...: Marsh Chatter
General thoughts on "Tools of the Trade"
I have spent > 20 years with "PC" type computers (e.g. formerly IBM compatible, now Windows/Intel systems). I program using Microsoft tools. I started programming in college, but really learned by using Borland Turbo Pascal for real life tools at work.
I do not own or use Apple Computers or variations of the Linux/Unix operating system. Since I know little to nothing about those systems and my time working with the Unix OS in college was a long time ago, I will not write content about them (e.g. pro or con).
What I use works for me. I am not religious about it, but you will find that my posts will contain Microsoft centric content - not as an advertisement for them, but because that's what I know.
While someone who uses non-Microsoft/Intel products might find some of what I write to be interesting, please do me a favor. If you are religious about other "tools" of the trade not described here, please go elsewhere and lower your blood pressure - your family loves you and wants you to participate in their life a while longer.