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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 Why Use Scala over Java
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revised Why Use Scala over Java
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revised Increase speed of a VB.net Application to SQL server 2008 and Hamachi VPN
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Oct
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revised Which tips helped you learn touch-typing?
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revised A little code to allow word substitution depending on user
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Sep
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revised When to learn the command line version of a programming tool?
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revised Page Not Found: 404 - the best content to put in this page
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revised Why is (position < size) such a prevalent pattern in conditionals?
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May
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revised Is outsourcing code more expensive in the long term? Does it harm code quality?
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May
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revised What to do when you are faced with programming task that you have never done?
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May
9
revised DDD - Domain Object calling a web service
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May
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revised Solution with multiple projects and (GitHub) single issue tracker and repository
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Apr
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revised Is a day really 24 hours long?
list the exceptions
Apr
20
revised Vendor Support for OpenStack (that's not a rip-off)
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Mar
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revised Formalizing a requirements spec written in narrative English
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Mar
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revised What are the arguments against or for putting application logic in the database layer?
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Mar
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revised How can I implement an escrow payment system in my website?
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Feb
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revised Why isn't the ‘format’ method more widely used in Python?
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