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I am a software architect by trade and a coder/hacker by compulsion. I've worked on projects large and small, and have experience in more languages than I care to count (Java, ActionScript, Objective-C, JavaScript, C, C++, HTML, CSS, Velocity, SQL, Php, Bash, Perl, and probably others) and a number of different functional domains (concurrency/multiprogramming, build and test automation, server administration, team and project management, high-level design and architecture, etc.).

Notable open-source contributions include matchbook, a platform-agnostic matchmaking service, API, and SDK for mobile applications (think multi-platform real-time gaming), a thread-safe wrapper for Apple's Core Data framework, and a screen-capture utility for iOS.

I've also self-published a book about self-publishing books, and a comic reader app for the iPhone. I maintain and occasionally update a blog about various topics that I happen to find interesting or noteworthy.


Aug
2
comment Designing a Technical Interview
@Thomas - Peer review, primarily. Confirmation that my questions are reasonable and adequately challenging to help find qualified developers and/or suggestions on how to improve them, add new questions, and so on. And also opinions (with justifications) about whether I should include more domain-specific questions would be welcome, if anyone has any to share.
Aug
2
asked Designing a Technical Interview
Aug
2
comment JavaScript - Why do frameworks bind to $()
@VirtuosiMedia - Why is that? Are you saying that it is not ever possible for one framework to do something that another framework does not, or that there is no case where having a combined feature-set is desirable? For instance, on webcomix I used MooTools (with some custom z-indexing modifications) to implement draggable divs. But the social toolbar plugin uses jQuery, which caused integration conflicts. Is your assertion that I should reimplement the draggable divs in jQuery just because I want to use a social toolbar plugin that uses jQuery?
Jul
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answered Should I work for free while applying for a job?
Jul
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awarded  Student
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asked JavaScript - Why do frameworks bind to $()
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awarded  Nice Answer
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Apr
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answered Kind of project for pair programming interview
Mar
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answered Ruby: The Bad Parts