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I am a computer programmer with a focus on developing enterprise application software. I usually present myself as a web-developer because, for many years, my job has involved developing both intranet and extranet web applications.

I have a background in electronics but very quickly switched careers to software development when I came to realise I enjoyed writing code more than anything else and I have now been happily writing code for 15+ years.

I began my career writing C and C++ software for the Windows platform. After that I spent about five years developing Java software and since about 2007 I have been focusing on the .NET platform exclusively. I also enjoyed a stint of about one year working with Python.

Have a great day!


Jun
28
awarded  Disciplined
Jun
27
suggested suggested edit on self-improvement tag wiki
Jun
27
comment When do you know it's time to move on from your current job?
@Chad You are right about not burning any bridges. However, when I used the word "confront" I meant "have a constructive talk with your boss about what you feel it is that makes you consider leaving". The chances that you can make even a dent in the way this company works is very slim to none.
Jun
27
comment When do you know it's time to move on from your current job?
Confront the boss you say? If you have made your mind up that you are leaving, confront your boss just to see what happens. I'm sure the experience will confirm that moving on is indeed the right decision.
Jun
27
comment Is possible to write too many asserts?
I must admit that this is a question that has crossed my mind now and again. Interested to hear others' opinions on this.
Jun
27
comment Web-programming vs Hardcore-programming
@saus Don't sweat it. The question was asked by a 21 year old student who in a couple of years will find out for himself if he is a "hard-core programmer" or just an average Joe like us mere mortals.
Jun
27
comment Should experienced programmers know database queries?
How difficult is it really to write database queries?
Jun
26
comment Should CSS be listed on your resume under Languages?
I don't need no stinkin' SO badges! I program everything in HTML!
Jun
26
comment Web-programming vs Hardcore-programming
@melee Hey, it is the "Dehumanizer" who is asking the question, so what did you expect? ;-)
Jun
26
comment Why do most of us use 'i' as a loop counter variable?
You can cite me as a reference if you want.
Jun
25
comment How to run developer team meetings?
You say these meetings are boring and not particularly useful. Then why are you having them?
Jun
24
awarded  Suffrage
Jun
24
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
Haha, so right +1 my friend!
Jun
24
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
Depends on what you mean by "manager". The project lead usually knows the code pretty well. Just one level higher and all knowledge about the details of the source code go out the door.
Jun
24
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
To me every copier looks like a nail and I'm the hammer.
Jun
24
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
When you say no they think you're simply a difficult person to work with.
Jun
24
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
I've worked for the type of manager who thought the programming bit was the easy part of the job. And no, he didn't have any programming experience himself.
Jun
24
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
Some of these questions... It's just marketing, sir. What else?
Jun
24
comment Graduate expectations versus reality
Haha, excellent answer and +1 for having a sense of humour!
Jun
24
comment Graduate expectations versus reality
I love programming. I hate the reality of how software is being developed in the "real" world. What you describe is a fairly accurate account of the state of affairs in the software industry.