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I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2011. I currently work for UTC Aerospace Systems in Massachusetts. My full CV is available on StackOverflow Careers and LinkedIn.

My professional interests include software project management, software engineering process, software measurements and metrics, leadership, and professionalism in software engineering. I'm also a casual student of psychology and sociology, especially as they apply to a business context. Personally, I have taken up photography as a hobby. I'm also a casual gamer.


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comment What term means a language-specific API, but would include a “REST API”?
For what it's worth, Wikipedia seems to support "SDK" as a better answer than "wrapper": **It may be something as simple as the implementation of one or more application programming interfaces (APIs) in the form of some libraries to interface to a particular programming language** or to include sophisticated hardware that can communicate with a particular embedded system. (emphasis mine)
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answered What term means a language-specific API, but would include a “REST API”?
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comment What is the best way to create DTOs from entities and update entities from DTOs in a layered architecture?
In the future, please do not cross-post questions between Stack Exchange sites. If you post a question that is off-topic on one site and you feel that you could get better answers on another site, flag it for moderator review and allow them to move it.
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comment Ethicality of online license checks
@MichaelT Not anymore it isn't.
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revised Ethicality of online license checks
added 47 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
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comment What kinds of Open-Source licenses are NOT OK to use internally in a corporation?
I think that questions about your company's policies are best directed toward management and legal department. We don't know what your company is willing to do, and being OK may be different. There's also a difference between using a tool, using the output of a tool, modifying a tool's source, and distributing the tool. At the end of the day, there's just way too many factors for this to be a reasonable question for the Stack Exchange format.
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revised Agile Use Of Dedicated Teams
Reverted to something closer to the original, but more clear.
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comment receiving geojson from client, displaying on google map, responding with url to displayed map
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because is primarily about implementation issues and not within the scope of Programmers. It is not suitable for migration, since it has already been posted on Stack Overflow.
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wiki created abi description
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wiki created abi excerpt
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comment How to retrieve a single user data that is owned by the user who log in using session in CodeIgniter?
This question belongs on Stack Overflow, but is not suitable for migration because it has already been asked there.
Mar
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reviewed Leave Open Implementing common logic in base class
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26
reviewed Reviewed Dynamic Code Evaluation in Java - Clever or Sloppy?
Mar
25
comment Is the ProtectedData class still an acceptable method to store passwords?
Also, although secure software development questions aren't explicitly off-topic here, it may get better answers on the Information Security Stack Exchange site. If you want it migrated, please flag it or leave a comment and I can migrate it.
Mar
25
comment Inserting file_path into database using Codeigniter
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this question belongs on Stack Overflow, another site in the Stack Exchange network. However, it has already been asked there.
Mar
25
reviewed Reviewed Implementing common logic in base class
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25
reviewed Reviewed Unit Testing and dependencies
Mar
25
revised Unit Testing and dependencies
removed resource request
Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
24
reviewed Leave Closed What is the name of a function that takes no argument and returns nothing?