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Senior OO designer, Java developer, application architect.

Commercial, industrial & government systems; systems integration; software design/ extensibility; and software reliability are specialties.

Spring Framework, Eclipse & occasional open-source contributor.


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comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
Yep, get them going with the pair programming & give the simple tasks -- real tasks, on the software they're meant to be working on, in the language they're meant to be working in, with real accomplishment. Review & mentor all their work and they will progress.
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comment Is learning C# as a first language a mistake?
Eclipse is a lot better for me than Visual Studio. But I agree with you -- C# would be a great language, especially if it weren't owned by & locked into the evil proprietary standards-destroying dark overlord of Redmond.
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