Who I am
Well, I am 31 year old, living in Jacarei, SP, Brazil and currently working for Visanet in São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Visanet is a company owned by 28 banks and partner to Visa International. Visa takes care of card holders and we take care of card processing and establishments relationship, supply and maintanance. I am senior system analyst in charge of some sensitive systems developed using tools/technologies like Microsoft Visual Basic 6, SQL server 6 and 2k, Microsoft Office automation and mainframe emulation (Attachment Extra!).
I graduated in Data Processing Technology in the Methodist University of Piracicaba in 1993 and post-graduated in system analysis in Universidade Mackenzie in 1995. I have been involved in projects since I graduated in 1993 and prior working for Visanet, I worked for American Express, Jornal Folha de São Paulo, Lloyds Bank PLC, Construções e Comércio Camargo Correa e Mineiração Rio do Norte, part of Vale do Rio Doce holding. In the beginning I used to use Clipper Summer 97, but when I left Construções e Comércio Camargo Correa and went to Lloyds Bank PLC, I never dared to use it again.
Recentely, I have attended a introductory Java course, which introduced me to the OOP world. To be honest, I did know much of was taught, but an important part of OOP I did not understand was presented in the course and I manage to learn it: INTERFACES. Java is an interesting technology/language, but the learning curve is longer, so I am postponing my entrance in the Java world...
As I am a VB 6 programmer I intend to learn VB .NET and due to the Java course I attended, I also want to learn C# and J#. Hope some day I be proficient in these tools.