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Search and Big Data Architect at Opensource Connections.

I program in C, C++, Java, Javascript, Python, and Php.

PS The gravatar is me in a Snuggie reading the Pragmatic Programmer w/ the complimentary map light :)


Apr
10
comment What made BASIC profitable?
Why the downvote? I honestly think this is a rather profound question and points to important trends in programming history.
Apr
10
comment What made BASIC profitable?
one thought, back in the day the stack (OS, shell, langs, etc) on a machine was very vendor-specific and niche. We live in a world where we can install Linux on any hardware and have instant access to decades of open source software.
Mar
4
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of using master-slave architecture
This is probably a really good question in the context of distributed systems.
Mar
4
answered fast n-gram access data structure
Feb
28
revised Why might I switch from ASP MVC to Node/Express?
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Feb
28
revised Why might I switch from ASP MVC to Node/Express?
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Feb
28
answered Why might I switch from ASP MVC to Node/Express?
Feb
25
comment How to address the concerns of the software architect but still maintain collective code ownership?
Not entirely invalid, large teams probably require more ownership and specialization. However this can devolve into turf wars and politics with l the wrong culture.
Feb
4
comment What is expected from a programmer as an intern?
totally... I wouldn't hire somebody for a pointless role. But whatever their role is they shouldn't be on their own having a bad time on a critical project.
Feb
4
answered What is expected from a programmer as an intern?
Dec
21
comment Quickest way to split a delimited String in Java
I'd consider looking at lucene's tokenizers. Lucene can be used as just a powerful text analysis library that performs well for both simple and complex tasks
Dec
2
comment Internal-use websites: Is there a compelling case against SQLite?
How is sqllite with features like replication etc that could be useful for backups etc? In SQLlite I get the impression that the app owns the db. Can you run admin scripts, etc while your app is up?
Nov
18
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
17
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
25
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
2
revised Lucene + Joins == RDBMS?
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Oct
2
answered Lucene + Joins == RDBMS?
Sep
15
awarded  Popular Question
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12
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Sep
10
awarded  Yearling