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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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Dec
4
answered Relevance of HTML5: Is now the time?
Nov
22
revised What are the pros and cons of having a life partner from the same field?
typo fix
Nov
21
answered What are the pros and cons of having a life partner from the same field?
Nov
16
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
15
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
It might, in your opinions, be a perfectly good/fair question—but it's also a completely illegal question where it took place (in California). They would not have asked it of a man, which makes it gender discrimination. But the real issue I had/have is that it's a stupid question: what on earth could an employer learn from it? All programmers know the field is predominantly male; only an idiot would say, "No, I don't want to work in a group where I'm the only woman". Any woman who can't handle being in an otherwise all-male group needs to change careers asap.
Nov
15
answered Dev approaches to complex JavaScript UI's
Nov
12
awarded  Scholar
Nov
12
accepted How old is “too old”?
Nov
9
revised Not-for-profit universities that offer computer science undergraduate degree online?
deleted 7 characters in body
Oct
23
revised Not-for-profit universities that offer computer science undergraduate degree online?
typo
Oct
22
comment Not-for-profit universities that offer computer science undergraduate degree online?
@Curtis - I don't understand why a reasonably-priced for-profit would have risk or trouble issues, but that's your call. I've added a couple of resources that you didn't seem to have yet. And btw, it's "Dori" not "Don".
Oct
22
revised Not-for-profit universities that offer computer science undergraduate degree online?
added some resources
Oct
22
answered Not-for-profit universities that offer computer science undergraduate degree online?
Oct
21
revised JavaScript for a non-programmer
a little editing, added an end note
Oct
21
comment JavaScript for a non-programmer
Given that they're both my babies and I shouldn't play favorites… I think that they're equally understandable. It mostly depends on what kind of learner you are.
Oct
21
revised JavaScript for a non-programmer
I realized that books and training would be good additional tags...
Oct
21
comment Should source-code in textbooks and the like be translated?
What does the instructor expect you to learn from this? Yes, you might learn a little about Haskell, but it sounds like it's mostly a test of your English translation skills. Does he just want a translation for future classes, and he thinks wasting the time of all the students in this class is the way to accomplish it? My bet: all you'll learn is why translation is a specialized field best done by experts.
Oct
20
answered JavaScript for a non-programmer
Oct
14
awarded  Good Question
Oct
11
answered Do speakers get paid for tech talks?