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comment What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
Tesserex -- that should be translated as "We can't find programmers that know all of our alphabet soup of technologies, at a price we are willing to pay.
Jun
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comment What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
"""You should know at least one programming language really well, and it should preferably be C++ or Java. C# is OK too, since it's pretty similar to Java. You will be expected to write some code in at least some of your interviews. You will be expected to know a fair amount of detail about your favorite programming language.""" steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2008/03/get-that-job-at-google.html
Jun
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comment What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
Oh really? That's contrary to everything I've read about them. Their requirements postings only say they want you to have experience in one of java / python / c++... According to the infamous Steve Yegge post, they only care that you know your favorite programming language well, because you'll need to use it in the interview.
Jun
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comment What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
Good companies in general invest in employees, and taking a few months to get up to speed is quite common in most industries. Unfortunately, only a few software companies follow this practice. It also (coincidentally ???) seems that they're among the best companies: Google, facebook, Microsoft, etc...
Jun
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answered What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
Jun
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answered Is there a large bank using Mysql or PostgreSQL?
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Jun
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comment What license is applicable for an app based on CodeIgniter?
I corrected your title. This is not about the codeigniter license, rather it is about an application based on codeigniter.
Jun
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revised What license is applicable for an app based on CodeIgniter?
corrected the title
Jun
11
comment What happened to Borland Delphi?
I've never understood why they didn't offer a version for non-commercial apps really cheap, just to attract more users.
Jun
10
comment Looking for unpaid interns (2) - am I crazy?
And more on the working for free aspect: Unpaid internships were pretty much the only kind of internship available when I was in school. I knew a lot of kids that couldn't do internships because they needed to earn money to live. Consider paying a bit of a stipend.
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comment Do I really need oop for my kind of job? After 10 years I think I don't
sk -- I agree they can be counterproductive, especially if used by people that haven't been there before, but am not quite ready to say in most cases. But absolutely, even in large systems they are not necessarily necessary... One of the most beautiful code bases I've seen was old-school "C"... But it was modularized extremely well.
Jun
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comment Do I really need oop for my kind of job? After 10 years I think I don't
In general, the larger a system is, the more these techniques are necessary. It doesn't sound like you're involved in writing terribly large systems?
Jun
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comment Do I really need oop for my kind of job? After 10 years I think I don't
the c# department ?? egads!!!
Jun
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comment What makes the difference between “Hire” and an honest “almost” for final on-site interviews?
This is a good answer... I would add two things: First, try to learn how to read the overall tone of questions. If you get several questions about "ownership", then they might be afraid that you are going to come in and need excessive guidance or always be riffing on the "that's not my job" theme. Second, it really could be the case that you could work in the company, but just weren't the best fit for that team. Here, anything can have an impact. Maybe it was between you and another guy, but the other guy liked punk rock and mountain biking, just like half of the team does.
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comment Why is no C++ interview complete if it does not have vtable questions?
As for frustration, like I said above, I could easily pass this question in an interview... At one point I could have coded a "C" solution on the white board. but you would be making a big mistake picking me over the two people I mentioned above.
Jun
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comment Why is no C++ interview complete if it does not have vtable questions?
If you've been around for any length of time, then you'll know that Joel Spolsky (one of the founders of this site) has written extensively on this subject. You should start there.