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ASP.NET MVP 8 years running and ASPInsider. InfoSec enthusiast.

Twitter: @vcsjones

Aspiring ProjectEuler solver in F#.

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Nov
7
awarded  Yearling
Aug
4
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
19
comment Why all classes in .NET globally inherits from Object class?
Also note how "light" the root object is. It provides very little services. Having a global root makes it very temping to pollute.
Jan
26
comment Is Test Driven Development in Javascript helpful for front-end developers?
Great question; but probably belongs on Programmers.SE. This question will likely get migrated there.
Nov
7
awarded  Yearling
Oct
17
comment Is there any comercial application written in Visual Basic .NET?
The Mono VB.NET Compiler was written in VB.NET, interestingly. mono-project.com/VisualBasic.NET_support
Oct
14
comment What can I do to keep my skills sharp without the internet?
That's what I've been doing. Been keeping me busy for years. Also a great way to teach yourself a new language.
Sep
25
comment How to effectively (but minimally) *simulate* a distributed computing environment?
Some VM software, like VMWare ESX allows you to simulate network latency as well. (Just something to consider).
Sep
19
comment Moving from TFS to Distributed SCM
@JonathanDickinson Danny makes a good point above - what problems are you trying to solve?
Sep
19
comment Moving from TFS to Distributed SCM
@JonathanDickinson Perhaps developers could work in dev-branches, and a "merge team" would be responsible for merging in the changes correctly? (Just throwing ideas out there).
Sep
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Sep
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answered Moving from TFS to Distributed SCM
Aug
17
comment US Software Patents
Open Sourcing it won't change anything. You are still risking litigation possibilities. iusmentis.com/computerprograms/opensourcesoftware/patentrisks
Jul
13
awarded  Critic
Jul
12
comment Are there tangible benefits to being a Microsoft MVP?
@JohnFx Funnily enough, when I asked for the number; they gave me Jon Skeet's cell number.
Jul
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
11
awarded  Commentator
Jul
11
comment Are there tangible benefits to being a Microsoft MVP?
@William - but it was effortless for me (and most) MVPs because they would have been doing all of the community work that they do even if the MVP award didn't exist. Bluntly, I would say "no", it is not worth more time doing something you would not have been doing in the first place.
Jul
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awarded  Editor
Jul
11
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