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Comment: Re:Lots of Interview but no job... yet (Score 3, Interesting) 45

by Foofoobar (#48656701) Attached to: Using Your Open-Source Contributions To Land a Full-Time Job
Not really. They interview me BECAUSE of my tools and development. They see what I am developing and thats the main reason they want to interview me. I remember Apples excuse was that they didn't even fully support REST yet. Amazon interviewed me 3 different times, were completely confused and in the end , rejected because I don't have a degree... regardless of the fact I'm a founding team member. PayPal just couldn't find a team to put me on. As the saying goes, it would be a comedy it it wasn't a tragedy :)

Comment: Lots of Interview but no job... yet (Score 5, Interesting) 45

by Foofoobar (#48656223) Attached to: Using Your Open-Source Contributions To Land a Full-Time Job
I created API I/O Abstraction, APIObject and API Chaining, show them working in Grails API Toolkit, am developing them out in spring-boot and have been interviewed by Amazon, Apple, Paypal, Netflix, Comcast... literally everyone but Google. But have yet to land a job. Mainly because from what I am told, my work is great but too cutting edge, just what they need but would require a rewrite, fantastic but not in the tools they want, etc etc. I'm finding you can create tools that will change the world but even if everyone agrees that they would and that they need them, they may not be ready.

Comment: Re:LOL (Score 1) 398

by Foofoobar (#48551019) Attached to: Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced
Yep this is true. I have stood by this and been harassed by corporations for doing this but said 'If you are going to sue, do it... but you can't be calling me up every night at 3am and not call that harassment'. No one ever sues because they are afraid of those facts being raised before a court and scrutinized. But as long as you stick to FACTS and show no opinion in those facts (treat it as journalism), you are fine.

Comment: Re:What a minute here!! (Score 3, Insightful) 398

by Foofoobar (#48547247) Attached to: Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced
Thats not the way corporations use it though. Here in the Bay, an Indian corporation was illegally importing Indian workers to do his IT work, Microsoft lays off employees here in the Bay and Seattle and them goes before congress asking for more HB-1 Visas, etc. It's a scam to get cheap foreign labor. And if the labor isn't up to par, they have one US employee training them all knowing he is going to get laid off once he is done.

Comment: Re:In my experience (Score 1, Insightful) 118

by Foofoobar (#48539579) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Paying For Linux Support vs. Rolling Your Own?
The silly thing is... they NEVER hold these companies accountable. When have you ever heard Microsoft pushing a patch for Windows early or an extra update merely because a customer was 'upset'. And Redhat is actually pretty bad about support; they only support a VERY SMALL set of very old releases (vs Ubuntu which keeps their releases pretty up to date). The excuse is 'it might break something' which is a pile of BS since it wouldn't be in the core supported repo. I would laugh if companies actually DID hold companies accountable because then no one would provide support. Its a silly house of cards that I call BULLSHIT on.

Comment: Re:Constant Planning (Score 1) 186

by Foofoobar (#48434709) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process
No... you blow off all meetings, say you are working from home and then show up three days later with a solution and look like a winner. That way they say 'leave him alone and don't bug him' and have everything run through a project manager. :) Of course there is blow back when a C-level gets involved

+ - WSO2 Starts War Over Who Owns API Chaining 1

Submitted by Foofoobar
Foofoobar (318279) writes "WSO2 is refusing to budge saying (in the words of the CEO): 'API Chaining is not a set of words trade marked by you. We are free to use it any way we want' after creator of API Chaining, Owen Rubel, asked them to stop promoting their work as his own. This has led to an exchange on public forums with their CTO Paul Fremantle publicly stating they will not honor the Apache License that the works is released and copyrighted under."

+ - Ask Slashdot: Can A Confusing Article Ruin Early Adoption? 1

Submitted by Foofoobar
Foofoobar (318279) writes ""I have spent the last year or more working on API Abstraction and API Chaining and speaking on it at SpringOne, APIDays, Apple, Mashery, Paypal and others. Recently I discovered an article by a company about API Chaining which I thought was flattering but upon reading it, realized they did't understand the concept at all and were writing about 'method chaining' instead. This can affect my ability to evangelize this new methodology if people confuse these two.

Do you think a bad article could confuse people? What can I do about this?""

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