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bio website blog.cgdecker.com
location Pittsburgh, PA
age 31
visits member for 4 years, 7 months
seen Sep 30 '11 at 15:06

I'm on the Java libraries team at Google, where I work on Guava, Jimfs and more. I'm interested in Java, API design, I/O libraries, and loosely coupled, modular code.


Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
22
awarded  Yearling
Jun
16
comment stackapps data corpus
This probably shouldn't be tagged library.
Jun
11
comment Why does Stats Return a Statistics Array
It's fine for most methods to return an array, because they all potentially return multiple results. Except statistics. I don't expose it as a list in my library, but I can certainly say that it being an array doesn't make things any easier for me. If no wrapper library is going to expose it as a list, why should the API itself expose it as such? It really doesn't make sense to me.
Jun
11
comment Why does Stats Return a Statistics Array
Because it's a single result, I'd say.
Jun
9
comment Don't include answers in question lists by default
@Kevin: /answers/{id} and /users/{id}/answers now document this answers parameter, which doesn't make much sense to me. It doesn't seem to do anything though.
Jun
8
answered Order parameter not functional
Jun
7
comment Question sort: change active to activity?
Yep, I saw that!
Jun
6
accepted Question sort: change active to activity?
Jun
6
accepted Provide a post listing changes to the API?
Jun
6
comment VoteCounts: bookmarklet to display up/down votes even for rep less than 1000
Honestly, I hope this prompts them to just remove this restriction on the sites themselves. It seems silly and arbitrary to me, and had me a bit confused when I couldn't see this info on here after getting used to seeing it on SO.
Jun
4
comment Provide a post listing changes to the API?
Cool, that will be very useful.
Jun
4
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
4
comment Provide a post listing changes to the API?
He's doing it anyway, for many things. They're just scattered around on different posts here. And yeah, I was thinking about writing something to grab all the method helps and diff them every so often, but haven't had time so far.
Jun
4
asked Provide a post listing changes to the API?
Jun
4
asked Question sort: change active to activity?
Jun
4
answered Is there a difference between “newest” and “creation”?
Jun
3
comment What is the best way to provide support for an unknowable number of StackExchange sites?
@Jason There's already been talk of something like that, but it won't be going in the per-site API. See: stackapps.com/questions/30/should-there-be-a-discovery-api
Jun
3
answered What is the best way to provide support for an unknowable number of StackExchange sites?
Jun
3
answered Inconsistency in sort order