33,515 reputation
799153
bio website
location United Kingdom
age 52
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen 6 hours ago

If you have any questions about the moderation on Programmers, please post a question on meta or chat. Any other attempts at communication will be ignored.

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
30
reviewed Leave Open How does persistence fit into a purely functional language?
Mar
30
reviewed Close What is Development Environment? e.g. Vagrant
Mar
30
reviewed No Action Needed Place measurement data in database (access)
Mar
30
reviewed Leave Closed How important is it to clean up someone else's code when faced with a tight deadline?
Mar
26
reviewed Close Unit testing of non-atomic methods
Mar
26
reviewed Close When and Where should we use hoisting in Javascript
Mar
26
reviewed No Action Needed How to Ignore Bracketing Style in Code Comparison / Diff
Mar
26
reviewed No Action Needed One Event Sent to Multiple Listeners, Want to Log Notification Once
Mar
26
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a valid case for two components to depend on each other?
Mar
26
reviewed No Action Needed When using “Github Flow”, what if my next feature depends on code from a pending Pull Request?
Mar
26
reviewed Reopen How to Ignore Bracketing Style in Code Comparison / Diff
Mar
23
revised Coming from QA, how can one land that first development job?
remove old style duplicate statement
Mar
20
reviewed Close Data structures VS Classes and what happens if they merge?
Mar
20
reviewed Close A word for storing pre calculated-constructed data
Mar
20
reviewed Leave Closed How important is it to clean up someone else's code when faced with a tight deadline?
Mar
20
reviewed Reopen What is the underlying mechanism behind va_list and where is it defined?
Mar
20
reviewed No Action Needed Disadvantages of scoped-based memory management
Mar
19
comment Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)
@ambigram_maker - Actually I don't think that User Experience is the best place for this question. It is more of a design question than an UX one. I'm happy to leave this question here.
Mar
19
comment Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)
Please don't cross post - ux.stackexchange.com/questions/54273/… - if you wanted it moved you should have flagged for moderator attention.
Mar
19
revised Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)
edited tags