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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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answered What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
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revised Is it okay to use a language that isn't supported by your company for some tasks?
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Sep
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answered Is it okay to use a language that isn't supported by your company for some tasks?
Sep
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answered What are the warning signs of impending doom to watch out for on a project?
Sep
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answered What to do with bugs that do not repro?
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awarded  Beta
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revised What should I do to be language-agnostic?
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comment What should I do to be language-agnostic?
@Simon - you've got a good point about designing for the framework. I'll update the answer.
Sep
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answered What should I do to be language-agnostic?
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answered VB.Net vs C# debate
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awarded  Commentator
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revised When can you call yourself good at language X?
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Sep
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answered Do you think managed OSes are a good idea?
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awarded  Self-Learner
Sep
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comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@finnw - the problem still occurs even if the hole isn't big enough for someone to crawl through. In fact it's worse - how do you retrieve the cover if you can't get down?
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awarded  Editor
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revised What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
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comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@Fishtoaster - most inappropriate or least representative of skill - basically you think "how could they gain anything useful from that ?"
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comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@Fishtoaster - this was in the UK.