Clint Shank

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Technology
Location United States
Introduction I am a software developer, consultant, and mentor at Sphere of Influence, Inc., a company that leads with design-driven innovation to make curve-jumping, mouth-watering software that's awesome inside and out. My typical consulting focus is the design and construction of enterprise applications.

I am particularly interested in software design and application architecture; Agile practices such as Continuous Integration and Test-Driven Development; the JVM languages Java, Groovy, (J)Ruby, and Scala; and high productivity frameworks and libraries like Spring, Grails, and jQuery.

I keep a blog at and have contributed to the books 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know and 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know.

I am also a husband and father of three children living and working in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. metro areas.