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bio website future-web-app.blogspot.com
location Israel
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I mostly do Erlang and CoffeeScript these days and am the author of "Building Web Applications in Erlang" and "Programming HTML5 Applications" Both of which were published by O'Reilly.

I am also very interested in the question, How do I become a great developer and spend a fair bit of time thinking about it.

I am also a compulsive writer. I love writing as it forces me to really think about what is important and how to make ideas seem more concreate


Feb
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answered Is paper indispensable in a programmer's everyday work?
Feb
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comment Is a big name computer science degree worth the cost?
If it gets you a $100k Job. Thats a really big if! What if you graduate in a downturn (Like say NOW) and you find that you can't find any job? Trust me it happens. Been there, done that (thankfully I didn't have any debt)
Feb
13
comment Is a big name computer science degree worth the cost?
Well I will say I went to a top 30 school, and didn't graduate until 12 years after I started. (though I didn't have any debt). So the possibility of not finishing school should not be dismissed! It happens, and depending on when you gradate job prospects may be pretty bleak. If you had got a CS Degree in say 2003 jobs were pretty hard to find. I can say I sure had problems find one in Boston in '03.
Feb
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answered How do these hotshot developers keep changing their technology base?
Feb
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answered What is the best toolkit for writing long technical texts?
Feb
13
answered Learning programming, suggestions for a roadmap
Feb
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answered Teaching programming to a non-CS graduate
Feb
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comment Is a big name computer science degree worth the cost?
The problem is that if you graduate with $120K worth of debt that is a major problem, worse if you don't graduate! I would look at a state school, but look around for a really good one! they vary a lot in quality
Feb
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answered Do people in non-English-speaking countries code in English?
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Feb
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answered How can I estimate how long a project will take?
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answered Why aren't there other client-side scripting languages for websites?
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answered First languages with generic programming support
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answered What do you do when a user asks for a feature you will not implement?
Feb
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answered Software Developer Interview Question - Fair or Unfair
Feb
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answered Is obtrusive JavaScript ever ok?