I’m John C Bland II

Husband, Father, Tech Author, Deacon.
Founder ofย Katapult Media, and full-stack polyglot developer.
Political Free Agents Podcast Host.

I create. I launch.

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I post regular fun on YouTube like me playing the bass and anything else I find fun.ย 

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*Busy, Busy, BUSY*
Work has been great but good Lord!! Having to come home and work on remaining client projects and two other business I’m part owner in has been HECTIC! Anyways…to lighter topics. ๐Ÿ™‚

*Java here I come!*
At work we’re moving to Java (from PHP) for numerous reasons but from what I understand we already have some Java stuff floating around. So, here I come Java!

Now, we (UI Dev team) do have a few standing jokes about going to Java but I have had to admit my heightened interest in learning it. Here are a couple reasons why:

#) ColdFusion is Java. As most of you know, I’m a ColdFusion lover. Knowing Java means I can easily start leveraging Java where CF may be lacking. For example, in CF7 you couldn’t “natively” manipulate images so some people built some libraries which harnessed the Java image api(s).
#) Eclipse is built on Java. I want to do numerous things to improve my Flex Builder experience and knowing Java means I can now fulfill my wish(es). ๐Ÿ™‚
#) Adding Java to my knowledge-base means I will have the 4 major backends under my belt: .NET, ColdFusion, PHP, and Java.

I could probably drum up a few more reasons but I said a couple then gave 3 so I’ll stop there. ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyways…I’ve been a bit silent (on blogging, that is) but no worries…I have a lot to say. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Stay tuned.