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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
15
revised Create a loop that visits every link on a site
remove the boldness
Mar
15
reviewed Close What file extension do you use for your template/view files in PHP?
Mar
15
reviewed Close Deployment: Best Practices (and real practices)
Mar
15
reviewed Leave Closed How to manage/control software versions?
Mar
15
reviewed Leave Closed What “version naming convention” do you use?
Mar
14
reviewed Reviewed Is it acceptable within the community of developers to copy open-source software and branch it?
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Closed Should I refactor large functions that mostly consist of one regex?
Mar
14
reviewed Reopen Are null references really a bad thing?
Mar
14
reviewed Reopen Should utility base classes be avoided
Feb
24
revised Apple eating problem
remove commentary
Feb
24
comment Apple eating problem
Please don't cross post. Flag your original question and it will get migrated.
Feb
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
5
reviewed Leave Closed Certified Scrum Master Course prerequisites
Jan
26
reviewed Leave Closed Debugging checklists: How much it's necessary to have?
Jan
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on mvp tag wiki excerpt
Jan
19
reviewed Close Looking for a specific Benefits of TDD Diagram
Jan
19
reviewed Close Programming beginner: Options for small program interfaces?
Jan
19
reviewed Close How are Programming Languages Designed?
Jan
19
reviewed Close What functionality should a (basic) mock framework have?
Jan
19
reviewed Close How to do structured code reviews