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What to do if the task is too difficult ? Internship/SummerTraining

I conducting my summer training or internship for 2 months in an IT company as a a Sysadmin and Web developer. This is my first week. My mentor assigned me to work on an existing Flash/AS3 ...
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How broad should a computer science/engineering student go?

I have less than 2 years of college left and I still don't know what to focus on. But this is not about me, this is about being a future developer. I realize that questions like "Which language should ...
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In need of a divide and conquer approach for re-writing small open-source utilities

Preamble (Skip if you don't like to read) I've been learning C/C++ in school for a year now and all the assignments in the book, after reading through the chapters, were not too difficult to ...
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What mathematics should I review & master before enrolling in CS program (early 40s student, 20 years dev exp, no degree)

I am in my early 40s and plan to enroll in university this fall to pursue a long-postponed CS degree. I have been working as a developer for almost 20 years, but have found further advancement at ...
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Eclipse teaching: on new projects, which mode: debug or release?

I'm asked to teach to my students Eclipse. The lectures are already done, and I see that the teacher asks the students to always start a new project in "Release" mode. Is that normal? If "yes", or ...
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Do you think university is a good learning environment or is it better to be autodidact? [closed]

I'm currently a student in software engineering and I am very passionate in computer science. In my university we learn how to design an application with design patterns and a bunch of other ...
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Is it a good idea to always use Google as the first step to solving a problem? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Importance of learning to google efficiently for a programmer? Avoiding lengthy discussions, as a senior level student in CS, how can I get away from Googling problems I ...
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As a high school student what should I be doing to make myself better/more hireable? [closed]

I'm a year away from university/college at this point in time, I'm currently 17 years old and practice programming as a hobby. I'd like to get a job one day in the market, I -love- programming. And I ...
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Almost graduate, how to prepare myself for the “real world”? [duplicate]

I just had a few questions that maybe some people in the industry, or people that have been in my shoes can help me fill. I will not put you to sleep with boring details, but a little back story will ...
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What does a student do at Microsoft Developer Community [closed]

I am studying Software Engineering and I am currently in 4th semester. I was asked represent my college as a Microsoft Student Partner. I refused because it was mostly organizing event. Later I was ...
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Advice on learning programming languages and math [closed]

I feel like I'm getting stuck lately when it comes to learning about programming-related things; I thought I'd ask a question here and write it all down in the hope to get some pointers/advice from ...
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Looking for unpaid interns (2) - am I crazy? [closed]

Edit - 6/10/11 in response to first batch of responses: Wow, what a response. Let me speak to a few points. I already stated that I will have a curriculum, and my intention is to teach people the ...
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Are basic level programming skills taught at elementary necessary/helpful for success in maths? [closed]

How would you feel if basic level programming skills were taught in elementary school? Would kids not be up to par with what programming demands, brain capacity wise? Would it help the kids with maths ...
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Events where junior-level developer/CS student can prove himself?

I spotted a "Google Summer of Code" announcement recently, and though eager to join, I see my chances are plainly poor. I'm short on time to shape my ideas and study the source code. I just wonder - ...
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Micro-economics for CS students [closed]

I recently went through the article on "Advice for Computer Science College Students", by Joel Spolsky - http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/CollegeAdvice.html . In that Joel says that a ...
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Programmer student-tutor program [closed]

I know "hi's" and such are not wanted on questions, but in this case an exception may be made (IMHO). Hi! I am a 16 years old and in my 4/6th year of pre-university education. Programming, math and ...
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What should I concentrate on?

Let me first give you a small background. I am a high school student in my last year of high school. When I get to college, I want to take up computer science, because I really love software ...
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Advice for nontraditional CS student?

I'm in a rather unique situation here. I am going to start school for computer science tomorrow (literally) at a local university in a BS program. However, I am starting as a nontraditional student. ...
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Student wanting to go to a developer conference [closed]

I'm a 21 year old student in my last year of University, and I am looking for information about developer conferences. I live in Derby (United Kingdom) and there's not (As far as I know) many ...
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How can a student programmer improve his teamwork skill?

I am a student right now. Recently, I am working in a project as a leader with three other students. Due to the lack of experience, our project is progressing slowly and our members are frustrated. ...