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L tenzil
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Joined: Mar 04, 2013
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Greetings!.

I'm sorry to put this kind of question to you guys.Please answer them all. It will be help full for me to choose my career path. Ok here is my question:
1." I can understand java codes of a program but not good in creating a new one" What should i do?
2."I have written scripts for a web page (jsp page which i designed (small one not much complicated)) and learning Jquery " What post i should apply for?
3."I'm good at Communication Skills"Does it help here?
4."Final one but important one!. I posses half knowledge(my judgement) , absent minded (my judgement),thinks different (thats what my friends said)" I dont know which profession to take.

For your consideration I hate testing.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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L tenzil wrote:1." I can understand java codes of a program but good in creating a new one" What should i do?

Are you missing the word "not" from this question? Also, do you *like* writing a program. If you don't enjoy it, you aren't likely to be a good programmer. IF you do likeit, you'll put in the necessary time to practice and get good at it.

L tenzil wrote:2."I have written scripts for a web page (jsp page which i designed (small one not much complicated)) and learning Jquery " What post i should apply for?

That's not enough to get a job. You'll need to learn a lot more about CSS and design to get a job making just the front end of web pages. Also, we page design isn't programming. There are also jobs in pure JavaScript, but they require deep knowledge of JavaScript. And if you aren't good at creating a Java program, I don't see why JavaScript would be better once it gets big/complex.

L tenzil wrote:3."I'm good at Communication Skills"Does it help here?

Yes. Good communication skills are helpful in almost every job.

L tenzil wrote:4."Final one but important one!. I posses half knowledge(my judgement) , absent minded (my judgement),thinks different (thats what my friends said)" I dont know which profession to take.

Thinking different isn't bad. i don't know what to make of the other two.

L tenzil wrote:For your consideration I hate testing.

What do you hate about testing? It won't necessarily make you a bad programmer, but might divulge something important.


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L tenzil
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L tenzil wrote:1." I can understand java codes of a program but not good in creating a new one" What should i do?

Are you missing the word "not" from this question? Also, do you *like* writing a program. If you don't enjoy it, you aren't likely to be a good programmer. IF you do likeit, you'll put in the necessary time to practice and get good at it.
First of all, thanks for the reply asap. 1 question cleared "So i have to practice it".
L tenzil wrote:2."I have written scripts for a web page (jsp page which i designed (small one not much complicated)) and learning Jquery " What post i should apply for?
That's not enough to get a job. You'll need to learn a lot more about CSS and design to get a job making just the front end of web pages. Also, we page design isn't programming. There are also jobs in pure JavaScript, but they require deep knowledge of JavaScript. And if you aren't good at creating a Java program, I don't see why JavaScript would be better once it gets big/complex.

Question 2 I dont know how programmers work in what field.(DB/Scripts/Designing/Back end(java codes)).
L tenzil wrote:3."I'm good at Communication Skills"Does it help here?

Yes. Good communication skills are helpful in almost every job.
Well this is one & big problem. This makes me to think there is lot of jobs out there.Why to choose this one? Why not that one? I thinking what i will be in 10-15 years.whether i can sustain in IT field after 35/40 yrs old.Please help me here.
L tenzil wrote:4."Final one but important one!. I posses half knowledge(my judgement) , absent minded (my judgement),thinks different (thats what my friends said)" I dont know which profession to take.

Thinking different isn't bad. i don't know what to make of the other two.

L tenzil wrote:For your consideration I hate testing.

What do you hate about testing? It won't necessarily make you a bad programmer, but might divulge something important.
I like tracing bugs after testing but not entering data to web page just to check whether its working or not.
Here is what I think:
Technology changes each and every day now google already finished googleglass.I dont whether its going in 10 years from now.I dont know how i can excel in this ever changing field.
Please answer to this question :
Ok programmers put all their time in developing apps, why most apps are free? Why somebody in IT field upload pirated version of all software.The end user will always be one who doesn't know what & how is working.(sometimes computer illiterate).
Why so much updates on each version.Did the last version was used fully and crashed and thrown away. And You guys (programmer) all do it for money. Which can be earned in all forms of job.
Please clear my doubts. please...
chris webster
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L tenzil wrote:
Here is what I think:
Technology changes each and every day now google already finished googleglass.I dont whether its going in 10 years from now.I dont know how i can excel in this ever changing field.
Please answer to this question :
Ok programmers put all their time in developing apps, why most apps are free? Why somebody in IT field upload pirated version of all software.The end user will always be one who doesn't know what & how is working.(sometimes computer illiterate).
Why so much updates on each version.Did the last version was used fully and crashed and thrown away. And You guys (programmer) all do it for money. Which can be earned in all forms of job.
Please clear my doubts. please...

Not sure I understand your question, but "apps" are just a tiny fraction of the software industry. Every machine you use, every financial transaction you perform, every electronic communication you make, every piece of information used by your government or college or hospital etc, all of these things depend on a huge variety of often highly complex software systems. Those systems are developed and maintained by professional software developers. Some are commercial products, some will include free/open-source software, and some will be purely in-house systems. But with technology developing all the time, and constant demands for new ways to exploit that technology or to improve existing tools, there is also a huge demand for good software developers in many countries. So if you have the aptitude and interest to become a decent programmer and develop your skills during your career, there should be lots of opportunities for you.

But if that's not something you want to do, or if you don't want to spend the rest of your career having to keep learning new stuff to keep up, then maybe you should think about a different career.


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