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September 2008 Blog Posts (6)

Dev Resumes & Cheesy Car Salesman

Despite having done hundreds of developer phone screens over the past few years the amount of BS found in today's resumes continues to astound me. The problem is particularly acute in the US for reasons that could be the subject of a very long post. Many of the resumes we review amount to little more than marketing material dressed up by overly enthusiastic… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on September 26, 2008 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

GWT + GXT: Ups and Downs

Two months after diving in with GWT I would characterize my experience as mostly positive. The Java to Javascript translation is amazing. I have yet to trip up the compiler, even when using complex combinations of generics, anonymous inner classes, etc. This is an impressive feat of engineering. The ability to trivially create rich desktop-like UIs is fantastic. Many… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on September 21, 2008 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

Japan's High Tech Vending Machines

Vending machines have come a long way since Heron of Alexandria introduced his coin operated holy water dispenser in the first century. Today's Japanese vending machines are full blown computers with large interactive color displays, blue tooth,… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on September 7, 2008 at 2:00am — 6 Comments

Lightweight Language Future

While in Tokyo we attended the Lightweight Language Future conference. Talks were given by Larry Wall, the inventor of Perl, and Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto, the inventor of Ruby. Larry's talk on Perl 6 was very interesting. I didn't realize Perl 6 was so… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on September 7, 2008 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Monthly Newsletter

Aloha from Tokyo,



We are enjoying a healthy diet of sushi and cube melons :-) Its been a busy month on TechHui! We are up to 450 members and many new members are active in the forums. Its been great to see all the activity from UH professors and students, in particular Professor Philip Johnson and UH grad Aaron… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on September 3, 2008 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Featured Techie: Truman Leung

I can't say enough good things about Truman. His Ascribe SaaS church management application is an incredible feat for a single programmer. Its slick, feature rich and increasingly popular. We would wish him luck… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on September 3, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

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