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6answers
517 views

Writing and Understanding code [closed]

I can write code. I can read code but I can't implement good code. How to develop deep understanding of any framework or stuff that we are working on? Is it looking into documentation and working on ...
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5answers
414 views

Maintaining good form while learning new technologies

I find that I have to learn new technologies fairly regularly as a contractor in order to keep competitive. However, I also find that (not only, but especially) in these circumstances, I tend to end ...
6
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3answers
273 views

Where can I learn about browser-specific quirks?

I am a professional iOS, Java and C# programmer. Now I want to build a website. The problem is I have already started building it and I am finding IE is not rendering it correctly. It is rendering ...
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9answers
1k views

What is expected of me as a recent graduate? [closed]

I just recently graduated and now work as an entry level software developer. I've been there for 2 weeks. Is it normal for me to feel like I'm the stupidest person in the room? I feel like the interns ...
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14answers
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Learn programming backwards, or “so I failed the FizzBuzz test. Now what?”

A Little Background I'm 28 today, and I've never had any formal training in software development, but I do have two higher education degrees equivalent to a B.A in Public Relations and an Executive ...
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4answers
2k views

Learning on the Job: JavaScript, CoffeeScript, BackBone and jQuery

I have avoided JavaScript for as long as I could. I simply think that it is a very, very dirty scripting language. I have nothing against curly braces, I work with PHP almost every day, I'm fine with ...
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4answers
493 views

Exercises for starting programmer [duplicate]

I'm learning how to program with a book on Objective-c. I know, that's not great start, but anyway. What I want to find is exercises which gradually increase in difficulty from starting ones like ...
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15answers
2k views

Is learning technology by reading books obsolete? [duplicate]

I am confused if one should read books thoroughly (sometimes they are very bulky and if they contain many aspects of the technology they can be 1500 odd pages or even more). I have also read some ...
2
votes
5answers
674 views

Is that possible to learn Python by building meaningful applications and skip reading heavy books?

I'm planning to learn Python. I know html, javascript, vb .net, ado .net, ms sql, and a little c#. So I have a good working knowledge of programming and capable to write various desktop and web ...
2
votes
3answers
253 views

Learning about a new technology

I have approx 9 years of experience in the IT field. I've mainly worked on web applications and currently am looking forward to become a technical architect for J2EE applications. I usually face this ...
9
votes
3answers
310 views

Who pays for learning curve?

For those of us in consulting OR settings where you bill your hours whats the consensus on this? Should a client be billed for a certain amount of the learning curve? Should your employer be picking ...
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19answers
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“Half of everything you know will be obsolete in 18-24 months” = ( True, or False? ) [closed]

Just ran across this, and wondering if anyone has a way to prove or disprove this statement: Something to keep in mind ... what's the half-life of knowledge in high tech? It tracks with ...