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Chris is the Co-founder, Administrator, Architect, Chief Editor and Shameless Hack who wrote and runs CodeProject. He is also co-founder of Developer Media and ContentLab.IO. He's been programming since the 80's and has been, in various guides, an astrophysicist, bacyard mechanic, mathematician, physicist, breeder of carnivorous plants, hydrologist, geomorphologist, defence intelligence researcher and then, when all that got a bit rough on the nerves, a web developer.

His programming experience includes C/C++, C#, SQL, MFC, ASP.NET, TypeScript and far, far too much FORTRAN. He has worked on PocketPCs, Old mainframes, new Macs, cheap phones, and a CRAY YMP C90 behemoth but finds notebooks take up less desk space.

He is kind to small animals and has a soft spot for cheesecake.

Chris was born and bred in Australia but splits his time between Toronto and Melbourne, depending on the weather. For relaxation he is obsessively into road cycling, physiology, occasionally snowboarding and rock climbing, and wishes he were a storm chaser.
31 Dec 2004 CodeProject MVP 2005

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ASP.NET Community
United States United States
The ASP.NET Wiki was started by Scott Hanselman in February of 2008. The idea is that folks spend a lot of time trolling the blogs, googlinglive-searching for answers to common "How To" questions. There's piles of fantastic community-created and MSFT-created content out there, but if it's not found by a search engine and the right combination of keywords, it's often lost.

The ASP.NET Wiki articles moved to CodeProject in October 2013 and will live on, loved, protected and updated by the community.
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759 members

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2 members

The CodeProject focus group is an informal and changeable group of long-suffering CodeProject members willing to give their time and patience to discussing product, branding and marketing ideas with those looking to actually understand what developers think.

To apply to join this group simply hit the "Apply to join this group" button.

To seek the wisdom, guidance, and hopefully a little enlightenment, email and we'll work out a time to discuss your thoughts.
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39 members

Intel Corporation
United States United States
You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth.

Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers and society.
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42 members

The CodeProject Authors are a group of talented technical writers who create articles and whitepapers for some of the biggest companies in the industry. Under our unit we reach out to those who need content written but lack the time, expertise or resources to complete the work.

Looking to earn a little extra and get connected to, and be featured on, the websites of the companies whose technologies you know and love? If you can write well and are efficient with time then send us an email at
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90 members

CodeProject Advisors
Publisher CodeProject
Canada Canada
The CodeProject Advisors group is comprised of CodeProject members specifically chosen to advise the CodeProject on new products related to helping the community answer technical questions. This group participates in beta testing and feedback of products designed to help connect members with experts.
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28 members

Advisory Board
United States United States
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The Insider
Publisher The Code Project
United States United States
Sign up to get the news you didn't even know you needed to know in the most valuable 5 minutes of reading of your day.

The Code Project Daily Insider keeps you up to date with what is happening around the industry. From the continue saga of the Big Boys to Scott Guthrie's blog ramblings and Steve Jobs' latest, you will find it here.
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The Ultimate Toolbox
Web Developer
Canada Canada
In January 2005, David Cunningham and Chris Maunder created, a new group dedicated to the continued development, support and growth of Dundas Software’s award winning line of MFC, C++ and ActiveX control products.

Ultimate Grid for MFC, Ultimate Toolbox for MFC, and Ultimate TCP/IP have been stalwarts of C++/MFC development for a decade. Thousands of developers have used these products to speed their time to market, improve the quality of their finished products, and enhance the reliability and flexibility of their software.
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Chinese Forum Moderators
United States United States
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GeneralLatest from the trenches Pin
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GeneralOf updates, message boards and the intransigence of SQL Server Pin
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GeneralMy CodeProject Pin
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GeneralLatest changes Pin
Chris Maunder30-Apr-08 14:29
cofounderChris Maunder30-Apr-08 14:29 
We've made a bunch of changes, some useful, some mere eye candy that actually just lessen the load on the servers (think Ajax), and some you will not even be aware of.

Here's a quick rundown of what's been going on in the last week or so:
  • The vote histogram (old news, but something I've wanted forever)
  • Ajax voting on articles
  • Ability to delete/rename files associated with your articles
  • The simplified question/answer voting in the forums. We'll be extending this in the next couple of weeks
  • Replicated database servers. Replicated with our own special sauce, though, so there isn't the usual lag problem that replicated database servers have. Added to this is database monitoring tied directly into the webservers. Speed, redundancy and automatic failover. All I can say is woot.
  • The usual quick fixes left, right and centre.
  • The new sites! Having the ability to partition out our data into new sites was a design goal of the rewrite and we can now have a sub-site up and running in minutes. We want to expand our offerings but we want developers to feel they have a home of their own.
  • Tables of Contents now have a simple article filter. Just start typing and articles that don't match the text will be removed from the listing. Still a few improvements to do on this.
  • The article moderation system. This seems to be serving its purpose nicely but the side effects (highlighting the bad articles) has been an interesting learning experience.
  • RSS feeds on all programming forums.

We'll see what we can rustle up next week

Chris Maunder : C++ MVP

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GeneralSurfacing The Good Stuff Pin
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GeneralEmail of the Day Pin
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GeneralWhat's been happening behind the scenes Pin
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GeneralBP: Always looking at how a stored procedure, or a constructor, or a caching decision will affect performance Pin
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GeneralWhat I want for Christmas Pin
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GeneralRestructuring, rewriting and redesigning Pin
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