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Developer Faceoff: Sergio Pereira vs. Angelo Anolin

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This month’s Developer Faceoff highlights two developers that contributed to the Writer’s Block Contest: Sergio Pereira vs. Angelo Anolin.

Sergio Pereira has been developing software professionally since the mid 90’s. After a short period of desktop application development, he changed his focus to web development and never looked back. Addicted to learning, he constantly looks at 3-month old code and wonders how could he produce such atrocity. Sergio often contributes to and twitter.

Angelo Anolin started his computer career back in 1996 as a Civil Engineer, but got involved with programming around 2004 initially with Sybase Powerbuilder. He now develops in .NET for an oil and gas exploration company in Brunei. Angelo is a knowledge hungry developer that believes there is not only room for improvement but for also accumulating knowledge. Angelo can be found at his blog and twitter.

Here we go!

Sergio Pereira
Sergio Pereira
Angelo Anolin
Angelo Anolin
1. How long have you been developing? Yikes, I’ve been paid to do this for 12 years. Humanly – Since Birth. Professionally – 5 Years.
2. What is your favorite language to date? Ruby, it still has that new car smell to me. VB.Net
3. What is your favorite pattern/architecture? I like anything that contributes to the removal of dependencies. I’ll say the Template Method pattern because it’s simple and often shows someone starting to grok OO design. Architecture that works best for the project I am involved in.
4. Is formal academic education necessary for development? Not necessary. It’s still a new field and people can get by being self-taught. It helps, but the factor is still you – the student.
5. Are software developers – engineers or artists? Craftsmen. Code should not be subject to personal interpretations – it’s not Art, we don’t have time for that. Engineer (I am an engineer myself).
6. Do you blog? If so how long and how many subscribers? I finally started blogging last year. According to feedburner, 3.5K subscribers. Just started one late last year. No statistics yet.
7. If you could read only one blog, which one would you pick? Kathy Sierra’s – Creating Passionate Users (even if just the archives)
8. What is the biggest mistake you made along the way? Assumed everyone that works with me cares as much about the software as I do. Overlooking life beyond the keyboard and monitor.
9. Anyone in the software community you are star struck around? Anders Hejlsberg. I wish all the great contributors of our industry were as well-spoken and coherent as him. Jurgen Appelo
10. What is the secret of your success, expressed in one word? Sincerity Perseverance

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16 Responses to “Developer Faceoff: Sergio Pereira vs. Angelo Anolin”

  1. Dew Drop - January 14, 2009 | Alvin Ashcraft's Morning Dew on January 14th, 2009 1:36 pm

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  2. Jurgen Appelo on January 14th, 2009 2:02 pm

    I vote for Angelo. Obviously he’s got very good taste!

  3. Eduard Nera on January 14th, 2009 6:35 pm

    I vote for Angelo.. Hell Yeah!

  4. Juan Tamad on January 14th, 2009 8:27 pm

    I vote for Sergio because Angelo is a typical drone who uses proprietary technology.

    Dude join the bandwagon of the opensource.

  5. Paulo Chavez on January 14th, 2009 8:32 pm

    for Angelo…

    Overlooking life beyond the keyboard and monitor…

  6. ching on January 14th, 2009 10:07 pm

    i vote for angelo. go go bro

  7. Paulo Rueda BMC on January 15th, 2009 4:18 am

    My Vote to sir Angelo, Speed Away sir!

  8. da debil (MCP) on January 15th, 2009 5:08 pm

    +1 vote for Angelo.

  9. Anonymous on January 16th, 2009 8:04 am

    What’s wrong with all you Angelo voters?! Anybody who’s favorite language is VB (of any flavor) has seriously limited exposure to other languages and probably shouldn’t realy be alowed to develop profesionally.

  10. softscape on January 16th, 2009 9:21 am

    i vote for angelo…young, innovate and more creative as well as fresh new ideas….go…go…go

  11. thecrow on January 16th, 2009 11:02 am

    I’m a Ruby guy. I agree with Anonymous. But I was from VB, then to PHP (a BS Civil Engr grad). Having a dev face off should put two devs working with the same tool and what they made use of it.

    Frankly, voting for a VB guy coz were using VB is not fair. In the Philippines alone, there could be more than 1000 Ruby devs against 50000 who been using VB since grade school! So where’s the thrill on that? And a 12yrs dev against a 5yrs black belt? Cmon?!

    Ok. So you asked? WTH is Ruby? Here’s a sample: Twitter is running on Ruby on Rails.

    Who gets my vote? Sergio.

  12. speedm on January 25th, 2009 9:23 am

    im for angelo anolin, go pinoy power!!!!

  13. Ryan Herrera on January 26th, 2009 5:08 am

    i vote for angelo…

  14. mary jane m. ganzon on February 6th, 2009 2:21 am

    point for angelo….

  15. raychie on February 6th, 2009 2:22 am

    i vote for angelo….

  16. sheryl on February 6th, 2009 2:24 am

    i vote for angelo. i read his blog its so nice..

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