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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.

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answered SMS verification in web application
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answered Is a Factory class still a Factory class if the objects it returns already exist?
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answered How to accurately predict release items?
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answered REST API concepts
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answered Qt (C++) vs. JavaFX: What is the relative size of each developer community?
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answered C++ job interview questions?
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answered is there anything else like WPF can run in Linux and Mac
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answered Branching and CI Builds with Agile
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answered GPL - what is distribution?
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answered microsoft .Net license
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answered Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
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answered Is it frowned upon to release works in progress to github/sourceforge/bitbucket/etc?
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answered Bump version number in commercial software development?
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answered Is there a downside to installing Visual Studio Ultimate if I don't need all the features?
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answered The different types of CMS - Pros and cons
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answered Why is Javascript used in MongoDB and CouchDB instead of other languages such as Java, C++?
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answered How can I organize personal git repositories?
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answered Monkey Hunter algorithm - Interview question
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answered How can I get an anonymous user to submit bugs on a private GitHub project?