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I'm a software task manager, formerly a software engineer. My career has been the unity of digital security, Java Enterprise development, and being a system-level thinker. I'm a jack of all trades, master of none. My strongest skill is communication.

These days, my main goals are making the right big picture choices for my team, building a solid team of great engineers, and making sure that the rest of the world leaves them alone long enough to get good things done.

When I'm not doing software stuff, I study medieval India, study dance, and work in the Burlesque scene.

I'm currently an Engineering Manager at Akamai - I have to admit, it's simply cool to finally work in a company with a real social media policy that will let me be public about where I work! But all views expressed on this or any site by me are my own, for better or worse.


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answered Turn away a bug if no reproducible test case exists?
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Mar
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answered Optimizing web applications
Mar
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answered Why bother with detailed specs?
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21
revised IT Research & Development project and team organization
grammar & spelling
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Mar
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answered Why does a computer science degree matter to a professional programmer?
Mar
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answered As a consultant, how can I amaze my clients?
Mar
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answered Best way to estimate cost related to porting code from language A to language B?
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awarded  Commentator
Mar
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comment Not getting paid for hours you've worked?
@Merchf - great work if you can get it! Congrats on having a rare position that never demands overtime. I'm just saying that after 10 years in the industry, I haven't seen overtime-free to be the norm.
Mar
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answered What is the best way to learn how to develop secure applications?
Mar
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answered Not getting paid for hours you've worked?
Mar
8
comment How do managers know if a person is a good or a bad programmer?
@pythagras - my counter question would be "which manager?" A manager of 40 people - no, of course not. A manager of 10 people - probably wouldn't kill you to sneak in 1 hour per person scanning code in known to be critical areas. 1 hour per 10 employees over 6 months seems easily doable.
Mar
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comment How do managers know if a person is a good or a bad programmer?
@Jigar Joshi - don't know how every manager does it - this is what I've done when asked to do performance reviews or make recommendations.
Mar
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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answered Writing Resumes for Internships?
Mar
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comment Why aren't we all doing model driven development yet?
@KeesDijk - UML, for sure! Particularly Rational Rose, but also a bit of Rational SW Architect.
Mar
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answered How do managers know if a person is a good or a bad programmer?
Mar
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answered Why aren't we all doing model driven development yet?