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September 29th, 2008

After my fiancée and I officially decided to move to Silicon Valley, I found myself in the market for a new programming job. Before I even looked at any job openings, though, I updated my resume. I strongly feel that the resume is often the make-or-break factor when applying for jobs. A well-written resume can [...]

You can call me a software engineer or a software developer. You can call me a computer scientist. You can even call me a Technical Yahoo! Software System Development Engineer. Whatever. I call myself a programmer, maybe a hacker on self-congratulatory days. My first programming-related job was working as a systems administrator during my senior [...]

How rapidly does programming knowledge really become out-of-date? Do things change so frequently that it has become unreasonable to expect programmers to keep up with the pace of technology? I’m not so sure the pace is really that fast. A few days ago, Half Sigma posted an article claiming that a career in programming sucks. [...]