You are a developer. You should take advantage of that. You get to learn technologies, languages. In testing you arent allowed to explore things(at least in the office). I am not saying any job is good or bad. Let people get good salaries now, later if you continue learning , you will do better than them. Be patient. Dont focus on salary, focus on knowledge.
Mark my words, you will reap good harvest and your growth will double in no time. Your tester friends will grow, but not as quick as you. Initially you will struggle, be patient.
Looking for some advice around MCSD. I'm looking to try and get some formal qualifications for my team, and also try to round of their experience in areas that we don't touch on a daily basis. I've looked at the skills required to pass MCSD and they seem to cover a lot of what I'm looking for, and also, it's a Microsoft certification (we're a .NET house).
The issue I've got is around the Training side of the certification. It doesn't look like it's required, and the exams are cheap. My question is, is there anyone out there with experience of using the Online training resources, and whether they are enough to pass? or is the recommendation to do some of the classroom courses?
To give you an idea of the experience we have, our developers all have 3+ years of experience specifically in Web Development using Microsoft technologies. They are comfortable with the basics, and know the things they do on a daily basis very well. Something that came up after reviewing this, was that none of them have used, nor know indepth, what the html elements nav, section, etc. do, so it's really something that will help us round of their experience.
Please don't rant about what developers should and shouldn't be able to do, the team is what it is, and I'm not changing them.
I've just been contacted by a major organisation looking for a C++/UML engineer on Linux/Unix. I am a Windows engineer (C++, MFC, C#, .NET, some QT). How hard would it be for me to cross train to work on Linux/Unix? Is this a few weeks study and I am up and running, or is it more complex? What about GUI development?
This largely depends on your own abilities, and is impossible to predict. It also depends to a large extent on what work you are asked to do. Your best option is to do some research, firstly what work the company expects of you, and secondly the sort of toolsets you will be working with. I have not done any GUI development on UNIX for a long time, but if you are a reasonably competent developer you should be able to pick up a book and learn the basics in a few weeks.
If you use IDEs significantly then that is going to be a significant factor.
If the role involves server side development and you are not being supported by another experienced developer you will be impacted the need to learn OS specific command line tools. If you have been doing a lot of batch files then this won't be as significant. If you have never created a batch file then depending on the role this could be significant.
GUIs depend on what kind of GUI is needed. Standard web stuff is just that. But stand alone applications would be significantly different.
Threading and sockets are different but if you have done that work explicitly on windows (not via some other wrapped API) then it isn't as significant.
UML can mean either one of two things (or both). Working with a UML designer tool or creating UML focused designs. If formal designs are a significant factor and you haven't done this before this might or might not be significant.
That said however, if they are willing to hire you, and you are willing and desire to learn then it can certainly be fun.
The first thing you need to do is to create a resume of your skills and experience, and use that to search for the available jobs, probably in your local area. It is unlikely that any company will even consider you for a job, especially for working at home, without a face to face interview first. As to salary, that will depend on your skills and experience, and how much demand there is for those skills.
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1. Make sure to spell correctly and don't text when you are online. If you "text" in your job search many possibly employers will look down on it.
2. I would suggest talking to some recruiting agencies and see if they can find you something.
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How would one go about expanding their knowledge into another development sector?
I have been in the manufacturing sector for my entire career; and I have recently become interested in the healthcare sector. I'm not necessarily looking to change my current focus, but I'd like to learn more and maybe dabble a little for fun and profit. For any sector-focused developer there is a certain degree of domain expertise needed, so that may be the main issue.
Hi Everyone ,
I'm an under graduated student study Computer Engineering in JORDAN our curriculum requires every student to complete six-months period of training in companies/institutions before graduation , the student required to present a technical report for assessment and the company provides our faculty with assessment report marked by the field supervisor in company/institution , if student training is abroad ( just like my case ) his/her faculty supervisor will maintain e-mail contact with the student to monitor his/her progress ...
Can you help me with this situation ? i mean is such thing possible back there in USA ? do you know any training company that i can apply for ? My training period begins in 02/05/2012 to 08/05/2012 So would you please help me cause i know nothing about the environment and really look to this chance as a life-time opportunity to have a good experience and practicals that will help me getting a respectful job and life ...
Looking forward to hear ur comments and ready to questions if any
In the USA that would be called an internship. A lot of companies offer internships but not sure if they can get you a student visa into the USA for that. Since the visa sponsorship is a bit of a pain, not sure if someone would do it for an intern (since you'd only be working for such a short amount of time). Universities do it for their "study abroad" programs but not sure exactly how they work out the visa situations.
Try doing a Google search for companies offering internships for international students. Good luck!