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I am an experienced software architect/developer living in Melbourne, Australia.I am passionate about pragmatic architecture and solution design, solid development practices and code quality in enterprise development teams.

I am working on distributed systems and SOA (using WCF), legacy integration and modernisation, defining a .Net technology roadmap, application lifecycle management using TFS in my day job.

I started programming in C++ before moving on to C# about 6 years back and loving the language and .Net framework since then.

I am interested to learn from others and trying to share with the community interesting knowledge and information that I come across.


Jul
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answered Dataflow Diagrams - are they used in the real world?
Jun
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awarded  Enthusiast
Jun
11
answered Is there certain payoffs between working for a company in the IT industry, and working for the IT department of a company in some other industry?
Jun
10
answered Why SQL numeric precision is specified as the number of digits?
Jun
8
comment Should experienced programmers know database queries?
@dietbuddha Not knowing assembly language because you use a C++ compiler.Heck even not knowing IL because you use a C# compiler. Where do you draw the line with this logic. My point is that abstraction is there is many places when we program in daily life and penetrating that abstraction i s not necessary or even desirable for most programmers.
Jun
8
comment Should experienced programmers know database queries?
My development team has dedicated PL/SQL programmers as part of the project. So while the .Net programmers can do simple queries they are there to review it and develop the more complex queries. Moreover with proliferation of ORM (and NOSQL) why do you think non-SQL developers must know complex queries.
Jun
4
answered What software can be used to create architecture diagrams?
Jun
2
comment Multi-threading in C# .NET Windows Service
This question is probably better for SO
Jun
2
comment Managing re-usable code in user-centric agile stories?
Is UX people part of development team ? I thought UX people would mockup screens for stories (in balsamiq or photoshop etc.) and dev team is to implement the mockups. I mean stories should have screen mockups. Or a new story should be created that says "create a mockup for .." if it is to be done by development team.
Jun
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awarded  Organizer
Jun
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revised Multi-threading in C# .NET Windows Service
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Jun
1
answered How do you ask or get asked to speak at a software conference?
May
31
answered Why are programming salaries higher than most other common “educated” careers?
May
31
comment Where are all the DBAs?
@JohnMcG - In a proper release management, code (including SP) will go through system testing, performance testing (if required) and pre-production deployment testing. So there is little risk and in any case if they get called and find it as a sql problem then the dev or support team should be called in turn. Moreover in many apps with dynamic inlined SQL or ORM DBAs have no scope to oversee this anyway.
May
31
answered Where are all the DBAs?
May
28
comment How do you handle constantly changing database dimensions?
The whole DB doesn't need to be replicated. In Oracle every user has their own schema and we have one application schema. Create public synonyms for all objects in application schema. Then every user can change the objects (tables, SPs) in their own schema and if they connect as themselves their object names would be used. For objects that are not in there schema the synonyms woukd be used. This is how we work.
May
26
comment Visual Studio 2010 - Local File History
Yes shelves are accessible to other developers. One issue is that if you shelve code from a branch you or another developer cannot unshelve to a different branch. But this is possible if you install the TFS power tools msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/bb980963
May
26
answered Visual Studio 2010 - Local File History
May
26
answered What open source C# projects exemplify separation of concerns and good solution structure?
May
23
answered Does Salary mean being On-Call 24/7?