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Oleg Dulin

I am a software engineer and technology architect in New York City / New Jersey area. All opinions expressed here are mine and do not represent opinions of my employers and customers, nor should my opinions be construed as opinions about my employers and customers.

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Software Engineers Are Not Doctors

Doctors undergo a decade of training followed by several years of internships and residency. Software engineers barely have four year college degrees. Doctors sign a Hippocratic oath to do no harm. Software engineers sign no such thing. Most software engineers shouldn’t even be considered engineers. Engineers can build […]

Cassandra: Lessons Learned

After using Cassandra for 3 years since version 0.8.5, I thought I’d put together a blurb on lessons learned. Here it goes! Use Cases What works Anything that involves high speed collection of data for analysis in the background or via batch. For example: Logging and data collection […]

On anti-loops

I have a friend who for years at his job couldn’t get a promotion. Somehow in his team he was perceived as flaky and unreliable and not worthy. When he finally left the company and joined a new one he became a successful team member in a very […]

Thanking MIT Scratch

I wrote in January that computers might have become too complicated to be used effectively for teaching kids how to program. I learned how to program on a very simple computer that had BASIC as the only way to interact with it; even to load a game I […]

Thoughts on Wall Street Technology

Last week I went on vacation and missed the news that a software error at a major market maker caused almost half a billion dollar worth of trading errors, which required a rescue by a group of investors. Mainstream media is quick to point out that high frequency […]