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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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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?
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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?
Oct
8
awarded  Cleanup
Oct
7
comment Is Linq having a mind-numbing effect on .NET programmers?
This question has overlaps some with The lifecycle of "cool".
Oct
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
27
answered Why no client-side HTML include tag?
Sep
26
comment How do I evaluate if writing a book, article, or presenting at conference is worth it?
@jblue: For book #1 in the mid-90s, I think that was just the publisher's then-default. For all my books since then (not just for that publisher), I've just said, "but I've always been able to keep my copyrights"—and they've rolled over.
Sep
24
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@HLGEM, @super - depending on the company, it didn't stop in the 80s, either. One boss (different co. than the one mentioned above) told me in the 90s that he didn't want to hire women, as they all took maternity leave and that left him short-handed. Note: the biz didn't have "maternity leave," it had "compassionate leave"; and in the previous year, the only person to have taken it was a man whose father was dying.