About

I am a software developer, manager, team coach, blogger, and speaker with 17+
years of experience creating and delivering high quality software. I have specific expertise in:

  • Leading and coaching software teams
  • Mentoring developers
  • Improving development processes and practices for cross-functional development teams
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Unit testing
  • Agile / eXtreme Programming practices
  • Pair programming

I’m passionate about eXtreme Programming (XP) principles, Test-driven development (TDD), and pair programming. I am a strong believer in Software Craftsmanship and a lifelong student always trying to improve my craft. I believe code quality is not subjective or a matter of preference. I enjoy mentoring and coaching developers specifically about code quality, unit testing, and Test-driven development.
I’ve developed professionally in C#, JavaScript, Ruby, Java, C++, and Perl.

I graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Computer Science. I currently work for eMoney Advisor in Radnor, PA. You can learn more about me here.

Blog

22 Oct 2017 . development practices . Delivery, Feedback, and Iteration Comments

The nucleus of agile software development can be found in a few key activities. Team collaboration Frequent / continuous delivery of working software Obtaining ongoing customer feedback Iterating based on customer feedback Team reflection and continuous improvement / learning I often see several of these key activities missing in poor agile implementations. These organizations claiming to be agile aren’t frequently delivering working software, don’t regularly acquire customer feedback, don’t iterate based on that feedback, and aren’t utilizing any of the XP development practices to support these activities. By contrast, teams who have embraced XP…

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Code

Here are a few projects I have worked on in my free time:

Improved iTunes Parser

A ruby iTunes library parser using Nokogiri.

Listening To

A .NET Web API app (using my Lastfm.NET library) with an AngularJS / Bootstrap front end. It displays the last 25 songs I’ve listened to as well as my top 25 artists.

Lastfm.NET

A .NET client for the Last.fm REST API.

iTunes Library Parser

A C# implementation utilizing LINQ-to-XML. Parses an iTunes library file into a collection of track objects.

If you’d like to see some other things I’m working on you can view my github account.

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    Rank: {{artist.Rank}}
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Contact

Drop me a line if I can help your development organization, help you with your product, or you just want to talk about music!