About this blog
If there's one thing you can depend on in the field of software development, it's change. Platforms change, tools change, and of course user requirements always change. I've been through quite a bit of change over the past 30 years or so (BASIC, C, dBase, Pascal, C++, VB, COM, Objective-C, Java, .NET, [many Web technologies], Swift, and likely many more I have just forgotten)
Fortunately, I have always enjoyed learning new things. However, I also realize that the journey would have been very different if not for countless other individuals who were willing to freely share their knowledge. So, with this blog, I will be looking to pass it forward and hopefully smooth out a few of the bumps in the road.
Oh, and what's with the title - Poulets Sphériques? Well, it's French. The rest of the story is left as an exercise for the reader.
My name is Jason Bell and I first started doing computer programming when my dad brought home a TI-99/4A back in 1982. I served as a member of the United States Air Force for eight years and studied Computer Science at the University of Maryland. During the early days of Microsoft .NET, I co-authored five books for Wrox Press and wrote an article for MSDN Magazine.
In 2002, I founded a company called Treeloop that produces courseware for instructor-led training courses. As an instructor myself, I have provided classroom instruction for over one thousand individuals since 2005.
I live in Bend, OR with my wife and two sons. I am a rusty private pilot and an aspiring competitive road cyclist.
Comments or questions? The best way to contact me (and for me to avoid spam) is to fill out the contact form over at the Treeloop website.