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I'm nothing special, in fact I'm a bit of a bore, If I tell a joke, you've probably heard it before. But I have a talent, a wonderful thing 'cause everyone listens when I start to sing I'm so grateful and proud all I want is to sing it out loud
So I say Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing Thanks for all the joy they're bringing Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty What would life be? Without a song or a dance what are we? So I say thank you for the music For giving it to me
While I'll agree that 90% of my knowledge has come from years of coding, my other 90% has come about due to how I was taught to think and analyse. That came formally from various schools, colleges and universities.
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I took his "other" word as either an intentional intent on humor or a misstatement. I have a tendency that when trying for the former I achieve the latter, so I could relate either way. I'd personally go with 5% of my coding skills came directly from schools, 5% personal inspiration, and 90% consuming and integrating things I learned. Continuously reading training material, combined with things I had been taught in school and didn't really understand when I was taught. When you are taught, you don't understand. It takes time for understanding to come to you. When you chase it, it seems to run away. In order to learn from others, they have to teach. Therefore, teaching is critical to reach understanding. Don't need a physical building and class to get that training.
i don't think school teaches me how to learn, think and analyze, that's just bullshit they say when they have nothing real to justify tuition fee (now depending on your field of specialty, some math/algo can be valuable)
no - by average, teachers are people with no real experience to offer
Which is irrelevant, because the fact that someone has experience doesn't mean that they can teach it to someone else. Matter of fact those who are 'better' in some discipline are less likely to be able to teach it because the time that they spent learning the craft was time that the didn't spend learning how to teach.
I'm one of them, though it's been many years. People generally scoff at the idea that I got a first rate education in computer science through the military, but I did and wouldn't change a thing. They weren't training me for some job I might get someday - they needed me to know what I was doing on their stuff. They don't necessarily teach good communication skills which I might otherwise have gotten at a university but I was fortunate to have had excellent mentoring that insisted on it. I'm not knocking a college education at all. I would have finished my degree while I was active duty, but I got this opportunity after-hours writing COBOL (this was the late 80's) for a local real estate company. I couldn't pass it up. I learned tons, and being the only one writing code had to answer for everything. You learn or you burn. I have to agree with the 90% consensus. 10% research, 90% jump in, figure it out, screw it up, fix it. I've had a great career going on 30 years now. Lately I write embedded micro-controller stuff, with a minor in android apps, next year, who knows?