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Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 14:12:53 UTC 2013


+1

Great inspiration Aere :-)

Best regards/Nio

2013-12-16 14:45, David Yentzen skrev:
> @Aere
>   Thank you for the detailed reply about developing. You provided some
> great insight for those, like me, that are interested in exploring this
> idea. Time availability is for me is the issue, like you, I am a bit of
> an old timer being 27 years into my career---the thought of switching
> career paths would be unpleasant. This pursuit would be purely a
> hobbyist (and intellectually enjoyable) venture. 
>  
> 
> Sincerely,
> David 
> 
> 
> On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 9:41 PM, Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com
> <mailto:israeldahl at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Thanks!!  That was very inspiring!  It is good to nudge people like me
>     to continue on learning how to do it.  I think it was very good advice
>     to take some working applications you wrote and convert them into other
>     languages, that is a great idea!
> 
>     As a side note, are any of you applications ones available in the
>     repos?  If not you should consider submitting them, if it wouldn't take
>     too much work to make it compatible with Linux (if it isn't already)
> 
>     On 12/15/2013 09:26 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
>     > On 12/15/2013 06:27 PM, Israel wrote:
>     >> There is no starting place too small or big, I myself am not really a
>     >> developer yet, either... I am in the process of learning C++ and
>     >> furthering my web dev skills (HTML,CSS,JavaScript), so learning to
>     >> program well is the definite place to start.
>     >> Getting involved in small projects is a good way to begin.
>     >> The Ubuntu SDK is pretty easy as a place to start making function
>     >> apps with nice interfaces with only needing to know some JavaScript.
>     >> I forwarded your message to the list, as I thought it was for the
>     >> list(the subject), but it may have been a personal message... sorry
>     >> if I shouldn't have forwarded it... I didn't realize it until after I
>     >> forwarded it..
>     >>
>     > All:
>     >
>     > As a developer, I don't presume to be able to prescribe a way you can
>     > get into the business successfully.  But I can tell you what I did,
>     > which was successful for me, in my case.
>     >
>     > I am probably more of an old-timer than most of you.
>     >
>     > I went to college in the 60's, and got a job at Univac (the original
>     > company name).  I 'rode the wave' of mainframe internal software,
>     > later specializing in communications software.
>     >
>     > But all of that was proprietary software (and microcode), and mostly
>     > in assembly language.
>     >
>     > So when they started laying-off people, I had over 32 years experience
>     > in software development, but not in modern languages, and without
>     > recent, relevant, college training.
>     >
>     > Yet I did get a job as a Java developer, writing interfaces between
>     > hospital computer systems.
>     >
>     > Here's how I did it.
>     >
>     > In my last years at Unisys, seeing the 'writing on the wall', I
>     > learned (on my own, on my home computer) C++.
>     >
>     > Being a computer hobbyist, I had written various video games (and AI
>     > programs) in C and assembly language, on my home computer.
>     >
>     > So I had complex, working applications, written in C.  C++ is not that
>     > big of a jump from C, so I converted several of those applications to
>     > C++.  I even developed a methodology for converting C programs to C++.
>     >
>     > Though being experienced in C++ was useful, it wasn't enough to get a
>     > job.  In my job application experience, C++ seemed to be getting
>     > less-important.
>     >
>     > Fortunately, other modern programming languages (JavaScript, Java, and
>     > C#) are not really all that different from C++.  In fact, they are so
>     > similar that you can get confused as to which language you are using,
>     > and how you do similar things in the different languages.
>     >
>     > So I took those same programs I converted from C to C++, and converted
>     > them to JavaScript, Java, and C#.
>     >
>     > By converting working programs, very little time was involved in
>     > fixing logic-errors.  Most of the debugging was in errors relating to
>     > the differences in the programming-languages used.  So my time was
>     > efficiently used in learning the details of each programming language.
>     >
>     > When I finally had four complex applications developed in each of the
>     > languages, employers started to be interested in my resume.  Of
>     > course, my 32 years of experience was useful as well (but my lack of
>     > recent college training was a negative too).
>     >
>     > Those applications I developed, I could demonstrate as evidence of my
>     > work, and my abilities.  The context-sensitive help functionality
>     > seemed to impress them most.
>     >
>     > I eventually got a job as a developer.
>     >
>     > I am retired now, and am still doing software development.  This time,
>     > something nearer to my passion, with which I think to change the world
>     > (lofty goals).  We shall see.  One of my beta-testers thinks it will.
>     >
>     > Anyway, good luck on your goals.  Unfortunately, luck always seems to
>     > be involved as well.
>     >
>     > I hope this lengthy e-mail will prove to be useful advice to someone.
>     >
> 
> 
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>     Regards
> 
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