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I'm a co-founder at AppScale, located in Santa Barbara, California. I love programming and learning new programming languages.

Some open source projects I've been involved in:

AppScale - an open source implementation of the Google App Engine APIs. Runs App Engine apps written in Python, Java, Go, or PHP over Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, Eucalyptus, Xen, or KVM.

Active Cloud DB - a software-as-a-service that exposes a REST API to any of the databases that AppScale supports (e.g., HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB) or the Datastore that App Engine supports.

Neptune - a domain specific language that automatically configures and deploys high performance computing apps over AppScale. Run your MPI, MapReduce, X10, and other codes automatically over EC2 without needing to know how to start them and configure them!


Oct
19
comment What factors permitted Buddhism to be successful in Japan but Christianity less so?
Indeed - there wasn't enough context before. Added accordingly.
Oct
19
comment What factors permitted Buddhism to be successful in Japan but Christianity less so?
Tokugawa Ieyasu's banning it definitely seemed to be a huge step against Christianity in Japan, but from reading The Samurai and the Sacred it looks like Hideyoshi had the bigger role - see my answer (and definitely open to debate)
Oct
13
comment When did the practice of formally “declaring war” cease and why?
Are you talking about the United States specifically or any country? It sounds like you're referring to the U.S. but just want to make sure.
Oct
13
comment Why did the Federalist party collapse?
Was that a sufficient cause on its own to end the party? I would naturally think to draw analogues with the current-day Republican party, which favors the upper class but has lasted much longer than the Federalists and has thrived nonetheless.
Oct
11
comment What is considered to be the pivotal battle between Caesar and Pompey?
Agreed, but there were several battles afterwards - is Pompey's flight from Rome considered to be the beginning of his downfall?