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Senior Software Engineer - 20+ years

.NET / C# / WPF / WCF / SQL Server 2005-2012 / LINQ / SSRS / SSIS / MVC 4 / SAP Data Services


Our careers and hobbies are fun and important. But each of us has a soul which will live forever, after our bodies die. Do you know where you'll spend eternity? Jesus Christ said there is only one way to heaven, and it is through Him.



May
17
asked MVC 5 - Best practice for handling dates inside and outside the USA
Feb
20
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
18
awarded  Yearling
Feb
11
comment How easy is it to obtain an entry level programming job?
@Andy - A CS degree means nothing. It dosn't mean someone is good at software development, and it doesn't mean someone is passionate about software development. All it means is that the person sat through a lot of classes that are probably not even relevent to modern software development.
Dec
9
comment How do I improve my logic in general and programming in particular?
Don't know what you mean
Dec
9
answered How do I improve my logic in general and programming in particular?
Feb
18
awarded  Yearling
Feb
3
comment Is it ever too old to learn how to become a programmer?
I started when I was 26 and am now 52. Age is irrelevant. I think you must have some aptitude for it but, above all else, you must have a passion. If you're not passionate about becoming a better developer, you will not become one. In fact, when I interview someone for a developer position, I always try to spend a fair amount of time trying to determine their passion for software development. No strong passion, no job offer.
Jan
6
comment How to get the most out of an annoying project
I also am bringing security, joy and happiness to my wife and two kids and I don't spend one second of my day wondering who I should suck up to, who might replace me or who I am seen with. I am 52 years old and been developing software for 20+ years. Why in the world would you want to exist that way? You can't possibly spend 8-10 hours of your day with that sort of paranoia and then come home, turn it off and live a normal life. Can't be done.
Jan
6
comment How to get the most out of an annoying project
Wow - what a sad way to live your life.
Jan
1
comment What programmers should do if there are no tasks in hand for few days?
You must be kidding. Are your developers experts in everything? There is always something they can be learning or studying. For example, one of our developers had some down time so he spent some time learning how to create a Windows Phone app (something we don't do).
Dec
23
answered Who usually does the use case analysis in the team?
Dec
6
comment Entity Framework vs. Linq to SQL?
"Linq is in maintenance mode..." That is not true. Linq to SQL is in maintenance mode. Linq (which L2S is built on top of) is most certainly not.
Dec
1
awarded  Student
Oct
13
comment Will perfecting my assignments help get me a job?
Agreed with this answer. I have hired a lot of developers. Work done at school generally is not even considered. I put a lot more weight on projects done on your own. This also shows a passion for software development. In fact, to be honest, I'm usually not even impressed with a CS degree. I would much rather see a degree in some business discipline.
Oct
2
comment How easy is it to obtain an entry level programming job?
@Agreed. CS degrees, IMO, have no almost no value, and can even be a disadvantage. I have very little regard for the ability of universities to teach kids how to write software.
Oct
2
revised How easy is it to obtain an entry level programming job?
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Oct
2
answered How easy is it to obtain an entry level programming job?
Oct
2
comment How easy is it to obtain an entry level programming job?
Where do you live?
Jul
29
awarded  Commentator