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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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revised Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)
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revised What technical details should a programmer of a web application consider before making the site public?
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Nov
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revised How to manage a Closed Source High-Risk Project?
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Oct
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revised How to sell Agile development to (waterfall) clients
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Oct
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revised Why Use Scala over Java
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Oct
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revised Why Use Scala over Java
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Oct
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revised Increase speed of a VB.net Application to SQL server 2008 and Hamachi VPN
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revised Which tips helped you learn touch-typing?
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revised Do you generally keep your “scratch code”? What's the best way of keeping past ideas organized?
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revised A little code to allow word substitution depending on user
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revised When to learn the command line version of a programming tool?
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revised Why is (position < size) such a prevalent pattern in conditionals?
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