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bio website vbraga.github.io
location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
age 29
visits member for 4 years
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Jun
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awarded  Caucus
Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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comment Is it sensible to teach programming with a language I don't know myself (yet)?
Processing is amazing.
Dec
8
comment How can I migrate from Excel VBA with ADO to C++ with OCCI?
@Xophmeister If you're still interested in going the C++ way, take a look at Ocilib (orclib.sourceforge.net). It's way nicer than OCCI and has amazing performance. C++ + Qt + Ocilib is a really smooth choice.
Nov
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answered Searching for entity awareness in 3D space algorithm and data structure
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
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comment Is there any comercial application written in Visual Basic .NET?
Out of curiosity: what cool feature makes you believe that VB.NET is a better language than C#?
Oct
14
comment Why is it so difficult to get a programming job?
@Victor An "undergraduate student" means the same as "estudante de graduação" in Portuguese, ie. someone who is studying for his University degree. Anyway, for an entry level job, what you know is not really important: I expect any fresher to learn on the job. Ask someone to review your resume (specially someone with HR experience), dress correctly for interview, and you ought to find some job. At least in the Rio de Janeiro area, qualified coders are scarce. The same is valid for São Paulo and most of the country. If you're in Rio or nearby, get in touch. I might be able to help.
Oct
13
comment Why is it so difficult to get a programming job?
@Brian I'm quite sure that location is not his problem. Brazil has a constant problem with the availability of qualified work force. There's always openings (my company has a lot of them right now). Heck, I've seen companies doing hiring campaigns in Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal and Spain. Anyway, I don't he qualifies for a H1B visa without a college degree (I might be mistaken).
Oct
13
comment Why is it so difficult to get a programming job?
@Victor As a fellow Brazilian (and a fellow Vitor as well ! :)) I'd say it's time to take a look at the mirror and try to understand what's going on. The largest time I've been without a job was about two months: and half of it was a self given vacation time in Fortaleza. And I'm no better than the average programmer, you can be sure (I've been doing mostly C++ and C#). PHP is not a good thing in Brazil, most of the time the gigs are low paying, you'd be better doing something else. Same goes for Delphi, it has been mostly exchanged for .NET in the corporate environment. Good luck!
Oct
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awarded  Good Answer
Sep
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comment How do you call a “Proxy” that delegates to *several* implementations?
+1 Excellent answer.
Sep
14
answered Where can I find high-quality resources for programmers who are not-English speakers?
Sep
13
comment What is the Startup spirit?
Just for Startup Spirit never asks the question "what would be the return on investment": you should try submitting a BP to a VC company. You can rest assured that the startup spirit will ask you about ROI, exit strategies, and a lot of other funny numbers with crazy names.
Sep
13
comment What is the Startup spirit?
+1 for rose-tinted hindsight glasses.
Sep
13
comment What is the Startup spirit?
Working really really long hours (100+ per week), sleeping on the company floor, surviving on pizzas and hot pockets while the company burns rapidly through seed and VC money. Fail to bring something viable to market before the deadline setup by the VC companies, who pull the plug on the project, leaving you full of worthless stock options. Oh, it's so sad to be a realist... :/
Sep
12
comment As a teen, how can I find “friends” for programming
At least when I was a kid, my school offered "Robotics" (a few Lego MindStorms kits and other things) as a extra curricular activity. This ended up gathering a few people who has interest in programming but no one to share it. Maybe you could talk your school principal to offer something like that?
Sep
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awarded  Quorum
Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer