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I've been a developer for over 30 years in one form or another. I learnt Pascal at University and my first job was programming in Fortran 66. I've since moved to C# & .NET via Ada, C and C++.

Over the years I've worked for companies of all sizes from 3 person startups to multi-national organisations with 1000's of employees. I've also worked at all levels from junior programmer to team lead/technical architect and one stint as a manager. I've seen various development methodologies from classic waterfall to Scrum implemented and used with varying degrees of success.


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comment How does the android JNI work
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an implementation issue and has already been reasked on Stack Overflow - stackoverflow.com/questions/24589985/…
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reviewed Leave Closed Application Design (Part1)
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reviewed Reopen In Java, why use bit hacks when non-bitwise technique it is more readable?
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reviewed Reviewed Cashier function outputs difference results for three very specific cases
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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reviewed Close Why don't we completely de-couple frontend JS frameworks and backend APIs?
May
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reviewed Leave Closed Is it normal needing time to understand code I wrote recently
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reviewed Leave Closed Scenario to illustrate how unit testing leads to better design
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reviewed Reviewed Flags with deferred use
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reviewed Reviewed Why doesn't Mono implement WPF?
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reviewed Reviewed Websockets VS SSE
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reviewed Close How do you get relevant and useful information out of a client in regards to a job?
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reviewed Close How are negative signed values stored?
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reviewed Close c# naming - What are common conventions for a suffix to distinguish between read-only and writable interfaces
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reviewed Leave Open Javascript MVC application design (canvas)
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reviewed No Action Needed How exactly to use the MVC design pattern
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reviewed Close How are the skills used in typical interview questions applied in the real job?