Denis P.

Location:

New York, NY

Member since:

December 9, 2011

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

I don't believe in unit tests b/c they're time-consuming and misleading (a commit can pass all the unit tests and still fail the intended transaction); black box testing on the whole is preferable imho.

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

Common lisp, python, django, node.js

What topics might you be interested in?

Scaling, cloud computing security, mobile data access

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

I've made prior presentations about NoSQL databases, and I've done a lot of work in high-volume data processing, e.g., stock exchange quote analysis. I've also experimented in automatic text processing: programmatic pdf file manipulation and extraction, as well as ebook (.epub format) file generation.

What is your favorite version control system and why?

Tie between mercurial & git b/c they are free, actively-maintained, and distributed (i.e., they don't rely on a single core repository).

Introduction

Hi, I'm Denis Papathanasiou.


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