I thought I'd seen this before. Here's the Slashdot story saying windows 7 would be subscription based.
For a senior level position??? They need to update their salary reference tables.
I'd wager that people who are doing what they're interested in make more anyway because they learn how to do things their uninterested peers don't care about.
I think your boss has the right of it. I loved programming ever since I had my first taste of it in 4th grade. And I had parents that had the means and will to a) care about my education and b) buy a computer for me when I was in 5th grade. Not everyone is as lucky as I was.
In the 60s and 70s, home PCs were not common, the Internet was a research project and long distance phone calls were expensive.
If I were teaching, I'd be happy if my students were clever enough to realize the simpler solution and even happier if they already understood recursion. From a student point of view, I was always more interested if the problems we were given showed a useful application of the lesson instead of the teacher giving a not very well thought out problem and getting mad at us if we solved it a different way than the lesson instructed.
The code without the extra loop:
st = ""
for i in range(10):
I think this falls under the instructor trying to copy the lesson on embedded loops but not recognizing that the original lesson was based on printing one character at a time in a language other than Python (which doesn't print one character at a time by default). When the code was converted to Python, the original stipulation of only printing one character at a time was removed and with it the reason for the interior loop.
Yeah, but that wasn't really his point.
One loop would suffice and be more efficient as well.
don't understand why the O(n!) code that worked fine on a ten-item list suddenly performs horribly with a twenty-item list.
don't understand why sending network data one byte at a time results in horrible performance.
don't understand that they shouldn't keep waking up the CPU over and over, and then wonder why their app is sucking down battery power like there's no tomorrow.
don't understand the basics of multithreaded programming, run everything on the main thread, and wonder why their app freezes while they are doing I/O.
None of those things is dependent on low level coding experience. Well, possibly the network data one, but even there you're more likely to screw up by trying to do something low level (like send a byte at a time by hand) than you are by just using the appropriate library functions.
Shoes are old tech, but I can't walk on the hot pavement with bare feet without feeling pain.
But that makes my monitor harder to clean!
is his name. Not sure why the summary left it out.
Technically nativism or tribalism, although race can be a contributing factor.
I'm for unlimited work visas. I'm afraid neither of Indians who want to live and work here nor Mexicans who want to live and work here. I see both as positive for this is the land of opportunity and freedom.