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John Best

Experienced ASP.NET developer passionate about learning Software Engineering, being an effective team member, and carving out my own little niche in the world. I enjoy working with jQuery, AngularJS, C#, F#, HTML5, all the fun stuff. Love being a full stack developer. Always seeking to learn. Enjoy Agile teams. Scrum and Kanban are awesome. Always looking for ways to improve.

Location Elkridge, MD Joined Joined on  github website twitter website

Education

Kent State University

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What are you "old enough to remember" in software development?

I was 6-7 then and it was awesome. My mom was like :O.

What are you "old enough to remember" in software development?

QBasic under DOS 5.

What was your win this week?

This week, I.... Started a new job, am learning Delphi and ...

What was your win this week?

This week, I.Got a new permanent job!

What are your programming goals for 2019?

tbh, I just want a stable job I can grow with instead of ho...

I am Software Engineer and former Director of Engineering, Ask Me Anything!

How can someone know if they're a bad developer or not.

Do we live near each other?

Hi from Baltimore county.

Changelog: Mentor Matchmaking!

Signed up to be a .NET mentor.

How to Use the Excellent Adapter Pattern and Why You Should

s/franc/frank

Getting Started with AWS: Up and Running with Elastic Beanstalk in Minutes

Aw yiss

No, you're not bad at math

I feel like this is a bit disingenuous because some people ...

What was your first ever contribution to Open Source?

This one Was tons of fun and I wish I could do more of it.

What Is Your Main Language?

C# for me, and I use it for Desktop and Web Dev in ASP.NET

Who is hiring? (April 2018)

Thanks very much for the information! I'll certainly look i...

Who is hiring? (April 2018)

Bonjour. Je suis un développeur de logiciels d'Amérique, ma...

On empathy (or lack thereof) in tech

Thank you. How can I be sure if it is my fault or not? I me...

On empathy (or lack thereof) in tech

Thanks for taking the time to respond, Ben. I've been debat...

On empathy (or lack thereof) in tech

This is great advice but what should one do if those bounda...

Are you a "fast learner"?

No, but I prefer to learn something thoroughly than get cau...

Do you have fond memories of old codebases you no longer work on?

tbh, no. tons of legacy code out there that should be repla...

Changelog: Language detection and segmentation

Mais oui. Merci.

Changelog: Language detection and segmentation

Je suis américain mais j'espère pouvoir bien parler françai...

Changelog: Language detection and segmentation

S'il vous plaît laissez-moi savoir si je peux aider à tradu...

Changelog: Language detection and segmentation

As a Francophone, I thank you.

What do you Google EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. and never just memorize?

SQL syntax #ashamed.

What reference books should devs have handy on different CS subfields?

Thanks, this is really cool!

What reference books should devs have handy on different CS subfields?

Anything you recommend for SQL/SQL Server/Database Design?

What reference books should devs have handy on different CS subfields?

That makes sense. Thank you. :)

I created @ThePracticalDev and dev.to, ask me anything!

Would you want us to get you anything as a belated birthday...

I created @ThePracticalDev and dev.to, ask me anything!

How can we as the users make what you do easier?

We're Stephanie Hurlburt and Rich Geldreich, ask us anything!

I've always tried to teach myself math, but I always forget...

We're Stephanie Hurlburt and Rich Geldreich, ask us anything!

"I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always f...

We're Stephanie Hurlburt and Rich Geldreich, ask us anything!

Thanks, Ben. I guess I'm just discouraged because I've been...

We're Stephanie Hurlburt and Rich Geldreich, ask us anything!

I've been fired a few times so my confidence isn't the best...

We're Stephanie Hurlburt and Rich Geldreich, ask us anything!

Thanks!

We're Stephanie Hurlburt and Rich Geldreich, ask us anything!

Awesome. I was diagnosed with Dyscalculia in college and I'...

We're Stephanie Hurlburt and Rich Geldreich, ask us anything!

How does one know if they're a good developer or not?

We're Stephanie Hurlburt and Rich Geldreich, ask us anything!

How can one be good at algorithms and data structures if th...

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