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Dori Smith is the best-selling co-author of JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, 9th edition; Dreamweaver: Visual QuickStart Guide; Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide; and Mac OS X Unwired. She also created the videos JavaScript Essential Training and Ajax Essential Training for Lynda.com, wrote Java 2: Visual QuickStart Guide and contributes to numerous online and print computer industry magazines. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, she was a founding member of the Web Standards Project and is Publisher and ListMom for the Wise-Women's Web community. She co-founded and contributes to the long-running Backup Brain weblog.

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Feb
4
revised Dealing with engineers that frequently leave their jobs
Fix grammar (not quite sure about "transfer projects," though).
Feb
4
suggested approved edit on Dealing with engineers that frequently leave their jobs
Feb
4
revised Programmer performance
Grammar fixes
Feb
4
suggested approved edit on Programmer performance
Feb
3
revised If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
Grammar fixes
Feb
3
suggested approved edit on If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
Jan
14
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
28
awarded  Enthusiast
Dec
23
answered Common mistakes with javascript arithmetic
Dec
18
comment eBook editions of programming books
@Robert - my money's on the "obnoxious DRM." I think that ① schools will want it because they'll save huge amounts of money in staff and shipping, ② teachers will want it so they can wait until the last minute to choose required books, and ③ students will want it so they don't have the hassles I covered in the answer. Publishers will get with the program simply because they'll lose the sale otherwise (and they'll like being able to skip the costs of printing, warehousing, and returns). Sadly, nobody asks the authors what they think… But yeah, expect draconian DRM.
Dec
18
answered eBook editions of programming books
Dec
13
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
Reading back through some of the last 3 months of comments, I find myself wondering about the guys who got the impression that I felt "offended" and/or "sexually assaulted." As I never wrote anything along those lines, the best guess I've come up with so far is projection.
Dec
13
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@Scott - I never said I was offended. I said it was the worst interview question I've heard, as that's what the OP asked for. I also called it a stupid, discriminatory, and illegal question—simply because that's all true, and they're why it's the worst question.
Dec
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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awarded  Quorum
Dec
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
9
revised How do I evaluate if writing a book, article, or presenting at conference is worth it?
Fixed dead link
Dec
9
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@Scott - I would have treated it like someone saying, "We don't want you to have any surprises, so we want to make sure you understand that currently our team breathes oxygen." Ummm… yeah? Who cares? Why did you think I might have an issue with that? Why do you think it's worth mentioning? And most importantly: is everyone being informed of this, or only particular classes of applicants?
Dec
7
comment JavaScript for a non-programmer
@kirk - I think you misunderstood @darwyn4. She said she learned about scope after recently starting JET — it was the ActionScript books that didn't mention the topic. And if you look at my answer below, you'll see that I mentioned where in JET I covered the topic.
Dec
5
comment What are the pros and cons of having a life partner from the same field?
+1 for Stephen Stills. [Doobie Bros?? What are they teaching you kids these days? … and get off my lawn! ;-) ]