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John Workman The Workdog's weblog.... a brain dump, of sorts.

Hello.  I thought I would start out by welcoming you to my blog, giving you a little background on myself, and letting you know what to expect from me. 

So.... Welcome.  I know it's not much in the way of appearance.  I will work on that in the near future.  My name is John Workman.  I'm a Senior Product Engineer (fancy title for developer/tech consultant/solution architect/etc.) for BlueCube Software (formerly part of Radiant Systems).  We are located in the suburbs of Atlanta.  We are a Microsoft shop developing a web based Enterprise software package.  My focus is on imports and exports to above-store systems (ERP systems, Payroll, etc). 

My mainly focus, or passion,  from a technical viewpoint is XML (xslt, xpath, DOM).  I live and breath XML.  Although I haven't been very actively lately, I've spent quite a bit of time over the past year moderating the forum on  There are some great folks over there.  You should check it out.  Along with XML, I focus quite heavily on SQL.  After all, there is no reason to use XML for interfaces if you can't pull the data from the database or put it back in.  SQL is interesting because you are never quite done.  No matter how great your query is, it could alway get better.  

What you can expect.... The reason I started this blog, and others prior to this one, is because I often come across things that I feel others would benefit from.  Sometimes it's a problem that I search forever before I finally find the answer.  Once I find it, I want to tell the world.  The other thing is I want someplace to document it so that when I see the problem again, I know where to go looking.  Even if no one else reads it, it's a good reference for me.  My focus on this blog will be XML and SQL, but I will through in other things if I thing you might be interested.    I do not promise to write every day, but I will try to keep posting when I information of value.

If you made it this far in my intro, I'm impressed.  I probably would have gotten bored by now and moved on.  I'll try not to ramble so much for most of my posting.


Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 11:04 PM | Back to top

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Welcome. It's good to have another XML junkie here.
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Hey John,

It's Nate from BlueCube. I stumbled across your blog a while back. I just started putting mine together, so I thought I'd drop you a line and a link.
Left by Nate S on Aug 16, 2006 5:25 PM

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