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Comment: Re:Thats rich, coming from Bloomberg (Score 1) 738

by Shamanin (#39775459) Attached to: Software Engineering Is a Dead-End Career, Says Bloomberg

Actually, they have one of the greatest large scale software architects (IMHO) John Lakos on staff not too mention some of the most advanced Quants and data informatics groups in the country. Considering they control most of the media (catalog / archive / mine) I believe they are ripe for the big data age. And, no I don't work for them, I'm too old!

Comment: Re:Greek Academia (Score 1) 101

by Shamanin (#39748631) Attached to: Coursera: Dozens of Free, Massive, and Open Online Courses

I believe you misunderstood my words (as most do in the absence of a true dialogue). I have attended both a university course in Machine Learning and taken Andrew Ng course. The online one was a great refresher but didn't dive as deep as the former. Great for an overview, but it won't make you a Computer Scientist or Quant. Unfortunately it makes some people feel like they are, only to be brutally disappointed when trying to communicate with "peers".

Anyhow, I am not condoning social class, gender, or race discrimination. Quite the opposite, I believe it is the lack of public funding that dilutes our educational system. I, for one, donate my time as a mentor both at work and at school. Apprenticeship does still happen, for free! At work, in our communities, and (hopefully) at our schools.

Comment: Greek Academia (Score 1) 101

by Shamanin (#39748469) Attached to: Coursera: Dozens of Free, Massive, and Open Online Courses

Every time we loosen up the dynamic interaction that happens between pupil / teacher or apprentice / master we loss the very thing that keeps us creative and innovative. It isn't just a one-way transaction people, it is what keeps us all learning. I believe the printing press lessened the quality of knowledge transfer, so I see this as again another form of dilution.

Comment: Programming in the Large (Score 1) 329

by Shamanin (#37341384) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Programs To Learn From?

Since the 90s I have been a proponent of reuse, not only internally to an organization, but as interface libraries with a low bar to entry. I found this book to be seminal in identifying issues that show up in large programming efforts and general dependency decoupling for interfacing:

Large Scale C++ Software Design by Lakos

Contemptuous lights flashed flashed across the computer's console. -- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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