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comment How long would it take for someone completely new to programming to get enough knowledge to make it to the job market as a junior programmer?(C#)
Guilherme Costa: Thank you for your feedback, but a month is an extremely optimistic forecast. I think that it is pretty obvious that you meant a year, didn't you? I already bought my first C# book, it's arriving this week! Thank you again. amazon.com/Computing-NET-Framework-Arthur-Gittleman/dp/…
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comment How long would it take for someone completely new to programming to get enough knowledge to make it to the job market as a junior programmer?(C#)
maple_shaft: standardized tests, like the ones to complete for MENSA; anyway I'm not that proud about it at all since EQ is where the real deal is. I just brought it up because I know that in the field of programming it is a good trait to have.
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comment How long would it take for someone completely new to programming to get enough knowledge to make it to the job market as a junior programmer?(C#)
maple_shaft: it is beyond the scope of this post to discuss the reason why I left medical school in my country of origin, but it was certainly not lack of commitment or ability (the straight A's on my transcript speak by themselves), I'm not willing to finish the career here because of personal life circumstances.
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comment How long would it take for someone completely new to programming to get enough knowledge to make it to the job market as a junior programmer?(C#)
nnnnnn: thank you for your reply, it's been one of the most complete ones. I haven't studied Sets but it is (besides discrete math and logic) one of the topics that I find interesting. As soon as you take the logarithms and trigonometry out of the equation and it boils down to logic I like it!
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comment How long would it take for someone completely new to programming to get enough knowledge to make it to the job market as a junior programmer?(C#)
Well, I'm 26 right now, I should have restated that "late 20s", but I get what you guys say. Thanks for the feedback.
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comment How long would it take for someone completely new to programming to get enough knowledge to make it to the job market as a junior programmer?(C#)
Yes, I have gone through concepts of OOP and besides grasping them I find them fascinating.
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comment How long would it take for someone completely new to programming to get enough knowledge to make it to the job market as a junior programmer?(C#)
maple_shaft: I actually find discrete math and logic very interesting for what I have seen in my friends' books.
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comment How long would it take for someone completely new to programming to get enough knowledge to make it to the job market as a junior programmer?(C#)
Thank you Yahia, especially for the kalzumeus.com/2011/10/28/dont-call-yourself-a-programmer link.
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