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“Astounding ‘Facts’ About Google’s Most Badass Engineer, Jeff Dean”

Yes, that’s our Jeff Dean, and we taught him everything he knows.  (If you believe even 1/2 of 1% of that, we’ve got a Space Needle to sell you.)

Business Insider writes:

“Forget Larry and Sergey:  At the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, the real celebrity engineer is Jeff Dean …

“Dean is such a star because Googlers widely credit his code for the blazing speed of Google search.

“How deep does this adoration go?  You know those Chuck Norris jokes called ‘Chuck Norris Facts’?  Like: ‘Chuck Norris doesn’t wash dishes, they wet themselves out of fear’?

“Well, over on Quora, there’s a bunch of ‘Jeff Dean Facts,’ written by Googlers and ex-Googlers who love their hero.”

Facts like, “Compilers don’t warn Jeff Dean. Jeff Dean warns compilers.”

(As the article goes on to say, “They’re pretty funny – if you understand software engineers and their sense of humor.”

Read the article (and the facts and non-geek translations) here.

Jeff adds:  “Unfortunately, they don’t have my favorite ‘fact’:  ‘When Jeff Dean fires up the profiler, loops unroll themselves in fear.'”

January 25, 2012