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bio website duelingcoders.com
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Andrew is a long time lover of programming and the practices that go along with it. Picking up his first C++ book when he was 13-years old he was lucky enough to learn what his passion in life would be before high school. Learning to program on an Apple IIe, Commodore and even the short lived BeBox, he was able to secure his first job at 17 years old.

His current passions include:

  • Answering questions on StackExchange
  • Distributed and Parallel Computing
  • Beautiful designs and the code that goes along with it
  • That feeling you get when you solved a problem that others were unable to in an gloriously efficient way.
  • Enterprise Service Buses (Mule ESB) and the current SOA trend.
  • Producing a insanely high performance, fault-tolerant, linearly scalable messaging system, preferably within the Mule ESB ecosystem.
  • The many possibilities of parallel computing with small form factory devices such as Raspberry Pi's and Parallella
  • And last but not least, explaining to people why their service is not RESTful no matter how much they claim it is.

Aug
26
comment What are you thoughts on GWT?
Don't confuse DOM with JavaScript. It's not JS that is the problem.
Aug
24
comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
@Keltari Your comment is a logical fallacy. You are assuming that by him asking on this web site he is taking it as legal advice and will forgo legal counsel. Haven't you ever asked a friend something knowing full well they cannot legally solve a problem for you?
Aug
24
comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
I was disappointed you got more up votes then me, then I read your answer. It is superb. It brings everything back to earth and deals with the human factor. +1
Aug
24
comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
I feel confident he knew he was posting to programmers.stackexchange.com not legaladvice.stackexchange.com
Aug
23
comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
@JonathanAllen I am not certain the unpaid intern clauses would hold up considering the work he did is directly related to his internship. I believe the intent of the laws is to allow the interns to work on other things. The problem is he had to use Company IP to create his program.
Aug
23
comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
@stonemetal Not profiting from unpaid interns seems like an oxymoron. Isn't the whole point of getting unpaid interns to profit off of them (regardless of the morality of it)?
Aug
23
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Aug
23
comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
@maple_shaft Until you have been responsible for not only your family but the families of all your employees don't assume Managers or "MBA's" don't do a lot of work. It sucks when a bad decision gets you fired, but it sucks more when a bad decision tanks a company and gets everyone fired.
Aug
23
revised Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
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Aug
23
comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
@Sign If the director has authority to make a decision about where the product goes after that, what is the difference?
Aug
23
answered Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
Aug
23
comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
You are sadly mistaken if you think Companies go along with a tatic like this.
Aug
23
comment Running software as a service using unmodified GPL(v2+) program as a core dependency: must the SaaS source code be released?
Apparently I am mistaken about GLPv3. It was struck out of it. linux-mag.com/id/3017
Aug
23
comment Running software as a service using unmodified GPL(v2+) program as a core dependency: must the SaaS source code be released?
If it's GPLv3 or Affero then yes you do. Those licenses were tailored to fix and close the "software as a service" loop hole.
Aug
21
answered Is it frowned upon to release works in progress to github/sourceforge/bitbucket/etc?
Aug
18
comment Why are errors named as “Exception” but not as “Error” in programming languages?
Not all exceptional situations are errors.
Aug
18
answered Bump version number in commercial software development?
Aug
18
comment Choosing between Single or multiple projects in a git repository?
How would you release those individual projects as separate releases? Or do you never need to do that? That is the problem I have. With if you need to create a V1 of Project A, and V2 of Project B.
Aug
18
comment Choosing between Single or multiple projects in a git repository?
I have a very similar issue right now. I need to release different versions of a project so they will need to be in different repositories. This is a nightmare to manage though. It would be great if there was a way to branch just sub directories.
Aug
18
comment How much control can I expect to have over my work environment?
I'm at a point where I never want a corporation to provide me with anything but network access. I always think to myself about the General Contract that shows up to work and asks the Forman for a hammer.