I am a software engineer, software development / 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. A listing of my talks can be found here.
I remember being introduced to functions early in my first programming classes. This introduction came with a warning that code duplication was VERY bad, and functions were a way to avoid duplicating code in a program. I assume that some of you who first learned to program in a classroom setting have had similar experiences. And while I agree that duplication is a big problem, identifying the kind of duplication we should be avoiding is a bit more nuanced.
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!