Who was that
alksoft is a one man team.
If one man can be a team, anyway. alksoft, as an organization,
has only existed since the beginning of March, 2003. But Andrew
L Kershaw has been around since 1979. I've been programming on
Macintosh since 1997; 1995 if you count writing AppleScripts as
programming. I've been doing HTML authoring since about the same
time. I've got some experience with Qbasic, C, C++, Fortran 70,
Java, and (ICK) Visual Basic. I also know a bit of SQL, ASP/ADO,
and PHP. I've been using REALbasic since 2001, and I have a fairly
strong background in scientific and numerical programming (especially
for applications of physical principles).
I finished up a B.S. in physics with a minor in mathematics at
the University of Arizona in May, 2002. Since then, I've been
writing software. For a while, that was a nearly full-time job.
I even did a bit of work as a contractor
for a small business developing a custom MS Access/Active Server
Pages based website. The company wants it's customers to be able
to answer questions on its website and have that information stored
in an Access database. I was only too happy to help. I've also
had periodic summer positions at Agfa Electronic Prepress Systems
doing some website and database administration. Recently, however,
I was hired as a Systems Engineer for Lockheed Martin. Programming
and website development has once again been relegated to hobbies;
I'm still writing software but at a slower pace.
I've got too many Macs. (No, you can't just have any.) None of
them run OS X, though several have that ability. I know how much
it bites to run hardware considered by some developers to be obsolete.
Therefore, I have a vested interest in making sure that these
Macs continue to see quality new software releases. And with REALbasic
and plenty of spare time over the last year, I've had all the
opportunity I need to start contributing back to the wonderful
Mac user community.
Why aren't there
uppercase letters in alksoft?
Because. In a san-serif font,
I decided that alksoft looked better than AlkSoft, ALKSoft,
Alksoft, or ALKsoft. That's why. That doesn't mean that AlkSoft
isn't correct, however. Please note that ALKSoft, Alksoft, ALKsoft,
and alkSOFT are all incorrect.