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I'm a senior developer at Chase IT Services in London. We build great software for the financial services industry.


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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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answered Is MUMPS alive?
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awarded  Teacher
Mar
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answered What are some easter eggs that went wrong?
Jan
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comment Why aren't databases integrated as a language feature?
+1. Powerbuilder doesn't have a built-in database, nor is it technically a language (it's an IDE for a language called PowerScript); but I think it is a strong candidate answer to "what would this look like?". I think if you set out to create a development stack purely as a CRUD GUI builder rather than starting as a general purpose language, you will inevitably end up creating something that looks very like Powerbuilder...
Nov
29
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
@configurator I know people who work for companies with military contracts. They have one machine on the secure network, and another on the main network. The secure network is not linked to the internet or the public network. Although I don't think this should be a red flag in this case - this policy is apparently not only effective, but also popular, and they all seem to enjoy their jobs.
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awarded  Critic
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awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Autobiographer
May
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comment Why is VB so popular?
stackoverflow.com/questions/177541
May
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comment Why is VB so popular?
I was just typing that...
Mar
9
asked What's it like to work in a large programming team?
Mar
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comment How to handle people who lie on their resume
One thing I have discovered from doing a lot of reading resumes and then meeting people, lying on your resume is akin to speeding; somewhere north of 98% of applicants lie a little, and honest players are mugged by a failed system. Like speeding, you only bother weeding out the worst offenders.