I am a software engineer, engineering coach, hands-on agile coach, community organizer for PhillyXP, blogger, and speaker with 18+ years of experience creating and delivering high quality software. I have specific expertise in:
I am a lifelong student always trying to improve. I believe code quality is not subjective nor a matter of preference. I enjoy mentoring and coaching developers specifically about code quality, microtesting, and Test-Driven Development. I am passionate about XP, Modern Agile, Lean Software Development, and DevOps.
When introducing refactoring techniques and code smells to teams, I usually recommend starting with code smells that are both easy to identify and commonplace in most code bases. This gives teams the opportunity to practice the refactorings more often and build their confidence as they learn some of the more advanced refactorings. One of the code smells I like to start with is Feature Envy because it is often, but not always, accompanied by another code smell, Data Classes. Data classes are easy to spot, and poorly designed object-oriented systems tend to have a lot of…
Here are a few projects I have worked on in my free time:
A C# implementation utilizing LINQ-to-XML to parse an iTunes library file (PropertyList format). The nuget package can be found here on nuget.org.
A ruby iTunes library parser using Nokogiri.
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.
A .NET client for the Last.fm REST API.
If you’d like to see some other things I’m working on you can view my github account.
Drop me a line if I can help your development organization, help you with your product, or you just want to talk about music!