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Chad A Davis
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Attended N. Arizona U
Lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Yagni ("You Aren't Gonna Need It") is the principle that we should not build presumptive features. It should not be used as a justification for neglecting internal quality.
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About Me. My name is Marc Brooker. I've been writing code, reading code, and living vicariously through computers for as long as I can remember. I like to build things that work. I also dabble in beer and food. I'm currently a software engineer at Amazon.com in Seattle, working on block storage ...
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Twitter might be a big echo chamber of noise at the best of times, but there is an enormous amount of data flowing through it.
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Wow, finally track-upon-view. Welcome to the 21st century, Facebook.
Facebook is pushing for a wholesale change in ad effectiveness measurement, moving from "impressions served" to "impressions viewed."
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With more than 80 designer brains at Booking.com we “think” we know quite a lot. However, being a data-loving company, we have figured out that 986 UXers know even more – 986 is the number of members in the Amsterdam UX Meet-up Group! At Booking.com, professional growth and development take ...
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Without network operations, running a website for booking accommodation online would be nearly impossible. Network operations can be anything from simple actions like talking to a browser with a user at the other end, to providing an API for our affiliates, or even writing the internal services ...
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Website performance, particularly site speed, is something for foreign operators operating in China need to consider.
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"Retreaded: ConversationalStories" http://martinfowler.com/bliki/ConversationalStories.html
Stories used to organize work on agile projects should not be created by PO and just given to developers. Everyone should take part in the conversation that builds them.
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Software developer
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  • Booking.com
    Developer, 2011 - present
  • CellNetworks
    Research programmer, 2010 - 2011
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory
    PhD candidate, 2006 - 2010
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Heidelberg, Germany - Munich, Germany - Montpellier, France - Ulm, Germany - Flagstaff, Arizona - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Phoenix, Arizona - San Diego, California
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Black belt in Modern Sports Karate (MSK)
Education
  • N. Arizona U
    1996 - 2003
  • Ludwig Maxilmian U
    2003 - 2007
  • Munich Technical U
    2003 - 2007
  • Heidelberg U
    2006 - 2010
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★★★ APA Hotel Asakusa Kuramae, Tokio, Japan
www.booking.com

Het elegante Apa Hotel Asakusa Kuramae beschikt over goed uitgeruste kamers op slechts 2 minuten lopen van station Kuramae.

Hardening Perl's Hash Function
blog.booking.com

In 2003 the Perl development community was made aware of an algorithmic complexity attack on the Perl's hash table implementation[1]. This a

Align Parallel Texts and Help Improve Google Translate
googlesystem.blogspot.com

When you select one the following language pairs in Google Translate: French <-> English or German <-> English, you might see a message at t

A hash-based GROUP BY strategy for MySQL | SkySQL
www.skysql.com

Sometimes MySQL just doesn't choose the most efficient way to execute a query. GROUP BY is a good example. A customer recently wanted to add

p5-mop: a gentle introduction
damien.krotkine.com

p5-mop: a gentle introduction. I guess that you've heard about p5-mop by now. If not, in a nutshell, p5-mop is an attempt to implement a sub

A fun gotcha with magic <>
richardharr.is

…but the script will continue as if <> returned undef (exiting the loop) and terminate with zero exit status! Indicating success, despite th

Sites That Integrate With Google Now
googlesystem.blogspot.com

There's a long list of sites that integrate with Google Now: Air Berlin, Air Canada, Emirates, Booking.com, Lastminute.com, TicketWeb, Ticke

High Scalability - High Scalability - Sean Hull's 20 Biggest Bottlenecks...
highscalability.com

This article is a lightly edited version of 20 Obstacles to Scalability by Sean Hull ( with ...

Responsive Email
blog.booking.com

As the number of users who read our newsletters on mobile devices has grown, we've started creating mobile friendly, responsive newsletter t

Google Play services
market.android.com

Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component gives you access to Google Settings and helps a

Secure browsing by default
www.facebook.com

We now use https by default for all Facebook users. This feature, which we first introduced as an option two years ago, means that your brow

Good Tests Hate Ambiguity - Modern Perl Programming
www.modernperlbooks.com

Whether you embrace or flee TDD, unit testing, integration testing, or mocks, you have to admit one thing: good tests are just specific enou

Twilight
market.android.com

Are you having troubles to fall asleep? Are your kids hyperactive when playing with the tablet before bed time? Are you using your smart pho

Recruiters suck, and why I became one. | Ovid []
blogs.perl.org

Because we take confidentiality very seriously, all of the names (except mine and my wife's) have been changed, along with the countries. Al

OK Maps, Cache This Map
googlesystem.blogspot.com

The latest version of Google Maps for Android doesn't officially include the feature that allowed you to cache maps and use them offline. Yo

The Dreaded "Attempt to free unreferenced scalar"
blog.booking.com

Every single time I see an error message that looks like Attempt to free unreferenced scalar: SV 0xDEADBEEF , my heart sinks. I know that I

Optimal Logging
feedproxy.google.com

by Anthony Vallone How long does it take to find the root cause of a failure in your system? Five minutes? Five days? If you answered close

High Scalability - High Scalability - Busting 4 Modern Hardware Myths - ...
feedproxy.google.com

"It’s all a numbers game – the dirty little secret of scalable systems&qu...

Chromium Blog: Experimenting with QUIC
blog.chromium.org

At Google, we're always working to make the web faster. The SPDY protocol, which is now the foundation of the upcoming HTTP 2.0 protocol, is

Foursquare
market.android.com

Get out and go with Foursquare. Join 35 million people who use the app to: • Find great places on the go • Get money-saving specials and rew

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Bean dip and quesadillas (i.e. "tortillas") were good. Though, no beer.
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