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Windows 7: computer programmers?

08 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
computer programmers?

Is anyone here a computer programmer

could you share a little bit about your career and your experience in school

maybe what college you attended and how tough the entire course was
a brief summary of what i will learn or be able to do after i graduate will be very nice


i plan on studying computer science and electronic engineering when i go to a university so i am very interested on the topic
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08 Aug 2009   #2

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyp32 View Post
Is anyone here a computer programmer

could you share a little bit about your career and your experience in school

maybe what college you attended and how tough the entire course was
a brief summary of what i will learn or be able to do after i graduate will be very nice


i plan on studying computer science and electronic engineering when i go to a university so i am very interested on the topic
Present day, you'll be stuck in a cubicle reviewing old code if you are a medium student, if you are talented you'll start your own enterprise.
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08 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

so its difficult to get a job
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08 Aug 2009   #4

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyp32 View Post
so its difficult to get a job
i wouldn't know i'm out of the loop for years. But beginning 2000 the job lost it's shine so extrapolating from there and in view of the way the economy is not going to go anywhere anytime real soon.

Added to that there are a surplus of very talented programmers in the asian countries, which will do the job for a fraction of Western minimum wages.
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08 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Define "Computer Programmer"! LOL!

I got out of the public programming business a long time ago, because 01100011% of clients I worked with didn't know what they wanted, and expected me to "fix it", because I was the programmer, and I can make the computer do anything.

It's an ungrateful line of work, to be sure!

These days I put my programming skills to use for personal reasons. In other words, to create utilities for my own personal use in order to get things done that commercial programs can't/won't let me do. For example, my own website. I created my own HTML editor that builds everything I need, leaving me to concentrate on the CONTENT of the site, not the design.

Although I haven't updated in a while...

I'm actually also in the process of developing an in-house application for the company where I work to do the same thing - maintain and update the online shop website (Dynax). If you can recommend a good set of Delphi 2009 VCL components (preferably freeware with source) that can read/write Excel 2003/2007 files, I'd be grateful...
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08 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

"define computer programmer"
computer software engineer
i am pretty sure that is what i want to be and study in school
i thought it was the same thing but if i am wrong please correct me

"Added to that there are a surplus of very talented programmers in the asian countries, which will do the job for a fraction of Western minimum wages."
well i know there are many computer companies in sunnyvale california
it would be a dream come true to work for a major company like google microsoft, nvidia or intel
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08 Aug 2009   #7

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyp32 View Post
"define computer programmer"
computer software engineer
i am pretty sure that is what i want to be and study in school
i thought it was the same thing but if i am wrong please correct me

"Added to that there are a surplus of very talented programmers in the asian countries, which will do the job for a fraction of Western minimum wages."
well i know there are many computer companies in sunnyvale california
it would be a dream come true to work for a major company like google microsoft, nvidia or intel
They outsource most, but still it's good, keep the dream alive. It will keep you going when things get though.
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08 Aug 2009   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
Present day, you'll be stuck in a cubicle reviewing old code if you are a medium student, if you are talented you'll start your own enterprise.
The truth.

Computer science and programming are two different things. The area of study will open your eyes to numerous opportunities and interests.

Try machine language first, then assembly. If you "get it", you will do well.
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08 Aug 2009   #9

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

[QUOTE=Antman;214843]Try machine language first.[QUOTE]
May be you can teach me..
And I am not joking.
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08 Aug 2009   #10

 

Let's start with a lesson in HTML.

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