Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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02 February 2006

IE7 trial

I wrote a blog entry here in IE7. But then it crashed, and it disappeared. So this is the short version.

I'm not entirely convinced. I quite like it - but it's really not winning me over just yet. And besides, I really want stuff I write to be compatible with Firefox as well as IE. Typically in my Microsoft world, things are more easily correct in IE. So therefore, having my default browser as Firefox helps me get it right across the board.

It's definitely worth downloading and playing with. Just don't type anything critical into it yet.