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Happy New Year!

Welcome to the January 2014 edition of the DaniWeb Digest, our community newsletter. Yes, as hard as it is to believe, it really is 2014 already! Aside from wishing every member of DaniWeb a very prosperous and fulfilling new year, we thought we'd ask our admins and moderators what they have in mind as far as programming resolutions went for 2014. Here's what they said:

Let's start with [Dani](, the CEO and Founder of DaniWeb, who told us that she plans to "migrate from SVN to Git" and "learn a new/better PHP framework than Codeigniter (which DaniWeb is built on)."

Next up is one of our small team of administrators, ~s.o.s~, who resolves to "program in Scala and Haskell to learn a bit more about type theory" as well as "start dabbling in UI development using Seesaw".

Moving on to the moderators, in alphabetical order, we start with JamesCherrill who simply wants to "program less and get out more". mike_2000_17, meanwhile, wants to "stop trying to write elaborate solutions that solve all general problems, and just try to get the important stuff to work". Both of which resolutions I think we can all probably feel a connection to. peter_budo wants to "learn Kotlin" and get involved with "more Android fun projects not just company work" which is also to be commended, as is pritaeas with his resolution to "learn more about TFS, and pick some of it's possibilities to be used in my new job". We finish this fun round-up of new year programming resolutions with Reverend Jim who told his resolution is "to finish off all the apps that I wrote for my own use. So far I have a dozen or so that are usable but not pretty, a couple have minor bugs that I just put up with and a few are lacking some features that I just haven't gotten around to adding".

Which just leaves us with you, dear member. So, what's your new year programming resolution? Why not start a discussion in the Geeks' Lounge and let us know...

Member of the Month

The latest entrant to the DaniWeb Hall of Fame is
Jx_Man who has been a member of the DaniWeb community for and incredible six years now. His impressive 94% post quality score and position at number 34 (out of nearly 1.1 million members) in the 'helped solve' league attest to his loyalty and community contributions. Talking of which, you will most often find Jery in the Visual Basic and VB.NET forums where he can be found lending a helping hand to others. Let's find out more about this long-standing member of the DaniWeb community shall we?

Where are you from originally, and where do you live now?

I'm from Indonesia, and I currently live in Ambon which is a little town with the most beautiful view of the sea.

How old are you?

I am 27 years old.

What is your current occupation, and have you ever done anything unusual in the past?

Well, currently I'm working as a System Analyst and IT Consultant for a university in my province. As for unusual, I have worked as a teacher for homeless children and tried my best to educate them not to become beggars but rather find a chance to get a better life.

What is your favorite OS and why?

I like to use Win 7 right now, because I like the style of it.

What first brought you to DaniWeb?

Google! I was searching an article for my undergraduate thesis and Google pointed me to DaniWeb. From that moment I fell in love with DaniWeb, and I still am...

What makes you stay here?

There are so many things that I can learn here; and many good people with expert skills who always ready to help each other. Also, I want to share what I know and am always trying to help other members like good communities always do.

What is your favorite forum and why?

My favorite forums are the VB ones and C#.

What are your interests outside of IT and outside of DaniWeb?

I really love to play futsal and basketball, as well as watching Anime and reading novels.

Name the best thing about DaniWeb overall, and one thing you would change if it were in your power?

The help and assistance is simply the best I have ever found. I'd like my PM connected with my email so I can notice that there are PMs when I'm not logged into DaniWeb.

Any fascinating facts about yourself that you would like to share with the DaniWeb community?

I'm the youngest of four brothers. All of them are married except me!

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