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This topic contains 11 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  gizmo 9 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #6363

    Ola
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    Ok I was browsing 12.48 when I should be in class, but I decided to take a break. At 12.50 I came across this site:
    http://www.halfsigma.com/2007/03/why_a_career_in.html

    Can someone put this editor wrong because he is starting to convince me.

  • #39158

    Kentaree
    Participant

    I just took a quick glance and refused to read on, He’s going on about knowledge capital, and that programmers don’t accumulate any. This is plain wrong, Yes, languages and apis change, but very little else does, in the end, it doesn’t take long for a good programmer to learn a language, and experience definitely makes a difference. Pretty much what that guy is saying that if you have a student straight out of uni, that has never used .NET, and you’ve got a programmer with 20 years of experience that has never used .NET, they’re on equal footing, and that’s just plain wrong.

    [Edit]: In fact, programming is still one of the few careers where you can get in with no qualification, but just experience, which must mean something.

  • #39159

    omen
    Participant

    I read through the whole thing.
    He speaks some sense and its interesting to some degree. However, as he is a disgruntled programmer who doesn’t like his job, its completely biased and only speaks about the negatives that he has experienced which makes it a rubbish article. Ignore it and find something more balanced if you are wondering if this is the career for you.

  • #39160

    peter_b
    Participant

    I read through the whole thing.
    He speaks some sense and its interesting to some degree. However, as he is a disgruntled programmer who doesn’t like his job, its completely biased and only speaks about the negatives that he has experienced which makes it a rubbish article. Ignore it and find something more balanced if you are wondering if this is the career for you.[/quote:31c4817eb3]

    all true, very little actually changes contray to belief.

  • #39163

    omen
    Participant

    You might like to take a look at this rebuttal:

    http://blogbybob.com/archive/2007/05/22/rebuttal-by-bob.aspx

    More balanced for sure.

  • #39169

    obscure
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  • #39170

    Clevercelt
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    http://about.me/clevercelt

  • #39171

    Ola
    Participant

    Ah ok cheers people. I do programme and I love it to bits it makes me happy and just by doing the most simple task i feel great. I am also into art I think am very creative because I got A in my JC art and A1 in my LC :D

    I want to focus on programming now because from what I have heard we need more programmers and its a decent wage for biginner programmer.

    So far I only know Html, VB and a tiny bit of C++

  • #39172

    murphy104
    Participant

    Funny how he talks about knowledge in older languages being useless. From my perspective, programming is programming is programming. Languages will come and go but understanding the core concepts of programming remain somewhat the same. Knowing how to adapt is key

  • #39176

    peter_b
    Participant

    Ah ok cheers people. I do programme and I love it to bits it makes me happy and just by doing the most simple task i feel great. I am also into art I think am very creative because I got A in my JC art and A1 in my LC :D

    I want to focus on programming now because from what I have heard we need more programmers and its a decent wage for biginner programmer.

    So far I only know Html, VB and a tiny bit of C++[/quote:2832a2dc50]

    learn java if you want dosh from coding. although if you want to do games for pc\console c++ is the way

  • #39183

    Ola
    Participant

    Ah ok cheers people. I do programme and I love it to bits it makes me happy and just by doing the most simple task i feel great. I am also into art I think am very creative because I got A in my JC art and A1 in my LC :D

    I want to focus on programming now because from what I have heard we need more programmers and its a decent wage for biginner programmer.

    So far I only know Html, VB and a tiny bit of C++[/quote:7488e6ff0c]

    learn java if you want dosh from coding. although if you want to do games for pc\console c++ is the way[/quote:7488e6ff0c]

    Ah I am having a had time getting Jcreator working :(

  • #39185

    gizmo
    Participant

    As far as IDEs for Java goes I’ve found Eclipse to be one of the best. Well laid out UI, powerful debugger and some fantastic plugins if you want to extend it’s functions. Definitely give it a try.

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