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brian d foy

  • Website: www.theperlreview.com
  • About: I'm the author of Mastering Perl, and the co-author of Learning Perl (6th Edition), Intermediate Perl, Programming Perl (4th Edition) and Effective Perl Programming (2nd Edition).
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  • Ovid commented on What is a "Senior Developer"?

    @jrw32982: another example would be the following not entirely fictional scenario:

    Management: we would like to release this feature next week.

    Devs: we need to rewrite the entire backend to have a distributed, fault-tolerant NoSQL data store and we can get you that feature in about three months.

    Management: How does that make up for the $3 million we'll lose if we don't get that feature out?

    Devs: It helps us scale better because we no longer have an RDBMS as a bottleneck.

    Management: How does that make up for the $3 million we'll lose if we don'…

  • Randal L. Schwartz commented on What is a "Senior Developer"?

    Are you able to move towards the goal at least in part by eliminating the risk that you might be wrong? If not, you have some learnin' to do.

  • Steve Dickinson commented on What is a "Senior Developer"?

    Very good write up about senior developers. While I agree with these points I would also add that an additional characteristic of a Sr. Dev is one of leadership. Typically, it's necessary for a Sr. Dev to provide guidance and wisdom to other devs that may not be as experienced. This may involve being the team leader or simply mentoring others devs on the team.

  • Yuki Kimoto commented on The 20th Anniversary Perl mongers Shirt

    Oh, good design!

  • signothefish commented on The 20th Anniversary Perl mongers Shirt

    Hi Brian, I live in the US, where can I get one of these shirts?

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