Welcome to efficientbits.com. My name is Jamie da Silva and this is my blog. I am the sole developer and owner at Silverlake Software LLC and have been for the last 20 years. I recently released Velocity, a documentation api viewer for Windows (like Dash for Mac).

I've thought about starting a blog for a long time, but it can be difficult to take time away from tasks that make your living. It is time for me to grow in a new direction, be a little more social, and participate in the amazing developer community I see on the web.

I have a computer science degree from RPI, but it still sits in the cardboard mailer it was in when they sent it to me. I've been writing code since I was 10, and I was lucky to have found a career doing something I truly enjoy and have always wanted to do.