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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.


May
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reviewed Leave Open Why would anyone invest time in Microsoft “Roslyn”?
May
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reviewed Reopen .NET DataSource binding for legacy SQL Server DB with undefined relationships
May
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reviewed No Action Needed Interface hierarchy design for separate domains
May
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reviewed Close .NET DataSource binding for legacy SQL Server DB with undefined relationships
May
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reviewed No Action Needed State-of-the art Mercurial workflows
May
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reviewed No Action Needed Should duck typing affect naming conventions?
May
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awarded  Good Answer
Apr
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reviewed Close How to inherit from two parent classes
Apr
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reviewed Close What are the benefits of using Polymorphism 'in the real world' - as opposed to not using it?
Apr
30
reviewed Leave Open Why is studying an lisp interpreter in lisp so important?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open How do you keep your basic skills from atrophy?
Apr
30
reviewed Looks OK Why is studying an lisp interpreter in lisp so important?
Apr
29
reviewed Leave Closed Do you write titles in code comments?
Apr
29
reviewed No Action Needed Getting coders to do code review
Apr
29
reviewed No Action Needed Exception when logging exception: is it correct to ignore them?
Apr
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reviewed No Action Needed Types of unit tests based on usefulness
Apr
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What can I use to keep track of the status of 60 software projects, some of which are obsolete?
Apr
27
reviewed Close What does bootstrapping mean in the context of Laravel?
Apr
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reviewed Close When to start thinking about scalability?
Apr
26
comment Why do C# developers newline opening brackets?
I read somewhere (which of course I can't find now) that K&R only adopted the "opening bracket on the same line" approach to save space in the printed book. Having it on a separate line would have added many pages to their book and hence increased the cost of the book.