New York, NYUSA 10012
December 7, 2011
Director of engineering at Flurry, author of "Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails", organizer of the NYC Machine Learning Meetup, Rubyist, and purveyor of awesomeness.
Java, Hadoop, HBase, Ruby, Rails, jQuery.
interviewing/hiring strategies or most anything technical
Machine learning, recommendation systems, natural language processing, search, service oriented design, Ruby, Rails, Cassandra, Redis, RabbitMQ. I'd be happy to present on any of these topics.
RSpec is great. I like how it frames the writing of tests. Tests aren't just about ensuring proper function and finding regressions. They're a way to communicate how code is organized and what it does. I find that RSpec helps me write code that's easier to understand for other developers and when I come back to it months or years later.
Git is by far the best. Distributed so I can make commits and do branches even while disconnected. It's super fast. I also prefer the "feature development in a branch" model of development. Pair that up with GitHub pull requests for code review and you have the start of a solid development process. Master's always ready to deploy and everyone can work in their own branches.
This Meetup Group looks like it's going to be great! I imagine you will have some great discussions.
If you need any help with the site, or you've got any questions, let me know at [masked]!
Great, look forward to it and meeting you at the CVC meetup.
Hi Paul is there video of your presentation at Scotland on Rails by any chance? Thanks