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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.


Sep
24
comment Expanding my knowledge of C#
I'm sorry you were given bad advice on Stack Overflow about posting this question here. Please do stick around.
Sep
11
comment Entity design for a blackjack game - should I make Card an entity?
@user3308224 You should have either deleted the original question before reposting here or flagged it for migration.
Sep
5
comment Microsoft Platform Ready Test Tool - Select Primary Executable when they are on a different server
As a Stack Overflow mod (as well as a Programmers mod) I can tell you that this question is off topic here, but on topic over on SO.
Jul
23
comment How to best implement K-nearest neighbours in C# for large number of dimensions?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is code review and has already been asked there - codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/56367/…
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.
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
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
17
comment UX designers working one Sprint ahead
The comments were largely off topic so have been removed.
Feb
24
comment Apple eating problem
Please don't cross post. Flag your original question and it will get migrated.
Jan
6
comment Force users to update to the latest version of my app on the Google Play Store
As a development question is is most definitely off topic on Android.SE.
Dec
11
comment SPA thin or thick architecture
Please don't cross post - stackoverflow.com/questions/20503991/spa-architecture - your question is actually on topic for here and has been closed on SO
Dec
4
comment How to algorithmically add notes to an existing midi file relative to positions of existing notes in python
Please don't cross post. Your question is on topic here.
Nov
5
comment How to enable a Web portal-based rich enterprise platform on different domains and hosts using JS without customization/ server configuration
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about server configuration and has been cross posted to Server Fault - serverfault.com/questions/550667/…
Oct
29
comment How to educate business managers on the complexity of adding new features?
Please don't cross post - you've now created a duplicate
Oct
29
comment How to sell Agile development to (waterfall) clients
Please don't just copy the source and certainly not without attribution. Extract the relevant information and highlight why it answers the question.
Oct
24
comment Syncing client and server CRUD operations using json and php
It's better to flag for migration - or delete first then repost
Oct
24
comment Syncing client and server CRUD operations using json and php
Please don't cross post - stackoverflow.com/questions/19556874/… - where do you want it. Here or Stack Overflow?
Oct
22
comment Are we queueing and serializing properly?
Comments were cleaned up as the relevant points were incorporated into the question.
Oct
15
comment How is multi-threading different in a Java based Web Application vs Stand-alone Java Application
Answers should stand on their own merits. If you want to comment you'll have to earn 50 reputation points first.