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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
25
comment (Why) Should I learn a new programming language?
No Idea, how to do it. Post a gist with the examples would be how I would share them.
Feb
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Feb
22
comment How bad would it be to obtain a lock on every object?
What happens when a thread crashes while it holds a lock
Feb
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Feb
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answered When would you need “hundreds of thousands” of threads?
Feb
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comment JUnit Testing in Multithread Application
Don't share mutable state
Feb
4
comment How important is it for a programmer to know how to implement a QuickSort/MergeSort algorithm from memory?
In truth 99.999% of the time when you need a sort just using the library that comes with your language or runtime will be the correct choice.
Jan
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Jan
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answered In what meaningful ways does Erlang prevent race conditions in concurrent programming?
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Dec
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comment what tools should I use for quality assurance and testing for front end javascript?
Well what you want to do is use QUnit or Jasmine to test the various functions or methods in your code, that will get the various parts of your code working correctly. Then you use Selenium to do end to end tests. The problem is that Selenium tests can be rather slow so you want to do as much as possible with unit tests
Dec
27
answered Is true multithreading really necessary?
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Dec
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comment Should a programmer take writing lessons to enhance code expressiveness?
Very much this. Being able to write Prose well is a key skill for any professional
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Dec
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answered Fastest Functional Language