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In time one of the main themes of this blog will be about software architecture and design. There are many different terms used to describe this important subject and sometimes they are used interchangeably. In this blog, “Software Design” will mean the internal design of programs, “Software Architecture” will mean the organisation of, and relationship […]

Microsoft tend to enable new features by default; this is something I personally do not like. With Word 2010 and the new Navigation bar, they have gone one further; not only does it popup when you start Word using up screen space, its very difficult to disable this. I don’t want it to come up […]

I am coaching a young guy at present who wants to be a developer and is just a first year in college (age 16/17). We meet up once a month or so. A few of the things we talk about might find its way into this blog. The main thing I have said so far […]

I have developed with two or three screens connected to my PC (or laptop – using Matrox’s excellent Dual Head 2 Go) for many years. Like desk space, my view is you cannot have enough screen space to help keep organised and productive. Recently I took the plunge and purchased a 4K screen from Amazon. […]

Although I’m a .NET developer, and I haven’t used the LAMP stack for a number of years, when it came to creating this blog, there was no choice other than WordPress. Its well established, quick and easy to set up a WordPress blog, and this can be polished and finished off with little effort and the […]

I just wanted to relate this snippet of information. Often you get wireless networking gear and they are notoriously difficult to set up, the instructions often translated from chinese. Its only in recent years that I learnt of a good way to setup repeaters, which I have not seen in the instruction manuals. Imagine you […]

The C# vs VB.NET debate is as old as .NET itself, although thankfully appears to be calming down in recent years. When I started using .NET over 10 years ago, I started with VB.NET because although I had 6 years C experience from a previous life, I was also experienced with VB6 and VBA, so […]

Why, after more than 30 years as a developer, have I decided to create a blog? First and foremost, a blog is a form of communication with other interested parties about subjects that are mutually of interest. I wouldn’t dream of disabling comments like some companies do, all forms of feedback are greatly appreciated and […]

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