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How many of you are actually programmers/developers?

This is a discussion on How many of you are actually programmers/developers? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; what? is linux going to take over? that's fine, I'll work on that system when the time comes. For now, ...

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    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
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    what? is linux going to take over? that's fine, I'll work on that system when the time comes. For now, I like being able to work and since there are jobs available for the evil monopoly OS I am happy to work on it.

    I like Windows. I have no problem with the way it works. I honestly believe it was good software and not just evil corporate greed that got them where they are. Believe what you want. Again, if linux, mac, solaris etc. can take over I'll be more than happy to jump ship. but then I'm not as one dimensional as at least one person here is.

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    You could write standard compliant code in MSVC. Sure, you miss out on some features, no partial template specialization, no template template parameters, screwed up for loop scoping, etc. Still, I've got a fairly simple 7K LOC project warningless in both GCC 3.1 (fairly compliant) and MSVC6, less.
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    I am going to take over the world writing programs that control giant robots that destroy everyone that gets in my way...Bill Gates will be my janitor!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Hey FillYourBrain, where do you work, and like what do you do? What are your hours like? Do you get paid a lot? You said you have been working as a developer for two years now correct? Developers are cool.

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    Originally posted by Shadow12345
    Hey FillYourBrain, where do you work, and like what do you do? What are your hours like? Do you get paid a lot? You said you have been working as a developer for two years now correct? Developers are cool.
    if I tell you I might get a visit from one of your giant robots! We can't have that now can we?


    I work at a small software company called KamelSoftware. Do I get paid a lot? uh... Sure, No Way, Maybe. I don't know how cool other developers are but I am definitely

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    not yet got a job, but desparate to soon before I have to return to a previous profession (chemistry - urgghhh!!!)

    Anyone got some good advice for getting jobs in the UK?
    Couldn't think of anything interesting, cool or funny - sorry.

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    My robots don't currently have any functionality, so don't worry.

    What type of software does KamelSoftware create? Games? Webpages? Address books? WHAT? About how much you make, well I know that was a personal question but I always see job offers online that are really high, like 100K, but I haven't actually ever 'met' someone that makes that much. Its like they post those just to make people believe software developers can make a lot, but in reality they don't get paid a lot.

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    well I'm not going to post my salary but lets just say that its not 100,000. Don't expect to make that out of the box. I've only been at this for two years and if you'll notice, those jobs are asking for lots of years of experience.

    The company I work for deals with Autocad files. There is a viewing and markup need in the architectural and engineering businesses and that's what we get to do. We view autocad and lots of other files formats. WooHoo! right?

    In any case, the whole industry has slowed down a lot a programmers aren't quite as hot a commodity as they used to be. It couldn't last forever right?

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    I am a developer

    I am a developer. 1 year working with MFC. I think programming with Microsoft Visual Studio is fun. Programming is programming....By the way no I don't get paid "a lot". It is enough to pay the bills though and most of all I have fun doing it.
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    I don't care whether I'm gonna make millions or 'just enough' but I'd love to have a job doing something I really enjoy.
    Couldn't think of anything interesting, cool or funny - sorry.

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    I hope linux takes over its the best!
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    I think that over the years, the computer using world has personified the issues/faults with Windows architecture to the point that we have an odd select who feel the Windows OS is total ............. well, faulty it may be but it is still quite sophisticated and useful (Linux is quite as well), I like Windows, I also like Linux... and although I have not become a Xen Master of Windows (yet ) or of Linux (perhaps), I feel a little insulted that you say that Windows developers are hamburger assembly workers Some great computer developments have happened with and through Windows... and I respect it; all in all, I do not feel that Linux will be taking over just yet, personally I think that someone like Symantec should go on a lone mission to develop the base for the theoretical "perfect OS" which will become possible when the age of the "quantum computer" is upon us... I believe that it is only then that any new OS will have the chance take the dominating position in the World-Wide OS industry... oh yea, I've not even finished my first C++ project yet, I have my personal theories about where the software industry is going, hopefully this will help me when I get out of school

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    Yep, developer here.

    C/C++, VB, Java, PL/SQL, and recently C# ( a year or so ).

    Dean, does your education pay your bills ? When is the time you go totally nuts over another MS product ? Make up your mind, the world isn't black and white or MS and Linux. You need to understand both.

    Oh, and Kliner, with your style of writing I guess you won't even get a heavily commandline oriented system like *nix to start up
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    I'm working on in house solutions rather than assembly line solutions. I'm acquiring an education in order to be able to interpret the business environment. I'm not very easily lead by sales gimicks, nor cohersed into supporting monopolies. I have a job and I pay my bills.

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    I remember back in high school where it was a TREND to try to be different than the majority. hmmmm... there's some funny irony in that. That is today's *nix crowd. Not to mention mac people. TK/dean whoever you are, grow up.

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