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bio website richardgriffiths.azurewebsite…
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I'm a late starter to coding, at time of writing I'm 35 and started coding in VB at 33, in 2010. So I don't have any formal background in it. My day job was purely content research and entry, I decided programming would make it faster.

Now I use WPF with vb or c#, I'm learning F# and functional programming, LINQ and lambdas are part of my normal coding life and Entity Framework is making a previously manual job a lot easier. I still shift back to old school SQL at work with winforms at need. Also of interest is influencing our company into Agile practices including TDD and DDD :)

I've played with Lua on the IPad, php and MYsql for fun.

I'd like to get into specialist arenas with code, especially medical or scientific stuff despite lacking bits of paper. So on the side I'm studying maths and neurosciences, in the hope I can get onto a decent course or three in time to come.

I'm very interested in getting into a challenge that is both intriguing but beyond me so that I'm forced to work out how to express solutions in code thoroughly. I'm on problem 3 at Project Euler in an effort to kick back against my apparent lack of experience in the market place for developers.


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comment I want to adopt an agile methodology - in a company that has NO process at all?
True. Our company thinks rewriting what EF and NHibernate do is a great idea. It would be, except we will only use it for one thing. The real reason we exist...which is NOT data access and ORM!!
Feb
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comment I want to adopt an agile methodology - in a company that has NO process at all?
I did :) I hope it helps others with a similar question.
Feb
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comment I want to adopt an agile methodology - in a company that has NO process at all?
@robert then tbh I'm a bit stuck as to where else I'd ask this actually! Do you have a suggestion? I wished to post on the stack network as the advice is relevant to me and the wealth of info out there makes it hard to know where a lone dev would begin. Hence my feeling it wasn't an unreasonable question to ask the group, I couldn't think of a better way to elicit what I was looking for.
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comment I want to adopt an agile methodology - in a company that has NO process at all?
I like the idea of the one week sprint. If I can get out of mandatory interruptions like support calls, I could do these in a reasonably reliable fashion :).
Feb
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comment I want to adopt an agile methodology - in a company that has NO process at all?
@RobertHarvey tbh honest Robert, I've no idea where on Stack this could have gone and figured this is probably the nearest match. I'm at work now, looking for advice during a break and have a couple of good starting points. Can you suggest how better I should word it for better community benefit?
Feb
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comment I want to adopt an agile methodology - in a company that has NO process at all?
thank you. I do a lot of client feedback, partly due to support calls and partly to do with the role I had when I started. I ended up on the road a lot talking to clients. Often I can work out a thorough understanding from a telephone conversation-as long as I've walked through their use case by letting them lead me sufficiently; I can refine and suggest from there.
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