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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 Is it reasonable to assume/require the .NET framework these days?
Oct
5
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
5
comment How long do programmers generally stay in industry?
@John - Probably. Whether I'll be doing it as my profession is another question though.
Oct
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
5
answered How long do programmers generally stay in industry?
Oct
4
revised What usability issues have you had with VS2010?
remove unnecessary formatting
Oct
4
answered What usability issues have you had with VS2010?
Oct
2
revised Is it worth it to translate an Android app into Spanish and other languages?
fixed grammar
Oct
2
revised How much control can I expect to have over my work environment?
fixed grammar
Oct
1
answered How much control can I expect to have over my work environment?
Sep
30
awarded  Taxonomist
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30
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
29
revised What do you think about the Joel Test?
more infp
Sep
29
revised What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
more info
Sep
29
comment What do you think about the Joel Test?
@Baelnorn - I don't know where you work, but the only time there were less than 6 people in the same room was when I worked for company that consisted of 6! However, I've always worked as part of a team.
Sep
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
27
revised Is it worth it to translate an Android app into Spanish and other languages?
more info
Sep
27
answered Is it worth it to translate an Android app into Spanish and other languages?
Sep
26
answered What simple techniques do you use to improve performance?