Hi again, I’m Clive

11 years after my last “about me” post, it was time to post an update, as a lot has changed. As per introduction, I’m Clive Ciappara, I’m a Full Stack Developer who is passionate about everything Microsoft.

 

After five years working in the iGaming Industry with Betclic, it was time for a change and was offered a job with Codit – a Belgian company using the latest Microsoft technologies whose aim is to help businesses with their integration needs. Currently working on Nebulus – an IOT management system – which is giving me a lot of exposure to different services available on Azure, .Net Core, and WebApi. Continue reading

Week Review.. over 300,000 all time views

This week my blog managed to reach a target that I previously set in my mind, 300,000 all time views. Most popular websites manage to reach that amount in only one day. But I’m happy with the result.

Moving Forward

These last few months, I’ve been trying to add a post, if not daily, at least 4 times a week, and am almost managing it, to help more developers with the solutions to the daily problems I find, and other utilities that help users.

During the next weeks I will be shifting this blog to  personal domain name, www.ciappara.com, to make it more customizable. I’ve been meaning to do this for years, but now it’s time to do it 🙂

Blogging Solutions

I have been happy using wordpress for these last 4 and a half years, but now I would like to start using a .Net Blogging solution. This would help make customisations more easily, as I’m a C# guy :), and can add anything I want. I’ve been searching for a few solutions, and I found BlogEngine.Net and Graffiti, or else develop continue developing a blogging engine using Project Nine. I will be testing and reviewing them and let you know what I’m choosing.

But more info on my new blog later. Till then continue watching this blog ciappara.wordpress.com! Thanks for all your reading! 🙂

First month in my New Job

Last month, on the 22nd of February 2011, I started working with deVere-Group as a Web Developer. It’s already been a month and I thought to share my experience with you. It is nice working here at deVere, the people here are great and I like the job, it’s interesting and allows me to gain experience in Finance. I’m working on the Devere Fund Platform which handles the funds of over 60,000 clients around the world.

The only thing that I was worried about when I started was that, since I’m a C# guy, here we use VB.Net for the development of websites and apps. For me it was like “Oopps” but now am getting accustomed to it… and let me say that VB.Net is not that bad 🙂 – though I still prefer C#.

I’m also in deVere’s football team, but till now, we didn’t have a lot of success, but I’m sure we will!! Last week, we got new shirts for our team and I think this will help us! 🙂 Continue reading

Websites June Refresh :]

Deep Design Malta

Just updated my websites to be all showing the same theme.. to start the month of June in style 🙂 Previously they only had the logo but now made some touch ups and really hope you like them.

With these designs i’m trying to make an identity for my sites… following more or less the same design principles. For now they only have one page so there’s not much to see… but they are still much better than before 🙂

You can access my websites using the below links..

Deep Design is my main brand and is the one I use when developing websites for clients.

Ciappara.com is the new place that this blog will be moving to. It’s still being developed and will let you know when it’s ready.

Homes.com.mt is a new project that will be launching.. but i’ll have more details on this later 🙂

When I have more updates, I’ll let you know… btw hope you like the design 😉

If you have any comments or suggestions (which I too have many :]) please let me know.

Regards,

Clive Ciappara