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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


Dec
16
answered Fastest Functional Language
Nov
29
comment How do developers find the time to stay on top of latest technologies?
podcasts are a good way to figure out what is interesting. And you can listen while commuting or the like. I often listen on the bus
Nov
24
comment Security issue about making my code public in GitHub
If nothing else create a local git repo. That way you can at least rollback when you make a mistake.
Nov
22
comment How would you practice concurrency and multi-threading?
Use Erlang. Really if you want a concurrent system use erlang, you will thank me for that advice
Nov
13
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
8
comment Learning new programming languages and technologies
Oh I like that, a good way to bring new ideas to the team as a whole
Nov
7
comment Examples of when we'll use interpreted language over compiled language?
Erlang is compiled and dynamically typed. Haskell is statically typed and can be compiled or interpreted
Nov
4
comment What are some really tough programming books?
If your goal is for a book to be hard for the sake of being hard you are right, on the other hand it is a book that has a lot of good information in it
Oct
7
awarded  Guru
Sep
26
comment OS choice for functional developing
It is in the OCaml family, as is Haskell.
Sep
20
comment OS choice for functional developing
That is what I have heard. I got the impression that F# is Microsoft's way of taking cool ideas from Haskell and moving them into the .net world
Sep
20
comment OS choice for functional developing
I have not learned it yet, but it looks like a pretty nice language. I spend most of my time in Erlang these days
Sep
20
answered OS choice for functional developing
Sep
12
answered At what point is asynchronous reading of disk I/O more efficient than synchronous?
Aug
24
comment Using Agile development in a one person team
I could pair with my cat
Aug
24
comment Is it worth converting a Django project to Rails?
Its a judgement call, I probably wound't unless learning ruby (or improving my ruby skills) was a goal I was working on.
Aug
22
comment Is it worth converting a Django project to Rails?
5KLoc is not much for a team of developers, for 1 guy working on it on the weekends it is a chunk of code. I would not port it unless there was some really good reason. Python Django are a good framework
Jul
31
comment Bringing your own computer to work
It is also kind of an issue as you have to assume that everyone has a suitable laptop for doing their job on. That may or may not be true
Jul
31
answered Cpu-heavy web server
Jul
27
answered How often should I be compiling?