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Starting in the IT business back in 1989, I've been able to grow in many ways from initially programming RADAR models in C, building systems for IBM PS2, VB3, 4, 5, and 6, .NET's beta version in 2001 and now to the latest version of Visual Studio - this along with various data stores along the way. Life sure has changed since that first TRS-80 back in the 70's and "Hello World".

Today I'm a consultant with a small firm in the Kansas City area. But outside of work, I love spending time with my beautiful wife and two wonderful daughters. I'm also a musician as well as gym rat. But most of all, I have to thank God for my life and how He has directed it to this point. Who knows what is next, but He is faithful and I'll just go where He sends me.


Feb
23
comment How to sell DRY architecture
@KevinKrumwiede - I wish I could +10 you for "That's exactly why design by committee is doomed to failure" So true!!
Feb
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Feb
20
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Feb
20
comment How to sell DRY architecture
Thanks @gbjbaanb, yes, the back-end is a service layer (Web API) that provides a common interface for data access. There are multiple databases in play here. Whether one or multiple solutions, they would use the same Web API layer.
Feb
20
comment How to sell DRY architecture
@npinti - They eventually will do some different things because students need some features that staff/faculty do not, and visa versa. However, right now, the BA is saying that when she is making stories - she is essentially creating two identical stories - one for the employee version and one for the eventual student version - to see/modify similar data.
Feb
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asked How to sell DRY architecture
Oct
21
comment Can Agile/Scrum be used by 1 or 2 developers?
+1 for not dropping retrospectives. Too many folks avoid these just to avoid the pain of having to change.
Aug
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Aug
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reviewed Approve Implementing state-driven agents within an Entity-Component-System approach
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Sep
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comment Should UML be used before or after a basic Program Design
The rivalry continues, even if we won't play you again until we go to the same bowl someday - and it WILL happen some time. At least we can agree on software!!
Sep
26
revised Should UML be used before or after a basic Program Design
Got the number for the military standard wrong. OK...not that big of deal
Sep
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answered Should UML be used before or after a basic Program Design
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Feb
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Aug
24
comment How to best annotate MVC custom action filters?
Thanks @robert - I don't have an IEEE subscription, but your answer did prompt me to find a good free article on the topic of cross-cutting concerns in Aspect Oriented programming - which this seems to fit well. Here is the link: google.com/url?q=http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/…
Aug
24
asked How to best annotate MVC custom action filters?