Job: ASP.NET App Dev in Stirling

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone that wants a software development position on a part-time basis.

We are looking for an experienced developer with the following skillset.

  • Innovative and flexible
  • Strong object orientated design modelling approach
  • Ability to decompose requirements into architectural components and business objects
  • Positive and proactive attitude

Specialties

  • ASP.NET
  • SQL Server
  • RDBMS database design
  • Object Orientated Analysis and Design
  • SourceSafe
  • IIS
  • XML
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • JSON
  • CSS

Our requirement will initially be up to 20 hours per week and as such may be better suited to a freelance developer who is able to grow quickly with our business over the next 12 months.

Interested parties should email alan in the first instance.

More information about the company can be found here: http://www.pracius.com/

Discovering Startling Things from Your Version Control System

BCS Event: Monday 11th April, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Michael Feathers, Chief Scientist at Obtiva Corporation.

University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9ABmap (click on Informatics Forum in the list of buildings).

Synopsis

The industry is awash in an epidemic of bad code. We all know what bad code looks like – it’s opaque and impenetrable. But, we spend little time trying to figure out how it got that way. We assume it’s tight schedules or lack of discipline, but perhaps there’s more.

In this talk, Michael Feathers will relate several things that he’s learned by taking a longitudinal view of a system – by issuing queries of a code base and relating the results back to events on a team. The more we know about how we behave as teams in our code, the more likely we are to be able to control our development well enough to hold bad code at bay.

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