I created this application to write the current real time stock price to our intranet server. The application uses Google’s stock price API. The resulting XML file is parsed for the price and volume which is then saved to the local web server as a text file to be included in a web page.
The code retrieves the stock price every five minutes and then saves a file to the server. The code also updates the line chart with the price.
Working at the same company for 27 years is seen by some as bad for your career. Sure, I may have been able to make a little more money, but I do feel like I have mastered many of the skills I learned while working for Wolfspeed. And I don't think you truly understand a role until you have been submersed in it for a few years. When I started my career there were around 150 people working at Wolfspeed (then Cree Research). I started as a programmer, working on a shrink wrapped software application that controlled LED message signs. In my role, I worked on other software projects and was even involved in building an eight foot full color LED video screen. Very cool! Over the next twenty odd years, I have held many different roles and created some amazing things at Wolfspeed. I created the company's first public web page and also their first internal web portal. At last count, I have created over thirty five applications that are used for data parsing and analysis (and other needs
It's time. It's time to do something completely different. Starting in November, I will be retired from Cree/Wolfspeed where I have worked for over 27 years. I feel it is time to move on. With that said, I'd like to do something. Something other than software or database development. I'm not really sure what form it will take, but I am open to suggestions. I know that I don't want to sit at a desk all day. I'd like to do something that helps others or the environment. It doesn't have to be related to photography, but could be. If you have any ideas, let me know. Cheers, Wade