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Comment Re:yeah okay (Score 1) 235

It is not about the training, it is about being able to substantiate your skills. Quality certification enables you to publicly substantiate your skill set

This isn't relevant to anything I wrote, but what the hell: most certs suck, so how is this true, and why should I spend $$$ to prove that I know SQL? You should be able to get an idea about someone's ability to work in an hour or two or you can't interview anyway.

you are relying on references from you current company, somewhat tricky

I don't tell my boss, I ask my coworkers, who have little incentive to lie one way or the other.

For those coders treated like mushrooms (kept in the dark and fed bullshit), with no public recognition, shifting jobs is difficult especially if you also want to shift localities, another state or country.

Not so much in my experience, although getting exposure certainly helps.

Comment Re:yeah okay (Score 3, Interesting) 235

When was the last time you didn't know more about new trends than your prof?

Why the hell would an undergrad prof be teaching new trends? And yes, the prof usually knows a lot more than me in the area he teaches, that's why he's the prof and I go to his class. Meanwhile, training is focused on something small, like SVN or a dev methodology. No profs anywhere.

Comment Re:Not going to happen (Score 1) 104

Yes! Every iteration (month) you can throw the whole lot away and start again. You won't though, because there are always certain building blocks you can re-use.

No! Agile is about iteration and isn't really suited to stringing a bunch of prototypes together. I can drive a nail with my fist, but that isn't a good idea.

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