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I usually code and read the doc's at the same time since I've only been doing practice assignments for this past month, Such as today with MySQL server borking on me, I had to find out why and instead of solving it i took a another solution that I knew of and just use phpMyAdmin with MariaDB, Worked out but I had to change around some of my Database connection code to make it work again. Took a few hours to find a solid solution but took only several minutes to change around my code to suit the new changes that I had.

Still in the progress of learning MySQL, Procedures are were my head is being smashed to pieces because of different requests of Procedures I have to do. Such as my current one of taking in 1 input parameter which can let mee output the rest of my columns with a select, Mostly figured it out but can't figure out how to get the data in my Java code. A pretty interesting task for myself, might have found a solution for that but still trying.
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I've been working as a software developer ever since I graduated college (besides a couple internships). I hated the subject in high school, but blamed it on the teacher and went with it anyway for my college education. One of the best decisions in my life. I "started" with Visual Basic in high school, but in college I used C++/C#/Haskell. My current work has me using Java/Scala/Python. There's some Javascript and Bash sprinkled in here and there.

Working with programming languages has generally come naturally; it's the frameworks I have to work with that can be a pain in the neck at times.


For myself trying to learn jQuery for JavaScript was a pain for myself but now I mostly understand how to use it as a framework for certain parts that I've been doing multiple times. Something such as Struts + Spring has been hell for me since I barely understand the documentation for Spring and Struts being something old hasn't really been much help from other developers that I know, not knowing that specific framework anymore.

I didn't have the luxury of learning a programming language during high school, they didn't have any, The only Technology Academy class they had was just a simple intro to microsoft office and a web design class which i learned absolutely nothing from except play Halo 1.. Every other Academy has many different classes related to them.
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I guess I'll chime in. I primarily work on back-end applications written in C#, but I am proficient in C, C++, and Java. I'm an amateur at bash scripting and I can get by well enough in DOS and PowerShell. I also do a lot of database work, and our applications use SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, and SQLite so I'm pretty well rounded from that perspective. Recently I've been forced to branch out into HTML5 and Javascript for UI development because I work for a small company and we're short-handed at the moment. There is a smattering of web technologies that I'm becoming familiar with as well, but I've barely started working with them so I won't bother listing them.

What else..? I dabbled a bit in SSAS using cubes and MDX to prepare and query data in SSRS for some reports, but that application never left the ground. I'm fairly proficient writing desktop applications using WPF, but it's high maintenance so we've been trying to replace that application for a while. I've written about a dozen WiX scripts for creating MSI installers.

That's all I can think of for now, excluding my coursework in college.
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we are all just glitches in the program


Eh, We're just waiting here crawling around the code.
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May be my first post.. I took 4 years worth of programming courses in college and about a year before I graduated I ended up walking into the college building when someone was trying to hire - the person they were supposed to meet wasn't there so one of the profs grabbed me and said 'hey you're a programming student arent you?' I said yeah and had the interview - turns out it was a game programming gig (not anything big, a smaller company) and I had some direct3d experience at the time and ended up getting hired.

Worked there and finished my schooling and ultimately left that company for another that did mapping/GIS related stuff - things like simulating flood plains and all that. A few years later I left that for my current job which is back into game development but this time targeted at young childrens' educational games although it's not just that - full web stack development plus that I guess.

Overall through those jobs I've moved through a bunch of languages (the second job was a contracting firm, we used whatever the clients wanted us to use to integrate well with their existing systems). C# has been a ton of it but there's been a lot of Java stuff as well as some php, C++, tons of JavaScript and front end web stuff too. We even had one contract that used groovy on grails - first and last time I've touched it. I've been pretty blessed to be able to be rounded pretty well in a wide variety of languages.
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May be my first post.. I took 4 years worth of programming courses in college and about a year before I graduated I ended up walking into the college building when someone was trying to hire - the person they were supposed to meet wasn't there so one of the profs grabbed me and said 'hey you're a programming student arent you?' I said yeah and had the interview - turns out it was a game programming gig (not anything big, a smaller company) and I had some direct3d experience at the time and ended up getting hired.

Worked there and finished my schooling and ultimately left that company for another that did mapping/GIS related stuff - things like simulating flood plains and all that. A few years later I left that for my current job which is back into game development but this time targeted at young childrens' educational games although it's not just that - full web stack development plus that I guess.

Overall through those jobs I've moved through a bunch of languages (the second job was a contracting firm, we used whatever the clients wanted us to use to integrate well with their existing systems). C# has been a ton of it but there's been a lot of Java stuff as well as some php, C++, tons of JavaScript and front end web stuff too. We even had one contract that used groovy on grails - first and last time I've touched it. I've been pretty blessed to be able to be rounded pretty well in a wide variety of languages.


Interesting turn of Events. Getting your first job from a professor throwing you out there which then lead to another place then back. Not bad.
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i use java, starting c/c++/c#, and i know html

imo java's a huge pain in the ass it's so much harder than any other code i have learned/tried to learn
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Dabbled in a little Python in high school and worked on Java, C, and currently starting C++ for college assignments. I also got my feet wet in C# for Unity 3D.

