Alex Maslakov

Well, what should I say?

“Fun is fun, but done is done”

Hey, what’s up? My name is Alexander Maslakov and I’m a C# developer. Yeah, I’m a C# developer and I have used C# for over 5 years starting since I was 19. Now I clearly know what has happened, but at that time I didn’t figure it out.

First time I tried C# with my friend. We were talking about internet technologies as he mentioned he recently tried C#. He offered to try it to me. I had some concerns. I hesitated. I didn’t know what to do since there were a few bad gossips about C# above and beyond ones about .NET Framework. But he told me what an amazing programming language C# was (and is) and I bowed to his pressure. I didn’t remember exactly what I created; it seemed it was kind of a simple application that wrote “Hello world!” to console. It was very funny, we had a blast, we laughed and smiled and nothing could make us upset…

It went on and on and on. Little by little, day by day… and suddenly I realized I couldn’t stop. Since I tried to create a simple C# application, I wanted to try something more difficult. And I tried a CMS. Now I figure out how dire it was! But at that time I didn’t because I was unaware what I did. Finally I dreamed for making my own CMS.

A girlfriend of mine broke up with me as she knew I became a C# developer. I couldn’t stop and I risked making my first mini framework. In fact that days were incredible, however it was also a risky situation. My friends no longer wanted to see me… Everyone turned a blind eye to me.

A little later I hooked up with a couple of C# developers and actually we hit it off immediately. Usually we met at one’s of them apartment, locked the doors and made a lot of C# desktop and web applications using ASP.NET MVC, WPF and WCF… From time to time we tested the new libraries such as NUnit, Rhino Mocks, ExtJS.NET, JSON.NET, etc.

Now I’m in my early twenties. Sometimes I try to deal with this situation or get over it, but there are no good results. That is, I long for freelance or something that helps me to write at least a little bit of C# code.

P.S. Why are you so serious? Smile