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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 Closed Scenario to illustrate how unit testing leads to better design
May
27
reviewed Reviewed Flags with deferred use
May
27
reviewed Reviewed Why doesn't Mono implement WPF?
May
27
reviewed Reviewed Websockets VS SSE
May
14
reviewed Close How do you get relevant and useful information out of a client in regards to a job?
May
14
reviewed Close How are negative signed values stored?
May
14
reviewed Close c# naming - What are common conventions for a suffix to distinguish between read-only and writable interfaces
May
14
reviewed Leave Open Javascript MVC application design (canvas)
May
14
reviewed No Action Needed How exactly to use the MVC design pattern
May
11
reviewed Close How are the skills used in typical interview questions applied in the real job?
May
11
reviewed Reopen Object Identity and Mutability
May
11
reviewed Close How to code efficiently?
May
11
reviewed Close Is there a difference in the C++ language between Visual Studio and Code::Blocks?
May
11
reviewed No Action Needed entity framework 6 agnostic enough different sql server and OS platforms?
May
11
reviewed Leave Open heading in right direction? C++ and class templates
May
11
reviewed Close .properties files in regular src folder okay?
May
11
reviewed Close Is it okay to not completely understand code functionality?
May
11
reviewed No Action Needed Fixed duration Jobs need to be scheduled across fixed number of queues
May
10
comment Accessing a remote server from desktop application
@user4109 Web services are quite straightforward - at least they are with C# & .NET. You make a direct connection and get the actual objects back.
May
10
reviewed No Action Needed Sharing on Github