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Yes, I found out in University that a group of Computer Science researchers from various universities got together and decided on languages and what they would do, by then there had been A, B, and we were on to C. Since then I have seen D, F, and Q and R personally. Don't be surprised if you eventually see a language represented by each letter of the English alphabet. Since you asked, Q is for quantum processor programming, Microsoft came out with Q# a while back to simulate a quantum environment for programmers to work within.
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Ahh - you missed the true scam, and they got ya' !
As it turns out, their real motive was to take up as much of your time as possible - they're paid by the minute for minutes beyond the first three. In some cases, it's has a limit so, if they get a real rube, they can't spend the entire day with them.
I found this video in my recommended video feed on YouTube and I actually clicked it and was quite impressed and entertained. I have watched a few more videos by Practical Engineering channel and all were great.
As I was watching this, I could not help but draw various comparisons between Civil/Infrastructure Engineering and software engineering and program/system design and testing. Granted, most of our applications and systems to do not impact people's lives in a "life and death" situation, but crap happens when we don't plan well enough, or test well enough, and even then, with the best planning, bad things will still happen.
I could not help but draw various comparisons between Civil/Infrastructure Engineering and software engineering and program/system design and testing.
Yes, indeed! "Periodic design reviews over the lifetime of the project"? "600 pages postmortem reports"? I've never seen that in our field where some people still resist informal code reviews and hate unit testing. It's true that civil engineering has had more time to develop these methods from the roman aqueducts to the Oroville Dam, but it is still sobering to see how true engineers solve serious problems.
Maybe we should just stop calling what we do "software engineering" and call it for what it is: just hacking.
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