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Computer Science major at Brigham Young Universit. Program in C# and playing with the mobile.


Apr
21
comment What Impact Do Scripting Languages Have on Junior Programmers?
@Mason - I agree with what you said, that it is important to have that knowledge if you are going to program professionally. I've found my knowledge of pointers, discrete structures, and lambda calculus extremely valuable. I've been stuck in teams where my team members didn't have these skills and they ended up making overly complicated or very buggy code. only because they didn't know better. It just seems like sometimes colleges feeds CS students too much milk and not enough meat, but on the flip side, if they feed the beginning programmers meat they run the risk of them dropping out.
Apr
21
comment What Impact Do Scripting Languages Have on Junior Programmers?
+1, this was my thinking! I wish I would have read this before class :)
Apr
20
comment What Impact Do Scripting Languages Have on Junior Programmers?
I agree that Python can be very complex and VERY powerful. But the basics (string manipulation, array manipulation, etc) are much easier in Python than in C.
Apr
20
comment Pure vs Applied Math For Programmers
Very true. But advanced math did come in handy that one time, and it probably will come in handy atleast one more time before you retire. Where as my underwater basketweaving class has yet to prove useful in my experience. Basically, the more math, the more tools you have to solve problems. It's never a bad idea to take more math
Apr
20
comment Pure vs Applied Math For Programmers
Game development is very competitive. You'd be surprised. Especially with all the iOS, Android, WP7 apps gaining popularity. It was a lot harder to get into (just like professional 3D Animators. That was my dream before CS) but the mobile arena has opened new doors. Either way, with software development if you have the skills finding a job isn't an issue. I am graduating in 2 months and my counselor was telling me that our CS dept. has 100% job placement for its graduates. That number is typical for major Universities and CS