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Aug
20
comment Is it possible to get a job in a high-demand company without having hobby projects?
Why the downvote? This answer is based off of first hand experience...
Aug
19
comment How can I transition to a job using the Microsoft stack?
This is soooooooooo completely false. I know 2 fortune 100 companies where an MS cert plus a degree is an almost-guarantee of an interview... and if you can sell yourself, a job. That doesn't make it right per se, but that's the way things are.
Aug
18
comment Mono is frequently used to say “Yes, .NET is cross-platform”. How valid is that claim?
This is off-topic for the question. Head over to a business planning site and browse some sample plans to see what is truly crucial for a business... Tech X vs Tech Y is about as crucial as FedEx debating Ford vs. GM for delivery vans.
Aug
18
comment Mono is frequently used to say “Yes, .NET is cross-platform”. How valid is that claim?
There's successful businesses built on all platforms... When planning a business and executing on that plan, the platform rarely comes into play... Especially for web projects.
Jun
22
comment Codeigniter + JQuery + Processing.js to replace a Delphi App
I thought Delphi provided tools for web programming? You'd get a lot more mileage being able to reuse all that code instead of having to branch everything off into a php port.
Jun
17
comment PHP framework most similar to ASP.NET MVC3?
WebMatrix is by far the best free environment for developing PHP on Windows, but I've been scared of Cake after Rasmus did his performance presentation a few years ago.
Jun
14
comment What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
In addition, the hiring process isn't the only time evaluation occurs: The "10x more productive" crowd should be seeing an increase throughout their salary history, which should carry over into the market.
Jun
14
comment What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
My understanding of econ is indeed limited by only having 12 undergrad hours in the subject... Of course the market isn't perfectly efficient, but you're way off base saying that it's totally inefficient. I have been on the hiring side for several years, as well as the interviewee side. Plus, I'm good friends with some guys I went to college with that are now recruiters, and we compare notes. The companies I've worked at have never had a problem finding good people. We always had stacks of res. Of course I've always worked at places that paid well and offered quite a bit of developer autonomy.
Jun
14
comment What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
Again, supply & demand: scarce resource = higher salaries.
Jun
14
comment What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
@Rein -- you didn't read correctly. I didn't say they would be the same, I said they would be a lot higher. Instead, what the data shows, is that tech salaries have stagnated or declined in the last few years: m.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/feb/16/…
Jun
14
comment What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
Further, a "couple of months" was in relation to someone that already has several years of experience, coming into a new platform.
Jun
14
comment What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
@Rein -- you can say that all you want, but simple econ doesn't bear it out. If it did, then you would see the salary of the top programmers a lot higher. A top doctor or lawyer will clear 500,000 USD per year... A senior software engineer at google has an average salary of $130,000 (glassdoor). I think what you meant to say, was that you couldn't find someone 3x as productive for the price of an average engineer.
Jun
14
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
14
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
14
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
14
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
12
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
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
4
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
4
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?