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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.


Oct
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answered How to manage a Closed Source High-Risk Project?
Oct
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
8
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
8
comment How do you prevent the piracy of your software?
@Lorenzo - OK - perhaps I should have put "relatively hard". The presence of an activation method will mean the vast majority of users will either just stick with the free version or simply pay up.
Oct
8
comment How do you prevent the piracy of your software?
@Lorenzo - answer updated.
Oct
8
revised How do you prevent the piracy of your software?
more info
Oct
7
revised How do you prevent the piracy of your software?
edited for sense
Oct
7
answered Is Silverlight only for eye-candy, or does it have a use in business?
Oct
7
answered How do you prevent the piracy of your software?
Oct
7
revised What are the Vital Things noticed in an Experienced Programmer Resume by a firm?
corrected spelling in title
Oct
6
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
6
revised Do you write secondary languages in your CV?
clarification
Oct
6
comment Do you write secondary languages in your CV?
Good point - it's what I was getting at with my last sentence.
Oct
6
revised Do you write secondary languages in your CV?
more info
Oct
6
answered Do you write secondary languages in your CV?
Oct
6
comment What do you do to improve your logical programming skills?
@Mark - I agree with @Dai Le. This is a different, but related question.
Oct
6
comment How long do programmers generally stay in industry?
@Jason - you've got it the wrong way round! I probably won't be a full time/professional developer any more, but I will still be programming, even if it's only personal projects.
Oct
5
awarded  Nice Answer