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  1. Devin Walker

    It’s so great to see Andy highlighted in the Tavern. He’s an inspiring community member, writes excellent code, supports his plugin, and is a stand up gentleman. It’s sad to hear about the family sacrifices he’s having to make, but to then hear his perspective of “If I’m having a bad day, someone else is having a worse one.” speak so much to his character. Keep doing good Andy (Dr. Fragen)!

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  2. Marc

    Oh. Nice to see him here. Back then I had a lot of contact with him because of the
    github-updater plugins. Unfortunately, the plugin does not work properly with MAIn WP. But this is not the point.

    He seemed very committed and communicative to me. I wish him all the best for the future and stay healthy.

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    • Andy Fragen

      Marc,

      Thanks for the kind words.

      Please open an issue on GitHub. I’m using the plugin just fine with MainWP.

      Andy

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  3. Mili

    Honestly, beyond the fact that this man contributed to WordPress, it is so impressive that on top of programming languages he is also a surgeon. Most people struggle to acquire one skill in their lifetime, this man is a programmer plus a surgeon. My hat goes off to this man!

    Thank you for being you !

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  4. Carolyn Caldwell

    Great interview Dr. Fragen.

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  5. Bridget M Willard

    I’m so sorry about the hugs, Dr. Fragen. I appreciate you.

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    • Andy Fragen

      Thanks Bridget. It’s obviously not all roses and sunshine but we try to do the best we can under the circumstances.

      I appreciate you too. 🤗

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  6. Jon Brown

    I’m living proof Andy is at least s good a surgeon as he is with PHP 😉

    Good to see and hear you Andy to been to long! I was just down in your neck of the woods a few days ago but didn’t reach out because, uh, covid. But do hope to see you again very soon. Thanks for all the noble work you’re doing.

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    • Andy Fragen

      Thanks Jon. Hopefully we’ll be out of this seemingly endless lockdown soon. Then I want no excuses when you’re in my neck of the woods. 🙃

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  7. Jonathan Bossenger

    I recently had the pleasure of interacting with Andy for the first time, when I posted a general question about making beta testing available for our plugin, using his GitHub Updater plugin.

    Andy was so friendly and helpful, he reached out to me directly and gave me some great advice, even made changes to his plugin that would make my job easier. The fact that he was doing this in between shifts at his real job during the current pandemic was amazing. The world would be a much better place if we all took a page from his book.

    We salute you Dr Fragen.

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    • Andy Fragen

      Thanks Jonathan.

      I’m happy to help where I can. My doing this between shifts isn’t a whole lot different than others contributing in between client work. I just have more demanding clients. 😉

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  8. Max

    Thanks for this great article and interview that helps putting things into perspective. I admire people like Andy Fragen and want to say thank you for sharing. Best wishes!

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