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Jeremy Reimer Posted on: Mon Dec 2 17:22:46 2013

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Today was my first day at Demonware, a really amazingly cool software company based in Vancouver and Dublin. Demonware writes software that handles matchmaking, leaderboards, and other online services for video game companies, primarily Activision/Blizzard.

My job is a technical writer. It’s a contract position, but hopefully (crosses fingers) it will lead to a full-time gig.

What’s really neat about the company is all the cool tools they use. They will grab any tool if it’s the right one for the job. Just look at the list:



It’s also a really nice place to work. Lots of interesting and smart people work here. There are lot of them to meet. There is a ton of interesting work to do from a technical writing perspective-- tons of complex and powerful systems that could use more documentation. Anyway, I had a great first day on the job.
xradionut Posted on: Wed Dec 4 07:40:58 2013

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Good luck!

BTW, don’t see Lisp on the cloud tag, so you may have to slum with us Pythoneers!
Jeremy Reimer Posted on: Wed Dec 4 14:25:47 2013

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Well, Python and Erlang are the standard languages, but the company is very much all about using whatever the best tools available are for any task. Erlang is a functional language and as such is very similar to Lisp in syntax. Python is also very similar to Lisp in a lot of ways. So they basically picked the right languages for the job.

I’ll be getting up to speed on Python, of course, but I consider newLISP to be a tool in my arsenal, and I’ll use it wherever it can help me the most. That might just be to write my own tools to do simple scripting (I’ve actually done that already) or it might be to help make prototype web tools, or anything else. This company really doesn’t care that much what tool you use to get a job done, just that you get it done and get it done well. I’m on board with that philosophy.
Jeremy Reimer Posted on: Wed Dec 4 22:44:06 2013

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Oh, apparently the prototype for one of the biggest and most innovative pieces of tech was written in LISP, before it was rewritten in Erlang.
Ajar Posted on: Thu Dec 5 09:09:39 2013

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Congrats on your new job!
Jeremy Reimer Posted on: Thu Dec 5 14:01:57 2013

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Thanks! I’m really enjoying it so far. Seems like a good fit.
AllYorBaseRBelong2Us Posted on: Sat Mar 19 19:13:42 2016

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Man, hope it’s going well at the new Gig!

AllYorBaseRBelong2Us Posted on: Sat Mar 19 19:45:38 2016

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AYB can’t start a new topic

Jeremy Reimer Posted on: Sun Mar 20 12:15:57 2016

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Sorry about that, AYB. Lois reported a similar bug before, but I thought it was a one-off. I’ll look into it.
AllYorBaseRBelong2Us Posted on: Mon Mar 21 05:55:47 2016

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Thanks JR, it’s time to Smam about AYB’s new PC

Jeremy Reimer Posted on: Tue Mar 22 15:32:04 2016

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I fixed it! Please make your new thread!

I want to hear about AYB’s new PC. I am buying a new PC this year for the Oculus Rift.
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