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Software developer since 1985. Started in Cobol, moved via Clipper/VB to Delphi. Delphi developer since 1998. Sniffing at C# and playing around with javascript and some php for websites. Coaching new employees and less experienced developers. Focused on software architecture and SOLID design. Keenly interested in user experience and usability.

Questions

When you ask a question, show your effort, provide all the details that will help someone to help you and be precise.

Answers

When you answer a question, don't just paste your code. Your answers will be much better when you explain why your code is doing what it does and how it achieves the asker's goal. It makes it a whole lot easier to follow along. As it is I am much more inclined to up-vote answers that have explanatory text about what the code is doing and why it is written as it is.

Answers that just contain links aren't likely to get an up-vote from me either

Other

Obligatory link whenever someone thinks they are improving security by imposing all sorts of rules on password composition: Password strength


Jun
30
answered Better solution then simple factory method when concrete implementations have different attributes
Jun
26
answered Tester/Doer pattern: Assume the caller conforms to the pattern or be defensive and repeat the check?
Jun
21
answered Two contradicting definitions of Interface Segregation Principle – which one is correct?
Jun
21
answered Finally block for methods - is it a bad idea?
Jun
21
answered Storing data in 2 different systems/database structures
Jun
16
answered Is it normal that I can't keep in my head more than three bugs assigned to me, nor can I understand a thousand lines of spaghetti code?
Jun
15
answered Do all programs run in a loop?
Jun
14
answered Messages from UI or from subs?
Jun
9
answered Freelancing and GPL?
Jun
6
answered Designing a robust architecture for multiple export types?
Jun
4
answered What is the justification of use .inc files to declare and implement code is some Delphi RTL units?
May
31
answered Looking for meaningful, strong argument in favor of antivirus software on development machines
May
20
answered What to do as a Dev when for years their team has lacked product innovation, not used project mgmt methodologies, and kept bad Software Dev practices?
May
4
answered The need for adding an interface to every class
Apr
7
answered Why does JavaScript count array lengths by the last index?
Dec
29
answered Is software design important to programmers?
Dec
2
answered What are the advantages of the delegate pattern over the observer pattern?
Nov
16
answered How to be successful at BDD Specifications Workshops?
Oct
20
answered What is the need for 'discoverability' in a REST API when the clients are not advanced enough to make use of it anyway?
Jul
27
answered Is my mediator layer a sensible way to manage this scenario using the Single Responsibility Principle?