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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
26
reviewed Leave Closed Is there an industry standard term for a build which uses the production API, but is specifically for internal testing?
Mar
26
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
26
reviewed Leave Closed Naming Active-Low Outputs
Mar
26
reviewed Leave Closed What is a helper? Is it a design pattern? Is it an algorithm?
Mar
26
reviewed Leave Closed Scala and exception handling
Mar
26
reviewed Close How to approach code review with limited resources
Feb
19
reviewed Reviewed Better pattern than large if/else if/else for checking conditionals
Feb
19
reviewed No Action Needed 8085 assembly question. Why flag stacks named d0-d7?
Feb
19
reviewed No Action Needed Should I store my user claims in the JWT token?
Feb
19
reviewed No Action Needed Is static going to make any difference in this code snippet
Feb
19
reviewed Reviewed Accountability analysis pattern
Feb
19
revised Accountability analysis pattern
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Feb
19
reviewed No Action Needed Finding the largest bundle of flagged points
Feb
19
reviewed Reviewed RESTful basic http atuhentication credentials
Feb
6
comment How can I 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?