About

I am a software developer, manager, team coach, blogger, and speaker with 18+
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

31 Dec 2017 . development practices . Benefits of Pair Programming Comments

In my previous post I discussed some misconceptions of pair programming. When trying to encourage skeptical development organizations to try pair programming, it’s not only important to dispel its misconceptions, but be able to articulate its benefits as well. Teams who practice pair programming avoid many traditional issues associated with software projects. It is because of this, and its many other benefits, that I consider pair programming an essential practice for modern agile development teams. A Social Activity Software development is a social activity. The greatest software teams are expert collaborators. Without fail, teams…

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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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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!