BlogEngine.NET and Me

This blog is now powered by BlogEngine.Net, but to be honest I know very little about it.  I may have migrated my Community Server blog of 2000-some posts to BE.Net (rather successfully, I think :-), I created an original DBVT2008 BE.Net Theme, configured BlogEngine.Net to share ASP.NET membership with my photo gallery app, and I wrote a couple of BlogEngine extensions to maintain compatibility with Community Server functions, but all-in-all I really know very little about BlogEngine.Net.

I hope to eventually become a contributing member to the BlogEngine.Net Community, but it’s still way early.  I’m just a noob.  I’ll tell you this though, I love how light-weight and fast my blog is.  I like how I can zip up my web site and it’s less than 2 megs.  I like having only 9 BE tables in my SQL Database.  And I like the fact that BlogEngine.Net is a Website project.  Once I got the Website Project model (albeit rather late in the game) I’m seeing how its more pleasant and productive to work in.

Besides the technical merits of BlogEngine.Net, I like being tuned-in to the BE.Net Community with users and developers who are genuinely enthusiastic about BlogEngine.Net.  I mentioned this on my Services Page as one of the reasons I am hoping to transition into more Open Source development.  I’ve been missing that.

Thus ends the first post of my new BlogEngine.Net category.  Plan to see many more.

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.