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  • C# .NET, SQL Server contractor specialising in the Financial industry.
    For an up-to-date copy of my CV please contact me gavin-contracts(at)

    Latest - I am available for work in the City Of London & Docklands.
    Good text editors are always on the agenda. I have been using Edit+ for the last couple of years.
    I have integrated it with Microsoft SourceSafe and extended it to SourceSafe SQL Server objects.
    I use it to develop Java applications and HTML (such as this website) and the proof is in the pudding, after all I am still using it after more than 4 years.
    With good editors come good fonts, my latest favourite is the Raize Font.
    If you are using Microsoft ClearType you may need to adjust the settings to get the best results.
    A bane for anyone developing HTML pages is the formatting of the pages.
    I use a tool called HTML Tidy and have it integrated within Edit+.
    For VB5 and VB6 development I have been using the MZ-Tools add-in for a while now.
    I use it mainly for error handling and defining coding shortcuts for those things I keep having to do again and again, such as typing out the name of the procedure I am coding.
    Other cool features are the sorting of procedures in modules, and the bane of all VB developers the setting of the TabIndex property for controls on a form, renaming all instances of code that reference a controls name when you rename the control - a complete time saver, and so many more that I have to stop typing.
    With developers migrating to Microsoft .NET, a common question is "which language should I learn"?
    I believe that the language is secondary to the .NET Framework, if you understand the framework you can then use any programming language to achieve your objective.
    This is a good article outlining some of the benefits and features of the various .NET options.

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