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Full Stack programmer with a thirst for learning


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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered Is it bad practice to name an unused variable with a single underscore?
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comment Best practices for managing and maintaining large Rails app?
cleaned up comments.
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted javascript - would you consider 'prototype' to be the same as 'parent'
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awarded  Student
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asked javascript - would you consider 'prototype' to be the same as 'parent'
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answered Your strategy to ensure vertical growth
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revised What is the best way to stay on the cutting edge of Software Engineering?
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comment If one is to learn a new programming language each year, what should the list be?
Most folks learning a language a year will be a "jack of all trades but master of none" until you focus on a few for several years. I believe, based on much experience that the notion of the 'full-stack' programmer is false except for 1% - 5% of developers. Most hard-core backend folks I know don't have great front end skills and vice-versa.
Mar
8
comment If one is to learn a new programming language each year, what should the list be?
If I had this language set instead of C++ / Ruby / Java / lisp / Javascript my employment prospects would be much more limited. Yes there are a few folks out there that would like the above however I believe they are in the minority.
Mar
8
comment Confused about career options in Web Development
There are millions of PHP jobs for good developers. Many folks using frameworks like ruby on rails (myself) or java struts, will say PHP is not a 'good' language. They are right, but there are still a ton of jobs for PHP!
Mar
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answered Confused about career options in Web Development
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comment Does teaching programming make you a better programmer
I love correlations like this!
Mar
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comment Does teaching programming make you a better programmer
This is why you benefit by learning from your students who may have more recently picked up new, related knowledge you don't know, or perspectives you hadn't thought of
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comment Does teaching programming make you a better programmer
I mostly agree, however I think a lot of the posts were saying that you learn by the process of teaching, especially when you are asked questions by your students, rather than the preparation of material that you think you know (though there is still value in that).
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comment Does teaching programming make you a better programmer
-1 Totally disagree. As you can see you are really in the minority here. Your opinion is important but I think you might learn something from the majority of teachers answers here. Sorry, couldn't resist the last pun, I was just reading a post about recursion.