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Nov
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comment How to test my knowledge?
@duros, lol, that makes such a good point. @Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen, do you know of some good reading I can learn about various software licenses? I've looked around before but didn't find anything really useful.
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comment How to test my knowledge?
@Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen, I already use GitHub, I have been using Git for about a year now, I try to use it with every project just so it becomes a habit for me. Do employers prefer you to use existing libraries rather than write their own? That comes as a surprise to me, I would think they would want everything to be corporate property.
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comment How to test my knowledge?
@Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen, most third party things I have used are various Ruby gems I use in Rails. Besides that, most of my other projects, I just implement any features myself using the default API of the language.
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comment How to test my knowledge?
@Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen, how do I go about finding some smaller projects? The only projects I can think of are the huge ones, Mozilla, Apache, etc. All of which are so complex it seems if it would take me months just to understand.
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comment How to test my knowledge?
@Greg, I already do some personal projects, usually just simple little applications and scripts. I used to use subversion for every project, no matter the size, just to become familiar with it. Since then, I have moved on to git, which I prefer much more. My main issue, is I can never think of any good "medium size apps" to code! I believe I have the knowledge and and skill to program it, I just simply lack the ideas and creativity.
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accepted How to test my knowledge?
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comment How to test my knowledge?
I guess that would have been a better question, I am mostly thinking if I have enough knowledge to land a job. I look around various websites and the credentials they want just seem crazy. I never see any openings for people with little or no experiance.
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comment How to test my knowledge?
Do you mean join some kind of open source project? I've tried before but the code for most of the projects is just so enormous it is really hard to understand.
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answered Why is it so hard to get people to pay for software?
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