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bio website stackoverflow.com/users/89382
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 42
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen Feb 4 at 15:30

Development Manager and ex-MS Developer based on Scotland. Still passably competent with SQL and VBA and dream of one day doing more programming but for now mainly interested in best practice, management and methodology type things.

When I'm not working I spend my time doting on my daughters and/or trying to catch up on the sleep they've deprived me of.


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Dec
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comment The 10 minutes technical interview
@compman - Clearly not. tenet can apply to a religion but isn't exclusive to that context and can also apply to any organisation, movement or profession.
Nov
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comment How to handle management pushing legacy systems?
@James - That's not the definition of a legacy system. Legacy is defined by there being a (clearly) newer or more efficient technology available, not the failure of internal processes or staff retention.
Oct
24
comment Team member missing? Glue between data producers and data consumers
@hroptatyr - For me I'd start with you having an informal discussion with the consumers, understanding their position and seeing what you do agree on. I suspect it's going to require someone independent or dispassionate to sort the whole thing out but the two of you may be able to reduce the size of the area under disagreement.
Oct
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answered Team member missing? Glue between data producers and data consumers
Oct
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Oct
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answered Definition of a Software bug. Blizzard Entertainment insists that my “bug” is not a bug at all. Are they right?
Oct
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answered How to decrease errors before testing?
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Oct
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comment Why is C not considered an 'object-oriented' language?
@Dark Templar - What Eoin said... It's in the nature of the relationship. I can see where you're coming from - you could certainly use Structs within a module in such a way that it emulated some very very basic elements of OO but much of what you'd be doing would rely on the programmer sticking to a set of self imposed rules rather than having the language enforce it. And why would you bother? You're getting none of the benefits of OO - no inheritance for instance - and you're restricting yourself.
Oct
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Oct
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comment Why is C not considered an 'object-oriented' language?
All - why the down votes? It's a basic question but not a bad one.
Oct
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answered Why is C not considered an 'object-oriented' language?
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