I have a degree but I find I am having a lot of difficulty with software development.
I work at a software company but I can't say we're professionals.
I should know software design patterns but knowing how to apply them and really develop well-structured software is very difficult. (it becomes messy in no time)
I'm a programmer (and not a bad one, I think) but programming and software development are quite different things.
Anyone can learn a programming language but software development is an art.
What about those who only went through coding bootcamp? The bootcamp teach mainly hands-on stuff (like Git and web programming) and less on theory. They can get away without acquiring a lot of in-depth CS knowledge. Programming is one of rare industries where one can get a job without a formal education in CS.
Most importantly is to have the passion to keep pursuing knowledge on your own after work.
This survey cries out for splitting the answers to question 1 into separate groups based on the answer to question 1.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Me too ...
Except it was PL/360, Assembler and AlgolW. Out in the real world I went on to Basic through to C through to C++, SQL, VB (3 and 6!!) and then on to the dizzy heights of .NET (C#, VB.NET) with loads of detritus inbetween
One of my first jobs when I came to Florida was to write the software to control a water treatment plant and my boss knew nothing about the business. We used a PDP-11/23 and ended up getting sued because the PDP was not powerful enough to run everything. I did 4 bigs jobs with this boss and we ended up getting sued on every one of them.
Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don't have film. Steven Wright