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I'm a 27-year-old-geek living in San Francisco, California. I specialize in web programming and scripting, especially , , and , though I am familiar with several languages and frameworks. I absolutely love to learn new languages and technologies--recent favorites include Scala, Elixir, Clojure and ClojureScript.

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comment What is the name of this array transformation?
I feel like I should have recalled this from a math class, but alas, that was some time ago. Thanks.
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accepted What is the name of this array transformation?
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asked What is the name of this array transformation?
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Oct
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answered Has any language made a serious attempt to replace C/C++?
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answered Site for programming tasks
Oct
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comment Why put SQL statement in a variable before using mysql_query()?
+1 for making me go "Yep, looks familiar."
Sep
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answered Why it is called “hash table”, or “hash function”? Hash doesn't make any sense to me here
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revised Is it i normal for a programmer to be maverick? or is it considered as an attitude issue?
some formatting
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suggested suggested edit on Is it i normal for a programmer to be maverick? or is it considered as an attitude issue?
Aug
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comment Should I learn Javascript before Coffeescript?
Keep in mind that CoffeeScript simply compiles to JavaScript. While CS makes it easier to manage some of the nuances of JavaScript, it doesn't relive them; its still subject to all the same functionality and quirks. For example, the class keyword in CS doesn't do anything magical; it simply uses JavaScripts native prototypal inheritance mechanisms. For this reason, I'd recommend having at least an ancillary knowledge of some of JavaScripts more obscure "features".
Aug
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comment Should I learn Javascript before Coffeescript?
@Zach You may be interested in the book JavaScript Enlightenment. One review reads: "In fact, I really couldn’t find anything missing. If you’ve ever wondered why JSLint is complaining about something, the root cause is likely to be explained somewhere in this book."
Aug
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revised What constitutes proper use of threads in programming?
Revert edit that changed the meaning of the question.
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comment Why does microsoft's own included MVC3 template not follow fat models, skinny controllers?
Agreed--perhaps it's a bit more verbose than, say, Rails, but that is largely a byproduct of the language, not the framework. A typical (again, let's say) Rails controller would have very similar code in it.