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Heck, it's only 10 minutes into Christmas Day here, and I've just polished off Santa's share of the scotch and am working on his plate of cookies. I haven't got a chimney, and there's no way that fat bugger is going to slip through the kitchen sink air vent, so I assume he's sent all that's coming via Fedex, and he won't be stopping by. Just as well, as it takes until half past Spring to scrape the reindeer crap off the roof and out of the gutters when he does come to visit...
Second, I have decided to rewrite my Rich Text Editor project in C#, which is now my primary development language. I am going to add a bunch of Windows 7 features to the application, such as Jumplists, Task Dialogs, Application Restart and Recovery, and so on. I will also be implementing an automatic updater for the application.
Does anyone here have any ideas for other AddIns I can create for the application? The ones I already have in mind are a scripting AddIn (IronPython by default, has extensibility points for other languages) and a Web Browser AddIn (either CEF or GeckoFX. Or Both. ). The updater will also be its own AddIn.
If you want it to sell like the proverbial hotcakes, make a term paper add-in. Put in a search box for the topic, and a textbox for page count, then have it search the Web for relevant content to copy for the body, and links for an automatic bibliography and footnote generator. The output should be a completed term paper of the specified length containing not one word of original content, other than the student's name and class section. Trust me; grad students will pay megabucks for this...
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Thanks and same to you! And thanks to Chris for his Chris-mas elf on the CP banner!And by the way, has anyone else noticed that we have an international membership composed of people who help each other 365 across any and all otherwise imagined barriers (like race, country, etc)? And so I must also add a Merry Xmas to all my international friends!
How could the interviewer judge a candidates performance?
Yes, today i attend the interview and the interviewer told me that you are a theoretical guy so,we don't need you.
I almost answer all their answers with clear explanations but...
I think "If we answer more than the interviewer expectations some times they call us a Theoretical guy" is it true?
How could i react to that situations?
Updated On 25-DEC-2012,
Thanks to all who responded to my thread. My mind is clear right now and I hope i will get the job very soon.
Merry X-Mas to all CodeNinjas
I never used the word theoretically. But explain the concepts more clearly For ex: They asked me about SQL joins, I explain the joins with Venn Diagrams(I thought it is the easiest way to impress the interviewer)
Providing an answer which contains more than what an interviewer is asking should be viewed favourably. To me, it demonstrates a willingness to ensure comprehension of your answer. That ability is often more valued than just knowing the answer.
I am Canadian. [heard in a local bar]
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. [Yogi Berra]
posting about Crystal Reports here is like discussing gay marriage on a catholic church’s website.[Nishant Sivakumar]
I wouldn't know, of course, but it sounds possible that "theoretical" is the new "over-qualified" which I heard so many times in the past. Translation - "You're worth far more than we're willing to pay." Oh, well. Another will come along, so enjoy the holiday and deal with it next year.
As you've seen, in the other responses to your question, there could many factors that led to the outcome your reported, many of them having no relation to your personality, technical expertise, and the "impression" you gave in the interview.
And, once that "verdict," "Theoretical Guy," was pronounced, you probably had little choice, but, to bow-out, gracefully.
It sounds to me like you were interviewed by one person: when that's the case, I think it's important to know whether that one person was a "screener," who is not an active member of the team, or work-group, that you were, possibly, going to be hired to work with: or, is that one person the head of the team you would be, possibly, hired to work for ... or ... is that person in some other role in the company.
Depending on what role that interviewer plays in the company, I think, puts the person being interviewed into different "psychological realities."
One of my first goals, if I were being interviewed in person, would be to know who is interviewing me, and what role they play in the company, and what that role "is" in relation to the position I was being interviewed for.
And, I would be very assertive (in a polite way) about responding to open-ended questions, where your answer could be highly theoretical, or could be focused on very practical examples taken from your own experience and work. I'd ask the interviewer for clarification directly regarding the practical vs. theoretical implications of their questions.
However, what I am saying here is: really "fortune-telling," in the absence of more specific information about the context of the interview, the nature of the company, and its culture, and the position you are being interviewed for. So, sprinkle salt on every tail-feather in this response !
I do believe, as John Ruskin said: "Advice is the worst form of vice."
Sometimes being "pro-active" can backfire ? Well, I once interviewed over the phone with a team leader at Microsoft: he asked me an incredibly broad, open-ended (implicit), question: "Tell me about object-orient programming."
My response was: "Let me ask you to clarify what aspect of object-oriented programming you are asking about: are you asking about the history of OOP going back to SmallTalk, the work of Alan Kay, Terry Winograd, Adelle Goldberg, the pioneering efforts at Xerox Parc, the later formalizations introduced by Brad Cox in Objective-C: or, are you asking about OOP as found today in .NET and C#, which is a single-inheritance model, with use of interfaces allowing a simulation of multiple-inheritance ? Or, are you talking about the modeling in OOP architecture of real-world objects, and processes ?"
The response from the interviewer was curt, and dismissive, and accompanied by a "tell-tale sigh"
I should have just said: "OOP is a big area: could you be a little more specific about what aspect of it, you'd like me to talk about ?"
In another interview, in another company, that same reply, on my part, may have been a "golden key" that opened the door to employment ?
The moral, if any, of this message, may be: learn as much as you can about the company, the job your are interviewing for, who is interviewing you, and what their role is, and, in the "live interview," be as sensitive to context, and the interviewer's non-verbal behavior, as you can.
Beyond all that, lie issues of "hidden agendas," over which we, the job-seekers, may have zero control, no matter what bravura performances we can improvise, no matter how carefully we have planned for every eventuality, and how much our resume glows-in-the-dark.
"We live in a world ruled by fictions: mass merchandising, advertising, politics as advertising, instant translation of science, technology, into popular imagery, increasing blur of identity in realms of consumer goods, preempting any free, original, imaginative, response to experience by the television screen. We live in an enormous novel. For a writer it's less necessary to invent a novel's fictional content: fiction's already there. A writer's task is to invent a reality." J. G. Ballard, 1974
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