I live in San Francisco and am the Co-Founder of Two Bit Labs where we develop iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile apps for our clients. I love the mix of team leadership and working as a hands-on contributor. My technical passions include Objective-C, Java, Ruby, Cloud Computing, and open-source software.
I also love to sail and my wife, daughter, and I sailed out the Golden Gate in 2007 on our 38 foot Hans Christian cutter (sailboat) on a 3 year cruise. Read about it at http://sailsugata.com.
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For bigger websites which require load balancing, numerous app servers, database replication, CDN, etc I use the Amazon Cloud Services.
- Backup your Gmail
- Naming your business or product, forget the domain
- Storing Git repositories in Amazon S3 for high availability
- Acceptance Testing non Ruby web applications with Cucumber
- Code readability through conciseness
- Mac OS X gem cleanup failing
- iPhone development the easy way
- Production MySQL performance tuning
- Selenium Continuous Integration Runner
- Standalone Migrations: Using Rails migrations in non Rails projects
- Agile Development
- Cloud Computing
- Continuous Integration
- Quality Assurance
- Ruby on Rails
- Search Engine Optimization
- Software Engineering
- Source Control
- Systems Administration
- WAP and WML
Monthly Archives: January 2005
Thanks to Jeremy’s blog I discovered the MC Hawking CD. I’ve been listening to it for a few days and if you’re a rap loving nerd, this CD is for you! Don’t miss the flash movie.
Mike Clark made this short quicktime video on continuous integration with Cruise Control. I love these kinds of videos (similar to the Ruby on Rails video) and would like to see more of them.
At my company we have 50+ MySQL databases on one server that have the same schema for the purpose of partitioning data (due to the size of each database). The decision goes back before my time and of course there … Continue reading
I’ve had the same @iname email address for about 8 years now. I’ve been using Mail.com’s Iname forwarding service to forward to wherever I’m keeping my mail (usually on a Linux box I host) so that whenever I want to … Continue reading
I've finally completed a project that I've been thinking/scheming over for a couple of years. The java based Marine Wireless NMEA Navigation Server. Right up there with software engineering, my other really big passion is boats. I love sailing and … Continue reading
In learning Maven over the weekend I set about the process of creating a Maven Data Access Kickstart project (with Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, DBUnit, and XDoclet). Here's my Mavenized data access kickstart project if you're interested: maven-dao-kickstart-0.1.tgz One of the … Continue reading
I set aside some time this weekend to learn Maven which I continue to hear a lot about and until this weekend knew very little about. I was definitely impressed, I'll be hard pressed to go back to using Ant … Continue reading