I've never been to school for programming (other than some very preliminary VB5 classes in a Data Processing course). The company I now work for taught me what I needed to know about VB6 and database design. I then taught myself C++ and some minor DirectX programming and think that I'm a very quick learner.;) But if for some reason I left this job, what's more important: having a Computer Science degree, or 5 or 6 years of experience being on software devlopment project and developing apps for well-known companies of a very large scale? I was thinking about going back to school ( I only have an Associate in Liberal Studies - no real major), but was wondering if it would make a big difference if I have loads of experience already. Thanks for your comments and suggestions!!:mrgreen:
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Get the degree. You are gonna kick yourself in the ass if you don't have it one day when you really need it.
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Experience is key. For example, two of my cousins, around the same age, are both big geeks. Really smart dudes. They both started college the same year, one went to Devry, the other went to Arizona State. The one who went to Arizona State dropped out after his first semester, …
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