[thelist] OT - do programmers/designers know *everything*?

Jeff Wilhelm jeffwilhelm2 at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 23 15:09:00 CDT 2002

I'm 19, that's close enough...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Blessing" <webguy at mail.rit.edu>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 3:57 PM
Subject: RE: [thelist] OT - do programmers/designers know *everything*?

> I'll be 21 in august! :D
> (and heavily inebriated)
> I'd also like to add that you (Roger) shouldn't get down on yourself for
> having to look things up.  I don't know a single programmer/developer who
> doesn't have at least 10-15 language-specific books on hand at all times.
> work full-time (landed a nice deal during the dot-com rage) but I also
> freelance on the side whenever possible, so I'm paying the bills both
> I agree with Ken too, in that I think it's best to do some intense work in
> particular area if you really want to get good at it.  Roll through the
> innumerable Java tutorials on the web if you want to learn Java; go
> all the examples in the JavaScript faq's at irt.org; study code examples
> from aspin.com and read all the articles on 4guysfromrolla.com.  The web
> your friend, I use it (google, I should say) more than my books.
> you need to know is out there, you just have to be willing to sit down and
> do the examples and make an honest effort to learn the concepts, not just
> the langauge syntax.
> Your head will handle the rest!  Good luck!
> Chris Blessing
> webguy at mail.rit.edu
> http://www.330i.net
> > Ditto. How many 21 year old web-developers are there on this list? :)
> >
> > I'm doing freelance work to offset some of the bigass college tuition
> > that shows up twice a year. I'm a double major in Comp Sci and Comp Info
> > Sys, so I'll end up with some kind of computer job next summer after
> > graduation...
> >
> > Like most everyone else, I'm self-taught and have an extensive
> > code library
> > that I refer to constantly. I've been doing (X/D)HTML for almost
> > 8 years now
> > and have been online for more than half my lifetime...
> >
> > The smartest folks in this biz know what they don't know. It's not about
> > keeping all the information in your head. Space is limited there
> > for myself, of course), and so you want to keep the resources in
> > your head,
> > not the code. It's easier to remember "this site has tons of CSS info"
> > rather than trying to remember the funny-looking CSS2 selectors.
> > Of course,
> > if you spend a week working on nothing but CSS2, you might find yourself
> > referring to that site less and less...
> >
> > Hang in there, Roger!
> >
> > --ken
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