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Areas of strength:

  • Perl expert (specifically enterprise software development)
  • Sybase (including design and optimization)
  • GUI design

Areas of familiarity:

  • Web programming (EmbPerl, JSP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript)
  • C++

...P.S. I'm not really 42. But 42 is way cooler than a real answer :)

...P.P.S. Don't read too much into the icon. Just a minor nod to Cryptonomicon.


Sep
17
awarded  Editor
Sep
17
revised What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
added 400 characters in body
Sep
17
answered What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
Sep
17
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
17
comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
Why all the downvoting?
Sep
8
comment Computer Science graduate. Master or full-time job?
What are those "women" you speak of?
Sep
8
comment Difference between templates in JavaScript and design patterns
@Jose - that was a word for word copying from a test or homework assignment, thus the imperative wording
Jul
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
25
answered Refactoring: Isn't it just a fancy word for clean up your code?
Feb
28
comment Should we hire someone who writes C in Perl?
@brian - even if your generous interpretation (misinformed big fish in small pond with overinflated self opinion) is correct, do YOU want to hire a guy who's so bad at his profession that he failed to continue learning to the point he's not aware there's "bigger world out there"? I sure would be very cautious - again, it's NOT the quality of his code that would give me pause but the dissonance, whatever the reason/excuse for that dissonance is.
Feb
15
comment How can programming ability be used to help people in poverty?
Like the man said... No More Secrets. Oh sorry, forgot, Sneakers at the end showed that the whole thing was a plot by Organized Crime.
Feb
12
comment Should we hire someone who writes C in Perl?
@brian - just stumbled upon this specific Q, and I must add my respectful disagreement. The OP explicitly stated "very good Perl experience" coupled with "off-site" (e.g. not under super-time pressure) code. This code is not awful, it's downright not-too-damn-bad. BUT... it's nowhere NEAR the quality of code that a real Perl developer with good experience produces nearly automatically (e.g. adding $! at the end of IO-related die). So this gentleman likely mis-represented himself)
Feb
5
awarded  Critic
Jan
13
awarded  Commentator
Jan
13
comment Why such popularity with Python?
To quote a comment from different answer: "Not doubting Python here, but I think Perl fits your description above quite well if not better".
Jan
13
comment Why such popularity with Python?
@Xepoch - actually, there's very often a lot less than infinity of good/correct ways of doing things in Perl, and most people with a clue will easily be able to tell you without TOO much disagreement what top 1 (or at most 2) are. if you don't believe me, look at Perl questions on SO. Yes, some quetsions have 10 distinct solutions. But most have a clearly agreed upon "most correct for circumstances" solution.
Jan
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
5
awarded  Teacher