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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.


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reviewed Reviewed How can I improve upon this “pattern”?
Aug
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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
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answered Is it okay to add time for “unexpected delays” to a time estimate?
Aug
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answered Is this a good use case?
Aug
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revised Navigating Code in Visual Studio
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Aug
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answered Navigating Code in Visual Studio
Jul
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revised Why must a constructor's call to the superconstructor be the first call?
removed meta talk like being banned on other forums or why this question belongs here. Still needs to be edited for tone (Eg calling things stupid) - leaving that work for OP
Jul
31
comment Why must a constructor's call to the superconstructor be the first call?
You want a link directly to an answer? An answer that says WHY? OK: stackoverflow.com/a/6697760/203458
Jul
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awarded  Guru
Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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comment Help with learning the C++ Qt Framework
As you say, C++ is a strongly typed language. Skipping C++ material (books, courses) because you think you know loops, conditionals etc is a bad idea. I have some courses at Pluralsight you might like - they have a free trial. Learn C++ concepts, especially stack semantics, strong typing, and using templates - then learn Qt.
Jun
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revised How to make the switch to C++11?
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answered Application of Implementing 3 Stacks in single array [Need]
May
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comment What can I use to keep track of the status of 60 software projects, some of which are obsolete?
FYI if you have 5 developers or less, TFS as a service is free and will be free forever. Takes about 5 min to set up. So OP doesn't need the funds :-)
May
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
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revised Simple explanation of Continuous Integration
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revised Simple explanation of Continuous Integration
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May
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answered Simple explanation of Continuous Integration