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: February 2005
I've been doing some searching on best practices for unit testing the persistence layer with DBUnit and I'm interested in people's feedback on my policies or pointers to policies others have created. For example I've been thinking of making our … Continue reading
I've been working on software that generates a very large XML feed for customers. My plan was to have it run by a cron job and regenerate the feed once a week. I wanted my project to produce one file … Continue reading
Norm Deane is going to be pulling a Matt Raible by reimplementing the same software with all of the major MVC frameworks (Struts, Spring MVC, Webwork, Tapestry, and JSF). I'm excited to see his progress as he writes about it, … Continue reading
On a daily basis I continue to be unimpressed with MySQL when using MyISAM tables. Today I discovered that if you set a field to be non-nullable and then do an insert without specifying the field, MySQL happily completes the … Continue reading
Almost every new web project starts with writing the Ant code to build a WAR. This build process is duplicated with some variance on every web application project I've ever worked on that uses Ant. We lift our noses when … Continue reading
Chris has posted a 10 minute video strutting some of the nice features of developing with Trails (built on Ant, Tapestry, Spring, XDoclet, and Hibernate). This was inspired by the now famous Ruby on Rails video. In theory I like … Continue reading