I am a lifelong student of computer science, music, and literature. In pursuit of those interests, I work by day as a programmer Chemical Abstracts Services, moonlight as the creator and curator of Mashed Code Magazine. review books for The Pragmatic Bookshelf and Manning and listen to a fascinating collection of music while performing all of my duties. I have specialized in working with web services and mastering various testing techniques and tools. I am finally done with formal education, having a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University and a M.S. in Computer Science from Franklin University.