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I am a professional software engineer and technical architect with over twenty years commercial development experience with a strong focus on the design and development of web and mobile applications.

I have experience of architecting scalable, distributed, high volume web applications that are accessible from multiple devices due to their responsive web design, including architecting enterprise service-oriented solutions. I have also developed enterprise mobile applications using Xamarin and Telerik Platform.

I have extensive experience using .NET, ASP.NET, Windows and Web Services, WCF, SQL Server, LINQ and other Microsoft technologies. I am also familiar with HTML, Bootstrap, Javascript (inc. JQuery and Node.js), CSS, XML, JSON, Apache Cordova, KendoUI and many other web and mobile related technologies.

I am enthusiastic about Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Application Life-cycle Management having configured such environments using CruiseControl.NET, TeamCity and Team Foundation Services. I enjoy working in Agile and Test Driven Development (TDD) environments.

Outside of work I have two beautiful daughters. I am also an avid cyclist who enjoys reading, listening to music and travelling.

 

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GeneralBankrupt Development Pin
Dominic Burford12-Apr-15 20:37
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GeneralExecution in the Kingdom of Nouns Pin
Dominic Burford10-Apr-15 2:22
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GeneralLanguage vs Framework Pin
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GeneralDo we really need asynchronous programming? I don't think so. Pin
Dominic Burford18-Mar-15 23:20
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GeneralHelp Vampires Pin
Dominic Burford17-Mar-15 22:44
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GeneralThoughts on what makes a great software developer. Pin
Dominic Burford12-Nov-14 0:09
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GeneralDefinition of a programmer Pin
Dominic Burford10-Nov-14 23:42
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GeneralPet peeve - poor marking Pin
Dominic Burford5-Nov-14 1:01
professionalDominic Burford5-Nov-14 1:01 
It's frustrating when you put your heart and soul into an article only for someone to quickly dismiss it by giving it a poor mark. It takes time and effort to write an article. Researching the subject matter, proof-reading etc. And it can take a second for someone to dismiss that effort with a poor mark.

Don't get me wrong, I welcome constructive criticism as I certainly don't profess to have all the answers, and I enjoy learning as much as I do teaching.

But when someone gives you a poor mark for an article, and then cannot justify that mark, is very frustrating.

To mark an article I would expect (demand) the following criteria are met as an absolute minimum.

1. Have read the article in its entirety.
2. Be sufficiently familiar with the subject matter of the article to constructively criticise it.
3. Ensure you have fully substantiated your mark with detailed technical information.
4. No personal attacks, sarcasm or other similar derogatory language. Comments should only address the technical content of the article.

If these criteria are not met then don't expect me to take your mark or comment seriously.
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult." - C.A.R. Hoare

GeneralPet peeve - developers who want to be spoon fed the answer Pin
Dominic Burford22-Oct-14 22:07
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GeneralPet peeve - using the var keyword Pin
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