Sam E.


New York, NY
Hometown: New York City

Member since:

July 18, 2012

Tell us about yourself (professionally). What technical leadership experience do you have already?

I am of two minds on unit testing. On the one hand it ensure you get great coverage. On the other hand it is really time-consuming and often duplicates what end-to-end tests do. I am a fan of really structured test case being input with some scaffolding around Selenium. Have used JUnit for Java but have not settled on a framework for JS/HTML.

What languages/frameworks do you program in (Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby, etc.)? What is your favorite, if different?

Java, C, C++, Perl, Javascript, HTML. Create an open source framework for bi-directional data binding that we have been using with great success at GoalMine (

What topics might you be interested in?

Frameworks and technical infrastructure, case study of how applications were developed.

Do you have any specific areas of expertise? Would you be willing to share it with the group?

Javascript and DOM expertise.

What is your favorite version control system and why?

It depends. On a closed source projects I am a fan of SVN because it is more centralized and easier to control. For open source git is clearly the one to use because it more easily supports de-centralized development but most importantly because it is now the standard. I also like making this division because it reminds people to be careful when mixing the two :-)


I head up technology for GoalMine, a financial services start-up company. As a serial entrepreneur and technology manager in large companies I have been involved in software development for over 3 decades.

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