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I've left my previous employer to join a small consulting company, Lolay, Inc., as a partner. We specialize in enterprise application development using the Java 2 Enterprise Edition framework, but also have contractors available to satisfy a diverse range of custom development needs. Samples of our work are available here, here, here, and here. Please contact us if you have any custom development projects that we could help you with!

I rediscovered the very cool football simulation, Playmaker Football this weekend, and decided to try to get involved in the PMFB community again. Naturally, it meant some cool development opportunities. :-)

At work, we've recently started adopting some XP practices on the team that I manage, and I decided to try out some test- first programming/programming by intention while I made a PMFB player generator to use for creating draft lists for PMFB leagues. Netbeans + JUnit make it very easy to do test-first programming with Java.

First, I wanted to create a random name generator to randomly choose first/last name pairs. I found some useful data on the US census site, and wrote a quick program to generate names from it - much fun! Added on the player ability generator, and a simple UI, and I'm ready to create draft lists. Now I just need a league. :-)

I'm thinking about putting together a simple Turbine web application for PMFB league management next.

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