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Author of Taming Search

Solr/Elasticsearch Consultant at Opensource Connections.

I'm a search (Solr/Lucene) consultant and I love reading code on the beach! 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 :)


Feb
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answered If I were to claim I knew C++, what libraries would you expect me to know?
Feb
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comment Dealing with engineers that frequently leave their jobs
+1 there's a way to give honest feedback about an institution and your experience without character assassination of any particular person.
Feb
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awarded  Critic
Feb
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answered Dealing with frustration when things don't work
Jan
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Dec
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comment Should every member of a team use the same IDE?
When you spend a lot of time at other team member's desks it can be annoying figuring out their setup before you can help them.
Dec
15
comment Is there any way to use Python to replace Flash for in browser animation, gaming, whatever?
Simple, (1) create your own python based browser plugin, (2) market it heavily to increase market share (3) profit.
Dec
14
answered What do you put into an Architecture Specification?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
29
answered Herding your users to your bugtracker
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awarded  Nice Question
Oct
15
comment What's the worst programming book you've ever read?
I actually read it cover-to-cover in school and thought it was a decent read. Am I the only one who likes this book?
Sep
30
answered How should a director conduct an interview for a programmer / software engineer position?
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Sep
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comment Best way to relearn C++?
I would start with the definitive C++ reading list: stackoverflow.com/questions/388242/…
Sep
16
revised Are innovative programming languages too dangerous?
added 19 characters in body
Sep
16
answered Are innovative programming languages too dangerous?
Sep
16
comment Does off-shore resourcing work?
ah but with this approach much of the real "know how" -- the stuff that makes your company valuable -- is made by mercenaries with no loyalty to you.