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Could I get some career advice, please? Relating to computer programming.

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posted on Aug, 28 2016 @ 12:42 AM

Lots of it.

Drives me crazy. I was a self taught programmer like 15 years ago. All the math drove me nuts so I just kind of stopped.

If I had kept up with it who knows where I'd be. But yeah, math.

Otherwise I constantly see jobs for programmers in my area that pay a very nice wage. Same with electrical engineering and other highly technical jobs. There's a huge potential for growth and innovation ensures that you'll never stop learning something new.

posted on Aug, 28 2016 @ 12:47 AM

originally posted by: LifeMode
The real money is in medical software

Yes, it is definitely there and the industry is bulletproof. I do this programming in particular(most php mvc, lots of c#/vb and rhino/e4x when i have towork on mirth projects) but you have to know more than programming for HIT. e.g. ) HL7, EDI (837, 835 etc) , nemsis, and have a general knowledge of the industry, including requirements for onc-atcb/cchit compliance. I could speak on this topic in great detail. Unfortunately in Healthcare it takes a while to become an effective developer. Lately as I work now mostly in EMS (acute and ambulatory care are too saturated) it's high stress with tighter deadlines. Even with 13 years experience its still challenging.

posted on Aug, 28 2016 @ 01:37 AM

originally posted by: John_Rodger_Cornman

originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: deadlyhope

Only microcode or machine code is programming.

All the rest are macro languages.

Have you seen x86 assembly code? You might as well be reading dyslexic Klingon.
There is no fancy compiler or IDE to save you from yourself.
Most people are not skilled enough to optimize better than a modern compiler.

Unless your a hacker or writing device drivers for Nvidia screw that.

x86, Motorolla 68000, PowerPC risc, ARM & even the humble Z80. But beneath that is the microcode, a layer that connects to pure logic.

THAT is where the magic happens!

posted on Aug, 28 2016 @ 11:49 AM
Motorola,powerpc,arm and z80, are RISC asm and a lot easier to read.
x86 is almost unreadable.

The closer to the metal the more power/options/performance you have.
I don't want to corrupt something or overwrite something and get sued for damaging something.
I am not a hacker or penetration tester so I don't need it.

Prevent hackers/cheaters from taking over your game?

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posted on Aug, 28 2016 @ 04:51 PM
a reply to: deadlyhope

I am going to stop at your first paragraph.

For game design:

Be prepared to learn several different structures of coding, and expect to not understand crash logs for certain chipsets found in popular machines unless you understand what the crash is referring to.

A great number of tasks you will have to complete will all be centered around generating life like images that the masses will never appreciate.

In web development? It will be an easy road. Until people ask you to create a Graphic User Interface.

You might as well buy a few books on phpmysql or what ever has come about to replace this old code like phpnuke. You can also purchase short cuts all over the web to quickly create any type of website.

But honestly? Everything is shifting towards accessibility. And the most accessible items right now are cell phones, tablets, and video game consoles. PC gaming will always have it's hard core base, but real gamers own a PC and a console. And spend about the same amount of time per year playing games on both platforms.

But honestly people love their cell phones more than anything so I would start web design centered around phones. But for games you will need to become a graphic engineer. Better yet a pioneer who can rewrite code of a graphic engine to make it better and handle more.

But expect your workload to feel unfair compared to what others do. Because right now we have way too many people in all of the "easy" areas, and not enough people where we need them.

This is coming from 2011 by the way. I had a forum goer tell me what was up with the gaming industry when he used to work for Electronic Arts. The first project he was given? March Madness 2012.

posted on Aug, 28 2016 @ 04:57 PM
a reply to: projectvxn

People don't know that discrete math is essential. There is a college project making computer algrorithms and cpu design align. They are saving 54% on some big data algorithms from the electricity being used compared to any programing language in use currently.

OP, the two choices are self limiting. Haskel and the like is the future. And it is math based. They are already shipping "coding" off to idiots I work with who do not understand computing at all. Anybody can code given enough guidence. Be smarter and think of the future every now and then.

Good luck!

posted on Aug, 29 2016 @ 03:24 PM
a reply to: deadlyhope

How about the following if you're good at programming:

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