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comment “Don't do programming after a few years of starting career”. Is this a fair advice?
Death marches may be the norm in your part of the programming industry, but there are plenty of places where work-life balance is valued.
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answered Can a CS degree benefit an older programmer?
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comment Can a CS degree benefit an older programmer?
Many employers will reimburse you for a part-time degree, at least up to several thousand annually. That makes it totally worth it. I made having that benefit a condition of taking the jobs I've taken so far.
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answered New to a project , how to deal with it?
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comment Is it bad that you don't program on your spare time while at uni?
Do those "rockstars" that you know do interesting things outside of work? Read good books, challenge themselves athletically, etc? I bet that contributes way more than you'd think to their ability to program well. Over the years I've come to have a great deal of respect for the well-rounded programmer as a programmer as well as a person.
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comment Is it bad that you don't program on your spare time while at uni?
I was a CS and English writing double major who usually had more stories than programming ideas in my head. These days I have a lot more apps I'd like to write than stories floating around in my head. And I wouldn't mind if the situation reversed itself again. Being broadly interested/interesting should not be undervalued.
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comment Is it bad that you don't program on your spare time while at uni?
"There is no question, that the more time you spend refining your skill as a programmer the better you will be out of the gate once you graduate." - there is, however, a point of diminishing returns.
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comment Events where junior-level developer/CS student can prove himself?
@Nordvind - perhaps not, but I've been part of an interview team that hired a rising sophomore before. The reason she was hired was largely because she knew the hiring manager who was willing to pull for her. She did a great job.
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answered Events where junior-level developer/CS student can prove himself?
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comment Feeling of Despair before programming?
Do you not feel mastery and a sense of accomplishment with each finished assignment? Can you not focus on that instead of the worry of the next assignment? Programming isn't always going to be easy and you won't always feel like a master, but once you've slogged through a tough problem you should have that feeling of victory.
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revised Did Your CS Program Prepare You Well?
Fixed grammar
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answered Did Your CS Program Prepare You Well?
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comment Is type safety worth the trade-offs?
"Working quickly can catch up with you if you're not careful." Something that has bit me before for sure.