I try to create games, but at the moment I'm lacking the time to do so. Because of that, a lot of my designs never left the drawing board.
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8th grade they tried to teach BASIC on Commodore 64s but the teacher didn't actually know anything so we just did a few exercises from the book that made pretty flashing screens because we were supposed to be making a game. I think anyone who even tried got an A for that class.

Junior year of high school we had a year of Apple Fortran. Spent most of it developing programs to calculate the number of bricks in walls of different sizes. (yawn)

Haven't used any of it since then. Although until DOS went out I spent a lot of time writing and tweaking batch files, and every once in a blue moon I will be asked to set up a macro for someone in Microsoft Word or Excel.
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I do video game development mostly (with a brief period over doing VR visualization for super-large datasets - useful and interesting, like scans for finding roads that need repair automatically and such, or flying around the scans the rovers have taken on Mars). Right now I'm back doing a kids game, stealthily teaching them logic, math, and programming in a cute way. Current contract with the company is about up, so we'll see after this!

Been at it professionally for 16 years now, and it is headache inducing, but also a lot of fun.
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RedPhanthom wrote:
I usually code and read the doc's at the same time since I've only been doing practice assignments for this past month, Such as today with MySQL server borking on me, I had to find out why and instead of solving it i took a another solution that I knew of and just use phpMyAdmin with MariaDB, Worked out but I had to change around some of my Database connection code to make it work again. Took a few hours to find a solid solution but took only several minutes to change around my code to suit the new changes that I had.

Still in the progress of learning MySQL, Procedures are were my head is being smashed to pieces because of different requests of Procedures I have to do. Such as my current one of taking in 1 input parameter which can let mee output the rest of my columns with a select, Mostly figured it out but can't figure out how to get the data in my Java code. A pretty interesting task for myself, might have found a solution for that but still trying.

Oh, do you have someone writing the documentation for you? Man, you are lucky there. I have to write my own specifications and documentation. Make sure you look into SQL Injection as well. Someone can be nasty and do something like '; OR 1=1;' and return your entire table. You can take measures against this in both SQL and your code that interacts with the UI (pre-validation) before it hits the database and then validation on the database side. It is a pain, but it will save your butt if some bored user one day tries to see if you left yourself open to an easy attack.
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Never been employed, but took 2 years of java in high school. Planning on majoring in computer science in college.
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I'm a programmer, but currently a student. I am employed int he CS department at my university, though. I work in Java and C++ mainly. I plan on taking time this summer to brush up on other languages. In my spare time I am working on a conversational AI with no built-in grammars or language. It's purpose is to build its own grammar and associations through conversational input, basically enabling it to learn any language the user converses with it. It had done okay with English and Spanish, but really well with Japanese due to how logical the grammar structure is. Currently it is not too cognitive with it's responses, but I'm working on that. It can at least semi-follow a topic of conversation. The AI is currently written in C, but I plan to switch to C++ for better use of object oriented programming. (Using structs in C to do object oriented programming is annoying...)
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Khaltazar wrote:


RedPhanthom wrote:
I usually code and read the doc's at the same time since I've only been doing practice assignments for this past month, Such as today with MySQL server borking on me, I had to find out why and instead of solving it i took a another solution that I knew of and just use phpMyAdmin with MariaDB, Worked out but I had to change around some of my Database connection code to make it work again. Took a few hours to find a solid solution but took only several minutes to change around my code to suit the new changes that I had.

Still in the progress of learning MySQL, Procedures are were my head is being smashed to pieces because of different requests of Procedures I have to do. Such as my current one of taking in 1 input parameter which can let mee output the rest of my columns with a select, Mostly figured it out but can't figure out how to get the data in my Java code. A pretty interesting task for myself, might have found a solution for that but still trying.

Oh, do you have someone writing the documentation for you? Man, you are lucky there. I have to write my own specifications and documentation. Make sure you look into SQL Injection as well. Someone can be nasty and do something like '; OR 1=1;' and return your entire table. You can take measures against this in both SQL and your code that interacts with the UI (pre-validation) before it hits the database and then validation on the database side. It is a pain, but it will save your butt if some bored user one day tries to see if you left yourself open to an easy attack.


Not yet, I make my own documentation for now becuase of them being simple web App's that can be useful to use later on as a template or reuse code such as a MySQL Database Connection that has helped me for several different assignments I've been given.
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MightyMidgit wrote:

I'm a programmer, but currently a student. I am employed int he CS department at my university, though. I work in Java and C++ mainly. I plan on taking time this summer to brush up on other languages. In my spare time I am working on a conversational AI with no built-in grammars or language. It's purpose is to build its own grammar and associations through conversational input, basically enabling it to learn any language the user converses with it. It had done okay with English and Spanish, but really well with Japanese due to how logical the grammar structure is. Currently it is not too cognitive with it's responses, but I'm working on that. It can at least semi-follow a topic of conversation. The AI is currently written in C, but I plan to switch to C++ for better use of object oriented programming. (Using structs in C to do object oriented programming is annoying...)


Interesting project you got there, Make sure not to let it go wild and take over the world now. I use Struts2 with Java and it was a pain to learn it at first now its just. Eh
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