Thread: programming jobs

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    programming jobs

    What is the best skill set to have these days? Is ther jobs for freshly graduate programmers with no experience? If so what is the base pay for these types of positions? Any feedback would be great.

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    Programmers typically fetch anywhere between $32-$80 US dollars per hour, contract basis. I work for two small firms and only make $20 & $25 respectively, though. But then again, I have no education in the field just yet, and have been programming for less than two years. So you might get better result with a degree.

    As far as the types of jobs, usually C++, Java, Internet programming, database programming and several third party library progrmming, such as PowerBuilder, et al are very popular these days. Here in texas right now, there are far more progrmmers than jobs so it's pretty tough. I got lucky myself by applying everywhere and bidding low. I even applied at Nokia, Lockheed, Xerox and others ( no replies there, just yet ). So my suggestion is be aggressive, and of course, code constantly!!
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
        return std::pow
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;

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    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
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    When I broke in it was web development. ASP was easy to learn so the company was willing to train.

    But I found out that doing it that way made it so I had to "break in" once again for C++. It seems that ASP experience doesn't mean a heck of a lot to that sort of company. go figure!

    in either case, figure out what you want to do in the end and try really hard to break into that specifically. Otherwise you may end up doing something you hate for the rest of your career. Just my 2 cents.
    "You are stupid! You are stupid! Oh, and don't forget, you are STUPID!" - Dexter

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