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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.


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.
Apr
28
comment Microsoft exam 70-536: How to memorize all of this?
@gnat thanks, replaced with a more permanent link to the same blog entry.
Apr
28
revised Microsoft exam 70-536: How to memorize all of this?
replaced link
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.
Aug
21
answered How do you evaluate learning C# from videos for a beginner?
Aug
19
answered Is it okay to add time for “unexpected delays” to a time estimate?
Aug
16
answered Is this a good use case?
Aug
15
revised Navigating Code in Visual Studio
added screenshots
Aug
15
answered Navigating Code in Visual Studio