How did you first hear about CodeProject and why did you decide to become a member?
.dan.g.: I don't recall but I
suspect it was at my previous employer where I was writing a new toolkit in
MFC. My first article was more than 10 years ago so it has to be sometime
When I saw other
people sharing their ideas and I had a few of my own wanting expression, I got
involved. I recall the initial anxiety of my first article, back when updates
had to be routed through an editor and that always took a few days so making a
mistake was not easily remedied.
Brij: Initially when I joined the software industry,
I used to get most of the answers to my technical problems of the day on
CodeProject. Later, I found out that one of my friends used to answer the
questions and that triggered me to join and participate at CodeProject. I started
answering questions and writing articles.
Why is CodeProject important to you and why do you continue to use it today?
.dan.g.: It continues to host
ToDoList and, despite a number of suggestions to move to GitHub, etc., CP feels
like home to me and that makes me a loyal subject!
I also enjoy browsing
the article updates via various CP digests, which help me feel connected to the
I like to feel that
those following ToDoList are also a benefit to CP in terms of maintaining a
Brij: First thing - The articles are awesome here and
include detailed information with easy structure for any particular problem.
The best part is that we get the answers within a live thread.
Second thing - It gives
me a platform where I can share my knowledge, share my experience and help
others. It’s a perfect moment every time one of my answers is accepted.
What is your most memorable moment on CodeProject?
.dan.g.: Two moments:
- Having the first
hundred votes on ToDoList being all '5'
- Being given access
to update my articles directly without having to go thru a CP editor.
Brij: There are many moments. The best is when I
received the CodeProject MVP award. Apart from that, there are many awesome
comments from experts on my articles that I won’t forget and help motivate me a
lot. Every now and again, I open the articles and read those comments to recharge my energy for the community.
What are your thoughts on CodeProject reaching 10 million members and what do you hope the future holds for the community?
.dan.g.: I am not at all
surprised. Most of my work colleagues know of CP without us ever having
discussed it, so it's well known.
As for the future, I
see CP continuing to provide an essential resource for developers who write
'real' software, I can't see that need changing in my lifetime.
Brij: There is no doubt that CodeProject is the one
of the best resources available online at least for .NET technologies today. I
joined around six years back and have been watching its popularity increase day
by day ever since. Almost every .NET developer benefits from that. The new
venture CodeProject.TV is also new and very useful and provides another way to
learn and share knowledge.
Other Articles In This Series
- Looking back at the first 10 million members (Part One)
- Looking back at the first 10 million members (Part Two)
- Looking back at the first 10 million members (Part Three)
- Looking back at the first 10 million members (Part Four)
- Looking back at the first 10 million members (Part Five)
- Looking back at the first 10 million members (Part Six)