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bio website blog.thepete.net
location San Francisco, CA
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Nov 23 at 0:04

Right now my toys/tools are Objective C, Ruby and Cucumber.

In the past I've had fun playing with Flex, Rails, JS, REST APIs, message queues. I've also worked in .NET, but not in any serious capacity for a while.

Things I'm interested in learning more about include Erlang, CouchDB, Node.js, Clojure.

My passions include TDD and 'agile with a small a'.


Sep
26
comment What is the best retort to “premature optimization is the root of all evil”
s/usually/surprisingly often/
Feb
14
comment Do you count a Masters in CS as a negative?
@Charles Good point re: a bias based on the positions I've generally been an interviewer for in the past. Most have had more of a focus on good all-around dev skills, rather than the more math-oriented comp sci stuff, so maybe they just don't attract the smarter MS holders.
Feb
13
comment Do you count a Masters in CS as a negative?
I would absolutely disagree with the idea that an undergrad who feels their programming skills are not good enough should stay on to do a Masters. I really do feel a year in industry will improve their programming chops more than a year in academia.
Feb
13
comment Do you count a Masters in CS as a negative?
Sorry, should have been clearer. My question was whether Masters grads are worse than other candidates that don't have a CS Masters. I will update the question.