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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.


Sep
24
revised Case insensitive keywords in a language
more info
Sep
22
revised Is iron ruby on Silverlight a viable alternative to C#?
formatting
Sep
19
revised Windows driver signing
formatting
Sep
18
revised Should I listen to my employer and use CASE tools?
more realistic order
Sep
15
revised Why would one bother marking up properly and semantically?
spelling
Sep
7
revised It is inconsiderate to place editor settings inside code files?
spelling
Sep
5
revised Should I listen to my employer and use CASE tools?
more info
Sep
4
revised What does cheap copying/branching mean for a versioning system like SVN?
more info
Sep
4
revised xmpp flow -server, client and library
list formatting
Sep
4
revised Plug-in based software design
formatting
Sep
4
revised What does it mean by atomic commit for a versioning system?
more info
Sep
3
revised What to do when you inherit an unmaintainable codebase?
typo in title
Sep
2
revised Grading an algorithm: Readability vs. Compactness
correction
Aug
23
revised The limit of Int32 for Identity Column
fixed grammar
Aug
20
revised Which timezone is used for permalinks of posts
remove call for list of answers
Aug
15
revised Should you make private properties?
non-code formatting; updated link
Aug
6
revised Unwritten rules of rewriting another team member's code
corrected spelling, retag
Jul
30
revised Looking for an example of how a software project can be managed/deployed
remove lmgtfy link
Jul
28
revised Pros and cons of intrusive and non-intrusive serialization?
spelling
Jul
23
revised Architectural patterns for interaction beyond MVC?
rolled back to a previous revision