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Code monkey, design antelope, etc.

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comment The 10 minutes technical interview
Contribute some time to an open project or non-profit. It's important to see real work before hiring someone (you'll end up showing your real work eventually). A portfolio is as important as a well tended CV.
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment How indepth should a programmer develop his understanding of the Unified Process and UML?
No, I think it's worth learning a few structured methods and then picking what works for you. You may end up with your own process, but there's much to learn from those who came before you. I personally use pieces of a number of processes: agile, unified, and even a few older pieces (like RFC-style specs, timing graphs, etc.).
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answered How indepth should a programmer develop his understanding of the Unified Process and UML?
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answered Guidance for Web XML Api's
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answered listing my programming experience on my resume
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comment Good design for a simple site that contains a blog
Both Tumblr and Wordpress templates are easy to reuse for static pages (I do this on a number of my sites). Just #include the header and footers from your static pages, and reuse the internal structure. There's good learning in adapting the templates too, as you'll find it's simple to reuse them between systems (a common problem in my experience).
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answered Good design for a simple site that contains a blog
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awarded  Critic
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comment How to measure his own skill in a programming language?
@chrisaycock @back2dos - Any rubric for measuring what people can do will be flawed, but this one is pretty reasonable. I've always measured developers against something like this list, not always expecting people to excel in all areas (depends on what you're experience and focus is).
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answered How to measure his own skill in a programming language?
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answered Is there anyone who has used Python/Ruby and PHP for a long time and still prefer PHP?
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revised What are the set of skills that every programmer graduating from college should have?
Added patterns point.
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answered What are the set of skills that every programmer graduating from college should have?
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comment How to improve skills in software architecture
I recommend people learn to judge the resources themselves, as finding good material (and knowing what it is) is a hard problem. I can say that you should look at the canonical textbooks at some time (the ones that define the domain), and then what other people consider to be great architectures. You may not agree with the canon or the known great architectures, but it's a place to start your thinking.
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answered How to improve skills in software architecture