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Matt Aimonetti
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software development, software architecture, leadership, Ruby, Rails, Go, Javascript, Scala.
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  • Splice
    Founder, 2013 - present
  • LivingSocial
    R&D Software Engineer, 2011 - 2013
    R&D Sr Engineer then Tech Manager
  • Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sr Staff Online Engineer, 2010 - 2011
    Worked on the online part of awesome AAA PlayStation games.
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Splice Co-Founder - Experienced technologist, entrepreneur, technical writer and active open-source contributor.
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Matt Aimonetti is an experienced technologist, entrepreneur, technical writer and active open-source contributor. Based in San Diego California, he is currently works on his startup: Splice.com. Prior to Splice, Matt worked as a Tech manager/developer at LivingSocial, on video game development at Sony PlayStation and many other things.
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Today I inadvertently found GitHub's new and unannounced project: a code editor named Atom. Atom will be available at http://atom.io and will be open sourced (at least partly). A lot of the packages (language support etc...) can be found on GitHub at https://github.com/atom
The project seems to be written in nodejs and CoffeeScript which makes me think that it might be running locally and/or on the cloud.

Below is a screenshot.
I'm a fervent vim user but I'm excited to give Atom a spin.
It looks like my first contribution might be to hookup gofmt and goimports, two #golang tools I can't live without.
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It is, indeed, using chromium. Inside Atom.app is "libchromiumcontent.dylib". Without code for the core, though, that's about all I know. 
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I'm planning a free bootcamp to introduce/teach #golang  to developers coming from a dynamic language background (Ruby/Python/JS...) and focusing on web development.

The event will take place in Santa Monica, CA in Q1 2014

I'm still working on the curriculum, duration, date and exact location so there isn't anything concrete yet but I figured it should reach out to the community and see if other people are interested in attending/helping.
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Here is a list of great books recommended by awesome people on Twitter! Most of them cost under $10, so pick a couple and start the new year with a book.
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I read  Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.   What a let-down.  I suggest you move that to the end of the reading list, an "if there's time" book.  

Alternate suggestion: The Last Policeman., by Ben Winters.  It's a trilogy, the first two books have been released.  

Not literature, but engaging, moves nicely, with far-better developed characters and plot details than the Penumbra book (which is a maybe-OK "Young Adult" book consider how one-dimensional it is; it sort of comes off like a plot treatment for a TV movie).

I tried reading a number of books over 2013 but mostly they left me with a list of things to not read. :(

One book I have, but have not yet read, is  _Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking_ by Douglas Hofstadter.  I have high hopes for that one.

Oh, another suggestion, one I did read: How Music Works by David Byrne.
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Obama apparently spent the night coding (see his eyes) and he's now calling every American to learn to code.
Should I worry that people would listen to a politician and all learn how to program which might jeopardize my own career? ;)
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Yeah, that's the missing semi-colon squint if I've ever seen it.
Anyone who has a career in production Blocky better watch out!
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As more of us explore using multiple programming languages for the same application, a common problem is sharing the web sessions. Rails 4 encrypts and signs its sessions meaning that if you want to read/write to the session from a different app, you need to implement the same crypto.
This is what I did at Splice.com to share the Rails sessions with our Go app. We released the Go package (library) and I wrote this big post to explain the process and encourage others to do the same with other languages.
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+iLiF fadhilah it depends what you call an expert, but yes I know Rails quite well and explored even deeper to port the crypto code to Go.
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The free #golang bootcamp details are online and registration is now open (Santa Monica, CA, March 8)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-bootcamp-tickets-10475928785?ref=estw
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hi, I am reading the golangbootcamp book now. but I find some wrong comment in the code. where should I report the issue?http://play.golang.org/p/CjR88q7CIo =>  http://play.golang.org/p/rXGLt-Zrt4
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I'm currently working on a curriculum to introduce/teach #golang  to developers coming from a dynamic language background (Ruby, Python, JS). 
The end result will more than likely be a free bootcamp event here in Santa Monica, CA.

I find that this advice on how to build a curriculum to be extremely valuable: http://matt.aimonetti.net/posts/2011/12/21/developing-a-curriculum/

Let me know if you're interested in attending or helping out.
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If you weren't in Miami for #rubyconf  you can still catchup on my talk: "Bad Ruby code doesn't exist" with an amazing panel:
* Bryan Liles
* Bryan Helmkamp
* Aaron "Tenderlove" Patterson

The panel members were picked based on style/color of their shoes.
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French readers will enjoy some of the worse translations found online. Thanks +Tim Bray for the good laugh.
 
There are some hysterical giggles in here, assuming you know some French.  Examples of auto-translate gone off the rails.
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The 4th person who's not mentioned in the description is Aaron Patterson
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Very friendly owner, great green dragon sauce (cilantro and jalapeño based sauce) and large portions.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I'm not vegetarian but still really enjoyed the food and location. I went for brunch and will come back.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Excellent 3 star camping with heated pool, great facilities and nice staff. Very quiet in the evening and delicious handmade pizza cooked in a wood fired oven. At the time of this review this camping offers great value for the price (quite cheap actually, €15-22/night). This is a family and pet-friendly camping so depending on what you are after, it might not be for you. One last thing, the beach is about a 10 minute drive, so don't expect to be able to walk there from the camping site.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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Very good authentic Italian food with a very lively and entertaining owner. The food is made fresh daily , prices are reasonable (at least for dinner time) and the lasagna and Tiramisu are some of the best I had in France.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago