So all of my software was created with this in mind, and the large number of emails I've received over the last few years thanking me for the simplicity and ease of use for various apps I've made is great encouragement to continue with this philosophy.
I'm also a recognised Microsoft Community Contributor, as I often help out other IT Pros and .NET developers in forums and online communities.
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