Terry Jones

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Over (Cambridgeshire), England

Areas of Expertise:

  • Python
  • Javascript
  • deferreds
  • algorithms
  • programming
Terry Jones is currently CTO of Fluidinfo, which he founded in 2007. He also works on virus discovery in the Zoology department at the University of Cambridge. Before founding Fluidinfo, he was a postdoc in Zoology at Cambridge (2004-07) where he spent time helping the WHO design part of the human influenza vaccine. He was a part-time professor in CS at the Universitat de Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (2005-06), CTO of Eatoni Ergonomics in New York (2000-04), a postdoc in Cognitive Science at UCSD (1998-99), CEO of Teclata in Barcelona (1996-98), Chief Knowledge Officer at Chiliad (1998), a postdoc and graduate fellow at the Santa Fe Institute (1992-96), and taught undergrad CS at Earlham College (1990-91). He has a Ph.D. in CS from the University of New Mexico, an M.Math from the University of Waterloo, and a B.Sc. in CS from Sydney University.

Learning jQuery Deferreds Learning jQuery Deferreds
by Terry Jones, Nicholas Tollervey
December 2013
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $24.99

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Winners of the writable API competition

May 13 2011

We ran a developer contest to see what folks could do with O'Reilly's new "writable" API. Today we're announcing the winners. read more

A writable API for O'Reilly

March 21 2011

Fluidinfo's new O'Reilly API contains information from O'Reilly, Amazon, Google Books, LibraryThing, and GoodReads. But most importantly, anyone can "write" their own information to the book and author objects. read more

A writable API competition

March 21 2011

We're launching a developer contest to see what folks can do with O'Reilly's new "writeable" API. Find out what you'll need to get started. read more

The future of publishing is writeable

December 17 2010

Terry Jones envisons a future in which we step beyond the default of read-only publishing via traditional containers and APIs. Data itself will become social, and we'll be able to personalize arbitrarily. read more

Getting closer to the Web 2.0 address book

October 28 2010

Given that so much diverse and overlapping information about each of us is spread between applications, why are simple actions -- like automatically reacting to known friend requests -- still not possible? The answer, notes Terry Jones, lies not with a new application, but in a ball of data. (Part… read more

Dancing out of time: Thoughts on asynchronous communication

October 26 2010

A look at the core differences between synchronous and asynchronous communication, and how technology has given asynchronous methods tremendous reach. (Part 1 of a 2-part series.) read more

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