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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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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 focus@codeproject.com 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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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 ContentLab.io 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 info@contentlab.io.
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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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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 TheUltimateToolbox.com, 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
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GeneraltortoiseSVN support would be nice. Pin
transoft18-Feb-09 18:00
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NewsCodeProject.com Unified Pin
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GeneralContent Collaboration upgrades Pin
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sitebuilderShog919-Jan-09 16:45 
Chris Maunder wrote:
2. Under what circumstances? Same as the article 'throw to the community' idea? As in: if someone posts a poor question or a bad answer then we allow the community to edit and correct it?

Well... No, i don't think that would work, at least not as the forums currently operate. Chances are, by the time any post worth saving has been thoroughly down-voted, it'll be out of sight - an edited question would merely be ignored, and anyone looking to edit an answer would have simply posted their own, corrected answer.

I'm tempted to say "any post can be edited by any (sufficiently privileged) user at any time"... this appeals to my desire to correct typos and remove grocer's apostrophe's, as well as my bright-eyed-optimist's notion that the vast majority of CPians would use it for good (or... just possibly... a rascally desire to abuse it in The Soapbox). I can think of a couple of compromises though:
  1. Yet Another Voting Option: vote-to-edit. After a sufficient number of "edit" votes, a post would enter "Mob Mode" - sig and username would disappear, anyone can edit for any reason at any time. I don't really care for this option much, as to be useful it would require Roving Bands of Good Samaritans trudging through the forums voting on, then cleaning up, poorly-phrased questions (and again, the barrier to entry is higher for editing an existing answer than just posting a new one, so why not just post a new one). A history + rollback feature would be pretty much essential to avoiding drive-by vandalism here.
  2. Assist-mode: any (sufficiently-privileged) user can edit any post at any time... After which, their name is listed next to the original authors (ex:
    Re: Content Collaboration upgrades      :bob:Chris Maunder (assisted by Shog9)
    ). A short history + rollback feature would be nice here just to get an idea of what editors were actually up to, but not absolutely necessary.

Semi-OT question for you: is there a way of keeping track of posts that move? So if i'm replying to a post in Web Dev and it gets moved to ASP.NET, my reply would follow it once i get around to actually submitting the forum? And... permalinks to a post in one forum would actually still be permanent in that they'd automatically take me to the post's new home?



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You're right.
These facts that you've laid out totally contradict the wild ramblings that I pulled off the back of cornflakes packets.

GeneralRe: Content Collaboration upgrades Pin
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GeneralPlease correct this editing problem for this article Pin
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GeneralPlanning the Unplannable Pin
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GeneralOf updates, message boards and the intransigence of SQL Server Pin
Chris Maunder18-Jun-08 12:32
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GeneralMy CodeProject Pin
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GeneralEgo Graphs Pin
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GeneralHeh, fun. Pin
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