Jared Rypka-Hauer wrote his first from-scratch application in Commodore Basic at the age of 9. In his teens, he dabbled in everything from dBase to HyperCard. In 1990, he began his professional IT career, spending the first eight years primarily in end-user support and Infrastructure. In 1998 he started dabbling with ColdFusion and in 1999 started devloping with it professionally... and never looked back. He currently plies his trade as a Senior Software Engineer with Alagad.