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bio website colinmackay.co.uk
location West Lothian, Scotland
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Was C# MVP (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), and Code Project MVP (for 5 years). I'm on the committee of Scottish Developers (a user group running software development events in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee and Aberdeen). Co-organiser of DDD Scotland (now probably the largest community grass-roots software development conference in Scotland.) and DunDDD (it's smaller Tayside offshoot)

If you are in Scotland look out for our upcoming events and conferences at http://scottishdevelopers.com


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comment Starting a User Group C#/.net
Unfortunately INETA hasn't really done much in the UK overall. What you see there is only really the tip of the iceberg in terms of what is available.
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revised Starting a User Group C#/.net
Actually answered the question.
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comment How to write a good exception message
For debugging only. They may end up in a log. They would not be presented to the user. I'm not a fan of presenting exception messages to the user.
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answered Is it a bad idea to release software on the night before Christmas?
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comment Intellectual Property cost
Would your company losing ownership of the IP potentially update anyone else? My company is a third party to this. We are in a consultative role only to this and other issues.
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comment Intellectual Property cost
Are others using it? The company that developed it: No; The company that wants the IP to the software it commissioned: Yes (it's a website, if you consider those using the site to be "others using [the software]")
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comment Intellectual Property cost
How much is custom built: All of it.