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Consultant, developer, mentor, author, speaker. C++ and .NET, Windows 7, Sharepoint, whatever else I like.

My firm is available for online or in person mentoring, code reviews, troubleshooting and in some cases writing code for clients. If you're interested, please email me and mention you are familiar with my SO activities.


Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
answered Decision making and maintenance
Sep
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
4
comment What are the practical uses of Windows Services?
@Kiquenet services are not covered by UAC
Aug
13
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
6
comment When using Visual Studio 2012 do you have to use the drag and drop system?
WinForms, WPF, web apps, ...?
Jul
31
awarded  Great Answer
Jun
7
comment Do hiring managers have a hard time accepting developers who have a “business look alike” personal app but are NOT entrepreneurs?
can you edit your question to show how you describe this app on your resume? I think your interviewers are responding to that more than to the existence of the app.
May
22
comment What are concrete examples of use cases of linked lists?
@Dennis yes, I know, thanks to move semantics. However this is not true for all languages so the example stands.
Mar
11
awarded  Guru
Feb
18
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
28
answered Creating bonus incentives, reward structure - For yourself
Dec
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
7
answered Relation between “ lines of the longest working program ” in a language and familiarity with it?
Oct
31
comment What is the advantage of a programmers VM apart from portability
.NET executables run on many flavours of windows (8.1, 8, 7, ...) and bitness, and on phone, and perhaps other platforms as well. As a "party trick" I have run them on Unix. A native exe could not do that.
Sep
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
7
awarded  Custodian
Sep
7
reviewed Reviewed How can I improve upon this “pattern”?
Aug
21
comment How do you evaluate learning C# from videos for a beginner?
to forestall the obvious "hey, how about a link to your courses" comment, I am deliberately not promoting them here. It's not a hard search if you want to find them - my answer is to help the OP evaluate courses and to share some of my thinking on course design, not to get a few more views for myself on the courses I wrote. They're darn good courses and don't need to be shilled for.