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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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reviewed Looks OK Is there an alternative to instanceof when filtering a Java stream by class?
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reviewed Close Styleguide when coding in a static language
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reviewed Close What screen resolutions should we test on when developing for mobile devices?
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reviewed Close Is it legal to include BSD licensed code within an MIT licensed project?
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reviewed Close What do you name functions/variables/etc when you can't think of a good name?
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reviewed Close Clustering algorithm
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reviewed Close Etymology of “class” keyword
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reviewed Leave Open Why are people making tables with divs?
Apr
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reviewed Close How do I Integrate Production Database Hot Fixes into Shared Database Development model?
Apr
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reviewed Close When to make a method part of an interface or a concrete implementation?
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reviewed Close How “viral” is the Affero GPL?
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reviewed Close What are good examples of using assertions to detect bugs?
Mar
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reviewed Close Should I use Core Data for a social networking app with multiple “feeds”?
Mar
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reviewed Leave Closed Is there an industry standard term for a build which uses the production API, but is specifically for internal testing?
Mar
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reviewed Leave Closed Code formatting: is it worth to make bad code to look bad?
Mar
26
reviewed Leave Closed How Do I Become a More Autonomous and Self-Sufficient Programmer?
Mar
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reviewed Leave Closed Naming Active-Low Outputs
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reviewed Leave Closed What is a helper? Is it a design pattern? Is it an algorithm?
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reviewed Leave Closed Scala and exception handling
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reviewed Close How to approach code review with limited resources