Okay. Here is my situation. I am stuck in college for at least two more semesters. I have no work experience, not even internship. The primary reason has and still is my wanting to finish school ASAP. In other words, I take as many classes as I can and take a class in summer.
I posted a thread about the importance of college. I believe all responses recommend college degree as a "passport," but ultimately experience is what gets the job done. I am trying to accomplish both, but I have running behind.
I understand C++ and OOP paradigm. I understand 16-bit ASM and Windows MFC and Winsock. I am currently working on projects utilizing MFC and Winsock.
I would like to know what is the next step? I mean I have tried everything in my power to gain experience. I would like to know what real software engineers do that gain experience.
There two interesting developer tools I have no knowledge of right now. They are 32-bit ASM and COM programming. I would like to know what is more powerful in general. In other words, which tool is more extensible as C++. Both tools can be implemented into a C++ project. Both tools support Windows, however, 32-bit ASM supports Linux as well.