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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.

Nov
13
comment Is it Considered Good SQL practice to use GUID to link multiple tables to same Id field?
On a side note, an INT cannot hold a GUID. So if you need to use an INT instead of a 128-bit field (sizeof GUID), I'd called it just ID.
Nov
7
comment How can I make a case for “dependency management”?
@suslik Care to elaborate on what a "broken Maven" setup is?
Nov
5
comment Using Git in Enterprise environment
SmartGit is a fantastic UI. It is free for open source projects and is cheap for commercial projects. It removes any problems with a "poor" git UI.
Nov
1
comment Do support sites like Stack Overflow upset the paid-support open source model?
Are you counting 4 months of all your employees not being proficient in a platform as $0?
Nov
1
comment Is modern C++ replacing C#? Is Microsoft pushing developers to adopt C++?
Most of the examples I've seen seem to be C++/CLI. There seems to be an internal Microsoft struggle between the Core group (C++ developers) and the Developer group (inventors of .NET Framework). This happens in other companies as well. At least they gave us the choice between C++ and C# this time around.
Oct
5
comment Is a code review which uses only code comments a good idea?
@gaRex Yes you are looking at the wrong place. atlassian.com/software/crucible/pricing/?tab=download If you need any more information we should start a chat not use the comments.Hope this helps.
Oct
5
comment Is a code review which uses only code comments a good idea?
It's one time $10 if you install locally and does not require JIRA.
Oct
4
comment Is a code review which uses only code comments a good idea?
Atlassian Crucible is essentially free for up to 10 developers. It also happens to be the best code review tool I've used. The comments approach is viable but can make it hard to track state.
Aug
29
comment GPL - what is distribution?
@MartinBeckett It doesn't matter. Unless you are suggesting that Department A would produce a product from GPL source and not give Department B the source.
Aug
27
comment Why aren't there native Javascript interpreters for Windows/Mac/Linux?
NodeJS runs on Google's V8. You can use V8 to do whatever you want. So even if NodeJS isn't a fit for you V8 might be.
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
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
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
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