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School vs Self-Taught [duplicate]

Do you think formal education is necessary to gain strong programming skills? There are a lot of jobs that aren't programming but involves programming, such as tech artists in games, fx tds in film ...
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How can I save my university's Computer Science & Engineering department? [closed]

I'm currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of Florida, and we're having a bit of a problem right now... The state recently passed a budget plan that cuts funding for ...
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5answers
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Do I need to know how to program before going to university if I want to study programming? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What programming should I know before college? I'm 17 years old and I'm new at computer science and programming, but I was fascinated about computers and making ...
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Finding my path for masters (CS or HCI or some other trail)?

I am student pursuing Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication at my university. While pursuing my course, I started to work on some projects related to CS. Computers being my favourite ...
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12answers
587 views

Feeling a bit… under-challenged in my university course

I'm currently a sophomore at my university, majoring in Computer Science. Obviously, there are some programming courses as part of my curriculum. However, I'm feeling very underwhelmed by its ...
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Why do we study Java at university?

Java is often found in academia. What is the reason behind that?
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5answers
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Why is there a decline in CS majors? [closed]

Although I've read on various websites until 2007-2008 that CS majors in decline, I don't understand why--I haven't entered the job market yet. Bruce Webster has an excellent chart regarding the ...
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4answers
336 views

When do you have enough experience?

I've worked on three successful projects (freelanced) throughout my highschool career; however, they primarily involve web technologies. I know that I'm proficient in setting up LAMP stacks, working ...
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9answers
913 views

What should a CS grad know? [closed]

In thinking of making a good introductory resource guide for new Computer Science students... What is a good list of expected knowledge and ability for a computer science BS grad? And if you ...
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580 views

Should universities put more emphasis on teaching their students about design patterns?

While I've heard about design patterns being mentioned in a few courses at uni, I know of only a single course which actually teaches design patterns. In almost all other areas (algorithms, ...