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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 Is a day really 24 hours long?
more info
Dec
28
revised Why can't Windows services have a GUI?
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Dec
20
revised What will happen if I don't follow robots.txt while crawling?
It's "advise" not "advice"
Dec
19
revised How and when to use UNIT testing properly
edited tags
Dec
19
revised Can static and dynamically typed languages be seen as different tools for different types of jobs?
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Dec
19
revised When to prefer a generalized solution over solving specific cases
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Dec
19
revised Why are there no package management systems for C and C++?
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Nov
24
revised How do I maintain a really poorly written code base?
better(?) title
Nov
19
revised Practical size limits of a DataTable in c#
Remove spammy signature.
Nov
17
revised A little code to allow word substitution depending on user
more info
Nov
15
revised Is there an antipattern to describe this method of coding?
went over the top, but I appreciate the effort.
Nov
11
revised Should tests be in the same Ruby file or in separated Ruby files?
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Nov
10
revised Is there any place to find real-world usage-style tutorials for programming languages?
formatting
Nov
8
revised How do I trust an off site application
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Nov
7
revised Should we ever delete data in a database?
more ifno
Nov
6
revised System testing - making sure the system conforms to specification. Validation?
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Nov
5
revised keeping connection open all time in sql
spelling and formatting
Oct
31
revised How to solve cyclic dependencies in a visitor pattern
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Oct
30
revised Seeking advice on system documentation
spelling and stuff
Oct
23
revised Use of keyword “Using” in C# interface
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