Hi everyone! My name is Jonathan Danylko.
Since people have trouble saying my name (no, not Jonathan), I'll just get this out of the way first. My last name is pronounced either Dan-el-ko or Dan-Yell-Ko.
This is why I now go by J.D.
For those who don't know who I am, I'm a simple, humble developer who loves to share what he learns with others when it comes to everything related to .NET and web technologies. I feel the Internet was such a revolutionary technology that I HAD to become part of it.
I was truly debating whether to create this type of page, but I wanted others to understand my career started when I was in my teens.
Below are some of my career highlights. It's more of a career path and who I've become based on my experiences as opposed to "tooting my horn."
I received a Commodore VIC-20 for Christmas from my parents; Eventually got the 32K Memory Expansion; Upgraded to a Commodore 128 in later years and then IBM Compatibles.
My mother needed a way to track prospects for her real estate business so I wrote something in BASIC using the Commodore 128.
One of the best companies to work for in America hired me as a Clipper Developer, then I transitioned into Delphi.
During this time at the company, I was experimenting with the Internet on my own. They found out about it and asked me to assist with building the companies website.
I was featured in their company magazine in February 1996.
(and yes, my nickname was "Vito")
Even though I didn't win, I was extremely proud of writing my own tools to build systems relatively quick using Clipper.
While I placed 36th, IBM sent their Visual Age team and they came in 44th.
Worked for two startups with responsibilities which included:
I was approached by a training company and asked to write an ASP.NET MVC Tutorial (7,500 word beginner's guide for Udemy.com)
While I was working at a Fortune 500 company, I received 4 technology awards during my tenure there.
I contributed experienced feedback to RedGate on various performance techniques when using SQL Server and ASP.NET Applications.
Matt Groves hosts this event every year.
The C# Advent occurs every December and is a way for various authors to pick a C# topic and write a simple article for a particular day in December. I'm going on year 5 this year (2021) and may need to break my streak of C# Extension Methods.
If you are looking for some high-quality C# articles, I would recommend reading through all four years. There are some great articles from professional writers and presenters.
Created my own CMS back in 1999 and is currently in operation today (You're on it right now!) ;-)
My first ebook (more to come) explaining how to make server-side calls to APIs more efficiently.
I'm definitely happy working here.
I've been running my own freelance company since 2002 when the IT industry bubble burst where I couldn't find a job for 6 months, but after continually knocking on doors and reading the newspapers, I was able to find something.
I'll discuss this at a later time when things gel a little more to where I actually CAN discuss it.
This approach has followed me throughout my career and I feel it definitely keeps me in line (although sometimes I cheat).
If computers didn't exist, I honestly don't know what I would do.
Sincerely (and enjoy the site),