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Code monkey, design antelope, etc.

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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
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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.
Nov
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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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?
Feb
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comment I'm 15 and I really want to study Computer Science at University, any advice?
Also, to get a head start: build stuff. A lot of stuff. Put into practice things you learn, try, rip it apart, and try again. Be critical of your designs, and look for better designs. Tear apart the Quake3 source, for example, and learn how a simple game engine works (great learning in that codebase).
Feb
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comment I'm 15 and I really want to study Computer Science at University, any advice?
I've used most of the upper level maths in programming problems over the years. Things from animation, physics simulations, packet magic, various statistics problems, UI mojo, and so on. It's all useful stuff.
Feb
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comment I'm 15 and I really want to study Computer Science at University, any advice?
The shock for me was how much easier it was to program after really understanding the theory. The theory may seem a bit dry at points, but challenge yourself by using it in your own projects: play with the concepts, and really get to know them. The result will be a base you can build nearly anything from.
Jan
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answered Guidance for Web XML Api's
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answered listing my programming experience on my resume
Jan
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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).
Jan
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answered Good design for a simple site that contains a blog
Dec
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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).
Dec
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answered How to measure his own skill in a programming language?
Dec
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answered Is there anyone who has used Python/Ruby and PHP for a long time and still prefer PHP?
Nov
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revised What are the set of skills that every programmer graduating from college should have?
Added patterns point.