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comment What skills are essential for professional programming that are not commonly taught in schools?
+1 The one skill I wish I could master before becomming a full time programmer is strong Math skills because Math skills are arguable the most important skill to have because it trains the mind to solve problems and to learn new concepts and as a programmer, that is mostly what I'll be doing everyday.
Apr
20
comment What are good projects to create to show your future employers?
+1 excellent answer. I am in the same situation. I'm working on my blog (Joomla) and three other applications (PhoneGap, PHP/CodeIgnitor & Phython/Django). I feel this variety of projects should help me get my foot in the employment door. I feel very uncomfortable applying for a programming job when I have nothing to show as well. I also recommend getting your own domain name as well, preferably www.your_name.com
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comment What's a good, quick algorithms refresh?
+1 This is the first book that I've read on algorithms that made algorithms much easier to understand. Additionally, the book's website provides access to all of the algorithms in code. Furthermore, Coursera's Algorithms Part 1 and Algorithms, Part 2 are excellent video lectures!
Sep
20
comment Do startups need a dba?
+1 I really like this advice, especially the part about broadening your skill set while still maintaining strong database skills
Sep
18
comment Crappy school, what to do?
+1 for "A good education can't be given to you, you have to take it, and you can take a good education from anywhere. You're not going to get (and keep) a good job by blaming your school for your shortcomings."
Sep
16
comment Dealing with “I-am-cool-and-you-are-dumb” manager
The High Art of Handling Problem People is a must read for dealing with difficult people. Essentially, you can't change them, so don't even bother trying to, you will only frustrate yourself. Accept them the way they are, minimize contact with them, don't try to reason with them or try to get them to see your side, and only present them with facts.
Sep
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comment I have an MIS degree. How do I sell myself as a programmer?
+1 @jfrankcarr As much as I value my undergraduate education, I am slowly beginning to agree with you.
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revised Non-mathematical Project Euler (or similar)?
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answered Non-mathematical Project Euler (or similar)?
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comment I'm a CS student, and honestly, I don't understand Knuth's books
+1 for the original post on the Way Back Machine and the book list from those universities
Aug
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comment I'm a CS student, and honestly, I don't understand Knuth's books
+1 for Concrete Math!
Aug
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comment I'm a CS student, and honestly, I don't understand Knuth's books
Coursera has 6 free courses on Algorithms (Algorithms Parts 1 and 2, Algorithm Design and Analysis Parts 1 and 2, and Analytic Combinatorics Parts 1 and 2).
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comment Were the first assemblers written in machine code?
+1 for mentioning this book. I will get it, thanks