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Secretmapper

Member Since 05 Apr 2012
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In Topic: Your experiences in your first job?

19 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

I agree with L. Spiro. I usually take this approach in every walk of life (be it academic, work, social). Thing is work with the best, because you can learn from them.

 

 

 

where experienced programmers I knew were more silent and not social

 

If experienced programmers are very anti-social, I guess it could be a problem. Though showing them that you are eager to learn generally helps. I had this superior once who was always easily angered, wanted to do things very quickly, and was very unpopular with the juniors (but not the superiors). Once I showed him that I was willing to learn, he softened up, and I learned buttsload of stuff from him.

 

These experienced ones generally have even more 'romantic view' as you say  - they love what they do so much that they actually want to work with them all the time. What I do is show that I have the common interest in the field and they usually also get excited once I show I have the same viewpoint as them. At least, this works for me :)


In Topic: What Are Your Opinions About Various Languages ?

22 February 2014 - 04:11 AM

Sorry, but some of your statements just miss really. Yes, I know it's just opinion, but just so other readers won't be misled:

 

 JavaScript

I very rarely use it, as I find PHP more helpful when doing web sites. Even when doing <canvas> functions, I end up with PHP spitting out JavaScript code.

 

PHP spitting out Javascript Code!? Code Smell right there. JS is pretty powerful, and with Node.JS on the rise...

 

 PHP

 Best web development language I have ever used. Easy language, and very versatile. Also over 80% of all sites on the web use PHP

 

 

Ah, PHP, the inconsistent naming schemes, the fractal of bad design, the incredibly verbose function names ( mysql_real_escape_string), and this picture:

http://www.codinghorror.com/.a/6a0120a85dcdae970b017742d249d5970d-800wi

 

 

 Java

 Best language for developing "everyday" applications, and 2D games. Runs on almost every computer. Excellent native libraries with all the programming tools I need.

 

 C#

This language feels like a complete mess - often times being counterintuitive

 

Jeff Atwood, co-founder of SO:

It is thanks to Anders' expert guidance that .NET started out such a remarkably well designed language – literally what Java should have been on every conceivable level 

Where C# can stand for .NET in this context.


In Topic: Portfolio and advice

18 January 2014 - 04:28 AM

Thanks @Rid_ ! You bring very valuable points and I'll be sure to add them on my to do list!


In Topic: I think I got pidgeonholed

17 January 2014 - 09:10 AM

You don't know for sure though. Programmers might be interviewing you, but that doesn't automatically mean that they will ask programming related stuff. Maybe as the main developers, they just want to know if the new project scheduler is going to be a fit to the team?


In Topic: Portfolio and advice

14 January 2014 - 07:32 PM

Thanks for your reply!

 

 if you teach yourself the rest of what you need to know so you can build a portfolio.

 

 

Have you taken a look at my portfolio? Any ways I can improve?

 

Thanks in advance again :)


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