Friday, April 08, 2005

Despre afisele din holul facultatii

Cineva ar trebui sa puna un afis la intrarea in facultate :
Programarea in Matlab poate crea stari de depresie. A se evita pe cat posibil..
Pe de alta parte, majoritatea afiselor cu oferte de munca din holurile facultatii sunt pline de "Java", "C#", "Oracle". O singura data am vazut unul care cerea programatori Lisp, acum un an de zile. Despre Python nici nu mai vorbesc. Cred ca ar trebui sa las prejudecatile de-o parte si sa ma apuc sa invat Java (desi spun asta de cel putin un an de zile). Sau poate nu am sa o fac, tot incercand sa ma conving singur cu citatul asta din Paul Graham:

During the years we worked on Viaweb I read a lot of job descriptions. A new competitor seemed to emerge out of the woodwork every month or so. The first thing I would do, after checking to see if they had a live online demo, was look at their job listings. After a couple years of this I could tell which companies to worry about and which not to. The more of an IT flavor the job descriptions had, the less dangerous the company was. The safest kind were the ones that wanted Oracle experience. You never had to worry about those. You were also safe if they said they wanted C++ or Java developers. If they wanted Perl or Python programmers, that would be a bit frightening-- that's starting to sound like a company where the technical side, at least, is run by real hackers. If I had ever seen a job posting looking for Lisp hackers, I would have been really worried.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salut!

Sunt un student la AC Timisoara (UPT). Am citit post-ul tau si m-a intrigat un lucru: exista in Romania o firma care lucreaza in Lisp. Poti sa-mi spui si mie te rog numele firmei si eventual o pagina de-a lor!
Si inca un lucru: unde as pute gasi si eu urmatoarea carte: Paul Graham "ANSI Common Lisp", preferabil in format electronic, pentru download; daca nu chiar de cumparat.

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Blogger Mihai Turcu said...

Sincer, anuntul acela l-am vazut mai mult cu un an in urma si nu am retinut numele firmei (I wasn't into LISP at that time). Tot ce tin minte e ca spuneau ca lucreaza pentru IBM. Cartea lui Paul Graham nu stiu unde poate fi gasita. Totusi, iti recomand "Practical Common Lisp" (o gasesti in format electronic la http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/) si "Programare in Lisp", a lui Stefan Trausan-Matu, de la Polirom.

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