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I'm a software developer who is passionate about learning new ways of doing things. I enjoy SQL and .NET LINQ, and I particularly enjoy algorithms and solving problems.

My spare time is spent between motorsport, music, and learning or reading. I enjoy politics and have been known to play the odd video game.


Oct
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
19
awarded  Yearling
Sep
4
awarded  Good Answer
May
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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comment Implementing bussiness logic with a large number of business rules and processes
@Tez depends very much on the type of processing that is required. Is it suited to database, or is it suited to application layer?
Nov
18
answered Fastest way to check if two square 2D arrays are rotationally and reflectively distinct
Nov
18
comment Fastest way to check if two square 2D arrays are rotationally and reflectively distinct
+1 optimal solution always depends on knowing the likely data. The optimal solution for unknown data is unlikely to be optimal for known data.
Nov
12
awarded  Informed
Oct
22
comment Implementing set of processes in a stored procedure or through the code?
Try to avoid loop when working with DB.
Sep
19
awarded  Yearling
Sep
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
7
answered Setting Deadlines in software development
Sep
7
answered Interview question “What is virtual function”
Aug
28
comment Working with Multiple XML Schema Classes in C#
Do the various XML schemas each map to their own set of data objects, or will they all map to a single universal set of data objects? Are you looking to reuse code between different schema versions or is it satisfactory to have a new code base for each new 'version'?
Aug
27
comment Self reference using a new table vs concatenated list of ids
Everyone is aware of best practices ... not everyone, apparently.
Aug
2
comment How big should a single commit be?
Sorry but I have to -1 this because there are a lot of duplicates out there. No research effort shown.
Aug
2
comment Is Moving Entity Framework objects over a webservice really the best way?
@aceinthehole if I were tasked with this project I'd absolutely benchmark (as thoroughly and accurately as possible, so as to cover most scenarios and data types), then determine exactly how much data would be saved - as a percentage. Then present to your manager their potential saving on data and contrast with an generous estimate of the implementation time including dev, thorough testing, probably running alongside the existing system while bedding in, etc. - and highlighting the not insignificant risk of introducing problems!
Aug
2
comment How do you put a price on your source code?
"In theory..." What does this mean? According to which theory? Do you mean in the ideal scenario for a developer who has sunk too much time into an app?
Aug
2
comment Is Moving Entity Framework objects over a webservice really the best way?
That's kind of correct, but if you have an object with lazy-loaded child objects and then you 'disconnect' it from its data context (the database), that child object will be null. Once it's been sent to another process using WCF - well, you might as well have saved it onto a floppy disk and viewed it on your old 386. It's not connected to the database anymore thus won't (i.e. can't) load that child object.
Aug
2
answered Is Moving Entity Framework objects over a webservice really the best way?