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Apr
24
comment How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree
@MarkTrapp Good advice, if the community does not decide to reopen, I'll see what I can to in that regard. However I maintain the opinion that this is a useful question. It's not the kind of question where I have a specific problem before me that I'm attempting to solve. Being new to the stackexchange community, maybe there is a better site within stack exchange that would be better suited for this kind of question? I certainly don't want to clog the tubes with useless questions creating empty "noise"
Apr
24
comment How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree
@MarkTrapp Again, willing to accept what the community would decide. I am not able to offer a bounty on this on my own (new to the community, and it's understandable that that ought to be a privilege I own). Disclaimers are intended to clarify that I did look at the similar questions so it's not dismissed as duplicate on the title alone. Context (and I agree, verbose one at that) is intended to help clarify to what audience such an answer should be targeted (And I imagine that I'm not the only one that has this question, coming from exactly my perspective and given "context").
Apr
24
awarded  Commentator
Apr
24
comment How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree
@MarkTrapp - I respectfully disagree with your assessment. I made it very clear from the beginning of my question that I in fact did like the simliar questions, as well as the responses, but was looking for something beyond what they provided. I think it's fair to say that there is quite a bit of difference between my question and the one linked in your comment. Primarily I'm asking a lot more about the "what" and "why" and requesting answers from experience, whereas the question you link to only seeks to answer the question "how".
Apr
24
comment Should a string constant be defined if it's only going to be used once?
@JeffO Hey Jeff, I wasn't trying to be mean or sarcastic, was trying (and I guess failed) to be funny. It's late (or early) and I'm tired, so I apologize if you were put off by my comment.
Apr
24
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
24
comment How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree
And nice updates. Keep the faith, I won't forget to mark an answer as such when the time comes.
Apr
24
comment How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree
@Ingo not looking to change careers. A brief skim of my question may have mislead you to think I'm weighing the pros/cons of continuing my career path, but that's not the case :) that being said, there are lots of fascinating occupations out there, more than one of which have caught my eye and remain as far from software as Justin Bieber is from being a musician.
Apr
24
comment Should a string constant be defined if it's only going to be used once?
@Jeffo If only there was some kind of language we could use to speed up that process and allow only typing the strings, maybe matching them together to create the if statements systematically, some kind of language... We could call it a programming language even! Sorry... Couldn't help myself...
Apr
24
awarded  Supporter
Apr
24
comment How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree
Good remarks for sure, this resonates with me. See update if you're wondering why I'm restraining from marking any response as "correct" just yet.
Apr
24
revised How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree
Added "Update" section
Apr
24
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Apr
24
awarded  Cleanup
Apr
24
revised How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree
rolled back to a previous revision
Apr
24
revised How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree
Changed title to be a little more sexy
Apr
24
awarded  Student
Apr
24
asked How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree
Apr
10
awarded  Autobiographer