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Great post! One other thing I've found helpful lastely is - drop anything in there and you get an image, e.g.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2012 on The Eternal Lorem Ipsum at Coding Horror
The point I tried to make in my post ( was that: The stakes are so much higher when comparing the risk of computer literacy to plumbing or automobile mechanics. The return on investment (time and cost) is so much greater. A few hours (less than the time to watch a season of Glee) is enough to get a much better understanding of how the world works, and perhaps the beginning of a lot more. I know some people who have made careers out of building internet businesses and writing blog posts about software development! As I mentioned in my post, I know a lot of other people who applied some pretty basic coding skills to help in their day to day work, or ridicule Oracle lawyers. The sky's the limit!
Toggle Commented May 17, 2012 on Please Don't Learn to Code at Coding Horror
Nicely said. I read this a bit as "server side development keeps pushing me towards enterprise development, and client-side development is much more enjoyable." True? I think there's a range of technology "heaviness" on any major platform, be it .NET / Java / client web dev / etc. Two developers working on any of those stacks might have very different experiences depending on their individual projects, the companies they work for, and I'm guessing the region. It sounds like you've kept running areas where you felt pressure to use heavy enterprise systems, and many people (myself included) would generally prefer being disolved in boiling acid. I wonder if it's an NYC thing?
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