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I am a self-taught programmer originating from the Isle of Wight. I have approximately 3 years commercial experience in developing LOB applications for a wide range of customers (local companies to FTSE 100). During this time, I have honed my development skills across a wide range of platforms and frameworks including C#, VB.net, T-SQL, Web Services and Android programming.

I am currently training towards my MCSA SQL Server 2012 qualification alongside my degree in Computing from Bournemouth University (Graduating 2013). During my time at Bournemouth University, I have built an extensive knowledge in core networking protocols and architecture including TCP, IP (v4 & v6), DNS, ARP, HTTP, EMAIL (SMTP, POP3 and IMAP), WiMAX (802.16) and WiFi (802.11).


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comment Is the phrase “never reinvent the wheel” suitable for students?
I've posted a question on meta to see if there is a tag for these questions: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128948/…
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comment What do you consider to be the essential design patterns? And do you use them?
Surely there are a set of patterns that pretty much every good developer uses. Example, MVC for a blog/website.
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comment What do you consider to be the essential design patterns? And do you use them?
@Martin, I agree with your comment about backend developer not likely to use MVC. For a developer in a small company like myself, I tend to dip my hands in many jars. Since it is also my first programming job, I am looking for the things that would make me a better developer... patterns, standardising the way I do things. I am also keenly aware that I am not going to learn it all, so I would like to know what the community thinks are the "key" patterns.
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comment What do you consider to be the essential design patterns? And do you use them?
I completely agree with you in terms of readability. Out of interest, how do you "make" your DAL? Do you keep in the same library/executable or do you move it to a separate library? I want to become more standard in the way I do things as the code I write works and is pretty good, but its a pain to maintain if im honest. I think that hampers my employability as well, but I don't want to be implementing patterns for the sake of it.
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