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Database Administration

Windows Registry

I use the registry for UI settings and other things not related to app function specific settings.

VB6, WPF

Text Based File

Best way to release software using data because there is no need for the end user to be using any kind of database system. JSON may be the go to logic for this type of data. Unfortunately, most of my research is in custom logic.

VB6, PHP, WPF

MS Access

If you need a portable database this is the best option out there. Not recommended for the web because it has a connection limit.

VB6, ASP 3.0

MySQL

Supported by most Linux web hosts.

PHP3

OpenOffice Base

Very unstable, I stopped using this set up.

WPF

SQL Server

Supported by most Windows web hosts.

MVC 5

XML / XSD

Great way to ensure transmitted data was received in entirety. I skip this logic server side for FTP and custom logic.

WPF

JSON

My experience lets me say that it's a great way to create small web server files for a glossary page to get data.

JavaScript

Software For Windows

Visual Basic 6

I have a tremendous amount of experience using this environment: A lot of printouts, and other things related to web programming.

Scheduling/Accounting, Floor Mapping

HTML Help Workshop

I'm not sure I will use this anymore because I think JSE will eventually replace it, if I even make a local help.

Basic listing with search.

WPF

What a wonderful environment, whoever made this should be given a medal. It's a modern framework that is nearly ready for mainstream adoption, not quite though (January 2018).

VB (EXE / DLL)

WiX Toolset

This is what I use to create Windows installations. It took me nearly two years to absorb the information before I created the software that churns the compilation.

WPF

Server Side Web

Perl

My first server side adventure on my own, very complicated syntax. I used this with SHTML to create a few websites including a search engine.

Email form, Whois, Search

ASP 3.0

I've written thousands of lines in Classic ASP, most of that being form checking logic.

Site Frames

PHP3

PHP is a great language that runs on one of the most inexpensive platforms.

Journal, News reader

Python

Python was a fresh experience for me because of the syntax. I used one the early versions of App Engine to learn Python with and it was an absolute joy.

Host search using script conditions for data.

ASP.NET MVC 4 / 5

At the time this was Microsoft's most advanced and modern solution for creating a web application.

30 websites.

Go For App Engine Standard Environment

This platform is very strict, but I'm guessing that's what partly makes it so fast.

Basic website using caching.

Front-end Web

HTML

I'm at a point where I don't even use the document specification at 3Health, just plain old HTML. Example: <img src="z.jpg"> instead of <img src="z.jpg" alt="" /> (Is that for outdated hardware???)

XHTML 1.0, HTML5

SCSS

The only SASS that I use is for variables. In reality it's a confusing way for me to say that I minify CSS. It's great for declarations though, you can know what's what in the header.

Responsive

JavaScript

JS is a wonderful language that makes designing websites that much better, but it can be terribly difficult at times. Also, I've started to try and ween myself off of jQuery for a more complicated JavaScript solution whenever possible.

jQuery

Project Management

VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services)

Worked all roles (owner/admin/contributor) in a WPF environment creating Epics and Features for adding and completing tasks. Used only by me, I just signed in and worked each role.

Decided to stop using it because I did not like the code bindings (backups). Everything else was great, and even made things easier/quicker with planning. I just wish this service removed the code management (hosting) part of it. I don't see it speeding up (possibly the opposite) file management within the everyday management/sharing of projects.

If I were asked my skill level, I would say I got to querying completed tasks. My favorite part of using VSTS was designing epics and features as an admin.

TFS/CMMI

GitHub

I no longer push to GitHub using VS Code and Visual Studio, I use GitHub Desktop instead because it's much more organized when I do it that way.

I manage all of my portfolio with GitHub using Issues and Release functions. A lot of my repositories are codeless.

https://github.com/gyrospring