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jonrgrover

I have been a programmer for forty years. Even so, I have made a breakthrough in software development and feel that in some ways my adventure is just beginning.

Location Indianapolis, IN, USA Joined Joined on  Personal website https://thisstack.wordpress.com github website

Education

MS

Work

Product Manager at Edge Document Solutions

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What are you not interested in learning?

VIM is 'da bomb' for Advanced math, DevOps, and Lower level...

What are you not interested in learning?

I tend to gravitate toward content, meaning, and informatio...

What are common myths about software careers?

I estimated once that I have a had a quarter million ideas ...

What are common myths about software careers?

The idea is the hard part. It took me 30 years to come up w...

What are common myths about software careers?

Myth: your ability to troubleshoot indicates your ability t...

If you could not code anymore, what would you do?

You could certainly write cheesy science-fiction-romance no...

If you could not code anymore, what would you do?

I would go into data science or become a Jazz Musician, dat...

I've been at this a long time and I have nothing to show for it.

I'm not sure if it's a thing. I live in a world I don't und...

Iteration time is everything

I think my two questions will be: 1) How do you assign wor...

I've been at this a long time and I have nothing to show for it.

"My work is typically super specialized in that I build sma...

I've been at this a long time and I have nothing to show for it.

Your criterion for success seems to be to have one of: 1)an...

Vim won't make you a more productive developer

I started using vi when it came out. I still use vim. For m...

How do you avoid feelings of entitlement?

I think my difficulty is that I don't fit the mold, and no ...

How do you avoid feelings of entitlement?

If you have frequently found environments that do not dismi...

How do you avoid feelings of entitlement?

I am kept humble because I don't belong. I live with extreme ...

It begins

I did not know what my career was until I was 48. Sometimes...

How was it when you started to code?

I code mainly in C#, SQL Server, ASP MVC, JavaScript, jQuer...

Your Degree of Interest in Microsoft

I like the MS stack. I would be happy to work in any stack ...

The Right Idea Becomes the Wrong Idea Over Time

Sometimes the wrong idea becomes the right idea. I am an ad...

How do you combine learning new technologies with practicing what you already know?

I evaluate new technologies by whether they will further or...

What's your opinion on Microsoft's GitHub Acquisition?

We are moving into a new historical age in which the organi...

Should tech companies use quotas to increase diversity?

Anonymous recruiting tends to result in less diversity in t...

Should tech companies use quotas to increase diversity?

Treating people as whole people rather than just people with ...

Should tech companies use quotas to increase diversity?

I oppose censorship and I support freedom of speech.

Should tech companies use quotas to increase diversity?

I am ready for some real diversity. Software development ...

How would you create a program to store information about friendship

This is a levels 3 & 4 programming challenge, with a gr...

Episode 7: Finding meaning and quitting your job

We can work to make software development more meaningful by...

How was it when you started to code?

I started to code in 1977 in High School. I was coding in B...

Welcome Thread - v16

Hi I'm Jon. I researching a new way to write computer prog...

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