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I've been a developer for over 30 years in one form or another. I learnt Pascal at University and my first job was programming in Fortran 66. I've since moved to C# & .NET via Ada, C and C++.

Over the years I've used most operating systems (apart from MacOS), starting with PR1MOS and then moving onto various flavours of Unix. I'm now exclusively on Windows, but thinking of getting into iPhone/iPod touch/iPad development (if only I could afford a MacBook Pro!).


Mar
5
answered Storing historical data in DB vs on disk
Feb
27
comment Should I normalize my string arrays, or just keep it a simple string?
@cornergraf Wikipedia has an article on the basics - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_text_search - it's not an area I'm terribly familiar with, just that a colleague is looking into this and there are trade-offs with how the data is organised when doing other searches. Other links - MSDN, MySQL and PostgreSQL
Feb
26
answered Should I normalize my string arrays, or just keep it a simple string?
Feb
20
revised Fetch data from database from multiple tables matching condition
formatting
Feb
20
suggested approved edit on Fetch data from database from multiple tables matching condition
Feb
20
revised Sorting on compound Indexes
formatting
Feb
20
suggested approved edit on Sorting on compound Indexes
Feb
20
suggested rejected edit on How to fetch data on a single column from a table having composite key
Oct
14
awarded  Scholar
Oct
14
accepted Which of the following pieces of SQL is most efficient
Oct
13
awarded  Student
Oct
13
comment Which of the following pieces of SQL is most efficient
@JamesAnderson - It could be the SQL Server version. I've updated the tags.
Oct
13
revised Which of the following pieces of SQL is most efficient
better tag
Oct
13
asked Which of the following pieces of SQL is most efficient
Oct
21
revised Optimizing a query using derived tables
remove note about being cross posted.
Oct
21
suggested approved edit on Optimizing a query using derived tables
Jan
30
awarded  Editor
Jan
30
awarded  Supporter
Jan
30
revised What's the difference between a temp table and table variable in SQL Server?
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Jan
30
suggested approved edit on What's the difference between a temp table and table variable in SQL Server?