Archive for November, 2009

Freemarker Browser Issue with Date Formatting

When I have to write an internal tool I use Freemarker as my templating engine of choice, because in one file I can write html, and then access Java objects that are passed in a model. Its faster to use for development than engines like Velocity or XMLC, and has enough functionality to write the UI for a tool. The Java objects values are resolved using reflection, to either Strings or Integers. Recently I ran into a browser compatibility issue. When I ... Read more

Building an Engineering Team – Videos

I was invited to speak to the Berkeley CS students for their e-talks series.  Here is the video from my talk last night. berkeley-talk-1 berkeley-talk-2 berkeley-talk-3 berkeley-talk-4 berkeley-talk-5 Read more

Berkeley Talk: Building an Engineering Team

I will be speaking on how I weighed the option to work for a large company versus a startup, the unique experience I've had starting out as the second engineer at Mint.com, and how I helped develop the code base and grow the engineering team starting as a junior engineer. The talk will be held at the University of Berkeley's CS department on Wednesday November 3, 2009 at 310 Soda 6-7pm. Read more