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bio website blog.cgdecker.com
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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.


May
23
revised Methods that return comments document body and comments parameters but they do nothing
added 26 characters in body
May
23
asked Methods that return comments document body and comments parameters but they do nothing
May
23
comment API Key limit 10k is Per IP Address or Globally?
It would only take 34 users to be better off not using a key. o_O
May
23
asked Confirmation on sort, order and min/max
May
23
awarded  Scholar
May
23
accepted /questions/unanswered and /tags allow id parameter, but it does nothing
May
23
comment API Key limit 10k is Per IP Address or Globally?
That would have to be a bug if true. It wouldn't make any sense to limit all users of an application from a single pool of calls.
May
23
comment Document fields that may be not be included in responses
I think it's entirely reasonable to expect certain values to be included. I'd like to document in the wrapper I'm working on whether or not users need to check for a null when retrieving a certain property or not. As far as the API changing: of course it can change, and I would expect to (possibly) have to update my wrapper if it does. Nothing is final until a locked-in API is available, but it would still make sense to document this for the API as it is now. Or even just to document it once 1.0 is ready... I'd like to know sooner, but I can live with that too.
May
23
comment Could there be a way to check stats on a key?
I think the per-IP-and-key limit to API requests is there to prevent (extreme) abuse as it is, and it seems like it'd be an issue for the StackExchange team more than you if the user were somehow causing an issue despite that.
May
23
comment Could there be a way to check stats on a key?
Why would you need to know that?
May
23
comment questions/{id} help page sort parameter description is inconsistence with others
From what I can tell, the sort parameter does not work at all with /questions/{id}, which is strange.
May
22
awarded  Student
May
22
asked Document fields that may be not be included in responses
May
22
awarded  Editor
May
22
revised /questions/unanswered and /tags allow id parameter, but it does nothing
Updated to note that /tags has the same issue.
May
22
asked /questions/unanswered and /tags allow id parameter, but it does nothing
May
22
asked questions/{id}/timeline documentation: timeline_type values not listed
May
21
awarded  Supporter
May
21
awarded  Autobiographer