Welcome to my home page.I am a Software Design Engineer with Microsoft Corporation.
Contact info: bogdanATbogdancrivatDOTnet (just make the replacements and, hopefully, this will save me from spam)
A formal curricullum vitae(Rich Text Format) is available here.
I tried to make a summary below:
I was born and grew up in Braila (click for some pictures), eastern part of Romania. I went to school and
high-school there (the G.M.Murgoci High School).
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Pagina web contine imnul curent al liceului. Parca versurile erau putin altfelI followed with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mathematics. I worked for a couple of years in Bucharest, at Softwin, the most important Romanian software development company.
I joined Microsoft in 1999 and worked for 2 years and a half in the ATL Server (details available here) team. In February 2002, I started working in the Data Mining engine development team.
I started in Romania, with Mircea Eliade's books (the pre-WW II ones, originally written in Romanian). Best entry point into a fascinating world. If you want to recommend any book in this area (or see a list of recommendations), please go to my BookMark page. If that page is not there yet, please retry in a week or so.
In high-school (that was around 1989) I started taking illegal Shotokan karate lessons in Braila. Illegal because, at that time (Romania was still a communist country) it was politically deeply incorrect to do a lot of things, karate included. My first instructors were Florentin Popescu, Vali Diaconescu and Doru Achim ( NiDan and ShoDans, respectively, around that time)
After moving to Redmond, WA, starting from 2001, I continued studying Shotokan with Sensei Toshiaki Namiki (8th Dan), in the Redmond Dojo of Japan Shotokan Karate Federation.
In March 2003, I joined the Washington Shotokan Karate where I train now under the guidance of Sensei Andre Dulce (6th Dan).
(the background is a bit different, but the tiger is pretty much the same :-) ) I managed to get my Shodan in December 2003, and the best is yet to come :-)
Now, this is simple. I like to read. Pretty much anything. My hidden ambition is to create this BookMark page where I can go every week or so
and see what you, brought here by the mysterious associations made by your browser, recommended.
If you want to recommend any book(or see a list of recommendations), please go to my BookMark page. If that page is not there yet, please retry in a week or so.
As I said above, my previous work area, ATL Server, is "a very nice (...) library for (...) applications and services". It supports Web services by providing a very fast and flexible SOAP support. SOAP is a protocol for encapsulating messages in an XML envelope and pass them methods exposed by remote objects (through HTTP, usually).Some stuff about SOAP in ATL Server is available here. The SOAP specification is at W3C and many, many results on SOAP can be found by searching on Google