Dev of the Week: Tim Spann
Thanks for talking to us! What have you been working on lately?
What do you think are some of the most exciting recent developments in the Java world?
Are there any particular developer tools or resources you couldn't live without?
Eclipse and TextPad are great. Android Studio is looking very solid. Maven and Gradle are critical.
Do you have a favorite open source project (or projects) that you've contributed to recently?
I am working on a few things, but I am using a ton of ones from Square lately.
Do you follow any blogs or Twitter feeds that you would recommend to developers?
Did you have a coding first love -- a particular program, gadget, game, or language that set you on the path to life as a developer?
I started on a Commodore PET writing text adventure games in PetBasic. That was it from Grade 1 on, I never went stopped programming for more than a few days.
Anything else you'd like to mention?
Everyone needs to buy a $35 raspberry pi to experiment with.