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iPhone app programmer since 2010/04/27, previously worked in my small company as web designer+programmer. I've programmed all kinds of languages since 1983, but as yet I have limited experience with Objective C, Cocoa, and XCode.

Two medium-skill apps released so far, and I feel I'm at the level where I can code and debug anything on the iPhone and understand the workings except in some rare cases. I can still feel baffled and stifled when implementing new framework features, but usually have no problem getting them going with some reading up.

It's still a long distance till I feel quite at home with it all, but I've come a ways.


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Apr
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comment What is a job in programming really like?
'Programming job' is too generic. What you want is specialized work with 8 hours spent in a code editor every day, and long projects. Jumping between piecemeal client projects or 15 tools to get the job done is no fun at all. Also think who you want to be responsible to. If that's your company and not some middle-boss or various unknowledgable clients, you're home free. Go for webdev or embedded solutions if you like those, avoid jobs where you use visual code tools or approval processes. I'd do all this if I could, but I'm stuck in Hicksville at the moment.
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revised Using industrial earmuffs while programming to filter out talking
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comment Using industrial earmuffs while programming to filter out talking
@Rob nope. I got these from a drugstore, did you look there? You roll them into pins and they expand for 30-60 seconds in your ear. I don't know if "polyurethane" is the magic word but it's not the standard foam type.
Apr
19
comment Using industrial earmuffs while programming to filter out talking
@kol yeah, bit silly to play sound and block that sound. But I was surprised, even at low volumes the headphones block the "rest" the earplugs couldn't handle.
Apr
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answered Using industrial earmuffs while programming to filter out talking
Feb
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comment How much of original code is left in modern software products?
Yep, that's... msoOldStyleDialog(?) all right, still supported for legacy programs that are finished and therefore have stayed at 1.0.x. Like a simple file selector. Although in this case it's just a matter of a dialog they missed during the GUI overhaul(s).
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revised Was classical BASIC ever used for commercial software development, and if so, how were limitations overcome?
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revised Was classical BASIC ever used for commercial software development, and if so, how were limitations overcome?
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revised How much of original code is left in modern software products?
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answered How much of original code is left in modern software products?
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answered Was classical BASIC ever used for commercial software development, and if so, how were limitations overcome?
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