Hi, my name is Jason Fifer. I am the co-founder and Chief Architect of DEVMAN, and I'd like to welcome you to the I AM DEVMAN blog.
The purpose of this blog is to be a place to post about the Web and software development; to share coding news and tips or tricks we find useful; and to discuss information pertaining to products or services we offer.
On some level, I've always been captivated by computers, but it wasn't until I got into coding that it turned into a full-blown obsession.
I've been a developer on one level or another since I was a teenager. I started off writing text-based games in the mid-90's in GW-BASIC and Q-Basic; I was fascinated by the idea that I could write some code and the computer would (mostly) obey me. Later, I dabbled in C, C++, Turbo-Pascal, and Visual Basic, even creating my own MP3 player in VB6 that I preferred over applications like WinAmp and Media Player. I also created my own file manager that I preferred over the File Manager in Windows.
However, it wasn't until I got into web development that I knew I found what I wanted to do with my career. In the early 2000s I was working in the Banking industry and I had the opportunity to learn Microsoft's Classic ASP and quickly became hooked. Later I had transitioned to being a full-time developer and I was introduced to C# and .NET and the rest is history.
I spent eleven and a half years in the Banking industry and over eight years in the Insurance industry. During that time I was able to hone my software development skills and had the opportunity to build everything from web sites to microservices-based applications.
In 2002, a friend and I started The WebMan Network as a side-gig, developing websites, intranets, and basic web applications for small businesses. Our goal was to help those small businesses establish themselves online and help them make better use of the Web.
Today, The WebMan Network is now DEVMAN, but our mission is still the same. We want to help you realize the full potential of the Web. If you'd like more information, please check out https://www.devman.io.