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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
19
reviewed Looks OK What should I do in C++ when implementing a container class: storing objects by value or by reference?
Oct
19
reviewed Leave Closed Why does Facebook convert PHP code to C++?
Oct
19
reviewed Leave Closed Adding quirks from an old system to a new system because that's what people are used to - a term for this?
Oct
19
reviewed Leave Closed Why do people fork repositories on GitHub?
Oct
19
reviewed Reopen In TDD should I have to write Test first or Interface first?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
27
reviewed Close Act as MySQL server in Java/Android
Sep
27
reviewed No Action Needed How best to architect an application using the Azure Service Bus
Sep
27
reviewed No Action Needed Should fields still be private when you need to restructure the data?
Sep
27
reviewed Leave Closed Is there a standard name for this search approach?
Sep
11
comment Entity design for a blackjack game - should I make Card an entity?
@user3308224 You should have either deleted the original question before reposting here or flagged it for migration.
Sep
8
reviewed Close What standard to use for RESTful JSON API
Sep
8
reviewed Close What are the advantages and Disadvantages of Using an Aspect Orientated Programming Paradigm
Sep
6
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
1
awarded  Yearling
Aug
23
reviewed Close Develop in trunk and then branch off, or in release branch and then merge back?
Aug
23
reviewed Reopen Advice on approaching a significant rearrangement/refactoring?
Aug
5
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
28
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
22
reviewed No Action Needed How to handle business rules with a REST API?