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And thanks in advance! I'm after advice from people who work in the real world as developers in programming and people who hire developers!!
I'm 28, from Dudley UK and want a career change! After looking into programming/coding online as I've always been into and around computers all my life I've decided this is the path I want to follow!
I've been to see all the local colleges and universities and I have a few options but I'm not sure on which way to go! I'm not scared of hard work in the slightest and I don't expect this to be easy but I don't want to waste my time and money on going down the wrong path!
I'm currently half way through " learn python the hard way" and I must say I'm really getting into it! I already have my level 2 in IT from school ( many years ago) I'm 4 weeks into a 15 week programming concepts course at a local college this will give me a part level 3 qualification!
I finish this in may I'm gonna do the Harvard CS50 next in may as I've herd it's really good and it's free!
Now I'm faced with some choices I either do my HNC and HND in computing and systems development then try to gain a job from there and consider topping it up to a degree afterwards time expectancy 4 - 6 years while trying to teach myself more coding at home! Building a git hub profile and doing as much as I can!
I did go to talk to one of the senior lectures at Wolverhampton uni and she told me that someone in my position may not want to consider a part time degree as they take so long and what employers want now will change in 6 years time! She advised me to go look into some professional courses and build my own portfolio to take to employers and she knew people in the industry without degrees that have done very well this way.
By pro courses i can only think she means coding boot camps! While they seem very good and promise job ready in 12 weeks to 6 months depending on how long you do the course over! I just don't wanna throw £4000 down the drain on something that doesn't hold any value to a potential employer. The reviews I've read seem to be really good or really bad! It would be great to hear from someone who has any experience with these!
Like I said before I'm not scared of hard work and long days I spend most of my spare time now trying to teach my self and it's going well but I feel that I'm coming to a point and not knowing which way to go!!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Il be out all day to il probably check back later on if anyone reply's!!
Some kind soul recently gave me a CD of Norton A-V, and I have found it incredibly useful.
I recently got one of my DSLRs back from service, so I though I should check the micro-adjust settings in case they had been changed. I needed a detailed target for the centre A-F point, and I realized that the bright yellow and black CD inside the case would make a nice high contrast subject so I wedged it into one of the old scaffolding holes in the outside wall of the house. I was able to re-calibrate the micro-adjust of the appropriate lenses in no time at all.
A most satisfactory result - but wait - it goes further in Norton's incredible functionality.
I realized that with spring coming up, the pigeons would be back nesting in the walls, which attracts snakes who like the eggs. So - time to zero-in the 'scope on my air rifle. Again, the CD did sterling service as an aiming mark, though I fear for the repeatability of the exercise.
So, all you Norton nay-sayers, Norton A-V is clearly an excellent and versatile product.
Been a while since I actually came up with a solution on my ownsome I had not seen on CP or StackO'Flow. That does mean, of course, that you should treat the hack like the arrival of an unexpected package post-marked Chernobyl.
«When I consider my brief span of life, swallowed up in an eternity before and after, the little space I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant, and which know me not, I am frightened, and am astonished at being here rather than there; for there is no reason why here rather than there, now rather than then.» Blaise Pascal
Basically, I never write WinForms apps. I write mostly console apps, and even when I need to use WinForms, I start with a console app anyway so I have a console for logging initialization problems and such.
And I'm back with a SOTW after a two week break! This week I've got a cooperation between Sol and Blóðtrú. I've listened to this quite a lot on vacation, while going to sleep or when reading LOTR. The lyrics start out with Ymir and Odin, but later I hear the names of the dwarfs from The Hobbit as well as Gandalf. Not sure if old Norse mythology or Tolkien tribute... Anyway, it's rather hypnotizing
The wife of my groomsman is thinking on create an internet shop for her products and yesterday she asked me for help and advice...
1. She will have more or less 50 references. 2. She would like to send the goods by transport agencies. 3. She would like to be able to receive payments via PayPal and also via credit card. 4. She doesn't know programming but is clever and capable. 5. No international sales is foreseen.
What would you recommend?
1. Get this done by a professional and pay whatever it takes to get it done? 2. Use any free tool out there that would make it simple and easily maintainable? 3. Use a paid tool out there that would make it simple and easily maintainable?
I have PHP experience and I could help a little but not spend complete days in this.
In the internet I've seen prestashop, opencart, magento...
But I don't have any experience on that... before diving into this to find information and try to help her..., any hint from anyone that has walked that road before?
Yup. I wanted to check out the costs, compared to other private hire firms, of a people carrier from Heathrow to Woking. Most firms are more than happy to give a quote.
To get one from Uber, I not only have to sign up, which is not a problem, but I have to provide credit card information up front. This is very presumptive that I will choose their service. It's like Waitrose making me buy stuff before they give away a coffee!
They're almost like that King who stood in front of the tide.
I take it back, you can get a guesstimate without signing up, but it wasnt easy to find the link and I are good at googlies. Now I have decide if it's worth it.
I'd say your friend's still pretty safe - odds of meeting the guy are up there with winning a national lottery. (Tell him to quickly buy a ticket.)
Problem with the news today, too much of it, seemingly more on s slow day. ... ohh look, Trump just blew his nose, lets assemble a large panel of experts and discuss his odds of surviving ..., wait, Rihanna seen shopping ... wait, a duck just crossed the road near central park ...
sure - that wasn't the actual intent of the post though, just a 'by-thought' - we can talk about 'odds', but that wont help the families of the ?5 dead (so far) who expected their loved ones to come home tonight
... I guess posting on forums wont help them much either
Whilst we're at it, let's offer our prayers to all the people in London who got run over by cars, who slipped in the bath and died, who died of some disease or other, who died of old age, who sneezed too hard and killed passersby with their dentures, who took overdoses of drugs and died, who were murdered by people who are criminals, not ter'r'rists, etc, etc, etc.
Then let's approve spending another handful of million quid on letting security forces spy on us, purportedly to protect us from the one nutter every few years with a knife, who's labelled as a ter'r'rist.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
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