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Computer Progamming

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by why write?, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
    hey i was wondering if any of you are computer programmers? (on your own time or if it is your job) if it is your job, how much school did you have to go through to get your job and does it pay well and was it worth the money you get paid?...and another thing what programs do you use?


    if you do program on your own time, what type of progams do you make and what do you use to program?

    im interested in computer programming, im learning python in school and ive taught myself how to work and program in vb3,4,5,6 and a little of C++ without using any books or anything..
  2. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    depends how deep you want to get into it, there are several degrees, most schools that have classes for it are vocational.. the usual is 1 year for the lesser degree and 2 years for the better degree, but you can finish faster than that if you focus on it a lot.

    I suggest not getting into this field.
  3. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
    why do u suggest that? and what about graphic design, how is that?
  4. JohnnyLode

    JohnnyLode Member

    Joined: Jun 20, 2003 Messages: 460 Likes Received: 0
    if u love it and ur good at it then do it. oversaturated market tho.
  5. colour

    colour Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2002 Messages: 906 Likes Received: 0
    im learning Python to.
  6. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Yeah there's like everybody and their momma trying to be a programmer now... I mean... you could still do something with it. It's a skill.. you are just going to have to be more original i guess.
    Plus they are hiring a bunch of people in india for white collar jobs.
    More all the time.
    Prepare for the class war.
  7. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    i used to program, and will more than likely get back in to it. i taught myself c and perl and attempted to learn assembly, but it was a little too much for me at the time. i used to be a big time computer geek. theres just something magical about writing your own program, compiling it and executing it. all my programing was for unix so i never used anything than a text editor to write my code. i highly recommend any of the o'reilly books if youre into computers.
  8. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 7, 2001 Messages: 2,955 Likes Received: 1
    india is taking over
    those type of jobs
    its basically a hobby type of job now.
    id say
    but what do i know?
  9. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    First off, forget about trying to get hired with "VB 3,4,5,6" experience. It isn't even worth mentioning the version numbers, actually. Every shitty vocational school and tech department in the country teaches Visual Basic as part of its programming curriculum. You'll want to know as many of the web related languages as you can learn (ASP, PHP, Perl, Java, etc) or be an expert in C++ / C# / Assembly.

    Programming is a bitch to keep current on. I was a good assembly programmer 6 years ago, but I wouldn't be able to do shit as far as Win32 assembly goes. Many times companies will just hire someone with more recent training rather than retrain an older programmer.
  10. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    What I suggest is getting another decent job and just do programming on the side.. that kind of goes for all computer related jobs though. It's nice to randomly get money for something you actually enjoy doing... but you get sick of the deadlines and such when it's your full-time.