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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 How do I trust an off site application
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revised Should we ever delete data in a database?
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revised System testing - making sure the system conforms to specification. Validation?
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revised How to solve cyclic dependencies in a visitor pattern
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revised Seeking advice on system documentation
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revised Use of keyword “Using” in C# interface
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Oct
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revised How does Google store search trends in backend?
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revised Silverlight, one database per user
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revised Silverlight, one database per user
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revised Silverlight, one database per user
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revised What does the Spring framework do? Should I use it? Why or why not?
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revised In agile environment, how is bug tracking and iteration tracking consolidated.
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revised Map Library: Client-side or Server-side?
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revised Is the use of “utf8=✓” preferable to “utf8=true”?
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revised What are programmers made to do in spare time in jobs?
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revised Is Creative-Commons license compatible with Apache License?
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revised Use of keyword “Using” in C# interface
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revised Design pattern and best practices
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