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Feb
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answered Can a CS degree benefit an older programmer?
Feb
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comment How can I get started writing code?
+1 for not being afraid to make mistakes... IMO, #1 reason people fail to learn new things, or try out something different is fear of breaking something. I can say with utmost assurance, that as a beginner in any facet of IT (development, infrastructure, or whatever) there should never be a situation where you try something, and cause irreparable damage. If you are starting out, and already in a position where you are affecting production product, there is something very very wrong.
Jan
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comment Does any software come with a warranty?
Why the down votes on the answer? Atleast comment, so I can attempt to learn from my 'bad' responses....
Jan
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answered Does any software come with a warranty?
Jan
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comment Non-Managerial Programming Progression?
@Dunk one only turns into the 'pointy haired boss' if they choose to let themselves become that. I know many of the above mentioned bosses, but I also know plenty of management that have a strong technical base, and use their past knowledge to understand new technologies. Yes, new technologies and languages come out all the time, but with a strong understanding of not just how to make code work, but WHY it works, one can easily understand new topics very quickly.
Jan
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Jan
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comment Non-Managerial Programming Progression?
@CCRicers, the technical dynamic is what I am proposing. Having a PM with technical skills is valuable, to understand realistic goals and workflow. I may have just missed the mark on what others are experiencing across the industry with my own experiences.
Jan
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comment Non-Managerial Programming Progression?
@Dunk. I can appreciate that perspective. I guess because the projects I have experienced have all been unique, and for the most part, I view the PM role as the facilitator to get stuff done. I have dealt with a number of PMs, and very few act like normal Management I have seen. Management needs to deal with recruiting talent, making sure people are being productive, and making sure their employees are progressing. At the end of the day, a PM's job is meant to get the project out. In my experience, if someones not pulling their weight, they defer to their management to handle issue.
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answered Non-Managerial Programming Progression?
Jan
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answered What is the best way to structure workshops for starting programmers?
Jan
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answered What issues do I need to consider when setting up a User Support group for a large enterprise system?
Jan
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comment Should I use acronyms when listing technical jargon on my résumé?
unrelated, but grrrrrr@gravatar. Hard to take me serious with the trollface as my gravatar.
Jan
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answered Should I use acronyms when listing technical jargon on my résumé?
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comment How do other people keep code current accross multiple machines? (something other than DropBox)
Thanks for the great response. I had to choose the google code route, using subversion plugin for eclipse, because of how our firewall authenticates traffic externally. I have bookmarked these other repositories, and plan on using them in the future, when I have access to a machine not so filtered.
May
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comment How do other people keep code current accross multiple machines? (something other than DropBox)
Ok. After the comments earlier, and testing out a few setups (and actually working... I do have email clients to support) I have setup the subversion plugins for eclipse and setup my 2 current projects on google code. It seems that our company firewall was trying to get me to authenticate with it (firewall) and then with the repository... but for whatever reason, Google Code worked flawless. For anyone else who stumbles across this question, here is a great article I gound, already learned this before I found it blog.msbbc.co.uk/2007/06/…