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I am an application engineer with a German Diplom (university degree) in computer science*) working in international projects as technical lead, developing web and Windows applications as well as web and Windows services for the .NET Framework based on Microsoft technology.

My main development platform is Visual Studio with Team Foundation Server, and I am working with C#, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, LINQ, Entity Framework etc. I am also very interested in efficient algorithms of all kinds, cryptography, multithreading, tips & tricks ...

In my opinion, StackOverflow is a great platform to exchange knowlege like this and I found many tips there, which is why I am always very motivated to give back knowlege by answering questions where I can.

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