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bio website jonathanconway.net
location Sydney, Australia
age 27
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I've been programming since I was 15 and freelancing on enterprise projects for 7 years, doing most of my development on C#/.NET and Javascript.

Lately I've focussed on developing rich, fast, responsive web apps, using client-side frameworks (such as Knockout and jQuery Validation) and have been experimenting with NodeJS.

You'll notice I often ask and answer my own questions. To my surprise, many of those questions actually get visited and up-voted, proving that a lot of the stuff we think is unique to our particular project can actually be very useful to other people.

So go StackOverflow!


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accepted What do DBAs do?
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answered Is javascript worth learning if you do not plan on being a web developer?
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answered Why do business analysts and project managers get higher salaries than programmers?
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comment Do non-manager coders in their forties or older out there sometimes regret about not being managers?
+1 for consulting.
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comment Why are good programmers referred to as Ninjas?
@Anna Lear, if this is supposed to be an essential part of "programming culture", I want nothing to do with such "culture". The deepest bonding I've ever experienced with other developers was based on ability and merit.
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comment Why are good programmers referred to as Ninjas?
@Jon Hopkins, I couldn't agree more. I find these to be silly, patronizing terms that communicate nothing. For one thing, programming aptitude is more complex to measure than "ninja vs non-ninja".
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answered If you were the manager of a team of 25 developers, how would you motivate them?
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asked What do DBAs do?
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comment How many developers actually have private offices?
Amen and Amen! This has been my exact philosophy with regard to my career for the past 6 years, and thus, I've managed to get the kind of work & money I wanted, with the freedom to move on if things don't work out.
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