287 reputation
313
bio website curtistimson.co.uk
location United Kingdom
age 26
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Dec 18 at 8:51

ASP.NET Web Developer, working for a large UK based retail company within the eCommerce sector.

Currently working mainly with:

http://careers.stackoverflow.com/CurtisTimson

@curty_

http://www.curtistimson.co.uk

Contact me @ http://scr.im/curt

http://www.gridchek.com


Dec
19
comment Should I create a “placeholder” parent case, or set up Areas?
@musefan Not using either at the moment
Apr
11
comment Should I use a CMS for a new large application with a lot of common features (login, profile edit, blog etc)?
Thanks Kevin, I've now started building the application without any CMS.
Apr
20
comment Should cases be reopened for bugs, or should bugs be opened as a new case?
+1 Thanks gnat, this is a great help in my argument for use of seperate cases for bugs, and how they can still be linked to the original feature
Apr
18
comment Should cases be reopened for bugs, or should bugs be opened as a new case?
+1 @JoachimSauer Very good point
Apr
18
comment Should cases be reopened for bugs, or should bugs be opened as a new case?
@ratchetfreak Unfortunately we're only a small team, so QA is carried out by PM.
Apr
18
comment Should cases be reopened for bugs, or should bugs be opened as a new case?
We copy the application to a development server where the client can access the site. Sometimes the bugs are found internally, sometimes they are found by the client. Are you suggesting the bugs found internally (by PM) mean the case should be reopened and the bug attached to the bottom of the case/ticket?
Oct
24
comment Is it possible for an amateur to become a good programmer?
+1 for team. I've learnt so much more working in teams than I could ever do working alone.
Oct
24
comment Which microsoft qualification should a C# ASP.NET Web developer work towards?
Cheers I've bought the book off amazon and I'm now studying for this module :)
Oct
14
comment Which microsoft qualification should a C# ASP.NET Web developer work towards?
Cheers @Carson63000, this is very helpful. I'm currently looking through the details for the 70-515 exam. Theres a few things in the exam criteria which I don't think I understand well enough to pass. How would I learn these things? Is there a book for the exam or would this be a case of me purchasing relevant books? (For example, a book on ASP.NET MVC). I would prefer a book that covers the curriculum
Oct
14
comment Which microsoft qualification should a C# ASP.NET Web developer work towards?
@WyattBarnett - Please explain?
Oct
14
comment Which microsoft qualification should a C# ASP.NET Web developer work towards?
@Jetti - I don't want the certification just as a way to learn C#. I've already started learning C#, I just wanted to give people a bit of background information.
Jul
8
comment How much should my project manager know?
I don't think this is a duplicate of "Should a manager (or CEO) in an IT company have an IT background to perform in the organization?". I was asking how much they should know about the project, in terms of specs.
May
25
comment How much should my project manager know?
Scheduling the work in so its on time etc. That would be pure PM right?
May
24
comment How much should my project manager know?
Having a PM who doesn't have much involvement in the project seems like a huge responsibility for the development team.
May
23
comment Is this a worthwhile course to take?
Thanks @maple_shaft. You're correct that I've never had a more senior developer to mentor me. I've trained myself up and am now classed as 'Lead' with juniors beneath me. But I don't have the confidence due to never having someone to reassure me im following best practice etc
May
23
comment Is this a worthwhile course to take?
Cheers for your response @maple_shaft. It's reassuring to know the fact I don't have any qualifications in the industry isnt a huge factor. However, I feel that because I'm self-taught I've missed a lot of basic principles that I should know. For example, I've read books on ASP.NET, but they don't go indepth about OOP etc. I suppose I could always read a book on OOP, but then are there other points I'm missing too.
May
23
comment Is this a worthwhile course to take?
Thanks for your response. I'm also not keen on learning in VS2008 when I'm already using VS2010 at the moment.
May
23
comment Taking a course in ASP.NET
Bit off-topic, but do you have a link to this course please? I'm looking to do one myself but don't know which is best to do
May
23
comment How much should my project manager know?
I think in that respect I'm probably classed as the 'Tech.Lead', but without the job description!
May
23
comment How much should my project manager know?
I think its understandable that a project manager wouldn't understand the technical details of a project, but should the PM know as much as the client, in terms of the workings of the system? After all, how can you manage a project if you don't understand how it works?