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bio website richardgriffiths.azurewebsites.net
location United Kingdom
age 37
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seen Aug 30 '13 at 20:19

I began learning to program, in fits and starts when I was 33. My day job didn’t require it but it became more and more helpful. By the time I left the role, I was at an advanced beginner stage with my understanding – basic grasp of OOP concepts, some functional coding skill in F# and enough SQL server knowledge to build simple databases with basic constraints. I left, took a years career break and stopped working on computers for about the same amount of time, after I got a Coursera qualification in R programming. I got my first proper junior developer role in November 2015 and from day one was working on Oracle and SQL Server databases, legacy code projects in VB/C# and bringing some of those up to .Net 4 standards. I use a lot of stored procs and have become familiar with dynamic sql and using openquery to talk to oracle via sql server. The new standards implemented where I work are high – which means every potential exception accounted for in some way, solid data annotations and more.

Current skills:

  • VB, C#, F#
  • T-SQL, Oracle
  • R
  • Basic HTML, CSS, Twitter Bootstrap and slowly working on using Javascript more.

Addition, I've used T4 templating, plenty of LINQ, entity framework, WPF in addition to Winforms, F# type providers and written a generic dynamic rules engine that generates a list of lambda predicates using expression trees in VB.

Other projects include a simply flowdocument printer with header, pagination, scaling and variable margin/border thickness.

I don't think people should have to just adapt to software. I don't think software can be quickly made to adapt to people either but I do think there is a solid balance to be struck and it should be biased towards the people NOT the implementation.


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