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    Default a couple of questions about Software Engineering plz

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    1- the thing that creeps me out the most is to update myself on languages and programs and stuff like that ? how will I be able to do that ? everyday ??!?!!

    2- what is the average salary of a Software Engineer ? ( I know money isnt all that ...etc :p ) but i really want to know ... per month ..

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    1.Learn them,take a tutor,or go tot he university,or study by yourselves over the internet or books.
    2.it depends in which country you are,and what is you experience term,and what is position in the software engineering

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    Quote Originally Posted by pheonix View Post
    1- the thing that creeps me out the most is to update myself on languages and programs and stuff like that ? how will I be able to do that ? everyday ??!?!!
    Keep in touch all the day, that's what I have to say. All the time you have to hang on with latest news on such a technology. Write simple application as much as possible. Reads a lot on the web, on magazines and so on. For most of the technologies you can find free subscriptions. Refer them at least everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pheonix View Post
    1- the thing that creeps me out the most is to update myself on languages and programs and stuff like that ? how will I be able to do that ? everyday ??!?!!

    2- what is the average salary of a Software Engineer ?
    Do you mean software engineering? or software programming? There is a difference, altho a lot of companies give titles of "softare engineer" to programmers.

    You have to keep up. Its a featre. And its why developers make more than car assembly line workers. I've probably used 20 or more languages, professionally, over the years.

    In the US, a developer with a BS from a good University will get about $50K to start (yearly) and its common for folks with five years to be making $80K/yr.

    This assumes talent, intellegence, communications skills, drive, and willingness to work your [you know what] off.

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    how will I be able to do that ? everyday ??!?!!
    Absolutely. If you're not ready/eager to learn the new stuff, better try something less interesting.

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    What are good subscriptions to be up-to-date with using Java technologies?

    I too am trying to start a career in software development/engineering, but I'm off to a very poor start (Made it to the final round of interviews, but it didn't go well enough, I guess).

    I'm trying to do what I can to identify technologies in Java that I should know, as well as finding not too hard yet not too simple projects to test out these technologies. Is there a good site that contains specs (and possibly code for comparison) for such projects?

    Lastly, fishtoprecords mentioned that there is a difference in Software Engineer and Software Development. In my job hunt, the two have been used interchangeably. I was just wondering what the actual difference is. From what I read, it looks like software developers are just "code monkeys" making simple solutions, while software engineers encompasses complex projects?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emceenugget View Post
    Lastly, fishtoprecords mentioned that there is a difference in Software Engineer and Software Development. In my job hunt, the two have been used interchangeably. I was just wondering what the actual difference is. From what I read, it looks like software developers are just "code monkeys" making simple solutions, while software engineers encompasses complex projects?
    While there are specific definitions of many engineering areas, e.g. Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, there is no formal definition of a "Software Engineer".

    In fact, in most states in the US, it is illegal to claim you are a Professional Software Engineer, since there are no state boards of Engineering that define it.

    Anyone who says that software development is suitable for code monkeys is an idiot. Run away from them.

    At many Universities, there are many degree programs that cover software and computer technology.

    Software Engineering is more oriented towards the process needed to build systems. This includes requirements, analysis, design, testing, quality control, maintainence, etc.

    Computer Science is oriented towards compilers, complexity theory, information retrieval, parallel processing, etc.

    Information Systems typically are aimed more at the domain problems. How do you build an effective accounting system, a data warehouse system, or a social networking site.

    There are no hard definitions of any of the edged between these areas. At some Universities, Computer Science and Software Engineering are separate departments, at others they are combined. Sometimes the Information Systems and Management Information systems are located in the Business school.

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    Default hhhmmm... maybe programming is not your thing

    the thing that creeps me out the most is to update myself on languages and programs and stuff like that ? how will I be able to do that ? everyday ??!?!!
    It sounds like your not very enthusiastic about the programming career path. I would suggest you consider some other career where you feel pasion and want to learn more about things related to the career you have picked.

    Lots of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSLMAN View Post
    It sounds like your not very enthusiastic about the programming career path. I would suggest you consider some other career where you feel pasion and want to learn more about things related to the career you have picked.

    Lots of luck.

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    Quite interesting advice here. Are you think about completely two difference paths? Seems to me not a good idea.

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    Default hhhmmm...

    Hi Eranga:
    I'm not sure I understand your comment. What I'm trying to state is that if you don't feel passion about your career, don't go there. Study/work in an area where you are excited about learning more and putting it in practice. Comments like "... creeps me out the most ..." doesn't seem to indicate exicitement about the programming world.
    Then again, I may have misunderstood pheonix's comment.
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