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Director of Technology

A software developer since the mid-80's I ran a successful consulting business for 15 years. I have worked for everything startups and international companies that did billions of dollars a quarter in profit.

As a technology consultant I made a career out of finding the next job, learning more about my clients business than they knew and giving them direction to future successes. I have comprehensive experience with both software and hardware development companies.

I have extensive experience as a hiring manager as well, earned from years of experience building, teaching and managing creative Agile Technical teams.

Extensive Answers are in my GitHub repository


Sep
4
comment Why were default and static methods added to interfaces in Java 8 when we already had abstract classes?
static methods do not belong to interfaces. They belong to utility classes. No they belong in the @Deprecated category! static methods are one of the most abused constructs in Java, because of ignorance and laziness. Lots of static methods usually means incompetent programmer, increase coupling by several orders of magnitude and are a nightmare to unit test and refactor when you do realize why they are a bad idea!
Sep
4
revised Why aren't there other programming languages that compile to Python bytecode?
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Sep
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
3
revised Why aren't there other programming languages that compile to Python bytecode?
added 72 characters in body
Aug
4
answered Choosing a class abstraction when multiple viable approaches exist
Jul
25
comment Why was Java chosen for Android?
@barlop - read my comment for comprehension, I specifically state that it uses it own byte code format.
Jul
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
20
comment How do you keep track of the meaning of your SQL fields?
@gbjbaanb - read for comprehension , they break cohesion of business logic from the application,
Jun
11
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
revised Do DVCSes discourage continuous integration?
typo
May
22
comment Javascript, JQuery and now AngularJS What is happening?
short answer is you are hindering yourself by reinventing the wheel over and over and over and over.
May
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
30
comment Is it considered bad practice to run different JavaScript for IE
It is a bad practice for you to do it, it is not a bad practice to use a framework that does this for you!
Apr
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
27
reviewed Reject Long parameter list versus long state variable list
Mar
27
comment What is the most effective way to add functionality to unfamiliar, structurally unsound code?
@Benubird just because something is done incorrectly by one person/team doesn't invalidate the entire concept, it just means poor judgement was used in that particular case. You conflating that is just as poor judgement as them. Software suffers from Entropy, it degenerates into a Big Ball of Mud regardless. Poor judgement just accelerates it, this technique is valid in business when applied correctly and reduces entropy when done appropriately. Your blank judgement is worse advice.
Mar
7
comment Is there a minimum team size required to see a benefit from Agile?
I have a project that I am the Customer/Product Owner and the sole developer, so that equals 1.
Mar
6
comment Is there a minimum team size required to see a benefit from Agile?
yes, minimum size would be 1
Mar
5
comment User stories are too high level and conceptual, management expects developers to fill in the blanks
... communication is good ... doesn't sound like communication is good. Sounds like a one way connection, if you aren't giving feedback early and often like when estimating the stories then you aren't communicating effectively.