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Does anyone work in / know much about programming jobs for scientific / medical research? [closed]

Sometimes I get a bit disillusioned with the types of projects that I work on as they are just basically business apps that aren't exactly groundbreaking and are usually redundant as far as other ...
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What research topics can I tackle with only a year of experience?

I've been looking to get into research, but I'm not sure I can do when I've only taken two quarters of Computer Science. I go to the University of Washington, if it's relevant. This is a page on ...
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What is the biggest weakness of students graduating with degrees in Computer Science?

This question is directed more toward employers and graduate student advisors/professors but all opinions are welcome. What do you find is a common weakness of new hires and/or new grad students? Is ...
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Does it help to be core programmer of a product (meant for social good) for getting into a PhD program at a top university? [closed]

I am working upon a product as core developer which will be launched in USA market in few months if successful. Can this factor improve my chances for getting accepted into a PhD program at a top ...
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How do you deal with over-the-head APIs/technology

I guess most people have been in this situation. The initial project planning begins. The requirements are outlined. After architectural review and sorting through APIs/Frameworks the fitting ...
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Economics of a career in bioinformatics

I am a software developer looking for a new set of challenges. I am therefore seriously considering undertaking study towards a Masters of Science in Bioinformatics (I have a bachelor degree in Comp ...
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Tools every graduate student should know? [closed]

I recently started on my master studies adventure, and got recently introduced to LaTeX. I am parallely learning it and also wondering what other languages|tools are absolute essential for graduate ...
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What amount of time do you spend doing each of the following [closed]

Recently I've been thinking I spend too much time on SO and general learning / keeping up with technology rather than actual coding. So my question is what ratio's of your time do you spend on the ...
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How do I get into R&D? [closed]

I'm beginning to think that I might be best suited for a job in R&D. The reason being that I like jobs that allow me to be creative and I generally am more interested in solving puzzles than ...
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How does a one-person ISV handle software patent research? What due-dilligence is required?

I'd like to sell software, but I'm worried about infringing on software patents. What should I do/research prior to writing code?