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Founder & CTO of Evoq Limited a software solutions and consulting company just outside London.

May
28
comment Should I bother to develop for JavaScript disabled?
I don't think this answer deals with the question at all, it just suggests a different way of bothering to develop for disabled JavaScript.
Apr
1
comment Overcoming slow problem solving due to increased knowledge of what might go wrong
@Dunk You may find this video series really interesting as it discusses such things as technical debt, cost of delay and over-utilisation etc channel9.msdn.com/series/Fundamentals-of-Lean-Software-Delivery/… - it may open your eyes or it may horrify you, in any case, I think lean or something like it, is how things will be done, more and more in the future.
Mar
19
comment When does implementing MVVM not make sense
@Steve314 Roger that.
Mar
18
comment When does implementing MVVM not make sense
@Steve314 That's arguable. I'd say it depends on this: don't let MVVM get in the way of a beautiful design, and definitely don't let it stop you shipping your product.
Mar
18
answered When does implementing MVVM not make sense
Nov
20
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
8
comment How to help junior programmers whose first language isn't English?
Dave, what eventually happened with these developers? I would love to know if they improved or even you or other's gave up? Was running people at this level Sisyphean?
Aug
21
comment How do you keep track of what classes and functions your team has written?
I've always thought about an auto gen'ed newsfeed app that sits in VS, sees what you're all writing and spreads the word. * New class CreditTrade was created by Dave Smith. * New function SystemWebExtensions.CreateErrorResponse create by Leanne Um, Rhymes.
Aug
21
comment What is the ideal length of a method?
There's a technical/perf reason for short methods, too: JIT cache hits. Many smaller, reusable methods are more likely to have been called before. Oh and an extra diag benefit, StackTraces are more focused on the logic that went pop.
Jul
2
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
21
comment Which Continuous Integration framework do you use and why?
Utter nonsense. They have APIs and SDKs for almost everything they make, even the Kinect, but non-MS programmers don't know, because they cover their ears as soon as they hear Micros.. (link to TFS SDK) msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb130146(v=VS.80).aspx
Dec
3
awarded  Scholar
Dec
3
accepted Structure of a Git repository
Dec
3
comment Structure of a Git repository
Cool. No tags, branches and other folder nonsense is needed. Lovely.
Dec
3
asked Structure of a Git repository
Nov
22
awarded  Commentator
Oct
6
comment My manager said “We're not in the business of building controls” but I am a WPF dev
Sadly, he knows what controls are. It's like upon hearing an engineer saying that he'll be spending his time welding the chassis together, the CEO of Ford saying "We're not in the business of welding." Consequently, the company I'm at have a car that's nailed together.
Oct
5
comment My manager said “We're not in the business of building controls” but I am a WPF dev
Again, thanks for your time and answer. It seems to be an endemic problem with the industry, compounded by the trend that the best programmers tend not to enter managerial positions.
Oct
5
awarded  Supporter
Oct
5
comment My manager said “We're not in the business of building controls” but I am a WPF dev
Thank you for you answer. Had to go for a walk around the block :-/