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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.


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Jun
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revised Multi-threading in C# .NET Windows Service
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Jun
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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
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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
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answered Where are all the DBAs?
May
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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
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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
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answered Visual Studio 2010 - Local File History
May
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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?
May
23
comment Can non-technical staff gather requirements on behalf of the development team?
I agree with you but why can't there be a proxy between the developer and business. I my experience in large companies projects touches multiple systems (with possibly different development teams in different locations), data warehousing and reporting, infrastructure and even changes to business process itself. You need someone to take care of all this.
May
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revised Can non-technical staff gather requirements on behalf of the development team?
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May
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answered Can non-technical staff gather requirements on behalf of the development team?
May
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May
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answered How much of original code is left in modern software products?
May
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comment Is writing dead code useful?
SCM actually means Software Configuration Management. If you have SVN that means you have version control, whether you have SCM or not is another question.
May
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
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answered Constraints in a relational databases - Why not remove them completely?
May
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comment Architecture suggestions
It seems you are over-enginnering. What you said (stopping processes and services, deleting logfiles) are more appropriately done through scripting, my suggestion is to use powershell. You can learn it easily enough.