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Dror Helper is an experienced software developer has written and designed software in various fields including video streaming, eCommerce, performance optimization and unit testing tools. He is passionate about programming best practices and all things software development, and has been a guest presenter at several user group meetings and ALT.NET events. Dror's blog can be found at http://blog.drorhelper.com where he writes about unit testing, agile methodologies, development tools, programming languages and anything else he finds interesting. Dror is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 57 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

9 years ago…

08.17.2011
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August 2002: I’ve started  my first “real” programming job, I was an intern at Intel working side by side with intelligent and talented engineers on a performance monitoring tool for Linux. A lot has happened since, I switched a few jobs, sometimes I worked for big enterprise and sometime for a small startup until I ended up on my current position in a company that is neither (or both).

I wrote software that did video processing, ecommerce and helped people write better unit tests (I hope) mostly (but not only) in C++ and .NET languages where I felt most comfortable.

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In the last nine years I learnt quite a lot in the since I wrote my first void main - on my first job I leant how to write code, on my second job I learnt how to write code fast but only on my previous job did I learn how to write code well…

In every job and every project I had a the good fortune to find guru that could teach me something and with each lesson I improved not only professionally but also as an individual.

All in all it’s been fun ride, it’s not over - I’m just stopped for a minuet too look back and take a breath.

I can’t wait to see what would happen in the next nine years.

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