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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.


Feb
6
comment What would be the best real example to explain the usefulness of Inheritance ?
@DanDascalescu - it was closed two years ago in response to a flag stating "please consider closing as not constructive: judging by answers piling on it, this looks like a typical list / poll question". If you think this is wrong edit it to make it clear that it isn't and let the community decide via the reopen review queue.
Jan
24
comment C++ Template Metaprogramming and Call By Need Evaluation
@rwong - Yeah - I had to close the question as something so I could reopen, but then forgot to clean up after myself.
Jan
24
reviewed Leave Open C++ Template Metaprogramming and Call By Need Evaluation
Jan
24
reviewed Close What differences are between “play-by-play”, design and implementation of an OS?
Jan
24
reviewed Reviewed Why is using break considered bad practice?
Jan
24
reviewed No Action Needed How should I change in get method without calling getList() of Deque?
Jan
24
reviewed No Action Needed Why might it be difficult to make a 64 bit version of a program?
Jan
24
reviewed No Action Needed Choose approaches for updating an object
Jan
24
reviewed Reopen How to make significant technical decisions given very little time
Jan
24
reviewed Reopen Is my auto-update standard reasonable?
Jan
14
revised In ASP.NET MVC, should the view models have an ID?
spelling and stuff
Jan
4
comment Should I spend time preventing piracy of my app?
Please post your conclusion as your own answer.
Jan
4
revised Should I spend time preventing piracy of my app?
rolled back to a previous revision
Dec
20
revised What design pattern for changing interface?
rolled back to a previous revision
Dec
9
revised I no longer want to be a developer
edited tags
Dec
5
reviewed Close Merging very big branch with master
Dec
5
reviewed Close Why aren't there code overviews for open-source projects?
Dec
5
reviewed Close Using action array vs Switch Case
Dec
5
reviewed No Action Needed How to programmatically connect to a particular PC of unknown IP from a WiFi network?
Dec
5
reviewed No Action Needed Languages and frameworks to build REST services