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Lurker
08-01-2003, 12:30 AM
I just wanna know how many years you guys have been working with C/C++ and how old you are - so I can hope to be half as good as you guys in 2 times the time :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D .

slaveofthenet
08-01-2003, 12:50 AM
Started sophmore year in high school and I just graduated. I'm still learning, I hope to learn a lot in college.

adrianxw
08-01-2003, 04:43 AM
25 Years programming
20 Years Professionally
15 Years C/C++

nvoigt
08-01-2003, 05:18 AM
12 Years Programming
5 Years Professionally
7 Years C/C++

FillYourBrain
08-01-2003, 05:28 AM
20 years programming in some form (not heavily)
10 years C/C++
3 years professionally

This thread looks familiar

drdroid
08-01-2003, 06:41 AM
5 yrs Programming
Almost into highschool to actually get to take a class
3 yrs c++

Govtcheez
08-01-2003, 07:20 AM
It's 9:20 now, so I've been here for about an hour.

FillYourBrain
08-01-2003, 07:21 AM
drdroid your profile says you were born in August of 1981. How could you still be just "Almost into highschool"?

Govtcheez
08-01-2003, 07:28 AM
But y'know, I've spent a little time on the boards, checked my e-mail, made small talk with people, did some paperwork, and had breakfast.

So, Lurker to answer your question, like 5 minutes.

drdroid
08-01-2003, 07:28 AM
er.... heh heh heh... :D . Yah I created that account when I was under the age requirement. I dunno if I still am or not.

FillYourBrain
08-01-2003, 07:31 AM
caught you!:eek:

mods, you know what to do.

edit: actually, I had no idea there was an age requirement. That's weird.

vasanth
08-01-2003, 08:04 AM
does the board have an age requirement.. why is that.. the Net is global it is not tied down to the rules of a specific country..

drdroid
08-01-2003, 08:06 AM
I thought it did, but I'm not really thaaat young... I am going into H/S. :p

Govtcheez
08-01-2003, 08:08 AM
I'm pretty sure if you're under 13 you're supposed to get your parents permission to sign up. It's not really checked, but it covers the webmaster in case something bad happens. If you lie about it, well, too bad.

drdroid
08-01-2003, 08:12 AM
goood, i turn 14 in about a week... :p

good.... banned for a week :p
LOL!!!

FillYourBrain
08-01-2003, 08:15 AM
banned for a week!

VirtualAce
08-01-2003, 09:16 AM
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.

Perspective
08-01-2003, 09:38 AM
2 yrs programming
1 yr C/C++
3 months as a research assistant


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.

FillYourBrain
08-01-2003, 09:42 AM
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.

sean
08-01-2003, 09:47 AM
16 years living
9 years programming
4 years C++

JaWiB
08-01-2003, 11:15 AM
Hm..
3 years web scripting
(Now - When_did_I_sign_up) C++

Perspective
08-01-2003, 11:32 AM
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'

FillYourBrain
08-01-2003, 11:43 AM
that's precisely why companies disregard all experience that isn't work experience.

Hammer
08-01-2003, 02:00 PM
I've been programming for the last 12 years professionally, with a short break in the middle.

sean
08-01-2003, 03:41 PM
JaWib - Feb. 2003 if I remember correctly...