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20+ years of experience in IT with various platforms, languages, databases and industries.


Feb
20
comment Should I avoid data duplication?
As someone who has actually worked as a DBA on RDBMs with billions of rows, denormalisation is sometimes a necessary evil for performance reasons. However, that is primarily an implementation concern (what we used to called physical design). You should aim to eliminate any data duplication in the initial (logical) design.
Feb
18
comment What is the “correct” way to store functions in a database?
The use of functions in DB is one of those holy wars that will run and run. Yes, there can be a hit on the database if they're not used correctly but they can make the code far more concise and easier to read.
Feb
18
comment Suggestions needed for calculating efficiency of a task based project
The problem appears to be the queue. Devs are cherry picking the ones they want and then holding onto them. Why not just have a pool of tasks and devs pull them one at a time to work on them?
Jan
21
revised Why is it said that a class represents an abstraction?
Tidied up the grammar a little
Jan
21
suggested approved edit on Why is it said that a class represents an abstraction?
Jan
21
answered Should a scrum team estimate time for the user stories during Sprint Planning, or before it?
Jan
20
comment How to make significant technical decisions given very little time
For sure - if it ticks the other boxes...
Jan
20
answered How to make significant technical decisions given very little time
Jan
16
revised Database performance comparison
Included a pertinent tag
Jan
16
suggested approved edit on Database performance comparison
Jan
15
revised Is there actually an advantage to using Win API calls for file access?
Included additional tags
Jan
15
suggested approved edit on Is there actually an advantage to using Win API calls for file access?
Jan
14
comment How to solve this problem of duplicate code with a design pattern
Design patterns are a means to an end - not the end in themselves. Trying to pick a design pattern so you can start programming is a classic case of cargo cult programming. You'd be far better off learning the patterns and then recognising them in your various problem domains.
Jan
12
revised What kind of applications are built using C
added 11 characters in body
Jan
12
answered What kind of applications are built using C
Jan
9
comment How does a developer code in anticipation of change?
Interestingly, I've just been reading about Lean Software Development which seems to cover much of what I myself have gleaned.
Jan
8
comment How are financial organizations planning for the degradation of old programming languages such as COBOL?
I suspect COBOL will outlive all of us...
Jan
8
comment How are financial organizations planning for the degradation of old programming languages such as COBOL?
Cool story bro - but in no way answered the question. Still, I liked it so +1... :-)
Jan
8
answered How does a developer code in anticipation of change?
Jan
6
answered Why is there little use of filesharing as compression (outside of libraries)?