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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 08:21:56 -0500
"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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> > Many (not all) employers don't care much about the quality of your
> > result, as long as it is done on time, within budget, with the latest
> > flashy tools. The same can be said of many (not all) professors. ....
> > most employers in the current market are more interested in how quickly
> > you can get the job done and not what degrees you have.

> I can't speak too much for industry here, but the "culture" in schools
> where Ada is taught as a foundation is _probably_ more quality-focused
> than the norm. Given the critical nature of most Ada software, I'd
> conjecture the same is true of the Ada user industry, but of course
> I'm less experienced here.

Plus, do you want to be proud of your work or do you want to sling code
for eight hours a day for an outfit where the only job title in the
testing department is "customer" ?

If the former, you have to learn at least enough about software
engineering to get hired at such a place.

If the latter, learn Visual C++ and Visual Basic from a book and move to
Redmond, Washington.

(written from a Unix machine while waiting for the Windows NT Emergency
Repair CD and the dead chicken to arrive from the wizard locker.)