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Forgive me if this is not the correct place to post this question.

How do you judge your own programming skills? How do you know you're 'good enough' to land a job in the field and to do a good job?

There are so many more questions that I cannot answer than ones I can, which is a little discouraging.

What gives you the confidence to know that you are a good programmer?

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:D When you post answers to questions here do people jump down your throat about using bad techniques, commands, formatting? :twisted:
that would be clue #1...:icon_mrgreen:

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No one knows everything about everything. IMO you will know you are a good programmer when your peers tell you that you are one. And that takes a lot of time and practice. Employers do not expect entry-level people to know a lot about programming. You should be able to write simple programs, and probably make errors while doing it. You will not be expected to have the knowledge of someone with a Ph.D. or 10 year's experience. So don't be so hard on yourself. I had a prof who told the class once that graduating from college is not the end of your learning experience, but only the beginning. College just gives you the tools to learn.

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do people jump down your throat

Not everyone. Mostly it's just one persistent mod.
lol

You should be able to write simple programs, and probably make errors while doing it.

I have that second part down pat.

Thank you both for the replies.

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