Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Java People Spotlight: Douglas Rodrigues

Our "People Spotlight" series continues with an official JUG Brazil member... "Braziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil !!! ;-) ". Besides contributing his excellence to CTP's Java Community, Douglas makes sure that Brazil stays the number 2 in the list of the countries with most hits to this blog! ;-) ... and here are Douglas answers:

Java Community Role:
Developer [aka Java Code Spitter]
My Master Kung-Fu Skills
Write code that (almost) anyone can read and understand in the future.
I'd be excited to get my hands dirty on:
JBoss DNA and IntelliJ IDEA 8.


Q: Hi Douglas, how would your message look like if you would have to tell it via Twitter what you are currently doing?
A: while (!weekend) { iTunes.open(); while (!night) { iTunes.play(); doCode(); iTunes.pause(); getCoffee(); } iTunes = null; } // One-liners rocks! \o/
Q': and where is the exception handling??!!! ;-)

Q: What was the greates piece of code you have ever written so far?
A: An image to HTML converter. It takes a 30kB image and produces a 5MB HTML file.

Q: What is the best quote you have ever heard about programming?
A: "The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from", by Andrew S. Tanenbaum.

Q: What is the best quote you have heard from our managers?
A: Well, I hear "we're all in sales" at least once every month.

Q: What is the most cutting-edge technology or framework you actually used on projects?
A: Java Content Repository API (JCR).

Q: What is your favorite podcast?
A: I'm not a big fan of technology related podcasts, but I tried Java Posse and it's kinda funny.

Q: Which Java book can you recommend and for what reason?
A: Head First Design Patterns

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