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Michael Minshew

Started learning to program seriously early 2017. Love fixing problems so decided to switch careers from e-commerce and management to programming and web dev. Longterm goal is full stack developer.

Location Austin Texas Joined Joined on  Email address michael.minshew@gmail.com github website

Education

Some College (non compsci)

Work

Co-Founder Technical Lead at Self employed

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I'm a Salesforce Technical Lead, Ask Me Anything!

I'm going to straight up necro this post a bit and ask a fe...

Choosing a programming language for bloody Beginners

I think it was useful, Not sure that a pure total beginner ...

Fostering a Strong Engineering On-Call Culture

There's so many great takeaways here, even for non engineer...

Egghead, Udemy or ...

Udemy has been a life saver. But really take time to read t...

Lessons learned while unemployed

Music truly is a different language but its a good differen...

Lessons learned while unemployed

That makes me happy! Thanks for reading.

Lessons learned while unemployed

Thank you!

Lessons learned while unemployed

Thank you,it was a tough but precious adventure. I am grate...

I just got a Raspberry Pi 3. What can I do with it?

This reminds me of this awesome article. raspberrypi.org/bl...

Do tattoos influence the probability of getting hired?

I think it depends on the company and your local, my wife's...

What's your favorite editor/terminal color scheme?

I have a dark theme that i've customized for my text editor...

Are interruptions really worse for programmers than for other knowledge workers?

I honestly feel like its a personality and specific problem...

On Meetings and Wasting Time

I had a weird love/hate thing with meetings. I enjoyed meet...

Which programming language/environment is more “powerful” than people realize?

I've recently started dabbling in lisp, its been more fun t...

Do You Prefer Multiple Monitors or Just One? Why?

I couldn't even imagine doing serious work on a single moni...

I have been a professional developer for 31 years and I'm 53 now, Ask Me Anything!

Nice, I've been messing around with Lisp. Not sure i'm conf...

Which book(s) make you talk out loud?

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willinks First time I read it I...

I have been a professional developer for 31 years and I'm 53 now, Ask Me Anything!

If your still game to answer another question, What was you...

Building a Pomodoro Timer with Vue.js on CodePen

Love this, been needing a good linux timerfor countdown and...

What's your Developer Story?

I used to work e-commerce and was a project manager/operati...

What hobby/skill do you wish you pursued more regularly?

Practicing my harmonica and exercising.

Is it Ethical to Work on the Tesla Autopilot Software?

Great article, as some one who doesn't drive to to phobia I...

Getting an employer to take a chance on you

Same boat here, I've even offered straight up free work and...

How do I get experience when I have no experience?

Hehe, the gretzsky would be proud I think.

My 3 biggest learns with CSS

I was totally in the same boat. It was a good lesson though...

My 3 biggest learns with CSS

Appreciate the Kudos, That was one of those coding is the g...

What do you do when your stuck?

Hope you can solve it soon!

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

holy crap, whoever made this site needs a medal. Great reco...

Am I supposed to follow back?

I only follow the people I have an interest in. I actually ...

What do you do when your stuck?

I get up and stretch or do a bit of burpees, sometimes I do...

Reasons not to use IDs in CSS

What is the your recommendation for use of id's? I'm currentl...

Is Touch-Typing an Important Skill for Software Developers?

For me its a boost, I learned touchtyping by gaming and can...

A Major Announcement for the DEV Community

Its not an analytics bounce if session times improve, you g...

When getting a first-time job as a new dev, is temp contract work ideal or is it better to hold out for a true full-time job?

Thanks I appreciate the advice, congrats on the new job as ...

Maximum line length in your code

I started in python and they recommend 80 dont know why but...

When getting a first-time job as a new dev, is temp contract work ideal or is it better to hold out for a true full-time job?

great points! thanks for the advice!

When getting a first-time job as a new dev, is temp contract work ideal or is it better to hold out for a true full-time job?

Thanks for the feedback, at this point I'm so bored and rea...

When getting a first-time job as a new dev, is temp contract work ideal or is it better to hold out for a true full-time job?

I've been job searching for a few months and do a little fr...

Do you keep a journal?

My mom uses the bullet journaling. She loves it and swears by...

Are you an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between?

I used to have to play in the middle but now that i'm unemp...

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

I'd invest in an external hd and switch that way. i grabbed...

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

That's a fantastic reason. Should have mentioned that lol.

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

I was doing some mysql work a while ago, I will absolutely ...

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

You can put Ubuntu on a flash drive and run it as a test th...

Junior Dev Survival Guide: How to Communicate About Code

What? "the whatchamacallit next to the application thingy i...

5 Reasons Why I Love Being Wrong

Haha, its easily my most recommended book as well. That asi...

5 Reasons Why I Love Being Wrong

Fantastic article, the win is always the teams but the fail...

My journey in code

This is encouraging to me too. I'm in a similar boat but I ...

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

I had the tremendous luck to have grabbed a few desktops an...

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

Oh this sounds cool, I'll check it out. I have my terminal ...

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

I'll take a look, frankly, the only reason I used notepad +...

How I Doubled my Salary in 5 Months and Got an Amazing Job

Awesome, Thanks for the reply. I have to check my Udemy cat...

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

I've heard of ZSH before, I'll definitely give it a shot. A...

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

I think that I'm going to install Arch on one of my desktop...

How I Doubled my Salary in 5 Months and Got an Amazing Job

I didn't see how you did on the express api? probably just ...

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

I might have been using the wrong one. I'll give it a try. ...

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

I need to try rambox and I actually use simple note on my p...

Why I switched to Linux and what I'm using Today

I have switched to google docs and sheets for my writing an...

Developer job application assessments are a two way thing

Totally agree with you, I used to do hiring for a non techn...

The Idea of Lisp

Woke up at 3am for God knows what reason wanting to learn l...

I.T. Certifications

Love it, at the end of the day can you do the work. That's ...

Ask for advice from non-native English speakers

lol, I'm not sure one will learn much beyond swearing from ...

6 Things I've learned teaching myself to code.

I think it only worked for me because I had a really strong...

What things have you been made to feel guilty about in the course of your career?

I like php, its fun to use and it makes sense.

Exploring the Linguistics Behind Regular Expressions

Awesome example of the value of cross disciplinary study fo...

6 Things I've learned teaching myself to code.

Absolutely, balance is everything. Personally, I find mysel...

Why I refused a high-paying job while being unemployed

I had a similar situation recently with a non tech job. Pay...

6 Things I've learned teaching myself to code.

Haha, I actually have been teaching myself vim as its usefu...

6 Things I've learned teaching myself to code.

Glad to hear it was an encouragement. Keep exploring and yo...

6 Things I've learned teaching myself to code.

I'm addicted to trying out text editors usually do go back ...

What little things make you happy while coding?

I enjoy that moment when working on one language/project an...

The Advantages of being Self-Taught

This is encouraging, i'm teaching myself specifically for t...

What language features/concepts do insiders of the language love and outsiders hate?

I enjoy php, I think its just because its the first languag...

What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?

I was bored working on a mockup and realized that there isn...

What was the worst bug you've ever written?

Why on earth would anyone name their prod env dev..... ???!...

Any Spotify Playlist you can recommend to boost coding concentration? Thank you!

I've found that either folk metal or decent metal in a lang...

What are signs that you should quit your job?

Yeeeesssss dilbert cartoon environment == gtho!!!

Welcome Thread - v6

Hello all, My name is Michael. I started learning to progra...

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