Dev Storyteller

Thoughts of practical idealistic problem solver and software engineer, Mark Freedman.
Don’t Use Cautionary Tales as an Excuse to Quit

Don’t Use Cautionary Tales as an Excuse to Quit

I try to be a positive thinker. It's against human nature, and it's so easy to get caught up in the negativity and naysayers that surround us (especially these days). But something triggered a backlash reaction inside me recently, and I feel it necessary to respond.A...

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JIT Learning

JIT Learning

When I first entered the field of software development, in order to become a so-called expert, we needed to learn a handful of technologies. It was challenging, but it was doable. This is no longer possible. Today, we need to be able to apply JIT (just-in-time)...

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Wrestling With the Telerik MVC Grid Control (Part 3)

Wrestling With the Telerik MVC Grid Control (Part 3)

In part 2 of this series on the Telerik MVC Grid control, we discussed the back-end code for supporting the master level of our grid. Here’s a list of tasks we need to take care of for the detail grid: Implementing the detail view within the grid component definition....

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“Stuck” In Management, Cause #4: Misdirected Loyalty

“Stuck” In Management, Cause #4: Misdirected Loyalty

This is the next bullet point in my continuing series on how you can find yourself “stuck” in management, and how to get yourself “unstuck.” In this post, we’ll talk about why the illusion of company loyalty somehow remains, and how you can recognize if it’s real or...

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