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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
31
revised Is outsourcing code more expensive in the long term? Does it harm code quality?
remove signature
May
18
revised What to do when you are faced with programming task that you have never done?
spelling
May
9
revised DDD - Domain Object calling a web service
Corrected grammar
May
2
revised Solution with multiple projects and (GitHub) single issue tracker and repository
remove link to SO question
Apr
23
revised Is a day really 24 hours long?
list the exceptions
Apr
20
revised Vendor Support for OpenStack (that's not a rip-off)
rolled back to a previous revision
Mar
9
revised Formalizing a requirements spec written in narrative English
list formatting
Mar
6
revised What are the arguments against or for putting application logic in the database layer?
clean up
Mar
1
revised How can I implement an escrow payment system in my website?
remove spammy bit
Feb
21
revised Why isn't the ‘format’ method more widely used in Python?
remove meta commentary
Feb
17
revised Is it possible to create a 2d game for both linux and windows with next to no changes?
remove obvious call for a list of answers
Feb
10
revised How can I work on different projects without losing focus?
make question a title and remove call for list of answers
Jan
22
revised How to design website workflow?
remove the shopping request bit
Jan
20
revised Is it better to create a stored procedure or entities to get to the data I need?
There's no need to abbreviate everything, we're not short of characters here.
Jan
11
revised Effective implementation of “array” of type Int X String -> String in .NET or in general
formatting
Dec
29
revised Is a day really 24 hours long?
oops
Dec
29
revised Is a day really 24 hours long?
rework
Dec
29
revised Is a day really 24 hours long?
more info
Dec
28
revised Why can't Windows services have a GUI?
spelling
Dec
20
revised What will happen if I don't follow robots.txt while crawling?
It's "advise" not "advice"