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Steven Lott
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Attended Syracuse University
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Obscure Standards, Packaged Products, Latent Bugs
Read this:  http://jeffq.com/blog/the-ethernet-pause-frame/ Fascinating. A world of interconnected devices in which we place a kind of implicit trust. There's little visibility for ordinary consumers. It takes a skilled specialist to determine that there ar...
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Twelve Important Design Patterns
Read this:  http://12factor.net/ Then. After reading it. Read it again to be sure you've got it. It's dense with best practices. Now that you've read it, make yourself a Quality Engineering checklist. I. Codebase: One codebase tracked in revision control, m...
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Lamenting the Death of Object-Oriented Programming. (Sigh) Again?
See Goodbye, Object Oriented Programming . I don't want to say that the entire article is bunk. It's not. It raises a few good points. Points which I thought were pretty well known. What's aggravating is that this lamentation is overly broad.  It treats all...
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Getting Rid of the Gang-of-Four Design Patterns is Nonsense
Someone found Yet Another Post (YAP™) insisting that the Gang of Four (GOF™) patterns were on their last legs. The email was misleading, because this is not precisely what the article said. The bottom-line was that Design Patterns in general are merely a re...
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Continuous Data Migration
See  http://slott-softwarearchitect.blogspot.com/2013/07/database-conversion-or-schema-migration.html People talk about CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment). They also need to talk about CM (Continuous Migration). "Wait, what?" you ask. When...
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Why Python? What's it good for? How is it special?
First. The question is moot. It's a programming language. It's good for programming. When I push back, folks try to produce languages which exist only in certain pigeon holes. "You know. PHP is for web and JavaScript runs in the browser. What's Python for?"...
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On Generator Functions, Yield and Return
Here's the question, lightly edited to remove the garbage. (Sometimes I'm charitable and call it "rambling". Today, I'm not feeling charitable about the garbage writing style filled with strange assumptions instead of questions.) someone asked if you could ...
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That Feeling When... You're reading your own documentation because it's useful and (mostly) correct
I'm looking at code (as a man does) and I can't remember if there's a class that does X. There's a lot of code. I wrote almost all of it. And -- maybe it's the gin -- but I just can't recall if there's an X. It seems like there should be. Scan. Scan. Scroll...
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Why Python? (Sad Follow-up)
In " Why Python? " I linked to a deep and sophisticated analysis of programming languages. Anyway, I thought it was a deep and sophisticated analysis. I got a reply that shows how wrong I was. Here's the quote: The point is that the Python ecosystem has a l...
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Why rewrite a shell script in Python?
Here's the actual quote: Why would you need to rewrite a working script in python ?   Was there any business direction towards this ? This was an unexpected response. And unwelcome. I guess I called their baby ugly. The short answer is that the shell script...
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It may be a hack, but it works.
Introduction
Steven F. Lott is a consultant, teacher, author and software developer with over 35 years of experience building software of every kind, from specialized control systems for military hardware to large data warehouses to web service API's.



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TechNomad: traveller, itinerant, vagabond.
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Software Architect
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Python, Java
Employment
  • Capital One
    Developer, 2014 - present
    Developer. Disruptor. Dreamer.
  • Astyra
    Software Developer, 2014 - 2014
  • Self
    Author, 2013 - 2014
  • CTG
    Software Architect, 1978 - 2013
    Almost 35 years of development experience.
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