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Discussion in 'Software Development' started by MyName, Mar 31, 2004.

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  1. MyName

    MyName Thread Starter

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    I'm looking for advice from anyone in the programming field. I'm going to be graduating in about a year. I've taken classes in VB, Java, and C++. And I'm most comfortable with VB, as I do some programs when I'm at home. However, I always hear horror stories about how hard it is to get into the field, and how once you have a job if you get behind on a project you're probably going to get fired. Makes it seem like there is no job security. I've never worked in the computer industry, the most I've done is fixing odd jobs for anyone I know (virus', printers, spyware, etc). But when I think about graduating and going out in the field I'm very apprehensive. What can I look forward to, or what should I know about the industry. Thanks to anyone who replies, hopefully it will calm my fears.
     
  2. AbvAvgUser

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    Relax mate. You are too anxious. This field is competitive, but bear in mind that every one cannot become Bill Gate$ (on is enough. If there are more, this would be almost a hell!!).

    I have a few relatives working in this field and they are fairly succeeful and have secure jobs. Also, to be more successful, you must learn more things. VB, Java and C++ are fine, but you need to learn a lot more of the current things like PHP, ASP, .net, etc. There are a lot of other things. Don't sit on your laurels, keep moving ahead and you will surely be successful.

    (y) All the best.
     
  3. moebius

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    if theres an Aptech center near your place, go for the ADSE course modules 2,3 thats the complete .net platform, and the language used is c#, which is the best oop language ive ever seen. beats java and c++ by far. and vb6 is no good, its object based programming, everything might seem easy, but whole books were written for doing advanced tasks in vb, that can and could be done using a few lines of code in vc++. vb.net is a lot more object oriented than vb6, but it still doesnt qualify against the basic specification for OOP. and C# is the only language that fully implements the current OOP specification.
     
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