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Sam Napolitano
Sam Napolitano is the Director of Engineering for Mobile Web at the Huffington Post. He joined the team in June of 2011 after 6 years with where he was the Manager of Web Services Technology. He is an open source contributor and an active member in the web development community.

Entries by Sam Napolitano

5 Lessons From The HuffPost Mobile Web Redesign

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 7:59 PM

This week, in conjunction with our 10th Anniversary, HuffPost has unveiled phase one of our first-ever site-wide redesign: a new mobile web site. Over the past six months, we've been working alongside our agency partner, Code And Theory, to reimagine the HuffPost experience for the mobile-global-social world we...

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The Problem With Swift No One is Talking About

(2) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 11:12 AM

When Apple announced the release of the Swift programming language, I got excited. I raced to my computer, downloaded the Xcode 6 beta and Apple's Swift Programming Language book, and start plugging away.

After spending the last few days with it, I have come to...

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Sunday Thoughts: Avoiding Code Atrophy

(10) Comments | Posted January 12, 2014 | 10:34 AM

As a leader in a tech company and an involved parent, it is quite rare that I find time to exercise my coding skills. It becomes very challenging to stay ahead of the trends and continue to contribute in the same meaningful way that lead me to earn my current...

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Greased Lightning: The Future of the Huffington Post Web Front End

(12) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 9:38 AM

Over the last eight years, the Huffington Post has launched countless products, experiments, and new features. We have expanded our reach with seven new international editions and we are just getting started.

This amazing vector of growth also comes with a bit of technical debt. Like every major website,...

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Google Glass Is Here to Stay, But Maybe Not Right Now

(13) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 10:10 AM

In the winter of 2001, I was introduced to a piece of technology that was along the first of its kind, the RCA eBook Reader; also known as the Rocket eBook or REB.

The REB, was a handheld device designed specifically for reading long forms of writing. It had...

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Tonight, I Will Pray

(4) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 9:38 AM

My grandfather, Noel, passed away in 2006. He was an engineer, a mentor and a friend. He had a profound impact on my life in many ways. He helped me to believe in myself and promoted my natural intuition as an engineer. He taught me to question everything and to...

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Why Your Business Can Not Afford Bad Service

(13) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 10:31 AM

In the summer of 1994, I started working at my family's antique store nestled deep inside the suburbs of New Jersey. As family, I was held to a much higher standard than the other few employees that were there. I would sweep the porch or dust some furniture and invariably...

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HuffPost Launches Social Reading App for Facebook Timeline

(18) Comments | Posted February 16, 2012 | 4:32 PM

At the Huffington Post, we're all about starting conversations. It's why we launched Social News with Facebook in 2009, enabling our users to read and share stories as instantly as you would discuss a story in a newspaper at the kitchen table -- still one of Arianna's favorite...

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