Fang Xu

Developer & Systems Administrator
Fang Xu


Years In the Industry25
EducationShanghai College of Science and Technology
First JobProgrammer
Dream JobAstronaut
HobbiesReading, Cooking, playing pool

Fang serves in a dual role at Tugboat – as an application developer and Systems Administrator. Fang is a graduate of the Shanghai College of Technology and has 15 years experience as a programmer and systems administrator working with Linux, all Windows Server and Workstation platforms and Microsoft SQLServer and MySQL, and programming in C/C++, Visual Basic, ASP, CGI, HTML, Perl, Python, UNIX Shell.

Fang started his career as a programmer at the Shanghai Brain Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (read into that what you will) and further honed his skills as the system administrator at CITIC Guoan Communications Co., (also in China) where he designed, built and ran the system for their ISP services.

Fang loves music, literature and travel. And also knows a thing or two about soccer, billiards and table-tennis.

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This is the stuff that makes Fang tick.

Top Five Books

  1. Design Pattern
  2. Code Complete
  3. One Two Three...Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science
  4. Programming Windows
  5. Undocumented DOS: A Programmer's Guide to Reserved MS-DOS Functions and Data Structures

Top Five Tools I Use to do my Job

  1. SSH
  2. Vi
  3. Bash
  4. Thunderbird
  5. Chrome

Topics I'm most interested in

  1. History
  2. Science
  3. Technology

Favourite Bands

  1. The Beatles
  2. Queen