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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.


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reviewed Leave Closed ASP.NET MVC: Auto-generating UI from data models
Nov
2
reviewed No Action Needed Should service layer catch all dao exceptions and wrap them as service exceptions?
Nov
2
reviewed Close Real World example implementation to explain Task Parallel Library
Nov
2
reviewed Leave Closed Code that converts a value into a different representation, then converts it back to where it started is bad, but how?
Oct
19
reviewed Close mongoDB user management (built in or own implementation)
Oct
19
reviewed Close Website with a lot of sound
Oct
19
reviewed Close Is it possible to have a dynamically typed language without duck typing?
Oct
19
reviewed Close How to perform deferred tasks in backend
Oct
19
reviewed No Action Needed What is the name of a type that is defined from a template?
Oct
19
reviewed Close Is it getting harder to hire VB.NET developers?
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed Similar problem to word break
Oct
19
reviewed Close Android development using C and C++
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed What is the relationship between lambda calculus and programming languages?
Oct
19
reviewed No Action Needed Ship of Theseus applied to GPL - Can I relicense my program if I replace all of the derivative parts?
Oct
19
reviewed Looks OK What should I do in C++ when implementing a container class: storing objects by value or by reference?
Oct
19
reviewed Leave Closed Why does Facebook convert PHP code to C++?
Oct
19
reviewed Leave Closed Adding quirks from an old system to a new system because that's what people are used to - a term for this?
Oct
19
reviewed Leave Closed Why do people fork repositories on GitHub?
Oct
19
reviewed Reopen In TDD should I have to write Test first or Interface first?
Sep
27
reviewed Close Act as MySQL server in Java/Android