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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
28
reviewed Approve 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
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?