About Me

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Hi.  My name is Joe Coutcher, and if you couldn't tell by the name of my site, I'm a .NET developer.

I’ve been writing software since I was 4 years old.  Started out on a Commodore VIC-20 (the wonder computer of the 1980’s), and ventured into the land of GWBASIC/QBASIC once we got our first x86 system.  I started learning C++ and assembly at age 10, then moved into CGI and Classic ASP programming in high school.

I was just starting out in college when the .NET Framework was introduced, and thanks to my university offering VisualStudio.NET Student Edition for $30, I started playing around with it.  I was immediately hooked.  And years down the road, once I started using the MVC Framework, I fell in love with the Framework all over again.


My usual go-to development stack/libraries when producing ASP.NET projects are the following:

  • MVC Framework
  • DotLess
  • NInject
  • JQuery
  • More recently – Angular.js
  • Probably a lot more, but my brain is fried as I type this.  Long day.  :-)

As for open source projects I’ve worked on:

  • I help out occasionally on projects from DynamicTyped
  • Wrote a plug-in for TrueSpace for exporting models in the Ogre 3D Rendering Engine format
  • Wrote a .NET library for using a Steel Battalion controller in Windows 7 64-bit
  • Initiated pull requests on a few libraries here and there

In addition to .NET and web development, I’m decent with PHP, XML/XSLT/XSL-FO, Java, C++ and some Assembly.  I’ve also dabbled in Python and Prolog.

My personal interests include soldering, experimenting with Arduino and Raspberry PI development, and long walks on the beach at sunset.