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  • are degrees worth anything ?

    , FuncOfT wrote

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    That's not so bad as you think.  I've interviewed a lot of developers and a lot of so called senior devs couldn't answer those questions.  /They/ were without excuse.  As for a fresh grad, some CS programs barely touch on OOP.  They might have a course specifically on it, but that's just one course, then you are supposed to remember all those terms from that one course.  Without practical application, you'll forget those terms, even if you actually learned how to use those principals.  So, it's more a lack of experience.  To dig in and really know if they are capable and if they learned OOP at all, a simple programming test would help.  Just imagine if you were given, say, a few questions about calculus, that you passed a year or two ago, and every once in a while you might even use a little bit of it, but it's not your primary focus.  You forget fast.

    completely agree. To be honest, if you ask me those questions, I cannot answer either. I have bad memory. Also English is my second language. So I don't memorize the vocabularies nor my memory can remember it. So far, employers who tested my skills without giving me internet access all declined my applications. The one that hired me, first is my friend who just verified my HTML with his own template, second is a big company who just ask me what sport I like. Both of them happy with my performance. I think it all comes down to, when no one can do the job, will the applicant go and figure out what to do. Because you want to hire someone who cares and willing to learn by himself for the company. And that's so true. My mom is German major and she didn't use it at all. But, she is one of the best sales rep because she cares. She has a notebook of her clients, recording their likes and dislikes without anyone telling her what to do. You hire people who has potential and happy to take the job. Not some brilliant jerk who is arrogant and cares nothing but himself.

  • are degrees worth anything ?

    @figuerres: What is he good at anyway? SQL? Matlab? JavaScript? Python? jQuery? Prolog? Network administration? Not all languages are OOP. But, he better demonstrates he is good at something if not experienced in OOP. Not saying you should hire him. But, he should be at least good for something and apply for those positions instead.

  • are degrees worth anything ?

    I think it matters. Paper is still better than no paper at all. Working experience is important. But, you get higher chance to work on more advanced R&D that normal people cannot comprehend.

  • nice surprise on W10M

    @androidi: I think MS should listen and improve that. It does look silly in comparison.

  • nice surprise on W10M

    I just found my long lost DoDoSomethingMaximum on my 950 store in my library. It was a WP7 game that was lost since WP8. I don't know when was it back, but, I found it now. Downloaded it and played. The game is as fluid. Love this Cave bullethell. The game runs exactly like WP7, even down to slight hiccup at boss loading. And my phone is still cool after playing the game for a long time. Cooler than typing this post. Good job to bring WP7 back. Thank you MS.

  • turn out Lumia 950's broken photo zoom came from Win10

    I think they patched it. I got a new update on my 950 and tried about 7 pics. I have no problem right now. Typically it happens about 50% of the time. So, it should be fixed. Will try my SP4 later.

  • turn out Lumia 950's broken photo zoom came from Win10

    @TheTraveler: It is frustrating because zoom into a photo using ctrl+mouse and touch screen is the most basic photo app feature. They can adopt whatever process they like, but, such obvious bug shouldn't ever made into production. It is close to insane. I can show the picture to my friend and the zoom craps on me, and my friend would tell me I shouldn't use Windows because I can't even do basic photo app correctly.

  • turn out Lumia 950's broken photo zoom came from Win10

    @cheong: Not only that, this bugs leaks into production. I am not insider at all.

  • turn out Lumia 950's broken photo zoom came from Win10

    @cheong: Which is bad way of testing. They should always have a team that test everything to make sure new code doesn't break old code. And they should have detect it much sooner than fast ring.

  • turn out Lumia 950's broken photo zoom came from Win10

    I am not in the insider for both PC and Lumia 950. Besides, this kind of obvious bug should be caught before fast ring.