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Dec
23
comment Who usually does the use case analysis in the team?
About the hidden fear: I'm not really that paranoid, but it's just a thought that crossed my mind... Thanks anyway :-)
Dec
22
comment How do I transition from physics and math to programming?
Now I can tell the story: after two months of job search in Sweden I got hired as an IT consultant and sent on an assignment at a telecom company. They asked me zero questions on programming and so far I'm doing use case analysis. Later I'll probably do testing. It's not really what I was hoping for, but we'll see how it goes...
Mar
29
comment How do I transition from physics and math to programming?
The SCJP was not trivial, but I still passed with 93% :-) Now I definitely need to write more code to get some experience...
Mar
22
comment How do I transition from physics and math to programming?
This looks just like one of the paths I had in mind. Can you tell us a bit more of how it went for you?
Mar
22
comment How do I transition from physics and math to programming?
I'm going for the SJCP. So I'll have at least something to put on my CV which is programming related...
Mar
22
comment How do I transition from physics and math to programming?
@nikie: nice propositions, but I guess I'd need to learn C++ for those.
Mar
22
comment How do I transition from physics and math to programming?
@Thorbjorn: I'm not saying that an introductory class is not useful. It depends by what you actually mean by it: I already had an introductory class in my studies (one year course on the basics of programming in pascal), but if you mean algorithms and data structures then I agree that I'd need that. I just cannot take such a course in university for practical reasons and will rather self-teach using the extensive online resources (like MIT OpenCourseWare).
Mar
21
comment How do I transition from physics and math to programming?
This is more of the directions I'd like to pursue: "jumping in the IT programmers pool." What I'm not sure about is if anybody would hire a guy like me with a strong science backgound, but no professional programming experience.
Mar
21
comment How do I transition from physics and math to programming?
@Thorbjorn: thanks for the tips. I don't think I need an introductory programming class. Beside the banking/financial sector I'm quite open minded and curious so I would take just about anything that pays the bills.
Mar
18
comment How do I transition from physics and math to programming?
@Satanicpuppy: great, but could you point me to some of those doors?
Mar
18
comment How do I transition from physics and math to programming?
In my field of physics (theoretical particle physics) there's no big need of programmers and physics jobs are really HARD to come by and very few compared to IT.