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SW developer since 1984 - C/Java/Python
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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
7
comment How do I demonstrate what I've learned outside of the workplace?
Really, they thought your stack wasn't impressive enough? What part of smart and gets things done do these companies not understand?
May
30
comment How do you feel about being asked to code during an interview?
@el fuser - I think not, in one instance I would have predicted this outcome simply from his answers - if you can't write 'hello world' in an interview you have far bigger problems than performance anxiety.
May
27
comment What is the reason most people have predetermined fear of programming & how should skilled make them fearless?
And as a techy, I find hard arts (like plumbing) to be far more difficult than programming.
May
27
comment What is the reason most people have predetermined fear of programming & how should skilled make them fearless?
You forgot ability and desire
May
27
comment How do you feel about being asked to code during an interview?
I have interviewed people who said they were a '10' in (insert language here). When I asked them to write 'hello world' in that language, they couldn't do it. (Any of it, not even the first few import/include lines, or a print statement, nothing)
May
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
3
comment Methods of learning / teaching programming
How were your other classes different from programming? Learning a new skill is learning a new skill. Get instruction, read the text, apply the text, ask questions, get answers, attain knowledge. Why did this same methodology not work for programming when it worked for every other subject?
Jan
24
comment How to inform a colleague of .NET and C# coding guidelines without offending him?
This comes up all the time - but what you have to do first is have standards. Then, follow them. Finally, enforce them.
Dec
2
comment Should programming schools be more competitive?
@Michael - but they don't really 'accept until full', they accept at a certain level until they are full. There will always be turn downs (because your SAT is too low for example) but there will also be cases of SAT X being accepted but SAT X+1 not being accepted because they applied too late.
Dec
2
comment Should programming schools be more competitive?
@Michael - but wouldn't the economics of more and more students mean that you should be able to hire more and more teachers and build more and more classrooms?
Dec
2
comment Should programming schools be more competitive?
@David - interesting, but Stossel is slightly off-base. The Bar was not created by government, instead it was created by Lawyers as a protectionist measure. Not to protect us from them, but to protect them from competition.
Dec
2
awarded  Commentator
Dec
2
comment Should programming schools be more competitive?
@Michael - btw, I don't disagree with you, I'm just prodding the discussion along.
Dec
2
comment Should programming schools be more competitive?
@Michael - I would bet that the standard is arbitrary - just like admission to college (or prep school or even certain preschools) - we have X openings and will accept until we fill those openings
Dec
2
comment Should programming schools be more competitive?
@Michael - Law schools don't have a bar exam to get in, they have an LSAT. The bar exam is given after graduation to verify they can practice law in the physical area they wish to practice in.
Dec
2
comment Should programming schools be more competitive?
@mipadi - But this answer says that this is what is happening in CS undergrad and he's against it. I want to know if he's against it in all facets. (note that this is how life works, only the best - or those that are above a certain bar - get in)
Dec
2
comment Should programming schools be more competitive?
Would you apply this same logic to Medical and Law schools? (for example)
Nov
16
awarded  Teacher
Oct
27
awarded  Supporter