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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.


Mar
20
reviewed Close Data structures VS Classes and what happens if they merge?
Mar
20
reviewed Close A word for storing pre calculated-constructed data
Mar
20
reviewed Leave Closed How important is it to clean up someone else's code when faced with a tight deadline?
Mar
20
reviewed Reopen What is the underlying mechanism behind va_list and where is it defined?
Mar
20
reviewed No Action Needed Disadvantages of scoped-based memory management
Mar
19
comment Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)
@ambigram_maker - Actually I don't think that User Experience is the best place for this question. It is more of a design question than an UX one. I'm happy to leave this question here.
Mar
19
comment Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)
Please don't cross post - ux.stackexchange.com/questions/54273/… - if you wanted it moved you should have flagged for moderator attention.
Mar
19
revised Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)
edited tags
Mar
17
comment UX designers working one Sprint ahead
The comments were largely off topic so have been removed.
Mar
15
revised UX designers working one Sprint ahead
remove thanks and formating
Mar
15
revised Create a loop that visits every link on a site
remove the boldness
Mar
15
reviewed Close What file extension do you use for your template/view files in PHP?
Mar
15
reviewed Close Deployment: Best Practices (and real practices)
Mar
15
reviewed Leave Closed How to manage/control software versions?
Mar
15
reviewed Leave Closed What “version naming convention” do you use?
Mar
14
reviewed Reviewed Is it acceptable within the community of developers to copy open-source software and branch it?
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Closed Should I refactor large functions that mostly consist of one regex?
Mar
14
reviewed Reopen Are null references really a bad thing?
Mar
14
reviewed Reopen Should utility base classes be avoided
Feb
24
revised Apple eating problem
remove commentary