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Ben Barreth

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CTO at King David's Rock
Kansas City, Missouri Area
Member since 15th of December, 2016
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I love to build incredible software with tight-knit collaborative teams. I feel right at home in leadership roles, with public speaking or simply knuckling down and coding for a few days straight. I’m in my element working with a fun team of bright A-players where we work together to build something amazing together. I have a bunch of experience in various coding disciplines: C#, .Net, lots of Javascript (Angular, React, Relay, GraphQL, Meteor, Node, Knockout). More recently I've been learning Elixir and Phoenix over nights and weekends because I truly believe this will be the preferred programming language of startups in the near future. Matter of fact, if you have a Phoenix position that you're hiring for - call me! I'm also a huge fan of hackathons, startups, Airbnb, Google Fiber, KCITPros and pretty much all things tech. I consider myself an ambassador for KC & the Silicon Prairie but more than anything: a simple family man, pursuing servant leadership in all that I do as an extension of my faith in Jesus Christ.

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King David's Rock

Current position

CTO
Since December 2016
Olathe, KS

JIRA Software Reviews
Project & Issue Tracking Software - See why we're #1!
MailChimp Reviews
Email and advertising marketing automation platform
Slack Reviews
A single place for team communication and workflows
Stackify Prefix Reviews
Powerful, free code profiler for .NET & Java web apps
Trello Reviews
Your entire project, in a single glance
Zendesk Reviews
Cloud customer service software
No apps.
Stackify Prefix Reviews
Powerful, free code profiler for .NET & Java web apps

Extremely valuable free tool for .Net devs  starstarstarstarstar  15/12/2016

Within 60 seconds of using Prefix I discovered a nested loop that was performing over 100 DB calls that I was completely unaware of. This was after 3 different senior devs had already attempted to optimize the exact code in question for performance. I was instantly sold on the product.

 Pros

Quick to discover problem areas in running code. Free. Quick to install. New features being added rapidly.

 Cons

Sometimes it's a little confusing when the prefix icon appears in the system toolbar (on windows) if prefix is really running and taking up a lot of resources or if it's just in a sort-of idle mode.

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Time used

6-12 months

Frequency of use

Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Stackify Prefix

If you are doing absolutely any kind of performance troubleshooting (pretty much every .net dev, ever) you should check this out. There's no reason not to and huge upside. Takes 5 minutes to download and get running and you can stop banging your head against a wall immediately.

JIRA Software Reviews
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15/12/2016
MailChimp Reviews
Time used: Less than 6 months
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15/12/2016
Slack Reviews
Time used: 6-12 months
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15/12/2016
Trello Reviews
Time used: 1-2 years
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15/12/2016
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