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Director of Technology

A software developer since the mid-80's I ran a successful consulting business for 15 years. I have worked for everything startups and international companies that did billions of dollars a quarter in profit.

As a technology consultant I made a career out of finding the next job, learning more about my clients business than they knew and giving them direction to future successes. I have comprehensive experience with both software and hardware development companies.

I have extensive experience as a hiring manager as well, earned from years of experience building, teaching and managing creative Agile Technical teams.


Mar
27
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Long parameter list versus long state variable list
Mar
27
comment What is the most effective way to add functionality to unfamiliar, structurally unsound code?
@Benubird just because something is done incorrectly by one person/team doesn't invalidate the entire concept, it just means poor judgement was used in that particular case. You conflating that is just as poor judgement as them. Software suffers from Entropy, it degenerates into a Big Ball of Mud regardless. Poor judgement just accelerates it, this technique is valid in business when applied correctly and reduces entropy when done appropriately. Your blank judgement is worse advice.
Mar
7
comment Is there a minimum team size required to see a benefit from Agile?
I have a project that I am the Customer/Product Owner and the sole developer, so that equals 1.
Mar
6
comment Is there a minimum team size required to see a benefit from Agile?
yes, minimum size would be 1
Mar
5
comment User stories are too high level and conceptual, management expects developers to fill in the blanks
... communication is good ... doesn't sound like communication is good. Sounds like a one way connection, if you aren't giving feedback early and often like when estimating the stories then you aren't communicating effectively.
Mar
4
awarded  Tag Editor
Mar
4
revised
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Mar
4
revised
added 599 characters in body
Mar
4
wiki
Mar
4
wiki
Mar
4
suggested suggested edit on
Mar
4
suggested suggested edit on
Mar
4
answered How to get around the Circular Reference issue with JSON and Entity
Feb
10
comment Excessive use “final” keyword in Java
-1 for speculation as fact
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
31
comment UUID collisions
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about something already discussed ad-nauseum on the internet, in books and especially on StackOverflow
Dec
18
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
10
comment Why not free memory as soon as its reference counter hits zero
What is the benefit of spending time freeing memory that isn't needed immediately, freeing when it is demanded is a much more intelligent heuristic.
Nov
11
awarded  Yearling