Sr. Software Engineer
Sean is a Sr. Software Engineer with nearly two decades of experience. He got his initial start as a software developer at Perot Systems in 1998, and has been in the localization industry for about a decade.
Server applications in .Net have been Sean’s primary focus over the years, including GIS handling, notifications for mobile devices, analysis, and modification. His particular expertise is with data handling, whether in the form or reports, optimizations, parsing, or extracting from irregular sources. Sean likes to use Python and Cobra to explore new programming concepts. He also has experience using Xamarin and Fuse Tools on mobile applications, and occasionally does some front-end work.
Sean enjoys discussing the topic and process of storytelling as it pertains to movies, shows, and books. He also has a weakness for personality type systems, and can be tricked into taking those tests with little effort.
March 6, 2019
Cooperating with Data: Strategies for Comparison, Filtering, and Manipulation
When the data we have isn’t available in a useful format, it is easy to fall into patterns of brute force processing or to implement approaches that are not optimal for manipulating or managing data. How data is used – such as in reports, or searches completed by users – is an ongoing, ever-changing problem. … Continued
May 25, 2018
Adventures in Optimizing Performance
Even if a programmer is very comfortable with their codebase and their technology, they won’t always be correct in determining what portions of the program are running slow. To that end, the first step for optimization with an existing system is profiling or measuring the code base. This ensures that the critical parts slowing down … Continued
January 5, 2018
Using Metrics for Defect Hunting
The Problem Consider a project with a large code base you have recently inherited that has numerous known quality issues such as the F-35 software, or the ACA Healthcare Exchange Website. After examining the code, you have found many cases of poorly named variables and copy-and-paste coding, and you are now certain there are more … Continued