The salesmen, my brother, me, and the VIC 20
My story with programming started when I was 13 years old with a commodore VIC 20. I was sitting in the living room when a salesmen selling computers entered our house and started to speak with my father. A moment after, he left the house with one computer less to sell. One of my older brothers, who was studying engineering at that time, wrote programs in basic on it: a race game and a tennis game. When his vacations were over, he went back to his school, leaving me alone with my parents, the VIC 20, and the programming manual …
It went on
I am now living in Warsaw (Poland) with my wife and two sons. I worked as a developer, tester, business analyst, development team leader, and project manager. I spent most of my career working on billing systems for mobile operators. I am now working in the world of web applications as a development team leader.
What about SQL ?
SQL is everywhere, and both billing systems and web applications are asking a lot to their databases. I used SQL as a developer of course, when enhancing client-server applications selecting and updating customer data, or writing scripts to update pricing details. I used it heavily as a tester also, to prepare test data, and as a project manager when reviewing code. I even used it when conducting job interviews to verify the candidates’ knowledge of SQL.
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