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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.


Apr
30
reviewed Leave Open Why is studying an lisp interpreter in lisp so important?
Apr
30
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 Close Do Java programmers also need system programming knowledge?
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
29
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
27
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.
Apr
16
comment Word recognition in a string without spaces or punctuation marks
Please don't cross post - stackoverflow.com/questions/23103608/…
Apr
14
reviewed Reopen Multiple Quartz scheduler for different Applications in a same schema?
Apr
14
reviewed Leave Closed Slight extension for SQL prepared statements syntax. Need advice
Apr
14
reviewed Leave Closed How do we go from assembly to machine code(code generation)
Apr
11
comment How to restrict user submitted CSS within <div>
If you want to delete your account use the form here - programmers.stackexchange.com/contact to request it
Mar
30
reviewed Close How do statically typed languages handle test discovery?
Mar
30
reviewed Leave Open How does persistence fit into a purely functional language?
Mar
30
reviewed Close What is Development Environment? e.g. Vagrant