How long have you guys been working with C/C++??

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    20 years programming (started at age 9 or 8 - I forget)

    Been programming in C ever since version TC++ 1.0 came out - not sure when that was.

    0 years professionally. Weird, but true. Would like to change this someday.

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    to be honest with you, its not how long you've been programming that counts. There are students in my classes that have been programming for 5+ years, all through high school and what not. Im still the one helping them with programming assignments and projects.

    You get out what you put in.

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    Perspective, that's partially true. In fact experience can be a great barrier against progress. I've seen it in my own place of employment quite frequently. However there is much to be gained from experience. More awareness of problems that could arise and more knowledge of the quirks of a particular platform. Don't disregard experience.
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    Originally posted by FillYourBrain
    Perspective, that's partially true. In fact experience can be a great barrier against progress. I've seen it in my own place of employment quite frequently. However there is much to be gained from experience. More awareness of problems that could arise and more knowledge of the quirks of a particular platform. Don't disregard experience.
    im not trying to disregard experience. i agree that experience is essential. However, the experience you get from programming at the age of 9 is not much of an asset, in fact, most of my profs consider it a disadvantage because you develop bad habbits if you are not taught properly. practical experience on the other hand is what counts. Although it is a shame that it often counts more than ability in industry.

    in short, i wish experience wasnt counted in years. If you spend 4 years learning web scripting and c++ online from the age of 14-18, do you really have the same experience as someone who spent 4 years doing a BSc ? both people have invested 4 years of their time however the latter seems to have more 'experience'

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    that's precisely why companies disregard all experience that isn't work experience.
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