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Ross Lambert

Ross W. Lambert has been programming computers since he wandered into his classroom and found two Apple //e computers with no software. Since then he has published technical newsletters and a magazine, written software to assist with the disposal of weapons-grade radioactive waste at Hanford, built an entire development organization from scratch at an SaaS provider in the insurance industry, and bummed around the software world looking for fun things to do.

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I, Robot Redux

I usually write technical articles, tutorials mostly—teaching is in my blood. It explains a few of my quirks to also know that science fiction flows through me in equal measure. Achievements in both software and hardware have been so fast and so radical in the last few years, that I feel like I’m living in […]

Apache Spark for the Impatient: A Pre-Announcement

One of the books that helped me hit the ground running at my new job with BluePrint Consulting Services was Cay Horstmann’s Scala for the Impatient. For me, Horstmann’s book was an easy, blissfully short read that got me to where I could write simple Scala code very quickly. As a JVM-based language, Scala is familiar […]

Ross on Tech

A grizzled veteran of the software wars contemplates his own survival…